The story of the day was weather, rain, winds, rough seas and an empty Superboat Class. The winds, at 14 mph, with the rough seas challenge the racers even causing several to drop out due to these conditions or mechanical issues. The conditions even reduced the crowds that normally line the beaches along the course from the Cocoa Beach Pier to Lori Wilson Park.
And the winners are:
Unlimited Class – Wake Effects 48′ MTI Hull, 2-1650 HP Mercury Driver: Rusty Rahm Nav/Throttle: Jeff Harris
Extreme Class – AMH Construction/Instigator 40′ Fountain Hull, 2-710 HP Mercury Driver: Aaron Hope Nav/Throttle: Anthony Smith
Superboat Class – WHM Motorsports 40′ Skater Hull, 2-750 HP Mercury
Superboat Vee – Sunprint Management 29′ Extreme Hull, 1 -625 HP IMCO Driver: Steve Fehrmann Nav/Throttle: Steve Miklos
Superboat Stock – FJ Propeller 32′ Doug Wright, 2-300 HP Mercury Driver: Jimmy Harrison Nav/Throttle: Gary Ballough
Manufacturer Production P3 – The Developer, 38′ Fountain, 2-600 HP Mercury Driver: Scott Brown Nav/Throttle: Eddie Tamberino
Manufacturer Production P4 – Two Cruel, 30′ Phantom, 1-615 HP Mercury Driver: Daniel Racz Nav/Throttle: Andy Miller
See you next year for the 10th Annual Space Coast Grand Prix – Thunder On Cocoa Beach!