For adrenaline junkies, the Clearwater Beach Nationals is a mecca, where spectators from all over the world flock to Clearwater Beach for this annual event of super high speeds where racers risk it all.
Previous years' have drawn 50,000 people on over 2,500 boats lined the beaches of the 2.5-mile-long race course. Many beach-going spectators enjoy the races from Clearwater Beach's sugar sand, and others take advantage of the VIP watch parties from the comfort of sponsor hotels, restaurants and condos throughout the island.
Races are APBA Sanctioned, featuring US Class-1, Super Cat, Super Vee, Prostock Cat, Prostock Vee, APBA Class 1-7 and P1 Superstock classes. Parties are held throughout the weekend, including Shephard's post-race beach party, which is free to all.