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Video: Augusta’s 1985 debut into big-time powerboat racing started off River Race Augusta with a…

The 1985 National Powerboat Association race in Augusta Georgia was tag named the Masters. Spinning around the one-mile course on the Savannah River were 2-Liter Champ Boats supported by a class of SST 140s and Mod VPs.

The money was right, $40,000 total purse with $22,500 earmarked for the F1 Champ Race Boats alone. The SST 140s raced a traditional three-heat format while the Champ Boats and Mod VPs opted for a couple of qualifiers and a single main event to decide all the money.

Read more about the 1985 Augusta boat race here: Mod VP Augusta 1985.

Photo credit Mark Poole

Photo credit Mark Poole

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