OPA Racing Awards Banquet

December 18, 2017 - original Post

(Updated: January 9, 2018)

Another year in the book for OPA Racing with races in Bimini, Bahamas; Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Lake Ozark, MO; St Clair, MI; Fall River, MA; and Lake Hopatcong, NJ; and Englewood, FL.

OPA would like to take this opportunity to thank all the racers, crew, families, staff, promoters and volunteers in help making 2017 yet another successful season.

On February 10, 2018, we will once again gather to celebrate the OPA National Winners in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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 jeans. You may wear your Team Uniforms/Shirts. Pay at the door! Cash only! NO credit cards!

Congratulations to the 2017 National Winners.

• Class 1 - #105 Lightning Jacks
• Class 2 - #211 Bat Boat
• Class 3 - #V6 Strictly Business
• Class 4 - #441 Saris Racing
• Class 5 - #502 Specialized Racing
• Class 6 - #677 You Gun Learn
• Class 7 - #765 Goofin' Around
• Super Vee Lite - #29 Typhoon
• Super Stock - #S-55 Shadow Pirate
• Extreme - #113 Miss GEICO

The 2017 HIGH POINTS CHAMPION is #V-6 Strictly Business! Congratulations to Driver, Louie Giancontieri & Throttleman, Johnny Stanch!

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

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

For those that plan to stay overnight, we have room block at the Amethyst Beach Motel: 

Book Online Now: http://www.pointbeach.com/book-now.html

202 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(732) 899-3600

Congratulations the 2017 World Champions!

  • Class 2 - AMH Instigator
  • Class 3 - Strictly Business
  • Class 4 - Perdition
  • Class 5 - Midwest Boat Party
  • Class 6 - You Gun Learn
  • Class 7 - Woah Mama!
  • Extreme - Miss GEICO
  • Super Stock - FJ Propeller
  • Super Vee Lite - Typhoon
  • Super Vee Xtreme - Phantom 9

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

• National Class inductees are: Driver, Nick Scafidi and Throttleman, Scott Porta, from team Shadow Pirate

• Bracket Class inductees are: Driver, Warren Exner and Throttleman, Michael Bocchino of team You Gun Learn.

If you cannot attend the OPA Winter Banquet, we will see you next season!

2018 OPA Racing Schedule

April 25-29              RESORTS WORLD BIMINI GRAND PRIX  Bimini, Bahamas

May 18-20               POINT PLEASANT BEACH GRAND PRIX  Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

June 1-2                  LAKE RACE  Lake Ozark, Missouri

June                        TBD

July 27-29                ST CLAIR RIVER CLASSIC   St Clair, Michigan

August 24-26            FALL RIVER GRAND PRIX   Fall River, Massachusetts

September 21-23     LAKE HOPATCONG GRAND PRIX   Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

November 14-18      OPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS at the ENGLEWOOD BEACH WATERFEST   Englewood, Florida