Any weekend that includes a powerboat rally and offshore race in Atlantic City, N.J., coupled with the wildly popular Texas Outlaw Challenge is one worth dedicating some serious coverage to right here on OffshoreOnly and on the daily news site, speedonthewater.com. Compound that with another three well-attended events in the States and one in Canada over the same few days in mid-June, and we’re talking about a weekend of enormous proportions.
The Lake Cumberland Thunder Run in Kentucky attracted a substantial amount of boats last weekend. Photo by Jacob Davis/LakeLifePhotos
That was the case this past Father’s Day weekend, the same one I previewed in this column about four weeks ago (read the story), and that’s exactly why speedonthewater.com featured correspondents in New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas. Between Matt Trulio—my co-publisher of speedonthewater.com and fellow OSO columnist—and contributors Yvonne Aleman, Pete Boden, Jacob Davis, Tony Esposito, Jay Nichols, Tim Sharkey and Jim Winters, we finished with timely coverage and the following 11 stories: