LESAGE, WV - Herd Racing will announce it's 2016 powerboat racing schedule on March 1. The schedule is expected to feature races in both Formula 1 and SST-120 at venues across the United States.
"Most of the races and dates have been made public now and we are looking at the various races that are out there and looking at which are the most desirable to our team and sponsors," said Herd Racing Pilot Dana Tomes. "There are more and more races each year popping up so the time has come where you can't physically compete in all of the races, but have to choose the ones which mean the most to you."
Tomes said the team will likely compete in more races in SST-120 as that particular class has more races scheduled which are better suited geographically for the team to participate in, but at least one or two races in Formula 1 are expected to be on the slate as well.
"We first consider races we can get to quickly and get home from quickly and get back to work on Mondays," Tomes said. "Then we look at onsite crowd size, TV coverage and other things that benefit our sponsors the most. There are a lot of things that go into making up our schedule and we are only going to be able to fund five or six events so we have to choose wisely."