Powerboat Nationals NEWS

2016 OPC Nationals awarded to Shreveport, Louisiana

January 25, 2016

Duing the National APBA annual meeting Powerboat National entered a bid to host the OPC Nationals in Shreveport , Louisiana. The OPC Commission  unanimously voted to approved Shreveport as the Host City for 2016. The dates were set for Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, with testing set for Friday September 2nd. Racing will take place in downtown Shreveport on the Red River, between the Boardwalk of Bossier City and the Casino lined shores of Shreveport. The Hilton and Holiday Inn, located in downtown Shreveport will be the Host Hotels for the event.

2015 Powerboat Nationals SST-120 Champion

October 15, 2015

John Ludwig of the Ludwig Racing Team has been crowned as the 2015 Powerboat Nationals SST-120 Champion. John accumulated enough points from the 5 stops on the 2015 Powerboat Nationals Tour to be crowned the Champion. It was a close call on stop #5 in Forest Lake, Minnesota where Jeff Krischano was poised to jump from 3rd to 1st in the Points Chase until he blew a motor and was unable to finish for the weekend...This kept John in first place for the Championship. Congratulations are in order for the top three in the points chase...John Ludwig as Champion Jeff Reno as runner up and Jeff Krischano and John's brother, Tom Ludwig tied for 3rd.

2015 Powerboat Nationals SST-60 Champion

October 15, 2015

David Garza of the Mauch Racing Team has been crowned as the 2015 Powerboat Nationals SST-60 Champion. After compiling points from tour stops #1 & #2 in Lakeland and Stuart Florida, # 3 in Huntington, West Virginia, #4 in Rising Sun, Indiana and #5 in Forest Lake, Minnesota...David's points totaled enough to beet the hard charging #64 Toby Hood for the crown.

SST-45 Nationals Championship

August 17, 2015

The SST-45 National Championship took place in Rising Sun, Indiana this year with 15 teams fighting for the championship. Mark Schmerbauch takes the SST-45 National Champion title for 2015. Steve Merleau wins 2nd Place and RJ West would take 3rd. to finish out the podium.

Rising Sun, Indiana

August 17, 2015

2015 SST-120 Intergalactic Championship title was awarded on Sunday to the #2 Gold Mechanical Powerboat, driven by Lee Daniel of N. Augusta, South Carolina. 2nd Place to Mark Jakob of Clifton, IL and  3rd Place toJeff Reno of Okeechobee, Florida.

Huntington, West Virgina

July 27, 2015

2015 APBA SST-120 North American Championship title was awarded on Sunday to the #2 Gold Mechanical Powerboat driven by Lee Daniel of N. Augusta, South Carolina. 2nd Place to Mark Jakob of Clifton, IL and 3rd Place to Jeff Reno of Okeechobee, Florida.

E3 Spark Plugs

July 15, 2015

Steve Joiner of E3 Spark Plugs and Powerboat Nationals have announced that in 2015, E3 will be a Powerboat Nationals Tour Partner. E3 will continue to support Jeff Vasko for a 3rd year in the #13 E3 Spark Plugs Powered Powerboat.


July 5, 2015

Jeremy Werner of RacePrint.com and Powerboat Nationals has annouced a partnership for 2015. RacePrint.com will now be the official designer and supplier of all Powerboat Nationals branded paper products, including Race Posters, Hero Cards and Programs. RacePrint.com has offered each Powerboat Nationals team additional savings on these items.

Stuart Sailfish Regatta

May 19, 2015

After a great weekend of racing in Stuart, Florida the results for the 2nd stop on the Powerboat Nationals Tour.


SST-120 ~ 1st - T. Ludwig, 2nd - J. Reno, 3rd - M. Floyd, 4th - J. Krischano, 5th - F. Durr, DNS - J. Ludwig.


SST-60 ~ 1st - C. Reno, 2nd - S. LaBanco, 3rd - D. Garza

Boat Buckles Partnership

April 23, 2015

Dave Kalan, Sales Manager for Boat Buckles and Powerboat Nationals have announced a partnership for the 2015 Season. Look for more Boat Buckles on our professional race team trailers this year.

Orange Cup Regatta news

March 8, 2015

The SuperPro (SST-120) Class ended with the following finishes:

1st J. Ludwig, 2nd M. Floyd, 3rd A. Rinker, 4th J. Reno & 5th F. Durr.

T. Ludwig and J. Krischano Did Not Start


With the winter storms keeping some teams home, the Pro (SST-60) Class race had to be cancelled for the weekend.

2015 Orange Cup Regatta

February 12, 2015

Powerboat Nationals and the Central Florida Racing Club has partnered together to offer Powerboat Nationals Tour Points to the SuperPro (SST-120) and Pro (SST-60) Classes at Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland Florida on March 7 & 8, 2015

2015 North American Championship

January 25, 2015

Huntington, West Virginia was chosen to host the 2015 North American 

Championships for the SuperPro (SST-120) and Pro (SST-60) Classes at Harris Riverfront Park on July 25 & 26.

Rising Sun, Indiana

January 22, 2015

Rising Sun, Indiana has contracted with Powerboat Nationals for the 2015 Rising Sun Regatta featuring the SuperPro (SST-120) and Pro (SST-60) Classes. Rising Sun will be seeking a National

Championship Title from the American Power Boat Association for 2015.

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