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Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sport�s governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.

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    Apopka, FL 32703
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Tampa, Florida

Place of Birth

Gainesville, Florida

Started Racing Powerboats


Class 1 Debut

Key West 2021

Profession Outside Racing

Software entrepreneur


While attending Emory University, Carlos started driver education events with the Porsche Club of America. Following college, he went to his first racing school at Skip Barber, which led to sports car competition in both vintage and professional racing.

In 1996, he created Alegra Motorsports and has developed the team from humble roots to a powerhouse in motor sports, competing in several race series across North America and winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2007. Ten years later, Carlos returned to Daytona to repeat the victory, this time alongside his son and teammate, Michael. Also an avid powerboater, Carlos made the jump from leisurely boating to racing, partnering Steve Curtis in 2021 to claim the APBA Unlimited Class World Championship.

Carlos made his Class 1 race debut at Key West the following year, with legendary throttleman John Tomlinson alongside. They won the 2022 RWO Class 1 World Championship.

Offshore Career highlights

  • 2021APBA Unlimited Class World Championship
  • 2022 RWO Class 1 World Championship

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Carlos de Quesada

 - Class 1 Race Crew Member