Key West, Fla (March 29, 2018) — Super Boat International (SBI) continues to plan for the coming season with veteran staff committed for exciting season opener in Cocoa Beach, May 18th – 20th. New positions for veteran staff make for business as usual for coming races.
Donald Cormack Jr., who you have seen in the crane area for years, will take over responsibilities of Crane Supervisor and ensure teams get in and out of the launch area. Cormack, who lives in Key West has been involved with SBIP since he was about 5 years old. In the ‘old days’ Cormack would help collate the drivers packets, stuff envelopes and run free as 5 year olds would do. Over the years, Cormack worked for SBI in many capacities and made the trip to all the races when his full time plumbing career would allow. Cormack has had a lot of experience in the crane area and looks forward to working with all of the race teams.
John Carbonell, President, and proud uncle comments, “From 5 years old my nephew, Donald, has been with me cheering me on when I raced back in the day. He played with toy boats as 5 year olds do, while we worked on the boat & engines. Now, while everyone is a little older, he will proudly take on greater responsibilities. Donald continues to be a great part of the organization and SBI team.”
Rick Sundstrom will manage the Race Control duties. Sundstrom, is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in the Florida Keys for over 30 years. Sundstrom has always been an avid boater, fisherman, and offshore race fan. Sundstrom worked on Little Palm Island for 13 years as head dockmaster/marina sales coordinator. Sundstrom joined SBI almost 20 years ago working security, registration, and scoring. Throughout his career with Super Boat, he also worked the course marshal boat, timed kilo runs, and worked for 15 years as Crane Supervisor.
“Rick is a loyal, long time pit boss, with much experience in the different areas of SBI, and is now moving to take on Race Control responsibilities,” said John Carbonell.
Course Marshals, Randy Mearns & Noel Manheimer, along with their crew, will once again be setting up the race course and monitoring the course during the event. Mearns and Manheimer will manage non-medical responsibilities that may occur during the race, along with working with Race Control to dispatch the proper assets during the race.
Carbonell stated, “They are a great team and do a fantastic job.”
More About Super Boat International
Super Boat International (SBI) is the leading North American professional powerboat organization founded by John Carbonell. Teams from all around the world compete May through October in the National Series Points races and conclude in November for the famous Key West World Championships. SBI produces weeklong race events including entertainment, kilo races and distance records throughout the United States, South America and the Bahamas. Races include the World’s fastest Vee-bottom and Catamaran style powerboats, reaching speeds in excess of 180 mph. In the first quarter of both 2018, Super Boat International Offshore Racing television coverage will be nationally broadcasted on NBC Sports showcasing the previous year’s World Championship Event.
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