Gulfport Grand Prix Launches This Weekend
The event features three days of powerboat racing, a boat show and other activities.
GULFPORT – The Gulfport Grand Prix, LLC. is producing the second annual Gulfport Grand Prix featuring the NGK Spark Plugs Formula One Powerboat Championship and a Boat Show.
In cooperation with the city of Gulfport, the downtown area is transformed into a mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard between 58th Street S and 54th Street S. Formula One Boats with their open-to-the-public pit area makes the Gulfport Recreation Center home for the weekend, along with the antique boat show as well as the pleasure boat display and vendor booths will serve as the main entrance and parking shuttle drop off area for the free-to-the-public event.
Sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and conducted by the Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour, the heated up-close and personal racing action will begin on the Boca Ciego Bay area of the intercostal. Just off the beach viewing areas will be located in the center of the entire event.
The weekend events will begin early Friday (June 1) with the setting up of displays and pit areas. The event will conclude Sunday (June 3) evening after two full days of racing action.
Proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Yakes Foundation, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged children and seniors in the Gulfport area.
For information about the Gulfport Grand Prix, go to gulfportgrandprix.com.
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