Lake Hopatcong Boat Racing Pictures from the OPA www.oparacing.org 2013 Race

May 27, 2013

All photos are available for purchase or download starting at .99 cents.  Click Here for the 2013 OPA Racing Proofing Gallery.

 

The 2013 Boat Races come to the Lake Forrest Yacht Club on Lake Hopatcong NJ.  It has been the hosting home of the NJ Wakeoff as well as other larger lake community events.  It was the perfect location for such a large undertaking. 

 

 

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The OPA (Offshore Powerboat Association) races on Lake Hopatcong NJ  in 2013.  Wow what a show!  What a sport!  I loved the speed...the noise...working from the water.

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As a local photographer, we are able to donate the use of one of our boats and ride with the race organizers and track judges.  The task at hand was to scan the lake depth with the depth finder and plot a safe course for the race boats. 

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Having the credentials to be on the course and being utilized as a sweeping boat, allowed for some great photos at different perspectives.  Shooting from the water into land tells the larger story.

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Most of our shooting was done on Saturday, May 11,2013.  The rain did not stop the racer's and it didn't stop Zealimages.net from capturing the memories.  Here we have two racers in an open cockpit boat riding wide open...the final lap very deserving of a fist pump finish in the heavy rain!  

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Up-close and personal...wanted to provide something more than the traditional racing shots.  I knew that getting both props out of the water on a clam fresh water lake may not happen, so we went in and shot close on the open boats to make it personal and memorable.

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Be sure to click Here to see all of the OPA Lake Hopatcong Boat Racing Pictures from 2013.

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RESULTS: Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix

May 12, 2013

EXTREME
1st - 388 PhoenixParts.com
2nd - 6 Broadco Cat 5

SUPER VEE LITE
1st - 21 Pirate Racing
2nd - 66 Tug It
3rd - 29 Typhoon
4th - 51 Wild Ride
5th - 44 Steady Pumpin
6th - 3 Lilly Sport Boats

SUPER STOCK
1st - S-29 Talbot Excavating
2nd - S-111 Fluid Sealing Products/DoublEdge Motorsports
3rd - S-23 Lighthouse Racing

CLASS 1
1st - 129 Cleveland Construction
2nd - 6 Broadco/JEM Motorsports

 

CLASS 3
1st - 360 Bull on th Beach
2nd - V1 Wazzup

3rd - 311 Chiro One

CLASS 4
1st - 467 Velocity Racing
2nd - 401 R&S Racing/Twin Screws Boatwear

CLASS 5
1st - 505 Cisco
2nd - 555 Pushin Tin
3rd - 540 Pump It

CLASS 6
1st - 639 Repeat Offender
2nd - 626 Maxed Out Motorsports
3rd - 623 Country Service
4th - 618 ProBoat
5th - 601 Wazzup II
6th - 611 Joker Powerboats/CRC
7th - 667 Hurricane Force

 *Source from www.oparacing.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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