Powerboat Race in Lake Alfred
175 N Nekoma Ave, Lake Alfred
Friday 24 April 2015, 10:00 till Sunday 26 April 2015, 18:00
Organized by: US Title Series – PRO Racing Series
Maximum Sports Channels is proud to announce that they are sponsoring the inaugural race of the USTS (US Title Series) Powerboat 2015 Season at Lake Alfred Florida on April on 24-26, 2015.
The USTS is one of the country’s elite boat racing championships, with a season of six races across the United States, bringing together the country’s top teams and drivers from over 25 states. The US Title Series, founded in 1982, is recognized as the premier PRO outboard racing series in the United States. The United States Title Series’ guiding vision is to establish a class of outboard racing competitions between the best Professional Outboard Racing teams that boat racing has to offer; promote the sport of powerboat racing by using any and all means available; and develop a series of outboard racing competitions across the country, putting the sport on a national level as any other professional sport.
The Maximum Sports Channels team will follow and report on the USTS Powerboat circuit throughout the year starting with their inaugural race at Lake Alfred, Florida. The six races will determine the overall powerboat champion for 2015.
The USTS Series is powered by professional men and women drivers that race their powerboats at over a hundred miles an hour during the six summer weekends. The powerboat racing is thrilling as competitors are often separated by mere feet as they are propelled forward inches above the onrushing water. They go all in for a chance at victory; all the while knowing that one false move on their part could culminate in a violent watery crash. Like modern day knights, they wear Kevlar armor, just in case an accident ejects them from their boats at over a 100 mph. At that speed hitting the water is the same as smashing into a concrete barrier and, yet they eagerly return week after week to compete in this exciting sport.
There are eleven classes in the U.S. Title Series based on the type of boat and the size of the engines. Engines are specifically designed for racing, burn methanol fuel, and are manufactured all over the world. A separate race is run for each class consisting of three heats per class and four laps per heat. There are three distinctive types of boats in the U.S. Title Series: Runabouts, Hydroplanes and Capsules.
Runabouts are hulls that have a flat bottom. They turn well, ride rough, and as any experienced Runabout rider will tell you, require the most skill to drive. U.S. Title Series has four Runabout classes dependent on engine size: 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc. Runabouts don’t have seats– the driver kneels and has to lean hard into the turns while bouncing on the water at speeds up to 100 mph. With one hand on the throttle and the other on the steering wheel, these sharp turning boats require quick reflexes and a love for adrenaline.
Hydroplanes are the fastest boats on the water. They are designed to ride on a tunnel of air over the water, these boats can reach and exceed speeds up to 120 mph. The Hydros run at 125cc, 250cc, and 350cc and are one of the most popular classes in the world. The 350cc Hydroplanes balance the abilities of high speeds with good handling, which results in very exciting racing.
The 500cc Hydros require a capsule and a 5-point harness seating system similar to NASCAR for safety conditions. These drivers carry oxygen and many use radios in their helmets to receive direction from their crew-chief. The Capsules run at 500cc, 700cc and 1100cc and are by far the fastest classes of racing in the USTS and possibly the world.
The PRO racing category runs highly tuned 2-stroke racing engines that turn at extremely high RPMs, which in competition range from 10,000 to 13,000, and burn methanol alcohol fuel. This is a combination that can produce exceptional horsepower. Compare this to a typical racing stock car that turns about 7,000 to 8,000 RPM. Mechanics and engines designers have very few restrictions beyond displacement, which makes this style of racing very popular and exciting.
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Powerboat Race in Lake Alfred