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Gasse cruises to Super Boat Grand Prix win

 

Sunday’s races in Miami Beach endure choppy waters, but they were accident-free.

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Gasse – a Superboat Unlimited entry throttled by veteran Miami champion John Tomlinson and driven by Tor Staubo of Norway – was the fastest of 13 boats in Sunday’s Miami Super Boat Grand Prix.

The 48-foot MTI with twin 1,350-horsepower engines completed the bumpy 77 1/2-mile course along Miami Beach in 50:49, averaging 91.59 miles per hour.

Unlike November’s Key West World Championship where three racers died, Sunday’s competition saw no accidents, though several boats broke down in choppy seas and failed to complete their laps.

The closest race was in the Superboat class where Stihl and Fastboats Marine Group swapped the lead several times over 13 laps. But Fastboats, driven by Tony Fiorillo of Prior Lake, Minn., and throttled by Randy Sweers of Fort Lauderdale, got the checkered flag after Stihl broke down in the final lap.

Fastboats averaged 75.11 miles per hour.

In other unofficial results from Superboat International Productions, Lucas Oil/Mav-TV ran alone in the Superboat Vee Extreme class, winning valuable national series points with an average speed of 83.28 miles per hour.

Duce Rods.com, with driver Robert Nunziato of Dania Beach and throttleman Dan Lawrence of Fort Lauderdale, won the three-boat Superboat Stock class in 74.47 miles per hour.

Sheds Plus, driven by Jacqueline Piper of Miami and throttled by Joe Ferrer of Dania Beach, took the victory in the three-boat Manufacturer Production 1 class in 79.63.

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