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Powerboat P1 USA Sanctioning 2016 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival


Powerboat P1 USA will sanction the 32nd Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix—June 25 through July 4—in 2016. The new was announced in a press release from the Apopka, Fla.-based powerboat racing organization.

The competition will include a two-day race format for Aqua X (personal watercraft) and SuperStock (single outboard-engine V-bottom) raceboats. Both will compete on Saturday (July 2) and Sunday (July 3). At stake for the Aqua X and SuperStock fleets will be national championships. Joining the P1 classes for Sunday’s action, according to the release, will be “powerboats from around the world feature Production (P1-P7, Super Vee, Super Vee Lite, Super Stock, Super Cat and Unlimited powerboat classes.”

“Expanding this historic event to include the two P1 national championships proved to be a hugely popular move, with fans able to watch such a variety of marine motorsport across the holiday weekend,” said Lucy Nicandri, the festival director and executive director for Suncoast Charities for Children. “The Grand Prix Festival is a wonderful example of the economic and social impact sports tourism can bring to a community, with this year’s event generating $32 million and raising over $145,000 for the charity.”

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