With racing action scheduled to begin at noon tomorrow, the Crystal Coast Grand Prix in Morehead City, N.C., has 35 registered raceboats spread across 10 classes. With the exception of Class 4 with two teams (Absolutely Not and Old School will go head to head), Miss GEICO as the solo Class ONE team and Knucklehead Racing on its own in Vee Extreme, each class has no less than three boats.
One of two six-boat classes, Super Stock is sure to be fiercely competitive tomorrow. Photo from the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shoot by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
An ongoing powerhouse in Offshore Powerboat Association competition, the single-engine V-bottom Stock Vee class has six teams entered: You Gun Learn, Typhoon, Speed Marine/Woah Mama, North Myrtle Beach RV Resort, Done Deal and Fastboys.
Also with six boats in the fleet, the compelling Super Stock class will see the debut of Shaun Torrente Racing Promotions, a new 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran throttled by two-time tunnel-boat world champion Shaun Torrente and driven by his longtime friend and fellow Floridian Eric Belisle. They’ll face tough in competition from three teams from the Midwest—CR Racing, Jackhammer and LPC Racing—and two more from the Sunshine State, FJ Propeller and Floyds1921.com.
There are five teams registered in Class 5 and four teams registered in Classes 6 and 7. Both the Class 3 and Modified Vee categories have three teams signed up.
Three races (with a possible fourth) are on the schedule. A breakdown of races by classes was not supplied when this story went live.