Teams in offshore powerboat racing’s Mod V class will have something more than bragging rights to compete for this season thanks to the Offshore Powerboat Association and “unnamed sponsors,” according to a press release from the New Jersey-based organization. The five-race series will award $50,000 to the first-place finisher, $35,000 to the runner-up and $25,000 for the third-place team.
The stakes have been raised for the Mod V class this season. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The five-race series includes:
• June 2-4—The Lake Race, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
• July 29-31—St. Clair River Classic, St. Clair, Mich.
• August 4-7—Great Lakes Grand Prix, Michigan City, Ind.
• September 8-11—Crystal Coast Grand Prix, Morehead City, N.C.
• October 6-8—Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
At each race, first-place will pay $5,000, second-place will pay $2,500, third-place will pay $1,500, fourth-place will pay $1,000 and fifth place will pay $500.
Stipulations are as follows according to the release:
To qualify for purse money, each Mod V team must compete in all five events and pass technical inspections in accordance with the 2022 class rules. Each race must have at least four teams to qualify for cash purses and there are no “drop races.” At the end of the season, the top three boats in national points order and in good standings with the above prerequisites, will qualify for the top three national championship purse prizes.
“OPA and partners are excited to facilitate these purses in 2022,” wrote Nick Smith, the vice president of the organization, in the release. “With nine races on the schedule, this season is shaping up to be one of the best yet.”