2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet


Another year in the books for 2016 OPA Racing season with races in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Lake Ozark, MO; Atlantic City, NJ; St Clair, MI; Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont, Can; Fall River, MA; and Lake Hopatcong, NJ. The town of Englewood once again welcomed us with open arms and gave us two days of beautiful weather to race and allowed us to crown our World Champions!


  • Class 2 - #211 Bat Boat
  • Class 3 - #306 2nd Amendment
  • Class 4 - #441 Saris Racing
  • Class 5 - #546 Reinforcer
  • Class 6 - #611 Smith Brothers Racing
  • Class 7 - #755 Hangin' N Bangin'
  • Extreme - #7 Team CRC
  • Super Vee Lite - #29 Typhoon
  • Super Vee - #V-6 Strictly Business
  • Super Stock - #S-111 DoublEdge Motorsports
  • P1 Superstock - #361 Von Vape

OPA Racing would like to congratulate this year's APBA Hall of Champions inductees.

  • National Class inductees are: Driver, Val Fiorillo and Throttleman, Michael Ogden, from team WeHaulBoats.com. 
  • Bracket Class inductees are: Driver, Warren Exner and Throttleman, Michael Bocchino of team You Gun Learn

On February 11, 2017, we will once again gather celebrate the OPA National Winners and have our annual meeting in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. We will also have LIVE entertainment for you enjoyment. Congratulations to the 2016 National Winners.

  • Class 1 - #105 Lightning Jacks
  • Class 2 - #211 Bat Boat
  • Class 3 - #V1 Wazzup
  • Class 4 - #441 Saris Racing
  • Class 5 - #502 Reindl Powerboats/Wanna Race?
  • Class 6 - #677 You Gun Learn
  • Class 7 - #755 Hangin' N Bangin'
  • Super Vee Lite - #13 WeHaulBoats.com

The 2016 HIGH POINTS CHAMPION is #677 You Gun Learn! Congratulations to Driver, Warren Exner & Throttleman, Michael Bocchino!

Recipients of the Godfather Cup and Jimmy Welsh Trophy will be named at the Awards Dinner.

The Banquet is being held at Martell's Lobster House located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The cost of the dinner is $75 per person, drinks not included. The Banquet starts at 6pm. The dress code is business casual which means no ripped up jeans. You may wear your Team Uniforms/Shirts. Pay at the door! Cash only! NO credit cards!

Martell's Lobster House/Tiki Bar
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(732) 892-0131

There will be a racers meeting at 4pm at Banquet Room at the Amethyst Beach Motel. We will be reviewing new business along with some new and exciting things that are happening for the 2017 season, so please be on time for the meeting. Once the meeting is over, we will proceed to Martell’s Lobster House to celebrate our VIPs & National Champions.

For those that plan to stay overnight, there is a discounted room block at the Amethyst Beach Motel. Use the below link to book your room. Rooms are limited, so book your room(s) now.

Amethyst Beach Motel
202 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(732) 899-3600

Go to the Amethyst Beach Motel website http://www.amethystresort.com/  then click on “BOOK NOW”. Use “RACERS” under the promotional code to get your discount.