Grand Prix of Gulfport, LLC is producing the fourth annual Grand Prix of Gulfport featuring F150, SST45, Jersey Speed Skiffs and a Boat Show. In cooperation with the City of Gulfport, the downtown area is transformed into mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard between 58th Street South and 54th Street South. The Race Boats, with their pit area open to the public makes the Gulfport Recreation Center home for the weekend, along with the Pleasure Boat Display and Vendor Booths lining Shore Blvd.. Beach Blvd., South will serve as the main entrance and a parking shuttle drop off area for the free to the public event.
Sanctioned by the A.P.B.A. (American Power Boat Association), the heated up close and personal racing action will commence on the Boca Ciega Bay area of the intercostal just off the beach. Viewing areas will be located in the center of the entire event. We will be kicking off the weekend’s events starting early Friday morning on March 27th by setting up all the displays, vendors and pit areas. The event will conclude on Sunday evening after two full days of racing action and the conclusion of the racing award presentations. Proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Yakes Foundation (www.mygulfportfoundation.org) a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged children and seniors in the Gulfport, Florida area.
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