Next Race: Solomons Offshore Grand Prix National Race
& OPA World Championships
October 2-5, 2014
OPA AWARDS BANQUET
Leeds Point, New Jersey
April 25-27 (Divisional)
SMOKIN' THE SOUND
LAKE HOPATCONG GRAND PRIX
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
ATLANTIC CITY GRAND PRIX
Atlantic City, New Jersey
ST CLAIR RIVER CLASSIC OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACE
St Clair, Michigan
INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACE
Port Huron, Michigan / Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
GREAT RACE ON THE SEA CANCELLED
Freeport/Long Beach, New York
DOWNTOWN DETROIT INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SOLOMONS OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX
OPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 RACE SCHEDULE
Great Race on the Sea Cancelled
August 4, 2014
Dear Friends, Racers and Fans,
I am sorry to announce the cancellation of the Freeport/Long Beach Great Race on the Sea August 22-24, 2014. I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard this year, putting in both time and money. Without getting into every detail, every aspect of putting on a safe and professional event was becoming un achievable due to constant changes and demands. Lack of cooperation and participation from area hotels and businesses was also a major factor in this decision.
DOUBLE POINTS in Detroit
August 4, 2014
Due to the cancellation of the "Great Race on the Sea" in New York, OPA Racing will be awarding "Double Points" to the race entrants who participate in the "Downtown Detroit International Powerboat Championships" in Detroit, Michigan, on September 7, 2014.
Promoters are working diligently on hotel discounts and logistics, and will have that information posted soon. Check the website regularly for updates!
RESULTS: International Offshore Powerboat Race
August 11, 2014
SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 29 Typhoon, 2nd - 21 Pirate Racing, 3rd - 66 Tug It, 4th - 4 Octane, 5th - 44 Steady Pumpin, 6th - 3 LSB Racing, 7th - 2 Punisher. CLASS 5: 1st - 505 CISCO "No Bullies", 2nd - 555 Pushin Tin, 3rd - 518 RUFstr Racing, 4th - 502 702BatBoat.com, 5th - 601 Wazzup II, 6th - 524 BK Motorsports, 7th - 533 All Fired Up. CLASS 7: 1st - 755 Hangin N Bangin, 2nd - 727 Molson Muscle, 3rd - 725 Hauling Trash....
Wes Wyatt brings Offshore Racing to Detroit
August 22, 2014
Wes Wyatt has been involved in offshore powerboat racing for many year. Wes has taken on a new task for 2014, he is the person behind bringing the offshore powerboats to Detroit!
OPA knows the amount of effort & dedication it takes to put on an offshore race, we assure you that your efforts are appreciated by all. We also know that sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of the day, we may not show our appreciation as effectively as we might. On behalf of OPA Racing, we are taking this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation....
RESULTS: Downtown Detroit River IPC
September 8, 2014
EXTREME : 1st - 19 Cat Can Do; 2nd - 1 Cintron. SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 66 Tug It; 2nd - 29 Typhoon; 3rd - 21 Pirate Racing; 4th - 44 Steady Pumpin; 5th - 4 Octane; 6th - 3 LSB Racing; 7th - 2 Punisher. CLASS 4: 1st - 404 Simmons Marine; 2nd - 469 Crockett Rocket; 3rd - 441 Saris Racing; 4th - 422 Erie Monster; 5th - 411 Perdition. CLASS 5: 1st - 505 CISCO "No Bullies"; 2nd - 513 Wazzup II; 3rd - 518 RUFstr Racing; 4th - 599 SouthEastern Lighting/Grinch Racing; 5th - 546 Reinforcer; 6th - 502 702BatBoat.com
Remembering Clint Wright
September 17, 2014
Love, Thoughts & Prayers for the Wright Family, Team Steady Pumpin & Robin Lombel
September 7th, 2014 was a sad day for all of us within the OPA Racing Organization. After the 1st race concluded in which SVL ran, Clint Wright, the throttleman for Team Steady Pumpin, collapsed not long after our race was finished. We learned a little while later that Clint had passed away.
How do you describe such a great man like Clint Wright in one paragraph? He was a loving man that was devoted to his family and stepchildren. He lived life to the fullest with no regrets. He had such a passion for boats and speed. Clint learned to drive a boat when he was 10 years old. He was 12 when he received his first boat and 14 when he drove the Intercoastal Waterway in its entirety. Team Steady Pumpin will forever miss their throttle man. It is not often you meet someone that always put everyone else’s needs before his own, but he did. He has many friends and loved ones that are so deeply saddened by his sudden passing. We have lost a great man, but have gained a perfect angel.