Offshore racers wrapped their first of two days of racing in Cocoa Beach, FL, as the first set of classes completed running the 6.9-mile course.

A total of 12 Super Stock competitors hit the water as a rainstorm blew in, bringing winds and choppy waters with it. Jackhammer, with Reese Langheim and Julian Maldonado, grabbed an early lead (as it typically does) and held onto it for the duration, giving them the unofficial win. (The boat was seen finishing first at the season kickoff race in Marathon, FL, a couple of weeks ago, but was penalized and had to settle for seventh place.) Northwing Offshore, with Daren Kittredge and Casey Boaz, was a strong second-place finisher, while owner/throttleman Billy Allen and driver Randy Keys piloted their brand-new Team Allen Lawn Care boat to a solid third-place finish. The race featured a brand new team: Ryan Williams and Scott Blumber in Mom Ain't Happy. Steele Industries and Celsius both appeared to suffer mechanical problems during the race.

Earlier in the day, bracket classes 500 and 700 ran simultaneously (along with with 3X competitor Scratch N Sniff running unopposed). Mark Fitzgerald and Jerry Hartman took their Hartman/Statement Marine/XINSURANCE entry to the top of the Bracket 700 Class fleet, followed by XINSURANCE / Statement Marine (with Ricky Harmeyer and Owen Buis) in second place and Proven Marine (with Greg Blutter and Craig Chiddenton) in third.

Meanwhile, XINSURANCE/TFR/Golf n Gator (with JJ Turk and Nick Buis) led the led the Bracket 500 competition almost from the start of the race, and never looked back. They were the unofficial winners, followed by Bulletproof/Team Farnsworth/Goodcars.com (with Craig Belfatto and Elijah Kingery) and Rum Runners (with Thomas Crowley and Francis Vellutato Jr.).

All winners are unofficial until tech inspections are completed. Racing continues on Sunday, with Class 1, Super Cat, Mod V, 450 Factory Stock, VX, and the remaining bracket class boats.