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Inside SOTW Mag: Bruggemann’s Take—Starting 2022 Off With A Bang

Even though we worked straight through the holidays, we are still slammed with work at Grant’s Signature Racing. In addition to all the ongoing projects we have here, we had customers such as Matt Rice and Chris LaMorte in town for the Joey Gratton Memorial New Year’s Day Fun Run and two events in the days before the Gratton run. We needed to take care of all of the—and we did.

Readying the Super Cat-class Pro Floor Racing MTI catamaran ready for the 2022 offshore racing season is just one of the many things happening at Grant’s Signature Racing. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Not only can it be a great time of the year for boating in this area during the winter holidays, but the Gratton Memorial event makes the New Year extra special for those who live here year round. Joey Gratton was a wonderful man and his family is just as special. It’s great to see them continue to enjoy boating and to see their family grow.

I feel like we’ve been running flat-out for a couple of years now and I don’t see that ending anytime soon. Of course, I’m not complaining about that. It’s a good challenge to have and there’s never a dull moment here.

In addition to prepping the Supercat-class Pro Floors Racing MTI catamaran for the upcoming season, we’ll be rigging a new 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran with Mercury Racing 300R outboard engines for the Super Stock class this year.

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