Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Team AMSOIL Earns Podium Finish in Florida

The AMSOIL Offshore Racing Team traveled to Sarasota, Fla. to compete in the annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix race held on the 4th of July weekend. This is one of the largest summer events in the region and drew huge crowds. The AMSOIL Offshore Race Boat and support rigs participated in the annual parade through the city of Sarasota.

By race time on Sunday, the conditions had become very rough. Because the race course was located several miles by water from the pits in the Gulf of Mexico, there was not an option of going down in prop pitch or gears which would have been better for the rougher conditions. The team had to settle for moving weight forward in the boat as the best solution.

Once the green flag dropped, Team AMSOIL, driven by Paul Whittier and throttled by Bob Teague, battled the conditions on the 80-mile race course, finishing strong in second place.

Currently, Team AMSOIL is the high points leader in Offshore Super Series, OPA, and Pacific Offshore Racing Association. The second place finish in Sarasota marks the seventh consecutive podium finish for Team AMSOIL this year.

Until then, we'll see you at the races.