Before we cover the second of three installments to the 2014 Super Boat International World Championships in Key West, let’s recap what happened on Day 1.
With the early retirement of the #3 52′ MTI Catamaran of Randy Scism and Bob Bull, the #03 48′ MTI of Jeff Harris and Johnny Tomlinson took up the mantle of representing the team in the first race of the 2014 Key West World Championships. The #03 stormed out to an early lead and was able to comfortably manage the gap to second place throughout the race. The #03 finished all 10 laps in the lead, capturing first place in the first race and leading in points heading in to Friday’s second race.
CMS team owner Bob Bull clearly has come to Key West, Fla., to take home a Superboat Unlimited-class world championship. And while he finished in second place a few moments ago with throttleman/Marine Technology, Inc., company principal Randy Scism in his new 52-footer with twin Mercury Racing 1650 engines, his team still prevailed. That’s because ace throttleman John Tomlinson and driver Jeff Harris piloted Bull’s “older” CMS cat, a 48-foot MTI also equipped with Mercury Racing 1650 power, to victory in the class during the second day of Super Boat International Offshore World Championship competition.
“Racing conditions were flawless today—the course was short and really, really fast,” said Tomlinson. “You’d get around turn one and then you’d be right on turn two.
“Bob and Randy are pumped,” he added. “We’ve just got to do it one more time.”
If you weren’t able to watch the races, you can catch up on ALL of the action via the Official Super Boat International Livestream, here. Or, you can watch today’s race below.
Source: www.SpeedontheWater.com; Matt Trulio; November 7, 2014.