Our very own John Tomlinson is ready to return as Throttleman for the Performance Boat Center’s Offshore Racing team. He will be racing alongside driver, Myrick Coil. Missouri-based Performance Boat Center is debuting their brand new 43′ MTI Cat World Champion Race Boat featuring dual 750HP racing engines and a carbon fiber hull. According to Brett Manire of Performance Boat Center, this race boat has some custom features never before seen in an MTI race boat.
About the Performance Boat Center Offshore Racing Team
As throttleman, Tomlinson is excited to control the speed and trim of the boat, hoping to reach top speeds with driver and teammate Myrick Coil. Supporting him is the rest of the Performance Boat Center offshore racing team led by owners Brett Manire and Mark Waddington, and sponsored by Jimmy Johns.
As a leader in the performance boat industry, John Tomlinson is no newcomer when it comes to offshore racing. The veteran offshore racer is a World Champion and has spent the past two decades throttling for and managing some of the world’s best-known offshore racing teams.
The Race: Thunder on Cocoa Beach
John Tomlinson and the team is staying busy preparing for Thunder on Cocoa Beach, which is celebrating 10 years of Offshore Racing as one of the largest races in the country. This year, the race takes place May 16 – 19, and begins at Lori Wilson Park, with Turn #2 at the Cocoa Beach Pier and Turn #3 at Coconuts on the Beach. To purchase tickets and see John Tomlinson in action as Throttleman in the season opener, go to the Thunder on Cocoa Beach website.