2008 San Diego Bayfair Powerboat Races
Mission Bay San Diego Sept 19-21 (Photos / Video)
What happens when you take airplane and helicopter jet engines that deliver over 3,000 horse power and strap them to boats on Mission Bay?
You get a vehicle that goes over 200 miles per hour and skims over the waves and gets tens of thousands of people cheering on the beach.
That is what went on in Mission Bay as the 2008 Bayfair San Diego Powerboat Races were held at Ski Beach and Crown Point in front of thousands of cheering fans from all over the country.
“I am here from Madison Indiana to watch the “Oh Boy Oberto race team” said Vicki Jensen who with her husband made the trip to San Diego.
“This is an event we have planned for at least 6 months”, she said.
The Bayfair San Diego Powerboat Races feature boats from a multitude of classes including cracker box, drag boats, offshore powerboats and the unlimited class of hydroplanes just to name a few.
Bayfair San Diego was formerly called “The San Diego Thunderboat Regatta”, until they ran out of sponsors and needed help to continue. The event needed help and was rescued by Race Marketing Partners LLC.
Race Marketing Partners are dedicated to continuing the tradition of hydroplane racing on Mission Bay and enhancing the event with new sponsors. “They have done an amazing job this year with the event”, said Tom Craft, a local fan who has followed the powerboat races for the last 15+ years. “There seems to be an added excitement as the RMP Group has brought in an excellent team of professionals to grow the event”.
In addition to the normal excitement the powerboats bring an extra celebration was in order after the 2A unlimited heat as Steve David and
the “Oh Boy Oberto” team won the national points lead and “World Series of Powerboat Racing Season Title”.
David was greeted by friends and crew members after coming in from his season winning ride.
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