Sarasota Herald Tribune

SARASOTA -- A new speedboat race planned for Labor Day weekend has been moved to Aug. 22-24 to avoid a looming conflict with sailboaters.

At the same time, the new event, dubbed the Sarasota Offshore Showdown, or SOS, has gone big-time.

Promoters have upgraded the race from being a divisional regional event with an expected 40 to 50 teams to being one of the 10 annual races in the APBA Offshore GMC Pro Grade Championship Series.

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