St. Clair River Classic


he APBA/OPA Offshore Racing Series returns to St. Clair, Michigan on July 28-30, 2017.

At last year’s event, AMERICAN ETHANOL/CAT CAN DO, a 40-foot Doug Wright Skater cat powered by a pair of 1,770-hp Sterling engines, captured first place in the Extreme Class. Owner and throttleman Keith Holmes, from Nunica, Michigan, and driver, Ed Smith, thrilled the crowd on the St. Clair River racecourse.

“We put on a show for the fans with straightaway speeds reaching 160 mph and on display is our use of ethanol (E90) as our fuel source,” Holmes said.

“Burning ethanol runs clean and cool with massive power, and helps conserve wear on the engines. Don’t fear ethanol; it’s great for the atmosphere and environment along with preserving water and air quality.” —Paul Kemiel

Race photo by Paul Kemiel



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