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
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....
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.....
George Eisenhardt Ends a Chapter in Racing Only to Start a New One
September 18, 2014
George Eisenhardt announced on September 7th that he will be stepping out of the driver's seat and retire. At the racers meeting in Detroit, he passed the key to Chris Carbone, from Papa Dukes Racing, to be the new driver in the Crockett Rocket. Now, just because he will not be in the driver's seat does not mean he will not be with us at the races, he plans to take on more of a roll of team owner/crew chief so he will still be with us at the OPA races.
George actually started his racing career in 1957 drag racing. At 23 years old in 1962 the owner of a new dragstrip in Thompson Ohio offered him the management position. In 1972 after ten years at Thompson, George took over 3 stock car tracks in Cleveland Ohio: Cloverleaf Speedway, Lorain County Speedway and Painesville Speedway. Not to be stopped in 1974 he added a second dragstrip, Dragway 42, the real first four-lane dragstrip. He at that time was operating two dragstrips and three oval stock car tracks all at the same time......