News ~ 2017

2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

January 13, 2017

Another year in the book 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!  OPA Racing would like to congratulate this year's APBA Hall of Champions inductees.

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.....


OPA Awards Banquet Celebration

February 17, 2017

Coming off a very successful 2016 racing season, the OPA Teams converged at the Amethyst Beach Motel in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, which hosted our annual meeting. After our meeting we moved down the street to Martell’s Lobster House

As expected, the awards banquet is always more like a family reunion for wayward racers. Attendees came from Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey. It was an awesome night with some of the typical shenanigans but with the warm bond of close friends and family. Entertainment was provided by “Guns 4 Hire”.......


Racer Commitment for Bimini 2017

February 26, 2017

With the announcement of the Resorts World Offshore Grand Prix, it is eminent that you reply to this email with your commitment of attending the race in April in the Bahamas.

We are limited with the amount of 'Ro-Ro' sea transporters going to the Bahamas, hence this will limit the amount of boats that will be able to be shipped. There is already 13 boats who've committed to attending.........


OPA/APBA goes International

February 25, 2017

After a year and a half of negotiations its ‘Official’, Resorts World Bimini ( will be hosting the first OPA/APBA race outside of US waters on Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th 2017. This exciting Offshore Powerboat Racing event is the culmination of effort on the part of the Resorts World Bimini Marketing / Management Team and Roger Berkon for B O S A ( a group who has been putting on events throughout the Bahamas and around the globe for the past twenty years and sees this event as a perfect match between the Offshore Powerboat Association and Resorts World Bimini.........


Deadline for Race in Bimini

April 7, 2017

To properly complete the shipping paperwork ALL INFORMATION must be submitted to OPA by 9pm EST on Monday, April 10, 2017.

If you are a racer and have not received the email pertaining to the information required to ship your boat, contact OPA Racing immediately by sending an email to

RESULTS:  Resorts World Bimini Grand Prix

April 30, 2017

SUPER STOCK:  1st - S-1 FJ Propeller, 2nd - S-55 Nick's Creative Marine II, 3rd - S-12 Specialty Marine, 4th - S-111 CLASS 3: 1st - 302 2nd Amendment, 2nd - V6 Strictly Business, 3rd - V1 Wazzup Racing. CLASS 4: 1st - 441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 455 Nick's Creative Marine, 3rd - 424 Kinetic Animation.  CLASS 5: 1st - 518 RUFSTR Racing, 2nd - 512 Specialized Racing, 3rd - 513 Wazzup II......


RESULTS:  Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix

May 21, 2017

The Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix was cancelled today due to tragic events.  Each team in attendance of the race received 50 points toward the National title points race.​​......


RESULTS:  Lake Race

June 03, 2017

CLASS 2:  1st - 217 Wide Open, 2nd - 211 Bat Boat, 3rd - 288 Speed Racer, 4th - 212 Marine Max.  SUPER CAT:  1st - 5 WHM, 2nd - 1 Performance Boat Center, 3rd - 4 Cleveland Construction, 4th - 6 M-Con, 5th - 69 HP Mafia.  EXTREME: 1st - 11 Alex and Ani, 2nd - 19 American Ethanol Cat Can Do, 3rd - 3 CMS, 4th - 17 Wake Effects.  CLASS 5: 1st - 577 Allen Lawn Care, 2nd - 517 Midwest Boat Party, 3rd - 502 Reindl Powerboats, 4th - 542 Pro Charger, 5th - 507 Tunnelvision, 6th - 512 Specialized Racing.​​......


Countdown to the Fall River Grand Prix

July 19, 2017

The Fall River Grand Prix is a race course unlike any on the racing circuit today.  A five mile loop directly along the shores of a city, under a bridge, past the Battleship Massachusetts, a tight turn, then a half turn just inside a century old New England Lighthouse and rounding out with a long radius turn atop the course.   Last year we had over ten thousand fans on the shore and 1500 boats anchored along the course.  Please take 120 seconds and watch the video we have attached to give you a flavor of not just the event but the area as well.  We have grown tremendously in only 3 quick years and want you to experience what a great racing venue we have.​​......


RESULTS:  St Clair River Classic

July 30, 2017

CLASS 5:  1st - 512 Specialized Racing, 2nd - 533 All Fired Up, 3rd - 502 Reindl Powerboats/Early Detection, 4th - 517 Midwest Boat Party, 5th - 542 Procharger, 6th - 515 Coastal Boat Sales, 7th - 507 Tunnelvision.  CLASS 4:  1st -  441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 487 Jersey Outlaw, 3rd - 466 Edward J Painting.  CLASS 2:  1st -  201 AMH Construction/ Instigator, 2nd - 211 Bat Boat, 3rd - 227 Team 27, 4th - 217 Wide Open.  SUPER VEE LIGHT:  1st -  66 Tug It, 2nd - 29 Typhoon, 3rd - 21 Pirate Racing......


RESULTS:  Fall River Grand Prix

August 27, 2017

SUPER VEE LIGHT:  1st -  66 Tug It, 2nd - 29 Typhoon, 3rd - 77 Done Deal.  CLASS 3: 1st -  V1 Wazzup, 2nd - V6 Strictly Business, CLASS 4:    1st - 441 aris Racing, 2nd - 455 Nick's Creative Marine, 3rd - 487 Jersey Outlaw, 4th - 411    Perdition. EXTREME:  1st - 113 Miss GEICO, 2nd - 11 Alex and Ani.  CLASS 2:  1st - 211 Bat Boat......


Ocean City Race Cancelled

September 1, 2017

from Phil Houck (site promoter)

Sorry to say, We must cancel the Offshore Power Boat Race this weekend Sept 10th ,,because of IRMA ..6 to 8 foot waves IS NOT GOOD ,Safety MUST COME 1ST ,Thanks for all the help , Will try again next year

Double Points to be Awarded in Lake Hopatcong

September 11, 2017

Due to the cancellation of the "Ocean City Grand Prix" (Ocean City, Maryland), OPA Racing will be awarding "Double Points" to the race entrants who participate in the "Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix" (Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey) on September 24, 2017.

Lake Hopatcong is the final stop of the regular season in which the National Champions will be announced with a celebration to follow in the winter of 2018.

The 1st race of the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix will start at 11am on September 24th. Please contact registration with your intentions of attendance as well as notify registration of any possible double-duty rolls......


RESULTS: Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix

September 24, 2017

SUPER VEE LIGHT:  1st - 29 Typhoon, 2nd - 66 Tug It, 3rd - 32 Woah Mama.  SUPER STOCK:  1st - S-55 Shadow Pirate/Nick's Creative Marine.  EXTREME:  1st - 113 Miss GEICO.  CLASS 7:  1st - 755 Hangin' N Bangin', 2nd - 766 Chug It, 3rd - 733 Wicked Racing, 4th - 765 Goofin' Around, 5th - 784 J & J Racing, 6th - 705 NJI Motorsports, 6th - 717 Aquaholic, 6th - 732 Woah Mama.  CLASS 4:  1st - 441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 411 Perdition, 3rd - 455 Nick's Creative Marine, 4th - 458 Bounty Hunter, 5th - 487 Jersey Outlaw......


Roll Call for Pit Space at the 2017 OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest

October 2, 2017

​It's that time to get ready to head down to Englewood for the 2017 OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest. With once again the anticipation of a large boat count we need to reach out to the teams to get an idea of the space you a looking to occupy in the Dry Pits. This information is also needed to help in coordinate the Parade/Street Party.......


2017 National Winners are ...

September 24, 2017

Class 3 National Champion & High Point Champion: #V-6 Strictly Business - Driver: Louis Giancontieri - Throttles: Johnny Stanch. CLASS 100 National Champion: #105 Lightning Jacks - Driver: Josh Wall - Throttles: John Woolley. CLASS 200 National Champion: #211 Bat Boat - Driver: Eliot Gray - Throttles: Jay Muller. CLASS 400 National Champion: #441 Saris Racing - Driver: Johnny Saris - Throttles: Jason Saris - Navigator: Verne French​.......


Englewood Beach Waterfest Tickets & Discounts

October 9, 2017

You can purchase your tickets online for the OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest in advance. Early Bird price is $15.00 or $20.00 at the entrance.

You can also purchase your tickets for the OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest at The Lock 'N Key and/or SandBar Tiki & Grille. STARTING OCTOBER 9 they will offer 10% off food purchases on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG at the bar on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

The Week of the Races you will receive 10% off food purchases EVERY DAY & Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG at the bar EVERY DAY.......


Book Your Stay for the OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest with Manasota Key Realty

October 24, 2017

In less than 1 month the Offshore Races are rolling back into Englewood Beach, Florida for the OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest.  Manasota Key Realty is the HOST Reatly Agency for the race.

Call now to book your accommodations (941) 474-9534.......