For John Tomlinson and Lorne Leibel their short racing season has got even shorter. As many races have been canceled, they have still a shot at a US title. Read the article below to find out what decisions the Supercat owners have made regarding the new 3 race series championship.
Earlier this year, the Supercat owners group announced that its teams would compete at seven American Power Boat Association-sanctioned races this season, with each team allowed to drop one result for its best six-race APBA points total. The members of the group agreed that the team with the highest total would take the U.S.-1 National Championship title for the season and that the three-race Race World Offshore Key West Offshore Championships would be a stand-alone event for the 2020 Supercat-class world title.
The group will use results from Cocoa Beach, Clearwater and Fort Myers Beach to determine its own Supercat-class national championship. If one race drops off the schedule, two races will determine the title. Should the Supercat-class teams only be able to run one race, that contest will determine the group’s national championship. The trio of RWO races in Key West still will determine the Supercat-class “world championship,” according to Mauff.
Several Supercat teams, such as Lorne Leibel and John Tomlinson in the former Performance Boat Center Skater Powerboats catamaran and Chuck Broaddus and Chris Hanley of the Broadco MTI team, had plan to run a limited schedule this season. The Supercat owner’s group decision in essence gives them a shot at a U.S. 1 title.