Engines roared Saturday during day one of the 2019 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals at Marine Stadium, the 70-year-old race that almost didn’t happen after a scuffle with the city of Long Beach over permits.
Race officials said that the venue was at capacity Saturday as fans huddled under pop-up tents for shade while watching multiple classes of boats compete.
Fans also got a close-up look at boats on display while sipping and eating libations provided by vendors. The event finished at 5 p.m. Saturday with races continuing Sunday morning.
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