Lucas Oil SilverHook Sets Key West to Cuba Record

The team of Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson did exactly as it expected to do yesterday during its Lucas Oil Ocean Cup – Key West to Cuba record attempt in the Lucas Oil/SilverHook 48 GP V-bottom.

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The Lucas Oil/SilverHook team made the 101-mile trek from Key West to Cuba look easy. The way back didn't go as smoothly. Photo courtesy SilverHook Powerboats

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Miss GEICO to Finish 2017 Season with New Boat and Cockpit Crew

With a 41-foot Victory catamaran leased from Steve Curtis of Offshore Racing Services in Orlando, Fla., and throttleman John Tomlinson and driver Jay Muller in the cockpit for the upcoming Offshore Powerboat Association race Aug. 25-27 in Fall River, Mass., the Miss GEICO offshore racing team will finish out the 2017 season. As has been widely reported, the team’s 44-foot Victory catamaran was seriously damaged in a collision with the American Ethanol/Cat Can Do Skater Powerboats catamaran that claimed the life of veteran throttleman Keith Holmes on July 30 at the OPA St. Clair River Classic race in Michigan.

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To finish the 2017 season, the Miss GEICO offshore racing team has leased a smaller catamaran to replace its heavily damaged 44-footer (shown here at the 2017 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Powerboat P1 SuperStock Wrapping Up Season Next Weekend

Presented by Mercury Racing, the 2017 Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series will finish Aug. 19-20 in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Races will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and will be viewable from the Post Card Inn Beach Resort and Marina, the host venue for the final event of the season, which is being sponsored by South Florida Ford.

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The final event of the 2017 Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series is coming to the Florida Keys next weekend. Photo courtesy/copyright Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA.

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Stark Earns First F1 H2O Victory in China

Sweden’s Erik Stark capped a perfect weekend in China by following up his qualifying victory on Saturday with a brilliant race in Sunday’s Union Internationale Motonautique F1 H2O Grand Prix of Harbin, giving him his first Grand Prix victory. The 29-year-old driver held steady through 53 laps around the 1.92-kilometer Hulan Estuary Wetland Park course to take the victory by almost 10 seconds and become the newest member of the elite Grand Prix winners club in his 22nd race.

Team Sweden's Erik Stark earned his first career F1 H2O victory in China. Photo by Simon Palfrader/F1 H2O

Team Sweden's Erik Stark earned his first career F1 H2O victory in China on Sunday. Photos by Simon Palfrader/F1 H2O

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Victories for FJ Propeller, Outerlimits, WHM and More at Great Lakes Grand Prix

With an incredible amount of spectators lining the south shore of Lake Michigan for the third race of the 2017 Super Boat International season, competitors in the ninth annual Great Lakes Grand Prix made sure to put on a good show for the crowd that turned out Sunday for the race in Michigan City, Ind.

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The WHM Motorsports team of Billy Mauff and Jay Muller earned its first Superboat-class victory of the year at the Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City, Ind. Photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

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