August 22, 2009 Freehold, New Jersey The Chairman of the Board for the Offshore Super Series Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (OSS), Raymond Contreras, announced that the OSS Board has received and accepted the resignation of Ron Polli,...
August 22, 2009 Freehold, New Jersey
The Chairman of the Board for the Offshore Super Series Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (OSS), Raymond Contreras, announced that the OSS Board has received and accepted the resignation of Ron Polli, as President. Contreras said "Ron has served as the OSS President since August of 2007 and we would like to thank him for his dedication, hard work and commitment to our association and the sport of Offshore. We wish him all the best in the future. Please feel free to use John Brunner, operations director or myself as a point of contact going forward.
Contreras continued, "The Board of Directors has a renewed vision and focus as OSS moves into 2010 and beyond. Everyone is looking forward to our next event, the Lake of the Ozarks (LOTO) OSS Nationals in Missouri next month. We are blessed to have a very professional and experienced staff. We are confident in relying on their expertise and dedication at LOTO and future races. OSS has been negatively impacted by the current economy. We are actively working for the 2010 season and exploring ways to cut some of the expenses of producing a race. As we go forward, the list of proposed sites in 2010 looks very good. We should have at least 5-7 OSS races next year and are hopeful to join with other organizations for an additional 2-3 combined events. This should give us a good full season for 2010. Also, we will continue in conversations and work with the other offshore organizations for even more combined events. We all have some great sites on our schedules and will make more of our races invitational events, open to all that would like to come.
The OSS Pro-Am Series is growing and gives the open cockpit boats a chance to race at our events. I have heard that as a result of the Pro-Am classes, there are a couple of teams looking to buy canopied boats for next year.
It is our sincere desire as we go forward to work with the other sanctioning bodies for a more unified sport."