Backstreet Boy's Offshore Powerboat Racing Team Set for Hometown Debut in the Florida Keys, May 17-19.Sports/Entertainment Editors
MARATHON, Fla.--(BW SportsWire)--May 4, 2002
Nick Carter Nick Carter may refer to:
a street in a town far from the main roads
denoting secret or illegal activities: a backstreet abortion
backstreet n Boys' pop music group, loves offshore powerboat racing Offshore powerboat racing is racing by large, ocean-going powerboats, typically point-to-point racing.
Probably the largest, most powerful racing machines of all, the extreme expense of the boats and the fuel required to participate make it an expensive and elite sport. .
His father, Bob Carter, is even more enamored en·am·or
tr.v. en·am·ored, en·am·or·ing, en·am·ors
To inspire with love; captivate: was enamored of the beautiful dancer; were enamored with the charming island. of the sport.
Between them, the two residents of Marathon, in the Florida Keys Florida Keys, chain of coral and limestone islands and reefs, c.150 mi (240 km) long, extending from Virginia Key, S of Miami Beach, to Key West, and forming the southern extremity of Florida. , have established the Nick Carter Racing Team and are scheduled to have their first hometown start Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, at the APBA APBA American Power Boat Association
APBA Asociación de Psicólogos de Buenos Aires (Spanish)
APBA Australian Power Boat Association
APBA Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (Spanish) Marathon Offshore Grand Prix, the second race of the American Power Boat Association's 2002 offshore racing season.
The Carter team, won the Super Vee class at the circuit's first race, April 28 in Daytona Beach. The boat is driven by Steve Oropeza and throttled by Lee Murray, both of Key West, Fla. Bob Carter was scheduled to drive, but says a back injury is keeping him on shore.
Nick Carter is contemplating the purchase of a second, smaller boat to personally race in while he learns the intricacies of offshore competition before moving up to a larger boat. Meanwhile his team's focus is squarely aimed at the Marathon event.
"This race will be 100 percent visible from the old Seven-Mile Bridge where most of the spectators will be," race producer Lee Mills said.
Offshore racing is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday with races beginning at noon and 2 p.m. both days. Race headquarters is at Hawk's Cay Resort.
A one-day race viewing pass on the bridge costs $15; a two-day ticket is $25. A combination pass for bridge viewing and access to the race village costs $40 a person. A special VIP viewing area providing lunch buffet and race poster costs $100 for one day and $150 for both days. "Nick Carter and his brother Aaron are planning to spend both race days in the VIP area," Mills said.
APBA Offshore has teamed with Ticketmaster to provide convenient venues to purchase admissions to the Marathon event. Simply call Ticketmaster or go to www.ticketmaster.com and search for "Marathon OS Grand Prix." More information is also available on the APBA web site at www.apbaoffshore.com and for additional accommodations information, call Hawk's Cay at 1-888-814-9104 or go to www.hawkscay.com.
For more details on Marathon and the Florida Keys, peruse pe·ruse
tr.v. pe·rused, pe·rus·ing, pe·rus·es
To read or examine, typically with great care.
[Middle English perusen, to use up : Latin per-, per- the destination's Web site at www.fla-keys.com .