SuperStock and AquaX Race – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

SARASOTA – Today marks day one of the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. The beach was packed as the P1 SuperStock boats took their first race Saturday morning. By mid-afternoon they were finishing up their fourth heat. These boats race between 70 and 80 miles per hour. The P1 AquaX races also kicked off today. These jet skis average about 65 miles per hour. Tomorrow the AquaX will head into its third heat. The powerboat...

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Safety tips for the Grand Prix includes wildlife

SARASOTA – The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is a signature event on the Suncoast, attracting more than 100,000 spectators to race weekend. This year, Fourth of July caps more than a week of events, huge crowds, traffic headaches and the occasional misbehaving partier. Which is why this is a big weekend for the Sarasota Police Department.  Even SPD spokesperson Genevieve Judge is on duty. “With the exception of a few...

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