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Old 11-30-2008, 02:03 PM
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an open spectator venues like P1 minium classes boat # 0-49 are 525 boats 50 and up is evo class makes it more enjoyable when you know who is racing who. They have street parades at every venue, live bands playing in the streets at night and more spectators then Keywest in 8 different counties all season. Every race is at a beach location plenty of room for to see the race
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In a week or two, I hope to announce our new TV show for 09. Just waiting to sign the contract.
I would like to see a Reality Show come into play and show the "Behind the Scenes" of what it takes to be an Offshore racer. Something like what the Geico team did on Discovery, but follow on how the whole race becomes a race and then the racers & boats themselves, what they have to do to get to that starting line...

I did a whole pictorial spread on the guys behind the scenes that brought us the "LIVE VIDEO" from Destin, Florida.

I got to see some of what went into getting those races live and the equipment that it took.

I hope for the best for you Ron ! Any TV is great TV !

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Make sure CANADA can see the show to...if not on TV then on the internet!

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A pro series needs to have 2 premier classes. Cat class and v class.

Everyone else races on Saturday or first race Sunday.
Look at every major motorsport. NHRA 4 classes, Grand-Am
2 classes, ALMS 4 Classes (Too many there as well) IRL 1 class, NASCAR 1 class.

As Far as I am concerned, the point of racing is to race.
Whether it is 45 MPH or 210. The rush is the door to door or deck to deck racing , not the speed. The big teams should forget about who is the fastest or has the trickest tow rig and
concentrate on racing. I'm not trying to offend anyone, but
why do we need so many cat classes. Think of what a Nascar
race would be like with the class set up offshore has.

43 cars:
1 car in Big block class
1 car in turbo
3 cars in nitrous small block class
25 cars in small block class
13 cars in 4 cylinder nitrous supercharger class

Need to build organization and show that makes these guys
willing to spend the money to sell or modify their equipment
to fit the 2 classes, Otherwise, there is no reason to change.
Don't know if that is even possible.

The key though is 2 classes.
So is TV and or live internet coverage.


Just my opinion,
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Make sure CANADA can see the show to...if not on TV then on the internet!

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Hopefully many will be able to see it from the shoreline if OSS goes back to St Clair...

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Hopefully many will be able to see it from the shoreline if OSS goes back to St Clair...

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That would be great.
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Randy ,
You and the OSO members all have alot of great ideas .We tried to organize a similar race venue last june in SunnyIsles Beach Florida .The Don Aronow Ocean race to Bimini & The OSS races all the same weekend including the Florida Powerboat Club "Thunder boat Run "for all powerboaters .This was all in one giant pit area in the same venue for the entire weekend including mixed parties and charity events Too !
I will be organizing this years event again .I need the help of everyone to give us support and ideas !!We are currently starting the sponsorship and advertisers packages to raise the money for this event .We need all the help in locating new participants Racers and powerboaters alike .We also need anyone who has a sponsor that would be interested in participating in this event . The date to save is Mid-JUNE 2009 !
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The SIB race was the perfect , PERFORMANCE BOAT EVENT, everyone in one pit, poker runners, racers, historic, food, bands, it's a great site we look forward to 2009 there.....
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