Monday, July 30, 2007

St Clair, Michigan Offshore Classic & Riverfest Draws Huge Crowds

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July 30, 2007 : The fourth stop on the 2007 Offshore Pro-Series Tour, The 2007 Formula Boats St. Clair River Classic, drew more than 30,000 spectators to the small city of St. Clair Michigan. According to St. Clair Police Chief, Donald Barnum, “This is the largest event the city has ever experienced.” as the thrills of powerboat racing combined with a music festival and carnival midway turned the city into a 4 day entertainment venue.
The OPA racing organization, producers of the offshore event, are to be congratulated on hosting what is unquestionably one of the finest races on the circuit. With over 50 boats competing in both Production and Pro-Series classes, the fans lining the St. Clair River on Saturday and Sunday were treated to some of the most exciting, up close racing action on the Tour.
In Sunday’s 3rd race, 16 Pro-Series boats filled the course, competing in 3 classes. When it was all over, Miss Geico took first place in the Cat Extreme Class, Reliable Carriers (US-1) claimed the checkered flag in the Super Cat Class, and team Amzoil was victorious in Super Cat Lite over a field of 8 entries.
Wrapping up another great weekend of racing, the Offshore Pro-Series wishes to thank the loyal and supportive St. Clair fan base as well as the local St. Clair merchants for their support of offshore racing, and we also want to express our appreciation to the OPA organization, its staff, race officials and volunteers for conducting this well run, safe racing event.

The Offshore Pro-Series Tour is comprised of a consortium of professional offshore powerboat racing teams that compete on a nationwide circuit of powerboat races, sanctioned by DRRA, OSS, SBI, OPA, and POPRA. In 2007 the Tour includes the following scheduled races:
St. Cloud, Florida (SBI) March 30 - April 1
Ocean City, Maryland (OPA) June 15 - June 17
Sarasota, Florida (SBI) June 29 - July 1
Detroit, Michigan (DRRA) July 13 - July 15
St. Clair, Michigan (OPA) July 27 - July 29
Orange Beach, Alabama (OSS) August 17 - August 19
Pittsburg, California (POPRA) September 7 - September 9
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (OSS) September 28 - September 30
Deerfield Beach, Florida (SBI) October 5 - October 7
Key West, Florida (SBI) (World Championships) November 4 - November

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