In a process that began in December 2020, the Miss GEICO offshore racing team completed its move to a new facility yesterday. The team left its longtime headquarters in Riviera Beach, Fla., for a location in Stuart, Fla., approximately 35 miles north.
The Miss GEICO offshore racing team enters the 2021 Class 1 offshore racing season with a new home. Photo by Gary Stray copyright Miss GEICO.
All of the team’s physical assets, from raceboats and trucks to heavy machinery and tools, are in the new facility. Several factors prompted the move, according to a statement from the team, from its prior location where the team had worked for a dozen years.
“Our headquarters in Riviera Beach provided a great launchpad for our team’s mission and successes,” the statement read. “This new workshop provides us the practicality, location, and resources for a modern Class 1 team. For our personnel, this facility provides a more feasible daily commute, in addition to the operational benefits. We look forward to writing the next chapters of Miss GEICO’s success from this new workshop.”
Miss GEICO crew chief Gary Stray, who turned 51 years old today, described the new facility as approximately two-thirds smaller than the team’s former home but is “well laid-out” and less cluttered.
“We were keeping a lot of stuff for other people in the old place,” he said, then laughed. “But the best thing for me is it’s seven minutes from my house instead of 40.”