For the third year in a row Supercat veterans Billy Mauff and Jay Muller of the WHM Motorsports team were winners on at the Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City, Ind., the fifth stop in the six-race American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series produced by the Offshore Powerboat Association and Powerboat P1. Piloting a 40-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran powered by 750-hp Sterling engines, Mauff and Muller took the lead in the early stage of the 10-lap race on a 5.5-mile course, and were never headed. They were followed by Grant Bruggemann and Wayne Valder in Pro Floors Racing and Myrick Coil and John Tomlinson in Performance Boat Center, both MTI catamarans.
The Super Vee Extreme team of Steve Miklos and Steve Fehrmann in Sun Print notched its first win of the season. Running solo in a 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran Shadow Pirate, Nick Scafidi notched his second Super Stock-class win of the series. In the Pro Stock Vee class, driver Brit Lilly and Kevin Smith earned their fourth checkered flag in a row today in LSB/Hurricane of Awesomeness. In the Class One contest, Australian Darren Nicholson and Giovanni Carpitella dominated and won for the second time this season in their 222 Offshore 41-foot Victory catamaran, eventually stretching out a 10-second lead over second-place finisher Miss GEICO.
Roar Offshore, the American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series season finale, is set for October 10-12 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.