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Next Race

Tue Jul 05 2022

Huski Chocolate Taste Victory again in Sarasota

Powerboat P1 has brought pole position qualifying to UIM Class 1 racing this season to add a new dimension to the series. After pole position had been decided on Saturday, the race itself was the second of the day on Sunday morning at the 37th Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix on Florida’s Gulf Coast. There were three boats on the start line after 345 Racing/XINSURANCE suffered a major transmission failure in testing prior to the pole qualifier and had to pull out. There was a change from the previous day’s crew line-up with Charlie McCarthy standing in for Jeff Stevenson, the owner/driver of JBS Racing, alongside Micheal Stancombe at the throttles.

222 Offshore Australia was as usual driven by Darren Nicholson, with Giovanni Carpitella at the throttles. Huski Chocolate welcomed Travis Pastrana at the helm with Steve Curtis, the most experienced racer in the sport, on sticks. Curtis had not partnered with Pastrana since the 2021 regular season when the boat was still under the Miss GEICO team umbrella.

Huski leapt off the line and into the lead, but they lost the advantage when one of their engines failed and they had to come off plane and reboot. Carpitella and Nicholson saw their chance and immediately seized the lead. Left with a sizeable distance to catch up, Pastrana and Curtis pushed #21 Huski Chocolate and its Mercury Racing 1100 Competition engines to the limit and began to wind in 222 Offshore. It took a little over half the race distance of the 62.7 miles to overhaul the Australian boat.

Huski Chocolate took the flag to make it two out of two this season. 222 Australia came in 30 seconds behind in second. JBS Racing had technical problems and pulled out in lap 8, taking third place.

Produced by Powerboat P1, the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix was the second of eight races in the 2022 UIM Class 1 World Championship.