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    Default 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals Presented by Nick Rose Insurance

    The 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals
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    August 4 & 5 Long Beach Marine Stadium
    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.
    Interested in being a vendor or sponsor/advertiser, please contact Ross Wallach at [email protected] or (310) 318-4012
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    Default Calling all Classic V-Drive Boats

    Calling all Classic V-Drive's: If you're interested in displaying your boat at the 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals Presented by Nick Rose Insurance on August 4 & 5 at the famed Marine Stadium please email Ross at your earliest convenience. SCSC will crown a "Best in Show" for the Best V-Drive boat in the display! Space is limited, first come, first serve. Please contact Ross at [email protected] Please provide your name, boat information, etc. Question, please call (310) 318-4012.

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    Default Want to advertise you business at the 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals?

    Calling all business owners!!! Would you like to get some great exposure in front of thousands of fans? Become a vendor or advertiser/sponsor at the ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals Presented by Nick Rose Insurance! Click on the rate sheet as there's still time to get in the program or a vendor booth. Affordable rates!! Questions or for more information, please contact (310) 318-4012 or [email protected]
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    It is always a good time having the boat's back at Marine Stadium. I was a little disappointed that someone allowed a couple business to utilize multiple water front parking spots for their own canopies and BBQ spreads. Early in the morning people waited in line, with their cars, for the gates to open only to be told the lot was full. At the same time these companies were setting (or previously set up) up their stuff on numerous parking spots. Am I missing something here? I would love to pay and get 8 parking spots for my friends and family. I hope this is just me misunderstanding something.

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    To our Race Fans: SCSC welcomes you to the 2018 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals Presented by Nick Rose Insurance this weekend, August 4 & 5. Activities kick off on Friday from 5:00 to 9:30 pm at Legends on 2nd Street with the "Show & Shine and Driver's Party". Legends is located at 5236 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach 90803

    Gates to the public will open on Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:00 am and parking and viewing is first come, first serve. The cost per day is $20/adult, $10/child, children under 5 are free and Military with active ID get in free! Coolers are allowed, however no alcohol and coolers are subject to search. Beer Garden and food vendors are on site.

    Practice will start each day at approximately 9:00 am and run until approximately 10:30-11:00 am on Saturday at 10:00 am on Sunday. Racing starts shortly thereafter and will run until approximately 4:30 pm on Saturday and 4:00 pm on Sunday.

    SCSC has some Motorhome spots left, please contact Jeannie Doidge - [email protected] to get the spots before their gone!

    For those that can't make it to the Stadium, the event will be livestreamed at Surfrat.

    For more information, please email or call [email protected] or (310) 318-4012.

    Sincerely,

    Ross Wallach
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    I was there all day Saturday and some outrageous awesome boat racing but today got a phone call at home apparently a pretty bad accident between two boats in the unblown flat class. First race the day going into the first turn Corey Ferguson driving the 38 White capsule boat in the turn and went up over Greg Duff in the Boot Barn flat bottom at this time I do not have any answers on the condition of Greg Duff except that he's in critical condition Corey Ferguson is not physically hurt but everybody involved the emotions are completely torn up right now. So please put your thoughts and prayers out to all involved

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