What a spectacular weekend in Port Huron. I am sure our friends in Sanilac had just as wonderful a time. The weather was, for the most part, cooperative; the drivers and crews of the Powerboats were, in the words of one of the event coordinators “Port Huron’s royalty” as they were gracious and understanding in the fact that this was the first time this international event was held here and still treated their fans to a great weekend of camaraderie. We will welcome them back next year with open arms.
There were 27 boats racing in 7 different classes on Sunday. The numbers on the boat tells which class they race in and which boat they are. For example, the Formula boat with the number 400 on the bow is a class 400 boat and the 00 is the boats individual number, like the number on the side of a NASCAR race car. Following is a list of the winners in each class.
1st place, # 669 Tyler Crockett; 2nd place, #607 Akula; 3rd place #633 Wazzup II
1st place, #512 Specialized; 2nd place, #568 Mighty Macs;
3rd place, #555 Adrenaline Rush
1st place, #487 Jersey Outlaw; 2nd place, #400 Formula; 3rd place, #401 Simmons Racing
1st place, #360 Bull on the Beach; 2nd place, TIME BANDIT
1st place, #105 Lightening Jack; 2nd place, #129 Cleveland Construction;
3rd place, Amsoil
1st place, Strictly Business; 2nd place, Wazzup (Did four laps)
1st place, # 77 Amsoil
The award ceremony was a great time with the Racer’s voicing their appreciation to Port Huron and Sarnia for doing such a great job with a first-time event. And the guys from the Port Huron race committee thanking the race crews for providing such spectacular entertainment. It was announced that there is a three year contract that has been signed, so we will have a year to prepare for the next Port Huron/Sarnia International Powerboat Race. Thanks to everyone involved for putting forth the effort to get this event together in time, and thanks to the people of Port Huron for showing such respect to the race teams, OPA officials, and other coordinators, it made for a great weekend for all.