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A Weekend of High-Speed Boat Racing Hosted by The Plaza Resort & Spa on Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida – June 1, 2013 – Prepare yourself for a weekend full of speed, action and fun with round two of the P1 Superstock USA Series and the debut of the AquaX (Aqua Cross) series hosted by The Plaza Resort & Spa on Daytona Beach. This three-day event kicks off Friday, June 14th with race boats & personal watercraft on display, followed by multiple P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX competition heats on Saturday and Sunday. Practice runs, races and freestyle events are positioned close to shore allowing The Plaza Resort & Spa to provide unparalleled spectator viewing.

“We’re excited that The Plaza has been chosen as the host hotel for this exciting event which has not been held in Daytona Beach for seven years. Our hotel guests and local spectators will have a great view of the pits and race course of this high energy race from our pool deck and beach”, said Bob Van Bergen, General Manager of The Plaza.

P1 SuperStock is the next generation of motorsport racing. The P1 Superstock Championship consists of two classes competing in five Grand Prix of the Sea events each season. All participants race identical production boats, the P1 Panther, on a tight 2-mile course. Designed in 2010, the P1 Panther is powered by the powerful, efficient and very fast Evinrude 250HO ETEC engine.

In addition to the P1 SuperStock races, spectators at the Daytona SuperStock event will also witness the USA debut of the AquaX Series. This exciting international series involves factory stocked jet skis competing in on the same 2-mile course as the P1 SuperStock Panthers. In between races, spectators will be entertained with awesome freestyle performances by champion jet skiers as they perform high speed, acrobatic tricks.

To get in the middle of all the action of this high-impact weekend, The Plaza Resort & Spa is the place to be. As the host hotel of this three-day SuperStock event, the pits and safety checks are located on waters edge directly in front of the property. Spectators are welcome to enjoy lunch at The Plaza’s Poolside Grill, where they will have perfect views of the events as well as be able to listen to the FM simulcast that will be heard from the resort’s pool deck speakers. The Plaza will also be serving up refreshing beverages and grilled items to spectators who prefer to stay in the middle of the action overlooking the sand.