The final event of the Super Boat International Series was held at Clearwater Beach, Florida which was a huge event that drew record crowds and one of the biggest spectator fleets of the year. An estimated 2000 plus spectator boats lined the course while tens of thousands of spectators watched from the beaches and Pier 60.

Team AMSOIL Offshore participated in the official news conference held on Thursday at the Island Way Grill. Several TV stations and newspaper reporters attended along with the Mayor of Clearwater. The AMSOIL Skater Supercat race boat was on display in front of the event.

Team AMSOIL participated in the AMSOIL Direct Jobber convention held at the Sheraton on Sand Key. The AMSOIL Offshore race boat was on display on the beach for the Friday activities available for everyone to view.

The Team relocated to the dry pits located on the downtown Clearwater water front at Coachman Park on Saturday morning. The boat was prepared and tested on Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico to select the perfect set up for the main event on Sunday.

Team AMSOIL driver Paul Whittier and throttleman Bob Teague, along with the crew, attended the AMSOIL banquet on Saturday night at the Sheraton. Paul Whittier, Bob Teague and Terry Rinker were recognized at the event and were presented with personalized custom watches.

The conditions on Sunday were similar to the test conditions on Saturday. Team AMSOIL raced in the main event which was the second race of the day. During the other races on Sunday, Bob Teague worked as a commentator on the radio show which was broadcast on the area’s AM radio stations and streamed live on the World Wide Web.

Team AMSOIL lined up in the second start of the Final race along with a number of boats including the Vee Extreme class. The Team AMSOIL #77 Skater performed flawlessly during the race, passing all of the boats in the starting group including many with significantly more horsepower. Team AMSOIL went the distance to receive the checkered flag in spite of having a battery post break four laps from the end of the race which rendered the trim systems inoperative. Bob Teague and Paul Whittier made the necessary adjustments and finished the race at full speed.

During the awards ceremony, Al and Alan Amatuzio, along with many of the AMSOIL family and staff accompanied the Team to the podium to receive the trophy and flags. Al and Alan Amatuzio were given the checkered flags won at the event.

The win at the Clearwater Beach event clinched the Super Boat International National Championship for Team AMSOIL Offshore Racing. Team AMSOIL has already won the 2009 High Points Championships in the Offshore Super Series, Triple Crown, and OPA series.

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Next Stop:
SBI/APBA World Championships – Key West, FL – November 8-15, 2009