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Old 09-16-2008, 03:18 PM
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Dear OSS Racers and Race Fans,

At this time we need to officially cancel our 2008 World Championship Races. This means that the 2008 OSS Season will end with next weekend's race for the National Championship in Lake of the Ozarks Missouri.

We originally planned on holding our Worlds in Destin Florida as we've done for the past few years. Unfortunately our sponsor from last year couldn't make the commitment again and our race producer's wife became very ill and he couldn't take care of his wife and produce the race, so rightfully so, family comes first.

We attempted to relocate the Worlds to St Petersburg but finding sponsorship on such short notice was not to be.

We also met with the Conch Republic Powerboat Racing organization in Key West and attempted to put together a de

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was looking forward to destin, but taking of his wife is first presidence.. hope all the best to them..
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so maybe we can all race in Key west under sbi

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I might win my $1.00 bet yet
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That's really too bad. I feel bad for all the racers that have made the commitment to run a series. Devoted all the time and money to run the season and then have this happen. To not have the worlds race has got to be so disappointing! I would hate to have to tell my sponsor that the one race that gets more coverage and attention then most of the races combined is not going to happen. I was hoing they would be in Key West when Destin fell through.
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They can if they want . ALL race teams are invited . I bet The majority of OSS teams will go to Key West . Those that dont ? Oh Well .
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Its a shame everyone's plans didn't work out. A lot of effort gets put in to throwing a race.

Its a bigger shame people show poor character gloating at others short comings. No one jumped and gloated at the other cancellations.

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Have a question on this, do OSS make racers sign a contract to race for so many races in the season and if so what happens when he promoter/OSS cancel a race. Do they teams have any recourse.

Just wondering.

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Its a shame everyone's plans didn't work out. A lot of effort gets put in to throwing a race.

Its a bigger shame people show poor character gloating at others short comings. No one jumped and gloated at the other cancellations.

Or the fact that the PP race course couldn't be set correctly. Don't remember that happening the last couple of years.
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Its a bigger shame people show poor character gloating at others short comings. No one jumped and gloated at the other cancellations.
I'm not gloating about the race being cancelled. I am sorry that the race is cancelled. Happened to me 3 days after 9/11 when we were going to put on the Atlantic City race 10 days later.

As for the $1.00 bet.......inside joke (sorry)
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