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Classes Plugged Into Key West World Championship Race Schedule


In a welcome move for offshore racing fans who don’t want to miss a minute of action next Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the American Power Boat Association/Union Internationale Motonautique Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., event producer Race World Offshore has tentatively assigned classes to its already released racing schedule. Here’s a quick breakdown for the field, which currently has 58 registered boats:

As it did during the regular season, the Super Stock class leads the boat-count pack with 11 registered teams. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Race No. 1, 10 a.m.—All Bracket classes, Mod V and Stock. There currently are 13 Bracket teams registered and spread across four classes, with the largest class of five entries in Bracket 300. The Mod V and Stock classes each currently have three teams signed up to complete.

Race No. 2, 12:30 p.m.—Class 1 and Extreme. The Class 1 fleet currently has five teams registered. A trio of teams is registered for the Extreme class.

Race No. 3, 1:30 p.m.—Super Stock. The largest class in the event, Super Stock currently has 13 registered teams.

Race No. 4, 2:30 p.m.—Super Cat and Factory 450R Stock. With nine teams registered, the Super Cat class is seeing its best turnout in 20 years. The Factory 450R Stock has five teams registered, the largest fleet of the year in the class, which became official this year.

Note: All start times and classes in each are subject to change.

Each race will be streamed live on the Race World Offshore Facebook page. Rick Lopez and Todd Swofford of “The Zone” 97.7 FM Sports Radio, as well as several special guests, will handle the broadcasts.

On Thursday, November, 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lopez and Swofford also will be broadcasting live from the Sandbar Sports Grill ahead of the Speed On The Water “Racing To Rebuild” Key West Bash—presented by CMR Construction and Roofing—benefitting Samuel’s House and the Fort Myers Beach #WeAreFMB recovery fund.

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