Englewood Beach Waterfest Press Release
January 13, 2016
The results of the Race are in! The report by Research Data Services Inc. presented to the Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau calculates that the economic impact of the Englewood Beach Waterfest reached $2,322,300.00. Additional data estimates 15,000 attendees were present for the National and World Championship races, 12.3% of whom were overnight visitors. Their length of stay averaged 5.2 nights with a total of 4,800 room nights in the Englewood area. Day-trippers comprised 41.4% and a whopping 46.3% were local residences. Confirmation that the races were enjoyed by a large segment of our community is affirmation that the interest and excitement offshore power boat races is locally embraced.
Heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors who supported the vision and had confidence in the Board’s commitment. Pats on the back all around to our Friends of Waterfest and event volunteers, thank you for your hard work and good cheer. Local businesses stepped up in huge ways, such as weekly drawing fundraisers, food and drink donations, accommodations, discounts and specials......
Lake Race 2016 secures a new broadcast partner!
February 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lake Race 2016 secures a new broadcast partner! St. Louis Television station KPLR Channel 11 CW will be added to the broadcast coverage of this 4th year event held at Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, June 4th.
KPLR joins The Ozarks CW-Springfield, part of the KY3 family of stations, and My Network, part of the KMIZ Columbia/Jefferson City family of television stations. Co-Mo Connect will again be offering the race coverage to its customers around the lake and up thru the St. Joseph market. U-Stream will also be available for mobile viewing.....
2016 Early Capsule Training
February 10, 2016
THERE WILL BE SAFETY CELL CERTIFICATION for racers with OPA Racing ON:
DATE: Sunday, MARCH 6, 2016 (1:30pm-3:30pm) and Saturday, APRIL 9, 2016 (12:30pm-2:30pm)
COST: $ 40.00 FOR CELL TESTING w/ SWIM TEST (offshore only). $ 20.00 FOR SWIM TEST ONLY (offshore only)
L'ANSE CREUSE HIGH SCHOOL POOL.....
OPA Winter Awards Banquet Celebration
February 9, 2016
Coming off a successful 2015 racing season, the OPA Teams once again converged at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway Township, NJ holding their annual meeting and moved over to the Awards Banquet hosted by the Oyster Creek Inn in Leeds Point, NJ.
Some changes were discussed during this meeting that will be amended to the Rule Book for 2016. OPA will continue to red flag races anytime there is an incident on the course.....
RESULTS: Lake Race
June 4, 2016
EXTREME: 1 - 3 CMS, 2 - 19 Cat Can Do, 3 - 03 Wake Effects. SUPER CAT: 1 - 21 Performance Boat Center/Jimmy Johns, 2 - 69 HP Mafia, 3 - 17 Gone Again. CLASS 5: 1 - 513 Wazzup II, 2 - 506 My Dixie Wrecked, 3 - 517 Midwest Boat Party, 4 - 566 American Outlaw, 5 - 502 Wanna Race, 6 - 503 Wings on Water. CLASS 7: 1 - 723 Bay Rat, 2 - 700 Lil' Squirt, 3 - 755 Hangin N Bangin, 4 - 733 Wicked Racing, 5 - 749 On A Mission, 6 - 777 Done Deal. SUPER VEE LITE: 1 - 2 BoatFloater.com, 2 - 4 Octane.....
RESULTS: Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix
May 23, 2016
EXTREME: 1st - 113 Miss GEICO, 2nd - 11 Alex & Ani. CLASS 3: 1st - 1 Instigator, 2nd - V1 Wazzup, 3rd - V6 Strictly Business, 4th - V7 Repeat Offender. CLASS 5: 1st - 546 Reinforcer, 2nd - 529 Typhoon, 3rd - 513 Wazzup II, 4th - 518 RUFSTR, 5th - 502 Wanna Race, 6th - 515 Coastal Boat Sales, 7th - 532 Woah Mama III, 8th - 539 Repeat Offender, 9th - 512 Specialized Racing, 10th - 505 CISCO.....
Watch the 2016 Lake Race on YouTube
June 6, 2016
Did you miss the 2016 Lake Race in Lake Ozark, Missouri? No worries, you can still watch the broadcast that was previously recorded on YouTube. Follow the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNxTU4wTEk) to watch all the action from the 2016 Lake Race!
RESULTS: Atlantic City Grand Prix
June 19, 2016
CLASS 5: 1 - 502 Wanna Race, 2 - 546 Reinforcer, 3 - 513 Wazzup II, 4 - 518 RUFSTR, 5 - 515 Coastal Boat Sales, 6 - 505 CISCO, 7 - 529 Typhoon, 8 - 539 Repeat Offender. CLASS 6: 1 - 644 Knot Guilty, 2 - 677 You Gun Learn, 3 - 602 Early Detection, 4 - 671 Liquid Courage, 5 - 601 Smith Brothers, 6 - 691 Liquid Addiction. EXTREME: 1 - 113 Miss GEICO, 2 - 11 Alex & Ani. SUPER CAT: 1 - 38 Warpaint.....
Remembering Carlos McClendon
June 30, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carlos McClendon, crew member of Pirate Racing. Carlos was a very special person to the Pirate Racing team as well as everyone in OPA Racing, he was family. He put up a tremendous fight in his battle with cancer but succumbed to the illness.
Carlos was a man that was a BIG part of our racing family. Carlos was so much to so many in OPA Racing. He appeared to be everywhere, he was not only there for David & Travis Denham .....
Detroit River IPC is CANCELLED
June 27, 2016
We are sorry to announce that the Detroit River IPC sponsorship money needed to produce the event has come up short of the anticipated goal. We would like to thank those that have worked on trying to put this event together but have no choice but to announce that the 2016 Detroit River IPC is cancelled.
OPA Racing's next race will be the St Clair River Classic in St Clair, Michigan.
RESULTS: St Clair River Classic
July 31 , 2016
SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 2 BoatFloater.com, 2nd - 13 WeHaulBoats.com, 3rd - 4 Octane, 4th - 32 Woah Mama!. CLASS 6: 1st - 677 You Gun Learn, 2nd - 644 Knot Guilty, 3rd - 601 Smith Brothers/CRC, 4th - 691 Liquid Addiction, 5th - 615 Sale N Buy, 6th - 602 Reindl Powerboats/Synergy Prototypes. CLASS 7: 1st - 777 Done Deal, 2nd - 700 Lil' Squirt, 3rd - 755 Hangin' N Bangin', 4th - 749 On A Mission, 5th - 723 Bay Rat. CLASS 1: 1st - 211 Here We Go/Bat Boat, 2nd - 105 Lightnining Jacks, 3rd - 227 Team 27. CLASS 4: 1st - 404 Simmons Marine, 2nd - 402 Edward J Painting.....
RESULTS: International Powerboat Race
August 14 , 2016
EXTREME: 1st - 79 Wicked Sensation, 2nd - 19 Cat Can Do. CLASS 6: 1st - 601 Smith Brothers Racing/CRC, 2nd - 677 You Gun Learn, 3rd - 644 Knot Guilty, 4th - 691 Liquid Addiction, 5th - 615 Sale N Buy, 6th - 602 Reindl Powerboats/Early Detection Racing. CLASS 2: 1st - 227 Team 27, 2nd - 211 Here We Go/Bat Boat. CLASS 4: 1st - 404 Simmons Marine, 2nd - 466 Edward J Painting. CLASS 3: 1st - V1 Wazzup, 2nd - V6 Strictly Business.....
RESULTS: Fall River Grand Prix
August 28 , 2016
EXTREME: 1st - 11 Alex & Ani. CLASS 5: 1st - 515 Coastal Boat Sales, 2nd - 561 Boxer, 3rd - 502 Reindl Powerboats/Wanna Race, 4th - 532 Woah Mama III, 5th - 546 Reinforcer, 6th - 513 Wazzup II, 7th - 518 RUFSTR, 8th - 539 Repeat Offender, 9th - 512 Specialized Racing. CLASS 6: 1st - 601 Smith Brothers, 2nd - 602 Reindl Powerboats/Early Detection, 3rd - 691 Liquid Addiction, 4th - 615 Sale N Buy, 5th - 677 You Gun Learn, 6th - 671 Liquid Courage, 7th - 650 Nopper Marine, 8th - 644 Knot Guilty. THUNDER CATS: 1st - 63 IBR I, 1st - 88 IBR II, 3rd - 94 IBR III. CLASS 4: 1st - 441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 406 Bronx Phantom, 3rd - 466 Edward J Painting, 4th - 411 Perdition, 5th - 546 Reinforcer.....
OPA Racing KIDS CLUB
September 8 , 2016
Become a Rookie Racer by joining the OPA Racing's Official Kids Club. The Rookie Racers Kids Club is perfect for young OPA Racing fans under the age of 14.
By joining, your child will receive: Membership Card, Lanyard, Membership Certificate, Welcome Gift Pack & Birthday Card. The Rookie Racers Kids Club is just $25 for a year long membership. Rookie Racer Kids Club gifts will be available for pick-up onsite. Memberships are annual and valid for 12 months.....
RESULTS: Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix
September 26 , 2016
CLASS 5: 1st - 515 Coastal Boat Sales, 2nd - 546 Reinforcer, 3rd - 532 Woah Mama III, 4th - 518 RUFSTR, 5th - 539 Repeat Offender. 6th - 505 CISCO, 7th - 502 Reindl Powerboats/Wanna Race, 8th - 513 Wazzup II, 9th - 507 Tunnelvision, 10th - 512 Specialized Racing, 11th - 529 Typhoon II. CLASS 7: 1st - 723 Bay Rat, 2nd - 777 Done Deal, 3rd - 755 Hangin' N Bangin', 4th - 765 Goof' N Around, 5th - 766 Chug It, 6th - 749 On A Mission, 7th - 733 Wicked Racing, 8th - 784 J & J Racing. SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 32 Woah Mama IV, 2nd - 66 Tug It, 3rd - 29 Typhoon, 4th - 13 WeHaulBoats.com, 5th - 77 Done Deal.....
OCEAN CITY GRAND PRIX CANCELLED
October 1 , 2016
With rising & rough waters in Ocean City, Maryland, from the threat of Hurricane Matthew already in effect, OPA Racing must announce the cancellation of the Ocean City Grand Prix. Matthew, currently a Category 4 (major) hurricane in the Caribbean, is expected to take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week. How significant the impact is to be along the Atlantic Seaboard will depend on Matthew's strength and proximity to the coast......
Watch the 2016 Englewood Beach Waterfest LIVE!
October 11 , 2016
The 2016 OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest will be broadcasted live on the internet.
You can watch both days of racing on YouTube. Sunday's races will also be broadcasted on WWSB TV ABC 7. More LIVE broadcasting information will be posted as we near the event. So spread the word, lock in the links and watch the races on YouTube......
Roll Call for Pit Space...Englewood Beach Waterfest
October 11 , 2016
It's almost time to head down to Englewood for the 2016 OPA World Championships at the Englewood Beach Waterfest. With 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.
We would like to accommodate all the teams with all their vehicles, so please fill out the Race Roll Call Form and submit it to OPA as soon as possible.......