The last event of the six-race American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series, Roar Offshore will bring back offshore racing action to Fort Myers Beach, Fla, for the first time in 13 years. Organizers Tim and Cyndee Hill, Mike Shepherd and their group of volunteers are expecting the largest fleet of the season with 70 to 75 teams estimated to be in Southwest Florida for the season finale this weekend.
Roar Offshore action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the Super Stock class, which is likely to have 10-plus teams in the field. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
All races are set for Saturday and will be broadcast live on the Powerboat P1 Facebook page, starting at 10 a.m. Here’s a quick look at the scheduled start times and number of laps for each class on the five-mile course:
Race No. 1, 10 a.m.—Super Stock (12)
Race No. 2, 11.a.m.—Pro Stock Vee (9), Super Vee Extreme (9) and Class 3 (9).
Race No. 3, 12:30 p.m.—Classes 5-7 (7, 7, 5) and P1 SuperStock (7).
Race No. 4, 1:30 p.m.—Supercat (12).
Race No. 5, 3 p.m.—Class One (13) and V Extreme (10).
The inaugural APBA Offshore Championship Series is produced by the Offshore Powerboat Assoiation and the Powerboat P1 groups.