HOLD the DATE!
The 2015 OPA Awards Banquet will be held on February 7th 2015
April 25-27 (Divisional)
SMOKIN' THE SOUND
LAKE HOPATCONG GRAND PRIX
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
ATLANTIC CITY GRAND PRIX
Atlantic City, New Jersey
ST CLAIR RIVER CLASSIC OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACE
St Clair, Michigan
INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACE
Port Huron, Michigan / Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
GREAT RACE ON THE SEA CANCELLED
Freeport/Long Beach, New York
DOWNTOWN DETROIT INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SOLOMONS OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX
OPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 RACE SCHEDULE
RESULTS: OPA World Championships
October 5, 2014
EXTREME: 1st - 19 Cat Can Do, 2nd - 741 Miss Mary Mac. SUPER CAT: 1st - 4 Cleveland Construction, 2nd - 77 AMSOIL, 3rd - 57 #No Filter. SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 3 LSB Racing, 2nd - 29 Typhoon, 3rd - 66 Tug It, 4th - 2 Punisher, 5th - 21 Pirate Racing, 6th - 44 Steady Pumpin, 7th - 4 Octane. CLASS 3: 1st - V6 Strictly Business, 2nd - V1 Wazzup, 3rd - V7 Miss PTM. CLASS 4: 1st - 441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 422 Erie Monster, 3rd - 404 Simmons Marine, 4th - P3-1 Wazzup III, 5th - 411 Perdition. CLASS 7: 1st - 732 Woah Mama, 2nd - 717 Aquaholic, 3rd - 721 Elevation, 4th - 725 Hauling Trash, 5th - 708 Mr Determination, 6th - 750 Maine-E-Axe, 7th - 727 Molson Muscle, 8th - 723 Bay Rat, 9th - 733 Wicked Racing.....
RESULTS: Solomons Offshore Grand Prix
October 4, 2014
SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 2 Punisher, 2nd - 66 Tug It, 3rd - 3 LSB Racing, 4th - 29 Typhoon, 5th - 21 Pirate Racing, 6th - 4 Octane, 7th - 44 Steady Pumpin. CLASS 5: 1st - 505 CISCO "No Bullies", 2nd - 513 Wazzup II, 3rd - 518 Rufstr Racing, 4th - 546 Reinforcer, 5th - 533 All Fired Up, 6th - 599 Grinch Racing, 7th - 561 Boxer Rescue, 8th - 555 Pushin Tin, 9th - 502 702BatBoat.com, 10th - 571 Liquid Courage. CLASS 6: 1st - 602 Early Detection Racing, 2nd - 626 Maxed Out, 3rd - 615 Sale-N-Buy, 4th - 623 BOOM Shaka Laka, 5th - 639 Repeat Offender, 6th - 611 Smith Brothers Racing, 7th - 644 Knot Guilty, 8th - 677 You Gun Learn. CLASS 7: 1st - 732 Woah Mama, 2nd - 721 Elevation, 3rd - 717 Aquaholic, 4th - 727 Molson Muscle, 5th - 725 Hauling Trash, 6th - 750 Maine-E-Axe, 7th - 708 Mr Determination, 8th - 723 Bay Rat, 9th - 733 Wicked Racing.
2015 OPA Winter Awards Banquet
November 25, 2014
Please join us on February 7th, 2015 at 7:00 pm for the 2015 OPA Awards Banquet. The Banquet is being held at the Oyster Creek Inn located in Leeds Point, NJ which is conveniently located 20 minutes from Atlantic City. (41 Oyster Creek Rd, Leeds Point, NJ 08220)
This year's National Champions are: Cat Can Do, Cleveland Construction, Tug It, GB Racing, Bye Pole Her, Bat Boat, Wazzup, Simmons Marine, Team 505 CISCO, 702BatBoat.com/Early Detection Racing & Hauling Trash.
The Stugots Cup will be returning to New Jersey as the High Points Champion is Team 505 CISCO.
An email is being sent to the team owners to submit their entry of crew member for the “Jimmy Welsh Trophy.”
And let's not forget about the The Biggest, The Baddest and The Heaviest Trophy in all of Offshore Racing, "The Godfather Cup". This trophy you have to earn. Recipient of the "Godfather Cup" will be announced at the awards banquet.
We are handing out special OPA jackets to the 2015 seasons National Champions. All race teams are able to purchase additional OPA jackets. They are $160.00 each. Jackets must be ordered & Paid in Full by January 5, 2015. Please contact Smitty for all Jacket purchases.
"Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" heads to the Oyster Creek Inn
October 10, 2014
Host Guy Fieri and his “Triple-D” production crew visited the Oyster Creek Inn Restaurant in Leeds Point, NJ for the episode titled "Oldies but Goodies". This episode will be aired this Friday on the Food Network at 10pm EST.
Oyster Creek Inn is a family owned seafood restaurant in Leeds Point, NJ. Bill Kupple is the owner and which is ran by his sons, Jason (Manager) and Scott (Head Chef). It has been home to many of the Jersey Boyz Crew. The Kupple family has supported OPA Racing for many years. This past season, Oyster Creek Inn was a contributing sponsor of the Atlantic City Offshore Grand Prix and continues to open their door for the annual OPA Winter Awards Banquet.
House Specialties include: Grilled Fish & Steaks, Pasta's, Scallops, Shrimp & Crab Cakes which really are South Jersey's Best. The Chef also creates a Nightly Special Menu. We offer a Full Service Bar with a variety of draft & bottled beers. They also offer a nice selection of wines from around the world.....
THE GIFT OF LIFE..... MAKE A DIFFERENCE For GARY ROEBEN
October 10, 2014
GARY ROEBEN, owner of Rogers Speed Shop, formerly of Mantaloking and now in Garwood, NJ for 40 years...and a former renowned power boat racer at the Jersey Shore, is in need this Christmas.
GARY, 67, a Marine and a veteran of the Vietnam War and some of the worst battles of the 1967 era, has recently discovered that he is in immediate need of a KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Kidney transplants are the most common form of organ transplants and the highest success rate.
Gary's family is expanding their network of friends, relatives and acquaintances in search of a truly altruistic donor. Blood type is no longer an issue with transplants. The donor should be under age 60 and in overall good health. Gender does not matter. It is a lot to ask of a person, but there are many truly well-spirited people in Ocean County, this state and country. You may not be able to give but you never know if you might know someone somewhere!
Gary's insurance will pay all costs for the donor, testing, operation and any other transplant related meds which may be nothing than other than discomfort meds. Most donors are in the hospital 3 days, maximum 4, and okay to go home. With a week's rest they return to work.....