About 100 boats will screech across the water this weekend for an annual Long Beach tradition dating back to 1946 — the ARP (Automotive Racing Products, Inc.) Long Beach Sprint Nationals.
The number is up from last year’s 65, organizer Ross Wallach said, partly because a new class has been added — the GPS. There will be 10 classes altogether, including K Racing Runabouts (K Boats), Crackerbox, Unblown Flat, Comp Jets, Sportsman Extreme (SE) Runabouts, Classic Outboard Runabouts and limited stock hydroplanes.
They’ll all compete for the national title from 9 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, at the Long Beach Marine Stadium (5255 E. Paoli Way). Gates will open at 8 a.m. But people can see some of the drivers, teams, and win free race tickets at Show & Shine from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant (5236 E….
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