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Local Backing Booming For St. Clair River Classic

As vital as a title sponsor can be for the success of any for go-fast boating event, local business support is equally essential. The upcoming St. Clair River Classic offshore race in Michigan, the fourth event in the six contest American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series, set for July 30-August 1 secured Canada-based Magna International as its presenting sponsor earlier this month. On the local sponsorship side, the Blue Water Offshore Racing Association—a St. Clair-based organizing group—has “formed a new partnership” with the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsorship momentum continues for the St. Clair River Classic. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

The Chamber of Commerce will manage vendors in the event’s Race Village and is working with the St. Clair Riverview Plaza to program live entertainment during the weekend-long happening.

“We are extremely excited to be part of this year’s event and help to create a more open and welcoming atmosphere for the community and race fans,” said Brian Ulatowski, the president of the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce, in a press release from the Bluewater organization.

Local sponsors for this year’s event include Raymond Cranes, Cargill Salt, Biewer Lumber, Towbook, Waste Management, DTE Foundation, Anderson, Ekstein & Westrick, Voyageur Restaurant, Foster Oil, Sunrise Convenience Stores, Murphy Inn, Rivers Bend Marina, Sunsation Powerboats, War Water Brewery, LaCroix’s Riverside Pub, Drifters Restaurant and Lounge, Pepper Joe’s Restaurant, Westhaven Builders, City of St. Clair, Coughlin Jewelers, Murray Underground Systems and Thorpe Printing Services.

Said race director Bob Currier, “The support from our community and businesses has been amazing. Blue Water Offshore Racing Association is truly grateful and looking forward to producing another fun filled race weekend for race fans.”

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