Super Boat International has released the air dates for its third and final STIHL-backed television program—produced again by JM Associates—covering its annual Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla. Air dates for the three-part NBC Sports program chronicling the 37th annual SBI event, which ran Nov. 6-12, 2017 are as follows:
Race Day No. 1—Saturday, Mar. 31 at 1 p.m.*
Race Day No. 2—Sunday, April 1 and 1:30 p.m.
Race Day No. 3—Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.
*All airings are Eastern Standard Time.
The three-part NBC Sports television program will include action from all three days of racing in Key West. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
According to a press release about the upcoming television program on the SBI website, the schedule is “subject to change if programming conflicts arise.”
“We will be sure to inform you in advance,” the text in the release read. “We are very fortunate, to have scheduled re-air times in the coming summer and fall seasons.”
With STIHL leaving the sport, this will be the final time that outdoor power-tool giant will be the primary backer of the SBI television program. The SBI release did not start whether the TV program will continue.
“We appreciate the efforts they (STIHL) have made to support our sport of offshore powerboat racing,” said John Carbonell, the president of SBI, in the release. “We also look forward to seeing everyone in May for the 9th Annual Super Boat Space Coast Grand Prix.”