Sterling Performance Engines Helped Secure 2nd Race World Offshore Victory

With its win in Dunkirk, Performance Boat Center notched back-to-back victories in the two-race RWO season. Photos from the RWO Cleveland Construction Grand Prix courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix &


Performance Boat Center, CR Racing And More Win In Dunkirk
Written by Todd Swofford –

Race World Offshore Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix—the organization’s second and final race of the 2018 season—in Dunkirk, N.Y., saw the Performance Boat Center duo of driver Myrick Coil and throttleman John Tomlinson take the SuperCat class win in the Missouri-based team’s Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran powered by Sterling Performance engines. With a double-heat format, the two-time defending champions won the first round averaging 100.12 mph, while holding off the WHM Motorsports and Pro Floors Racing NZ-1 teams.

Unfortunately for New Zealanders Chris Hanley and Wayne Valder in the Pro Floors Racing MTI catamaran, they failed to insert their data logger card in the first heat and were penalized with a last-place finish. That moved the M-Con team, also based in Missouri, to third place.

Valder and Hanley made up for their error and ran away from the field—turning several laps in excess of 105 mph—in the second heat. The Kiwi’s led every lap except for the first, with M-Con trailing closely. WHM Motorsports took third place and Performance Boat Center claimed fourth and went home in first place overall.

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