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2019 Long Beach Sprint Nationals Crackerbox Saturday Final Race

Kent Elliott

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2019 Long Beach Sprint Nationals Crackerbox Saturday Final Race.

We had planned to fly our DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone at the 2019 Sprint Nationals but the Fire Marshal kept us grounded even though we had approval from the F.A.A. to fly from 8a.m. to 5p.m. both days! The Long Beach Police informed us that we would be cited if we flew our drone at the event without a permit from the Long Beach Fire Marshal. Just to be clear, the local police department or fire marshal does not have the legal jurisdiction to control the National airspace; this is exclusively controlled by the F.A.A. We were asked by the S.C.S.C. to please not fly our drone because doing so may cause problems from the city in the future. So for next year, we plan to contact the Long Beach Fire Marshal's office to inform them that no city, no county or state can legally make up their own laws or regulations regarding aircraft flight in the U.S. National Airspace.

 

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That Orange boat was kicking ass out there. Fun race to watch. Seemed like the crackers have a good following.

After watching the race I was wondering if all the crackers are same hull and if they built them just for racing. Have never seen one out cruising.
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That Orange boat was kicking ass out there. Fun race to watch. Seemed like the crackers have a good following.

After watching the race I was wondering if all the crackers are same hull and if they built them just for racing. Have never seen one out cruising. View attachment 792865
Hi Nic, I believe that there is a long racing history of the Crackerbox boats that goes back to the 1960's. Thanks for your comment.
 

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The Crackerbox design actually traces its roots to Long Beach Marine Stadium. The 1st one was built in the late 30's and they started racing them soon thereafter. SCSC races at the stadium date back to '46 and there was Crackerboxes racing then. The hull is basically exactly the same as those Crackerboxes that raced back in the 40', 50', 60's etc. except the original motor configuration was a flathead now 314 ci. V8. The rider was originally on board for the mechanical fuel pump and to help the driver out. Now the rider watches the gauges, tells the driver to go and safe to pass, etc. Great class with a very history. In fact it's the only Inboard powered hull that is still being raced in its original design.
 

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The Crackerbox design actually traces its roots to Long Beach Marine Stadium. The 1st one was built in the late 30's and they started racing them soon thereafter. SCSC races at the stadium date back to '46 and there was Crackerboxes racing then. The hull is basically exactly the same as those Crackerboxes that raced back in the 40', 50', 60's etc. except the original motor configuration was a flathead now 314 ci. V8. The rider was originally on board for the mechanical fuel pump and to help the driver out. Now the rider watches the gauges, tells the driver to go and safe to pass, etc. Great class with a very history. In fact it's the only Inboard powered hull that is still being raced in its original design.
That is great and exciting information about the Crackerbox boats. Thanks for replying on the post.
 
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