The US Class 1 boat, Miss GEICO, is set to take part in 10 events this year, following a 2020 season where the global health crisis allowed for just five races.
Miss GEICO crew chief, Gary Stray commented on the upcoming season:
This year’s calendar features several familiar venues, with race courses varying in size, shape, and water conditions. As we continue to optimize the setup of our boat after an abbreviated 2020 season, the diversity of course layouts will aid in our development programs.
We take immense pride in having the greatest depth of talent in the cockpit, with Steve (Curtis) on the throttles, as Travis (Pastrana) and Brit (Lilly) share driving duties.
We are optimistic about new entrants to Class 1, and welcome any competition that joins the field.
2021 will provide something for everyone.
Scott Colton, Miss GEICO’s managing member said:
We are excited to visit so many of our favourite race sites again this year.
Miss GEICO is privileged to have such a robust fanbase across the country.
The team can’t wait to get back to racing, and engaging the public everywhere we go. We are more ready than ever to defend our Class 1 Championship title.
British throttle man Steve Curtis commented on the year ahead:
I’m really looking forward to getting back to a full season of racing.
It will be great to have Travis and Brit back alongside me in the cockpit, getting more seat time.
We have a lot of great racing venues on the calendar, in addition to the air show, which is always exciting for the fans to see us racing the GEICO Skytypers.
This season gives us a chance to optimise the package we have, and take it into 2022 in a strong position.
Miss GEICO – 2021 Events
Ft. Lauderdale Air Show May 8-9 Air Show
Cocoa Beach, FL May 20-23 World Championship Series Race
Sarasota, FL June 26-28 World Championship Series Race
St. Clair, MI July 30-Aug 1 OPA Series Race
Michigan City, IN Aug 5-8 World Championship Series Race
St. Petersburg, FL Sept 3-5 World Championship Series Race
Morehead City, NC Sept 10-12 OPA Series Race
Clearwater, FL Oct. 1-3 RWO National Championship
Fort Myers, FL Oct. 7-9 World Championship Series Race
Englewood, FL Nov. 18-21 OPA World Championship