Press Release 11/21/15
Englewood, Florida - November 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
Cat Can Do Racing, West Michigan based professional offshore racing team completed It's defense of the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) National and World Championships, outlasting Miss Geico in Englewood Florida. Title sponsor and home shop CK Motorsports out of Nunica, Michigan was very please with the victory after re-working Cat Can Do Design design and re-outfitting the twin 1700HP Sterling Performance engines to use a blend of ethanol fuel for 2015.
“We hoped with the ethanol blend for more horsepower and speed, combined with a great set up, it was great to throttle down for speeds close to 170 mph.” said owner Captain Keith Holmes of Grand Haven, Michigan. Keith is joined in the cockpit by driver Ed Smith from Port Huron, Michigan and assisted by crew chief Mike Holford. Victories in races in Port Huron and St. Clair, Michigan along with participation in the Lake Race - Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, set up the run for the National and World Championships.
“The boat powered by twin 1700HP Sterling Performance engines ran flawlessly,” commented Holmes. “Miss Geico and the Cat have battled over the years, this was another classic battle. We must have passed each other 5 or 6 times. I had a little more throttle and we needed it to pass and then hold them off for the win.” Cat Can Do with the win also earned the APBA (American Power Boat Association) National Championship with the win.
The team plans to run for a 3 peat in 2016, as races start again in late May .
Photos by Shoot 2 Thrill Pix