The 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint NationalsAugust 4 & 5 Long Beach Marine Stadium
Nick Rose Insurance
5255 E. Paoli Way, Long Beach 90803
Starting in 1946, 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 National Championships Presented by Nick Rose Insurance for Sprint Boat racing featuring 10 classes of the fastest Flatbottom, V-Bottom & Jet Boats from around the nation competing for bragging rights, titles and their share of prize money.
The ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals is presented by Nick Rose Insurance & Ecology Auto Parts, Ahern Rentals, Jet Re-Nu, Sea-Tow, Amsoil, Hotboat.com, Hot Rods & Hobbies. 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 ten separate classes of boats competing, including the 140+ mph water pounding K Racing Runabouts (K Boats). These 2,500+ horsepower 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. Look for the P55 “California Cracker” of Mark Conavay to defend their 2017 National Championship. The Unblown Flat class aka a combined Super Stock & Pro Stock Flatbottom class, capable of reaching speeds over 120 mph down the straights will see some tremendous competition with a group of seasoned veterans take on some great up and comers like the defending 2016 & 2017 Long Beach Sprint Nationals Champion, Greg Duff, #640 “Boot Barn”, driving for John Grijalva, San Clemente, CA will rematch with Ty Newton driving the "Wild Child" #80 for David Rankin, Hacienda Heights.
Once again, National Championships titles will be up for grabs in all classes. The always favorite Grand Nationals will see the 2017 defending National Champion Andrew Barker, #227 driving "Shakedown" from Long Beach, CA against a great field of drivers including Chuck Sousamian #22 “Ecology Auto” Whittier, CA who's been pushing his Rayson Craft to the front of the pack all season. From the first drop of the green flag to the checkered the GN’s are sure to keep the crowd on their feet. Charlie “Guzzie” Hamill #81, Holladay, UT driving “Peep’s Pride” will be on hand to defend his 2017 GPS 100 title. Comp Jets will be scheduled to race for their National Championships led by the 2017 National Champion, Billy Mason, CJ 702 “Imcor, Phoenix, AZ as well as the the Sportsman Extreme (SE) Runabouts which showcases limited Cubic Inch (350) spec flatbottoms. 2017 Sportsman Extreme Long Beach Sprint Nationals and National Champion Tony Applegate, #40 Boise, ID driving "Slo Poke" will defend against a very large field of able challengers. The Classic Endurance, Classic Outboard Runabouts and limited stock hydroplanes will also be on hand to showcase their classes and race for a national championship.
The 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals will feature 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 $20.00/vehicle/day. Please note that RV Parking on the North Side of the Stadium Only. Coolers are welcome but will be inspected as there is NO Alcohol permitted, there is a beer garden on-site.
For More Information please visit Home Page | SCSC Racing or call (310) 318-4012.
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