Factory 1 WAS by far my favorite to watch. "Little" boats out there tearing it up with identical motors. Back 4-5 years ago when Activator and Typhoon battled it out all year was a GREAT season. I would get up early on Sunday just to watch the races all excited like a kid on Christmas Day. Now I don't even bother watching boat racing. Boring is an understatement. I know there is a lot to it behind the scenes, but the bottom line is the new format sucks.
I agree with Fevermike. I liked Factory 1 nad 2 because I could relate to it. I'd much rather watch some 28' boats running 65 mph in 4 footers than the 35' boats running 90 mph in flat water. No disrespect to the racers because they are still out there giving it their all. But, from a spectator's point of view "offshore" boat racing is dead.