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Old 02-17-2004, 11:27 PM
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Biloxi Mississippi Offshore boat race is coming this spring.April 23-25, 2004.At least its close to me.This seems to be early in the year for a race ?Ther is a lot of Casinos there so should be a BIG purse.Lots of sponsorship capability$$$$$



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By there map The race course is going to be narrow. .They will be REAL close to the sea wall and marinas Lots of channel markers.Its in front of the Isle of Capri and Beau Rivage. area They just dredge it when we where there in August.By the map they have ,I bet they change the course.
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The Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association (OSS) announces its first race of the season for its national tour. The tour will begin in Biloxi, Mississippi, with Smokin’ the Sound held April 23-25, 2004.

“The entire Mississippi Gulf Coast area has rolled out the red carpet for us,” said Elaine Motl, CEO of OSS. “We are thrilled to open our season in Biloxi.”

Conveniently located behind Casino Row, the race course will run through the Mississippi Sound. Spectators will easily be able to watch and hear the powerboats rip across the water in a straightaway perfect for viewing.

“The racers will love this course, and all seats will be court side,” said Paul Whittier, President of OSS.

A large turnout is expected for Smokin’ the Sound as the inaugural race for OSS. The three-day event will have special activities in Offshore Village, including live music.

“Our local race producers are well organized, and OSS is anticipating an excellent event,” Motl said.

Gene Oswalt, Executive Director of Cruisin’ the Coast, has been working with OSS to bring the largest, fastest, state-of-the art canopy boats to race in Biloxi.

“Smokin’ the Sound is going to be a great event for the sponsors, racers and spectators,” Oswalt said. “We look forward to hosting the first OSS race and watching the event grow in the years to come.”

Additional information about Biloxi, including the host hotels, will be posted on the OSS web page next week.

OSS is a not for profit organization dedicated to the further development and growth of offshore powerboat racing in North America.
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I heard their "sanction fee" was $ 84,000.00. That's a lot of change for a "not for profit" organization.
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boy that is narrow as heck. Looks like a good time.....count me in. Where you planning on staying Rob?
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leave the course the way it is .Maybe they,ll get stuck in the mud ! (then we can go have some honest fun in the casino,s)

If you get close to deer island you will
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I can't imagine how the boats are going to manage that tight of a course, but it should be fun to watch. The area between Deer Island and the casinos can get down to 1/2 mile or less of width, and its never really wide to begin with.

I'll be there to check it out!!
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There's no way they can run that race behind Deer Island. Most of it's idle zone anyway. We got a little out of the channel a couple of years ago and ran aground. Will be interesting to see what changes they make.
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so tell me, during a race like this if your in a 25 footer or so, where are you allowed to veiw the race at? Just wanted to for safety reasons and such. Will there be bouys?
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Rob, we will be there, 35 min away by boat. You guys coming down can launch by us in Diamondhead.
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Jeff what yall doing for the 4th of July this year.We are trying to get a trip up .Some here where are talking about going to Destin ?

My buddy Tony is taking his Scarab to Steve at Total marine this week end for them to do the motor for himProcharger,headers and stuff . I may ride with him Ill give ya a call if I do.I wonder whats the commission for recommended him

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