It is stories like this one that motivate me, my speedonthewater.com partner Matt Trulio and other online, print and broadcast media outlets to cover the sport of offshore racing. It goes well beyond a non-descript race recap that regurgitates what a fan can watch on a livestream or find on a race organization’s results webpage.
CR Racing teammates Casey Boaz and Rob Unnerstall earned the Super Stock-class win at last weekend’s Lake Race in Missouri in front of their hometown fans. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix
And no matter what did or didn’t go right behind the scenes of an event—everyone knows boats can break, audio feeds can cut out during broadcasts, errors can happen during registration and so on—it’s the fact that there are positive outcomes such as the CR Racing team taking home the Lake Race Super Stock class victory in front of its hometown fans after finishing last in 2018 after flipping its 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran that give us something to report.
Thanks to some added involvement with the Lake Race this year (speedonthewater.com produced the content for the event program), I had a front row seat for much of the action—before, during and after the event—from my office in California. Easily one of the most upbeat things I took from the second race of the 2019 American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship series produced by the Offshore Powerboat Association and Powerboat P1 was the aforementioned victory for CR Racing teammates Casey Boaz and Rob Unnerstall.