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Solomons Offshore Grand Prix Comes Roaring Back For Another Season
Solomons, MD - 5/24/2012
Solomons Island will be back in the national spotlight this September when the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix returns for its third year. The roar of the Miss Geico turbine engines will once again echo along the banks of the Patuxent River as sleek, powerful race boats tear across a three mile course with speeds topping 170 m.p.h. Crowd favorites like the Time Bandit, sponsored by Captains Andy and Jonathan Hillstrand, stars of the reality show "Deadliest Catch" on The Discovery Channel, and Super Cat World Champion - Team Amsoil #77 are expected to return as well.
To share all the exciting news and updates, Solomons Offshore Grand Prix has launched its newly redesigned website: www.SolomonsRace.com. Fans will be able to access a wide range of information from schedules and news updates to photos, downloadable maps of the race village, and more. The site includes a countdown clock to the start of race day as well as videos of previous year's races.
Race fans will also be able to follow race updates on Facebook, Twitter, or through the website's RSS feed. As race director Mike Yowaiski stated, "Our race is a first-class event and we wanted a website that reflects that. This will allow racing enthusiasts around the world to follow the events at Solomons Island."
The Solomons Offshore Grand Prix attracts race fans from all over the mid-Atlantic region. Offshore Powerboat Racing is one of the fastest growing spectator motorsports in the world. On race day, crowds in excess of 15,000 will visit the island. Over the course of the three-day event, total visitors are estimated between twenty-five and thirty thousand.
The excitement begins Friday morning, September 14th with the arrival of the boats at the dry pit area beneath the Gov. Thomas Johnson bridge in Solomons. Race testing will take place Saturday, with the 1st race to begin at noon on Sunday, September 16th. Additional events will include a charity golf tournament, poker run, and the Solomons VFD block party -"End of Summer Bash".
For all the details on these events, visit the website: www.solomonsrace.com.
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