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RC COLA BRINGS UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE BOAT RACES TO MIAMI BUDWEISER REGATTA

 MIAMI, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With thundering turbine engines and speeds of more than 200 mph, hydroplanes return to Miami in June for the RC Cola Unlimited Hydroplane Series.
 The third stop on this summer's tour, the Miami Regatta will be held June 11-13 at the Miami Marine Stadium on Biscayne Bay. Qualifying rounds for the race will be held Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Racing begins at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
 All races in the RC Cola series will be aired on the ESPN sports network. In a new format this year, ESPN will broadcast an hour-long program on each race.
 In addition to the excitement of the boat races, other events and demonstrations will take place at the race site. Pit tours and passes are available for those who want to learn more about the boats and get a closer look.
 RC Cola is the official soft drink supplier of the Miami Regatta as well as the title sponsor for the unlimited hydroplane boat race series. A variety of RC products will be provided to race fans, drivers and workers.
 Unlimited hydroplanes are the world's fastest racing boats. Boat racing has been part of the waters of Biscayne Bay since 1915. The current series began in 1971.
 The 1993 RC Cola Unlimited Hydroplane Series consists of 10 races sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. The races are held from June to October across the country. This summer's series concludes with races in San Diego, Sept. 17-19, and Honolulu, Oct. 22-24. Boats are awarded points for their final standings in each race, with a National High Point Champion crowned at the end of the season based on point totals.
 Headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., Royal Crown Cola Co. is the third-largest cola franchise company and the fifth-largest soft drink company in the United States. Its brands account for a 3 percent soft drink industry market share. The company operates through 200 franchisees and distributors in the United States and sells products in 50 countries.
 With almost a century of innovation and progress, Royal Crown Cola Co. remains committed to the profitable marketing of quality products.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Turcotte of the Unlimited Racing Commission, 206-467-1368, or Phil Dudek of Royal Crown Cola Co., 305-866-3281, ext. 6043/


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