The boats above are the APBA Tri-hull racing series ... They used roll cages and have a fast top end speed of 65 mph
How fast does your bass boat go ? ..70 even 80 ? ...Have you ever dreamed about pro tour series boat racing but you can't afford to buy special high horsepower racing series equipment ? ...The answer for your need for speed to go pro champion tour short track series racing could be the older " slightly used " high speed high performance bass boat in your own back yard ... All you would need to go top-end speed boat racing is to add a high speed sprint car type roll cage or safety capsule to your tour series fast pro bass boat with a , foot pedal , racing numbers for the side of your fast high performance pro bass boat ; some holes drilled above your cavitation plate so your high horsepower high performance series outboard will make some noise like a fast tour series race boat and a few other odds a ends for set-up and safety and your ready to go top-end series racing with your high end performance bass boat ..When you aren't fast top end pro boat racing ...Just take out the roll cage or safety capsule ..I 'm sure some of you could find a way to make the switch from fast high end horsepower racing boat to champion tournament fishing boat easy to switch back and fourth.The American Powerboat Association will help develop rules for your tour series fast top end hi-performance bass boat .
If you like the idea of Circle Track Bass Boat Racing please contact your regional APBA racing clubs and help build a new boat racing class for bass boats . Click the links below ; to see the places they race at ... The members of these clubs are great down to earth guys and I'm sure they will be there to help guide you along the way to get started in boat racing ......
North American Speedboat Federation is from Richmond,TX. http://www.NASFracing.org/ APR ( power boat super league ) is in New Martinsville West Virginia http://www.aprsuperleague.com/
Power Boat Nationals in Alexandria Ohio http://www.PowerboatNationals.com
Twin City Power Boat Assoc In Deerwood Minnesota http://tcpba.org/ USF1 Powerboat Tour.is in Miami Florida http://www.usf1powerboat.com/
I'm hoping that high speed oval champ tour series racing on one mile race tracks and shorter for fast hi-performance bass boat racing and league series clubs will work on a local level with champion tour series pro speed boat racing events you can sanction and insure through the APBA ( American Power Boat Racing Association ) club series and will be included in county fairs , cardboard boat races , bass pro fishing tournament series club championships ; skiing club ; and fast high performance jet ski tour series races as a part of the festival fun ..
For fast APBA pro bass boat champ series racing safety the reinforced cockpit ( safety capsule ) is a must for fast top end speed hi-performance bass boats that go a top-end speed over 70 mph ....The safety capsule was introduced for fast high horse powered Formula One champ series tunnel boats in the 1980 's and later made mandatory for all champ series fast high speed tunnel boat classes ....Some injuries have happened in high performance capsule boats ; However incidents like this are extremely rare ...Most champ tour series drivers can walk away from a top end speed 130 mph champion Formula one boat wreck ; with out a scratch ...Safety cells have been used in high horse powered APBA Mod V P series race boats in the past and I think they will easily fit in a fast high performance pro bass boat too . In fast top-end speed hi-performance bass boats that will race in the C sprint and C main races that go a top end speed under 70 mph I think most accidents will be spin outs and collisions in turns and a champ fast high speed stock car series type roll cage might work fine ...The APBA s series club safety committee would be the best judge of that .
When practicing and mastering the handling of your fast high performance series tour bass boat to prepare yourself for APBA tour series club high performance speed boat racing ... I think you should have your fast high horsepower bass boat outfitted with a safety capsule and you should wear your helmet and life jacket and have your seat belt on so you will be familiar with fast top end speed driving like that and It would be for your protection while practicing top end speed driving your fast hi-performance high horsepower bass boat to its limit before you go pro APBA champion tour series speed boat racing for the first time ............If your fast high horsepower champ series high performance pro bass boat complies with APBA safety rules and your high end performance boat passes safety inspection ; you can expect to have a fun , safe and enjoyable day at the fast APBA tour series champion club races .
The only rules for fast high performance top end outboards is that they are an outboard speed boat motor that is sold through normal channels to the general public with a minimum of 1500 manufactured ....Other than that ... anything goes and there won't be any rules for fast hi-performance high horsepower series outboard motors ... All top end horsepower mods are legal and all manufactures can race against each other ... NO MOTOR RULES ? ... HOW CAN THAT BE !!!!......There are so many fast high top end horsepower outboard models and manufactures over all the years ; that it would be impossible to have speck sheets for all of them .... and a lot of fast high speed bass boaters already have modified their top end high horsepower motors ....So how can they compete against each other and put on a speed boat race ? .....In champ tour series fast sprint car racing they have a tier system that is based on top fastest speed single lap qualifying , ....This pits top champion tour series sprint cars that turn similar speed lap times to race against each other in sprint races .... Each speed group is determined by the race committee whether each fastest speed champ tour series sprint car should race in group A , B, or C that leads to their feature race for each group ....The fastest high performance champ tour sprint cars usually start their races in inverted order to work though their ladder system and have a break out time based on their qualifying lap to keep the fastest championship series high speed sprint car tour drivers from sandbagging and later running away with the races in their group ...
When it comes to fast hi-performance tournament bass boat racing and this champion tour series sprint car tier system ... It's all about top lap speed not horsepower ..So its unlikely that high performance high end horse powered series bass boats that are a heavy Ranger high performance bass boat with a high horsepower stock motor that goes a top end speed of 70 mph for Group C would be pitted against a fast lite weight high performance Bullet , or fast high speed Allison top performance bass boats with fast hi-performance top horse powered outboard motors that can go a top-end speed over 100 mph for Group A.
To even out the series tour competition a break out qualifying top speed time for a lap for series groups A , B , and C ; could be posted by the race series committee ...The competitors can adjust their foot pedal throttle stops to achieve a slower top end speed qualifying lap time than the fastest posted break out time during practice before series tour qualifying .... Perhaps the foot peddle throttle stop can be adjusted on the fly by using a small motorized push rod and a toggle switch mounted on the steering wheel to get as close to the posted breakout qualifying lap time as possible before the start of the race ... This will keep the competition close and will be all about the racing driver's skills to become the high performance pro bass boat series championship race winner at the end of the day ..... If there aren't enough fast high speed APBA championship tour series hi-performance high horsepower bass boats for each series qualifying group , these groups might have to be combined to put on a show .
I was hoping to keep the class for high horsepower tour series Bass Boat Racing for traditional fast high performance V bottomed high performance bass boats ... APBA would have to come up rules that would define what a top end high performance series bass boat is .... It would no doubt be defined as a fast high speed performance V hulled boat that is listed and sold to the general public by the boat manufacture as a "bass boat " .... No doubt APBA would specify that the hi-performance top end horse powered speed boat manufacture would have sold over 100 or more of their listed high performance top end horse powered "bass boat" they sell to make it eligible for fast high speed APBA regional club champ series bass boat racing...This would eliminate one of a kind fast top-end high performance high end horsepower racing hulls ....Also ; at the regional clubs champion tour series speed boat races ; the owner must show he has registered his fast high speed boat as a "bass boat" for its state boat license number for hi-performance speed boating....
For a top end tour series bass boat race ; a qualifying lap ; a couple of fast 3 lap sprint races , and a fast 15 lap feature main series boat race for A ,B , and C groups would work fine ..... All the champ series fast high speed tour bass boats would have radios and would line up ; in rows of 2 side by side like top end champ tour series stock cars ; in inverted order with the fastest high performance outboard pro series tour bass boats in the back .... When the huge pack of over 20 APBA fast high horse powered pro series bass boats slowly enter the starting box ; between the turn 4 buoy and the start finish line ; The starting cannon fires ; The green flag waves ; and the crowd comes screaming to their feet ;as the words GREEN ! GREEN ! GREEN ! comes over the radios to the fast high speed series tour bass boat drivers radios and the fast mad dash to the first turn begins !!!
This way of starting is familiar to most champ series tour stock car auto racing fans and is a economical way to conduct a fast high speed pro series bass boat club race ..... Expensive starting docks with event crippling staging times are used in other top forms of APBA series club fast high speed top end racing series ; ... However ; they aren't practical for low budget entry level fast high end pro bass boat tour club races at the local county fair
If you want to put on a sanctioned championship tour club series race through APBA ( American Powerboat Racing Association ) tour club who would pay for it ? .... The drivers entry fees would be the main support for this and trophies for this fast hi-performance top end series class ....
Could the future of fast circle track pro bass boat series racing be successful ? .... YES !!! ... Like NASCAR'S fast high speed stock car racing tour and fast high speed truck champion racing series ; fast top speed performance high horsepower bass boats are very popular with all Americans ... Major prize money could come from the same businesses that promote the huge prize funds at high end bass fishing tournament series championships
Please join the APBA ( American Power Boat Association ) as a champion series regional club member if you have an interest in top end champ series hi-performance Bass Boat Series Circle Track racing ..... Ask the APBA series regional clubs and use your votes as a regional clubs member of the ( American Powerboat Racing Association ) series to develop this fast top end speed new circle track pro boat racing class for high top-end performance outboard bass boats so everyone that likes a fast high end horse powered pro bass boat can enjoy this fun and wonderful sport of high performance outboard powerboat series racing .. See more boat racing tips on each of my pages .....GREEN !! GREEN !! GREEN !!
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The boats pictured above raced in Mod VP class and used a OPC tunnel boat safety capsule ( reinforced Cockpit ) bolted to the floor ..These safety capsules can survive a fast top end speed 130 mph Formula One tunnel boat high speed top end blow over accident and the driver usually walks away ..APBA will have details on where to buy these . They are priced at between $3,000 and $5,000 and can be bolted to the floor of a fast high speed Racing Bass Boat .. See page 2 for where to buy these and setup tips .
Circle Track Bass Boat Racing isn't a racing class yet so this photo is the best that I can do to show what a Allison boat would look like with a safety capsule in it ... I think Allison uses the same hull ; that they use for their 2002 bass boat and use a different deck on it for drag racing ... I think a Allison 2002 bass boat would look really cool with a safety capsule in it bolted to the floor !
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