Miss GEICO racing
The world’s fastest offshore racing boat, Miss GEICO, begins its bid for a ninth world title with the first of 12 scheduled competitions of the 2105 season, including a photo opportunity for fans at the Palm Beach International Boat Show beginning Thursday, March 26.
Miss GEICO‘s first official race is set for Cocoa Beach, Florida, May 15-17 at the sixth annual GEICO presents Space Coast SBI Grand Prix. Her season continues through to the GEICO Super Boat International World Championship races Nov. 9-15. Miss GEICO will be defending its world title against competitors like the Sheik of Qatar, the Canadian national team, the Norway national team and several formidable American teams in the fiercest division in offshore racing — the Unlimited Powerboat Class.
“We consider it a privilege to race the world’s fastest catamaran on behalf of GEICO, and an honor to support members of the military and their families,” said Miss GEICO managing member Scott Colton.
The Victory catamaran is the fourth hull the team has raced. Constructed from carbon, Kevlar and S-glass, the boat is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1650 engines. The propulsion system produces nearly 3,300 hp, and the fluorescent green cat hits top speeds exceeding 200 mph. Driver Marc Granet and throttleman Scotty Begovich have been together since the team’s inception, and the team is supported by crew chief Gary Stray. The Miss GEICO team includes a full staff of CDL drivers to operate a fleet of trucks and trailers, a support and maintenance crew for the raceboats, the Caveman Cigarette VIP boat, a 31-foot safety boat and a team hospitality trailer. Visit www.missgeicoracing.com for more information.
Miss GEICO 2015 Race and Events Schedule
May 15-17 Cocoa Beach, FL
GEICO presents 6TH ANNUAL SPACE COAST SBI GRAND PRIX
May 23-24 Jones Beach, NJ
BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH
May 29-31 Seaside, NJ
SEASIDE OPA POWERBOAT RACING
June 19-21 Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY OPA POWERBOAT RACING
July 3-5 Marathon, FL
GEICO presents MARATHON SBI GRAND PRIX
July 31-Aug 2 Michigan City, IN
GEICO presents 7TH ANNUAL SUPER BOAT GREAT LAKES GRAND PRIX
Aug. 21-23 Pensacola Beach, FL
GEICO presents 2nd ANNUAL SBI PENSACOLA GRAND PRIX
Sept. 2 Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY AIR SHOW 2015 presented by GEICO
Sept. 25-27 Clearwater, FL
GEICO presents 7TH ANNUAL CLEARWATER SBI CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 23-25 Jacksonville, FL
JACKSONVILLE BEACH AIR SHOW
Nov. 9-15 Key West, FL
GEICO presents 35TH ANNUAL KEY WEST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 20-22 Port Charlotte, FL
OPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS