Produced by P1 Offshore, the first of six one-hour programs chronicling the 2021 Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series will debut this weekend on CBS Sports Network. Episode No. 1 highlights the action from the season-opener last month in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The first CBS Sports Network airing will be Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. The program will air again the following day at 1:30 p.m.
The high-flying Super Stock-class Team Allen Lawncare and Landscaping of Bill Allen and Cody McDowell had a winning day last month in Cocoa Beach. Catch all the action this weekend CBS Sports and Bally Sports. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“Television is an important part of the P1 offering and Thunder on Cocoa Beach provided some challenges for our team on and off the water but also with some incredible race footage,” said Azam Rangoonwala, the chief executive officer of United Kingdom-based Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore. APBA Offshore racing is back and the momentum is building up again.
“CBS is a great national television platform and Bally Sports—previously Fox Sports regional sports networks—also provides us with a great list of networks being covered all over the U.S. and many repeat air-times over the next few weeks,” he continued. “The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is next weekend so these broadcasts perfectly lead into our next race event.”
The program premieres on Bally Sports Florida on June 18 at 1 p.m. The Sunshine State is one of several markets across the country served by the network, the balance of which will air the program on June 19. Here’s a quick look at the states and regions and their respective air times:
• Bally Sports Arizona—9 a.m.
• Bally Sports Detroit—2 p.m.
• Bally Sports Ohio—2 p.m.
• Bally Sports West—2 p.m.
• Bally Sports Wisconsin—2 p.m.
• MASN2—2 p.m.
• Bally Sports Midwest— 2:30 p.m.
• Bally Sports SoCal—4:30 p.m.
• Bally Sports San Diego—4:30 p.m.
• Bally Sports Sun—5 p.m.
• Bally Sports South East—7 p.m.
• Bally Sports South West—8 p.m.
The Cocoa Beach venue dished up its typically spicy conditions, something casual as well as diehard fans will appreciate.
“I look forward to watching the races that have rough water—it seems a little bit more exciting for the fans,” said Myrick Coil, the driver for the Osage Beach, Mo.-based Super Stock-class Performance Boat Center team. “They have always done a great job with their coverage in these shows and I can’t wait to see them do it again.”
Tyler Miller, the owner/throttleman of the Supercat-class M CON team echoed his fellow Lake of the Ozarks racer-and-teammate’s sentiments. Even as someone who experienced the event firsthand next to Coil, who has taken on the the M CON driver-role this season, he’s eager to see what it all looked liked from outside the cockpit.
“The suspense leading up to televised coverage of the races is intense,” said Miller. “When the TV time-slots are announced we always set our clocks and start the countdown to action-packed, adrenaline-rush coverage that showcases what all the teams work so hard for leading up to race-day and race-day itself.”
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