The RWO Offshore World Championships in Key West are quickly approaching and fans have a lot to look forward to. Our very own John Tomlinson will pair up with automobile racer, Carlos de Quesada, for the Key West races. Continue reading to learn more about this fascinating duo and their plans for race week.
Class 1 teams headed to Key West, Fla., November 6-13, for the American Power Boat Association/Union International Motonautique World Championships, will have another strong outfit in the mix. Veteran offshore racer John Tomlinson will share the cockpit of a 50-foot Victory catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines with automobile racer Carlos de Quesada for all three Key West contests.
Tomlinson and de Quesada spent much of today testing the 50-footer in Stuart, Fla., under the watchful eyes of Class 1 Huski Chocolate crew chief Gary Stray.
“Carlos did really good and he seems like a great guy,” Tomlinson said. “And you know, give me a good racecar driver—and (former Tomlinson teammate) Lorne Liebel told me Carlos can really drive a racecar—and we’ll do just fine.
“We mostly just tested propellers on the Intracoastal Waterway,” he added. “We didn’t go into the ocean—it was really rough, like six- to eight-footers and really, really windy.”