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Powerboat P1 SuperStock Racing Coming To St. Pete Beach

With the second stop of its 2017 season in Jacksonville, Fla., in the books, the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series presented by Mercury Racing heads for St. Beach, Fla., June 17-18. The two-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Spectators can catch the action from the Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach, as well as from the water in the “spectator zone,” according to a press release from the race-producing-sanctioning organizations.

The organizers are expecting nine teams to compete in the St. Pete Beach event.

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The St. Pete Beach race will be the third event of the year for the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series.

The Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater organization is the presenting sponsor of the race and also sponsoring the Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater raceboat piloted by Richie Webster and Trent Gaulin.

“We at Visit St. Pete Clearwater are thrilled to support P1 Powerboat USA in hosting its inaugural race in St. Pete Beach and look forward to the fun and excited of the event as well as the opportunity to showcase one of our many world class beaches,” said Tim Ramsberger, the chief operating officer of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, in the release. “These types of event, especially ones produced by respected organizations such as P1 Powerboat USA, are good for helping promote our destination and brand.

Added Azam Rangoonwala, the managing director of P1 USA, in the release. “Our P1 SuperStock powerboat series continues to gain momentum and recognition and it boasts the most extensive television package in powerboat racing with coverage in more than 150 countries.”

The racing action will streamed live on the P1 SuperStock Facebook page.

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