- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:39
- Written by Josh Courter
21-June-2012. The “Daytona” of Professional Boat Racing.Sarasota, FL – Last year’s racing season ended with a local boat – known as the National Guard/Watt-Ahh ® – being sold by owner, Eddie Tamberino. After many hours of searching the web, the world champion team finally found their next ride, going up three class levels to the highest Production P-1 Class. The boat itself, a 36’ Spectre cat with twin 900 hp motors and #6 mercury drives, also has a great past racing record.
“Driver, Nate Hunt, and I ran test trails and kicked up rooster tails offshore from Venice Beach last weekend. She is one sweet machine and we are ready for the stiff competition”, said Throttle, Eddie Tamberino, of REDS Offshore Racing.
During race week, the boat will be on display at Morton’s Market (1924 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota) on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Fleming's Steakhouse (1001 Siesta Dr., Sarasota) from 5-8 p.m. It will also be at the 10th Street Boat Pits on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Main Street Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The Watt-Ahh® Boat will be competing in the second heat on Sunday, July 1, 2012 off Lido Beach.
“It is confusing for some new race fans on what boat actually has the lead in its class during the hotly contested races”, says REDS Marine Engineer Rob Gourley. “To promote a better understanding about the races, we offer the following chart that can be completed once all of the boats are registered during race week.”
“We appreciate all of the sponsors for the Sarasota festival that have supported the Suncoast Charities for Children for more than 27 years. This year, our Watt-Ahh® boat also supports Childhelp® to end child abuse and neglect,” said Gourley.