The final lap of the final race at Sunday’s Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix was truly dramatic. On the final lap, Miss Geico driver James Sheppard and went for broke to cut into the lead heading into the final turn, Victory Team did the same thing moments later while cruising down the final straightaway and both boats flipped and wiped out.
Remarkably, none of the four racers involved were injured. Area rescue boats and scuba divers were on scene immediately to retrieve the racers from the water. Australian driver Darren Nicholson and Italian throttleman Giovanni Carpitella aboard 222 OFFSHORE won the after the two boats crashed.