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Powerboat P1 USA Kicks Off Racing Season

With as many as eight teams in the single-engine V-bottom SuperStock class available to compete, Powerboat P1 USA begins its four-race, Florida-based season today in Tavares. The first heat race—there are five seven- to eight-lap heat races on a two-mile course at each SuperStock venue—is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (EST).

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GEICO is one of three new SuperStock teams that will see action in Tavares today.

“We ended our season in Tavares last year and we’re excited to be launching it here this time around,” said Azam Rangoonwala, the director of Powerboat P1 USA. “We’ve got some big partners joining us on SuperStock this year.”

New teams to the circuit this season include include GEICO Racing, Von Vape and Frank & Al’s Pizzeria.

Prize money is awarded at all Powerboat P1 SuperStock events, with the first-place finisher earning $5,000 and the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers taking home $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. Points accumulated by teams during each race are used to determine an Overall Points Champion, which is presented at the final race of the season in Sarasota, where the SuperStock class is part of the offshore racing show during the annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

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