Viewed from a helicopter, offshore powerboat racing, particularly in the waters off Key West, Fla., is nothing short of spectacular. The latest teaser for the upcoming three-part NBC Sports television program on the 2016 Super Boat International Offshore World Championships provides proof positive of that as the entire 40-second video focuses on STIHL catching and passing Cleveland Construction. (Diehard Skater Powerboats fans won’t have to pick a side as both cats are Skater 388s powered by Sterling Performance engines.)

 

STHILpassTaking an inside line into turn No. 1 led STIHL to pass Cleveland Construction in Key West. Click image above to watch the video.(Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

With veteran throttleman Grant Bruggemann and rookie-season driver Jake Noble in the cockpit, STIHL claimed third-place overall in the Superboat class, while Cleveland Construction finished sixth overall in one of the most competitive three days of racing in the history of the class.

Watch STIHL chase down and pass Cleveland Construction

Airdates for the NBC Sports Key West Offshore World Championships are:

•March 19, 6 p.m. (EST)—Episode No. 1
•March 25, 5 p.m. (EST)—Episode No. 2
•April 2, 5:30 p.m. (EST)—Episode No. 3

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