OPA is now part of APBA Offshore
February 12, 2014
After more than a dozen years of producing Offshore Racing events, OPA Racing (Offshore Powerboat Association) has joined forces with American Power Boat Association in order to bolster the ranks within APBA’s Offshore Category.
“We see this as a very positive move for our teams and the sport in general” said Ed (Smitty) Smith, President of OPA. “By joining with the APBA, several things happen. Our teams are now eligible for the APBA Hall of Champions, we can now promote joint events with other APBA categories to enhance our product at our race sites, we can establish globally recognized speed runs and we have the exclusive rights to the APBA Offshore sanction within Region one, two, three, four and six. The sport has been so fractioned that it was time to do something to help put it back together.” ......
TnT to Race an Activator Racing SVL for the 2014 Season
January 1, 2014
In the fall of 2013, TnT Racing acquired the Activator Racing Super Vee Lite(SVL) formerly known as "Absolutely Not". After being the crew chief for the boat for the 2012 season, TnT's Driver/Throttleman, Trent Weyant, felt this would be a perfect boat to make the transition from the open boats that TnT has competed with to the canopy setup that this SVL offers. "The boat won the 2011 SBI National Title with Absolutely Not, so even with the surge of the new technology in the class, this boat will allow us to be competitive out of the box.
Wix Filters Partners with TnT
July 7, 2015
Based out of Gastonia, North Carolina, the same hometown as Driver Trent Weyant, Wix Filters brings their over 75 years of perfecting filters to TnT Racing. The majority of NASCAR teams utilize Wix Filters which shows they can stand the abuse and high horsepower that our marine engines put out. They might cost approximately $5 more, but at the end of the day, it saves over $10,000 in rebuilds due to impurities in your oil....
PCI Race Radios to continue with TnT
August 2, 2015
In offshore racing, you have a Driver and a Throttleman. The Driver reads the conditions and points the boat in the
right direction, the Throttleman controls the speed and balance. In essence you have two people that have to think as one and communication is the key. TnT Racing accomplishes this by utilizing the premier intercom system in the world and is
provided by PCI Race Radios. Since 2006, PCI has been the exclusive intercom provider for TnT and will remain on board with the debut of our new Activator Super Vee Lite.