We are ready to watch a new duo on the course this weekend at the race in Cocoa Beach as John Tomlinson will enter the cockpit with Milton Calafell at the wheel. As a renowned figure in the racing world, John will be showcasing his remarkable skills and expertise in the 450 Stock #7 MTI, as well as the Alegra Motorsports Class 1 boat. With his unparalleled experience and passion for offshore racing, John is sure to bring his A-game to the Cocoa Beach race. We are excited to see him on the course once again!
“We had the boat pretty well dialed in after Marathon so we set up a course off Miami Beach and took it out this morning to run some laps,” Calafell said. “Johnny and I spent a couple of hours in the boat making sure it was ready and that we were in sync. Everything went well today. I can’t wait to go racing on Sunday.”
Tomlinson said he has the utmost confidence with Calafell in the cockpit.
“I’ve been running these boats with Milton for some time so I don’t anticipate any issues; we did some testing this morning and the boat is good to go for this weekend,” said Tomlinson, who has also been testing the Class 1 Alegra Motorsports/Pothole Heroes 50-foot Victory catamaran recently with owner and driver Carlos de Quesada. “I’m expecting some competitive racing in both classes. I think 450R should have five or six boats and I heard Class 1 is going to have seven boats.”
While he admitted the logistics of racing for two teams can be challenging, Tomlinson said he enjoys racing in both Class 1 and 450R Factory Stock.
“It’s not easy trying to be present for everything with two teams, but both teams have such great crews behind them that it makes my job easier,” Tomlinson said.