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The world's premier one-design powerboat championship, P1 SuperStock and the biggest and baddest personal watercraft race series, P1 AquaX, made waves at the iconic venue which has spent nearly a quarter of a century being closed.
Organisers, leading marine motorsport promoters Powerboat P1, are now in talks with the City of Miami in the coming weeks to secure the event again on next year's calendar.
Throughout the weekend, riders and drivers from the amateur and professional world of powerboat and personal watercraft racing, competed in the hotly anticipated event.
Day one - racing begins and sea animals invade!
A vast number of spectators gathered at the venue bright and early on the Saturday to see action from the P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX unfold.
Unfortunately, nature, in the form of bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and manatees, interrupted proceedings on the Saturday and the P1 SuperStock racing and P1 AquaX Enduro races were forced to stop with an amended schedule put in place for them the following day. This meant all eyes were on the riders in the P1 AquaX sprint classes who took on the 10-minute courses throughout the day.
This class saw the likes of world-class rider, Sam Nehme, who was riding for Broward Motorsports, take first in the P1 AquaX Sport GP and David Cabrera come up trumps in the P1 AquaX Ski Pro. The day was also a fantastic showcase of Junior riders in the P1 AquaX Junior Ski and threw up a new champion in 13-year-old Haden Skellett.
Day two - P1 SuperStock &P1 AquaX hit the water and winners are crowned
On the Sunday drivers and navigators from the P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX Enduro riders, returned in the hopes that racing could take place once again - and return they did! And, due to the amended schedule, the spectators were treated to even more of a jam-packed day of action.
Six P1SuperStock teams took on the 30-minute course but only one team could reign supreme and that was current Championship title holders, Frank & Al's Pizza, with GEICO Racing coming in second and Visit Jacksonville taking third. All eyes will be on Frank & Al at the next event in Kissimmee this May to see if they can retain their winning streak.
Also taking to the podium was P1 AquaX rider, Eric Francis who took the most acclaimed title of the weekend as champion of the P1 AquaX Enduro Pro. He was joined on the podium by other world-class riders who put in stellar performances on the day including, Erminio Iantosca, who took second-place and, Chris Macclugage, coming in third.
Missed out on the action? Check out the full list of winners below:
Frank & Al's Pizza
The P1 AquaX winners
P1 AquaX Enduro Pro - Eric Francis
P1 AquaX 200 AM - Jose Luis Gonzalez
P1 AquaX 300 AM - Hector Toledo
P1 AquaX Sports Spec - Robert Sayah
P1 AquaX Sport GP - Sam Nehme
P1 AquaX Spark EX - Justin Bellinzoni
P1 AquaX Ski Pro - David Cabrera
P1 AquaX Junior Ski - Haden Skellett