thunder on cocoa beach

Coming out of the pandemic-decimated 2020 offshore powerboat racing season, no one knew how the 2021 season would play out. And as the key organizer of Thunder On Cocoa Beach, the first race of the 2021 American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championships Series, Florida’s Kerry Bartlett would be the first to learn if the sport could come back from a season of almost total dormancy. There were no guarantees.