CANCELLATION OF THE SOUTH PADRE NATIONAL OFFSHORE RACE,
APRIL 28, 1996

South Padre Officials notified the ORC late Friday afternoon (3/10/96) and asked to withdraw their request for a sanction for the 1996 racing season. Efforts were made over the weekend to solve the problems. Monday (3/11/96) given to South Padre to review additional information provided by the ORC.

As of 12:00 midnight EST, March 11, 1996, no response from South Padre had been received.

Because South Padre has failed to honor its financial commitment (2/23/96) and the fact that the ORC wishes to avoid any further potential financial risks to its race teams, sponsors, officials, contractors and other members of the offshore community, effective Tuesday, March 12, 1996 at 8:00 EST, I am forced to cancel the South Padre Offshore Grand Prix scheduled for April 28, 1996.

Galveston will be the first race of the 1996 APBA National Offshore Racing Series. The race is scheduled for May 11-12, 1996. Contact Julia McDonald (409-763-5806) for further information.

Signed,


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