Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival hosts Media Day Friday September 27!
[Clearwater, September 21, 2013] Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival hosts Media Day Friday September 27!Media is invited to get up close and personal with team drivers and their speed machines.
The Bright House 2013 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival is hosting a media day 10:45am on Friday September 27 at the Baystar Race Village located at the Clearwater Harbor Marina. Mayor George Cretekos and event organizers Frank Chivas and Brian Aungst will hold a press conference to highlight aspects of the weekend activities, the local impact expected and race details. Drivers and throttlemen from Norway, Sweden, Dubai, Germany and all across the U.S. will be on hand to photograph and interview. Please contact Kathleen Peters email@example.com. Press credentials are required.
The Bright House Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival brings the world’s fastest and most famous powerboats in the United States. Super Boat drivers and throttlemen come from around the world to race the SBI circuit. The September 27th – 29th event is the culmination of yearlong powerboat racing and will include the crowning of various National Champions. These “Super Boats” are equipped with F-16 canopies reaching extreme speeds of 180 mph and will race just off the shore of Clearwater Beach. Each race team consists of a two-person team – a driver who controls the boat’s steering and a throttleman responsible for operating up to four engines capable of producing more than 6,000 horsepower.
Hulk Hogan will be Grand Marshal of this year’s Bright House Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival. Hulk Hogan will kick off the event Friday night by leading the parade of boats as part of the Blast Friday event.
Blast Friday-Presented by Bright House Networks will kick off the festivities with a Super Boat Block Party including a parade of boats down Cleveland Street and a performance by John Cafferty on the Cleveland Street Stage directly in front of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater on Friday, September 27. The legendary “East Coast Rock’n'Roll” group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the “Eddie & The Cruisers – Motion Picture Soundtrack” and the hit single “On the Dark Side”. The title track from the group’s 1985 follow-up album “Tough All Over” became their second “Number-One” single on the Billboard Rock. John Cafferty’s solo track “Hearts on Fire” was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film “Rocky IV” and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award. Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.
This FREE street festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 pm with entertainment outside until 10 pm. Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road Presents. Downtown restaurants will be open for business with outdoor dining available on Cleveland Street. BLAST Friday is proudly sponsored by Bright House Networks and is supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board.
Super Boat was brought to Clearwater by Frank Chivas of the Bay Star Restaurant Group and Former Clearwater Mayor Brian Aungst of Bright House Networks, who believes the private sector has the responsibility to play a key role in the community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to three local charities: The Clearwater Community Sailing Center, Sailability, and the Make a Difference Fishing Tournament. For a schedule of race events and details, visit www.clearwatersuperboat.com.