Clearwater is “Super” Once Again, “Super-Boats” that Is!

By on October 4, 2016

 

Production 4 National-Champion Two Cruel [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

Production 4 National-Champion Two Cruel [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

Super Boat International returned to the calm waters off the beautiful white sands of Clearwater Beach, Florida for their 8th Annual, Bright House-Clearwater- Super Boat National Championship. This premier motorsports event determines the 2016 National Champions in seven individual Super Boat categories.

Super Boat Extreme National Champion Cooper Standard [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

Super Boat Extreme National Champion Cooper Standard [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

The Super Boat National Championship is a highlight of the year for the City of Clearwater. This event features three-days of family fun, great food, and the largest, fastest off-shore powerboats in the world. During race week-end the downtown Cleveland Street district is abuzz with activities including a boat parade, street vendors and free concerts. The accompanying seafood festival is a big hit with race fans, with a variety of local restaurants preparing fresh, local seafood. The Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce states that the Super Boat National Championship is a boom for the community bringing in more than a 20 million dollar economic impact.

Production 4 The Raven [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

Production 4 The Raven [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

The Chamber also offered that with good weather, a crowd of 180-thousand-plus could be expected to line the beach. The weather for race day was in a word, Perfect. Warm temperatures, blue skies, a gentle westerly breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, you couldn’t ask for anything more. The slight chop on the water made for fast, exciting racing. When the checkered flag waved over the final race of the day, five-new National Champions were crowned and two-defending National Champions would retain their titles.

Production National Champion 2nd Amendment [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

Production National Champion 2nd Amendment [CHUCK GREEN PHOTO]

The 2016 National Champions, by class are:

Super Boat Unlimited- #3 CMS off Shore Racing, Macks Creek Mo. Bob Bull-driver- Randy Scism-throttles (CHUCK GREEN PHOTO)

Super Boat Unlimited- #3 CMS off Shore Racing, Macks Creek Mo. Bob Bull-driver- Randy Scism-throttles (CHUCK GREEN PHOTO)

 

Super Boat- #4 Cleveland Construction, St. Claire, MI.Super Boat- #4 Cleveland Construction, St. Claire, MI. Edward Smith-driver-Keith Holmes-throttles (CHUCK GREEN PHOTO)

Super Boat- #4 Cleveland Construction, St. Claire, MI.Super Boat- #4 Cleveland Construction, St. Claire, MI. Edward Smith-driver-Keith Holmes-throttles (CHUCK GREEN PHOTO)

Super Boat Extreme- #30 Cooper-Standard, Sarasota, Fl. Brett Furshman-driver Billy Glueck-throttles

Super Boat Vee- #51 Magical Butter, Hudson, Fl. Steve Fehrmann-driver Steve Miklos-throttles ***

Super Boat Stock-#19 FJ Propeller, Boca Raton, Fl. Jimmy Harrison-driver Gary Balough-throttles

Production 3-#2 2nd Amendment Racing, Punta Gorda, Fl. Karl Steger-driver Neil Wobbe-throttles

Production 4- #1 Two-Cruel Racing, Ruskin, Fl. Daniel Rucz-driver Bruce Walter-throttles ***

*** indicates defending Champions.

Complete results can be found at www.superboat.com A complete photo gallery can be found at http://chuckgreen.zenfolio.com

Next up for the Super Boats is the World Championship in Key West, Fl Nov.6th thru Nov.13th

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