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March 12, 2020

Racing News: Travis Pastrana Joins Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Team

Racing News: Travis Pastrana Joins Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Team

SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 11, March 12, 2020

Travis Pastrana Joins Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Team

In 2020, Travis Pastrana will share the cockpit of the 47-ft. Miss GEICO Victory catamaran with world champion throttleman Sir Steve Curtis. Together, they will seek to clinch a world championship title during the 2020 World Offshore Championship Series. Pastrana plans to utilize his long-honed skills developed while racing on dirt courses, as he transitions to a liquid track with constantly changing conditions. Class ONE boats will compete in six world-class races during the upcoming season. Stops include events in Cocoa Beach, Florida; St. Pete Beach, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; St. Clair, Michigan; Michigan City, Indiana; and Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Class ONE consists of the fastest race boats in the world. These boats weigh exactly 11,750 lbs. with sealed 1,100 hp twin race engines governed by Mercury Racing to ensure fair competition. All of the teams use the same propeller dimensions. The Miss GEICO Victory catamaran is made of carbon and Kevlar for high performance and can reach top speeds of 160 mph.

SpeedVideo Enters Broadcast Partnership With Street Car Takeover

SpeedVideo has entered into a broadcast partnership with the automotive event series Street Car Takeover (SCT) to live stream the Street Car Takeover Charlotte 2020 event, June 26–27, 2020. Street Car Takeover not only features drag racing, but also roll racing, where drivers line up 1,300 ft. behind the burnout box, eclipsing the starting line at 35 to 40 mph, and the winner is determined by speed, not elapsed time. There are three classes of roll racing at SCT Charlotte 2020: the 140 mph and 150 mph brackets where speed cannot be exceeded, and the King Of The Bakery, which has no trap speed limitation, but vehicles must be street-legal. Full live-event coverage of the Street Car Takeover Charlotte 2020 event in live HD will be available on for annual or monthly subscribers. Parts of the event will be broadcast for free.

Race Wrap: 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem

The 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines was held March 5–8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.

VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod: Eric Gustafson in his PTP-tuned Coast Packing Camaro cruised all the way to the final, where he clocked a 3.68 to win over Andrew Handras, who went into a wheelie and was forced to lift to a 4.09 in his Camaro.