The final round of the 2017 championship at Hervey Bay had it all over the weekend,
Saturdays Pole Position Shootout had the smoothest water conditions that an competitor could remember.
Sunday race day the conditions had turned to what race competitors had come to expect at Hervey Bay with short sharp chop that can stand up and send the boats off into any direction.
With both Supercat Extreme and Supercat Outboard championships up for grabs some teams had to think about both races and the point required to win a championship.
Race 1, Supercat Extreme, Maritimo Australia(Tom Barry-Cotter and Steve Jellick) shoot out of the gate with Mega Fuels (Chris and Brendan Frier), 222 Offshore (Darren Nicholson and Peter McGrath) and Maritimo Racing (Ross and Andrew Willaton), Team 3 did not take the start with a trim issue, with hi flying racing 222 Offshore moved up on Mega Fuels and then Maritimo Australia to take the lead, Mega Fuels also passing Maritimo Australia in to second, 222 Offshore taking the win by only 3 seconds over MegaFuels, Maritimo Australia coming 3rd followed by Maritimo Racing.
Supercat Outboard, Saracen (Matt and Steve Kelly) took the lead from Hogs Breath (Chris Haeger and Paul Fowlds), Phantom (Mick Walker and Ian Harris)and Team 88 Powerzone (Michael and Gryff Ethell), 20 minutes into the race Hogs Breath pull into the middle of the course with a propeller issue, Saracen taking the win from Phantom and Team 88 Powerzone.
Race 2, Supercat Extreme Team 3 (Travis Thompson and John Shand) were back on course ready to go, once again Maritimo Australia took the lead over Mega Fuels, 222 Offshore, Maritimo Racing and Team 3, at the end of the front straight Maritimo Racing pulled of the course with a mechanical issue, once again 222 Offshore and Mega Fuels moved passed Maritimo Australia and Team 3 in 4th, this is how they stayed for the race with less than a minute between 1st and 3rd.
Supercat Outboard, Hogs Breath took the lead from Saracen, Phantom and Team 88 Powerzone and that’s how it stayed for the race, with Phantom and Team 88 Powerzone both knowing they needing to get finish points for their championship race, played safe to finish.
A Huge thank you to the town of Hervey Bay for being a great host to the final round and the support from the locals.
Beach House Hotel
Wide Bay Cranes
Our Events Fraser Coast
Hervey Bay Marine Services
Hervey Bay RSL
Universal Home Improvments
Freedom Whale Watch
Australian Boating College
With the point added form the weekend we have our
2017 Offshore Superboat Champions,
2nd, Mega Fuels, Brendan and Chris Fries
3rd, 222 Offshore, Darren Nicholson and Peter McGrath
1st, Team 88 Powerzone, Michael and Gryff Ethell
2nd, Phantom, Mick Walker and Ian Harris
3rd, Mancine, Brent Price and Simon Isherwood
Also taking the
Maritimo Australia, Tom Barry-Cotter and Steve Jellick