MTI Supercats Win 2nd and 3rd Place at Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

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We would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winning teams at this weekend’s 35th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. The Supercat class made MTI proud, with two MTIs placing 2nd and 3rd. Read the article below to learn more about this weekend’s race and the amazing teams that participated.

SARASOTA — The 35th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix took place on Sunday off Lido Beach, and four of the eight boats in the Supercat class were MTIs, two of which ended up on the winner’s podium.

The race began at 10 am yesterday, and even amid uncertain weather, the race drew hundreds of spectators. For years, the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix has been a boon to the local economy,  as well as for Suncoast Charities for Children, which provides services for children and adults with special needs. 

According to WFLA, “This year, nearly 70 teams competed in the race, which is almost double the amount of teams from last year. The lineup included teams from the United States along with international teams from the Netherlands, Australia, and even Dubai.” 

But there were only eight boats in the Supercat class, four of which were MTIs. M-CON Racing came in first, heralding from Wathena, Kansas. In second and third place, MTI Cats dominated. According to an article published by Powerboat Nation, “In second place was #NZ-11 Pro Floors Racing (with driver Wayne Valder and throttleman Grant Bruggeman), which was the winner of the season-opening bout in Cocoa Beach. Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s, with driver Myrick Coil and throttleman John Tomlinson racing their new MTI hull, finished in third place.” 

Congratulations to the winning teams!

MTIs had a great run at this weekend’s 35th Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, and we are proud of our winning teams. Keep an eye out for upcoming races, and in case this weekend’s racing got you in the mood for speed, be sure to check out our gorgeous pre-owned listings so you can get out on the water this summer.