Sprint Boat Racing ReturnsRedondo Beach, California – June, 2014 - Since the late ‘40’s, the Southern California Speedboat Club (SCSC) has been conducting races at the “birthplace” of powerboat racing on the West Coast, Long Beach Marine Stadium. Once a year, in August, the Southern California Speedboat Club stages the annual ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals presented by HOTBOAT.COM weekend of American Power Boat Association (APBA) National Championships for sprint boat racing featuring 12 classes of the fastest Flatbottom, V-Bottom, Tunnel & Jet Boats from around the nation competing for bragging rights, titles and their share of prize money.
To Marine Stadium On
August 2 & 3, 2014
ARP LONG BEACH SPRINT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY HOTBOAT.COM
The ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals presented by Hotboat.com, Ecology Auto Parts, Rex Marine, Ahern Rentals, Sea-Tow, Amsoil, . The real beneficiaries however, are the thousands of spectators who turn out to experience the best high powered boat racing in the world.
There will be twelve separate classes of boats competing, from the nimble SST-45 Tunnel boats with their enclosed capsules and outboard motors led by defending Long Beach Sprint Nationals 2012 & 13 Champion R.J. West #93 Skelton Racing sponsored entry from Valencia, CA to the 130+ mph water pounding K Racing Runabouts (K Boats) led by 2013 champion, Robbie Devine, driving the #36 Bucks Up Racing entry for Tom & Janice Buckles, Corona, CA These blown alcohol flatbottoms are guaranteed to have the entire crowd at the waters edge to marvel at their awesome power and speed .
Just as old as the Southern California Speedboat Club, the Crackerbox class with their unique configuration of flatbottom boat with a driver and rider sitting behind the 314 cubic inch V8’s makes this class the perennial crowd favorite as they thrash their 15.5 foot length hulls around the course racing rail to rail with everyone holding on for dear life. The Super Stock Flatbottoms and Pro Stock Flatbottoms each capable of reaching speeds over 120 mph down the straights will see some tremendous competition.
This years National Championships titles will be in all Flatbottom, V Bottom ( Grand National) and Jet Boat powered classes. Joey Cucci driver of the #24 “Body Snatcher” Grand National for Ted Kolby will look to defend his 2013 title against a great field including owner/driver Heath Hiebert, Bellflower CA driving the #369 and The Ecology Auto Parts Special #22 owned by Darren Sousamian and driven by David Rankin, Whittier, CA. From the first drop of the green flag to the checkered the GN’s are sure to keep the crowd on their feet. Also, scheduled to race for their National Championships are the Comp Jets. A new APBA class slated for this years Sprint Nationals are the SE Runabouts which showcases limited Cubic Inch (350) spec flatbottoms.
Once again in 2014 the ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals Presented by Hotboat.com will have race teams from all over the country descending on Marine Stadium. The 100 plus boat team armada is set to wow the Long Beach crowds.
There will also be a vendor midway that will feature everything from souvenirs to food and beverage booths as well as a beer garden and don’t miss the classic V-drive display where meticulously restored V-drives from the yesteryear of racing will be parked for all to enjoy. Bring your family and friends and share the legacy that is Southern California Speedboat Club Sprint Boat racing at Marine Stadium.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m. racing starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, $10/child (under 5 are free). Military with active I.D. are also free! Parking is $15.00/vehicle/day and $100/RV/Day. Please note that RV Parking on the North Side of the Stadium Only and limited to the first 38 RV’s. RV/Motorhome move in is on Saturday morning - 8:00 a.m., first come, first served. RV/Motorhome parking on the grass area only, nose in (perpendicular to the race course) and spectators must pre-pay for both days- $100/day plus $20/adult, $10/child (under 5 free), active military ID free. Move out is Sunday night after the races.. Coolers will be inspected as there is NO Alcohol permitted, there is a beer garden on-site.
For More Information please visit SCSC Racing or call (310) 318-4012.