Performance power racers offer front-row seat

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In this photo by Andy Newman of the Florida Keys New Bureau, Miss Geico, piloted by Marc Granet and Scott Begovich, speed past spectators Nov. 11, during the first of three races at the Key West world championship offshore powerboat races in Key West, Fla.

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Granet and Begovich not only won the Turbine class, but their 106.35 mph average speed was the fastest of the 50-boat fleet Wednesday. The finals are slated for Sunday. The race is distinguished by its close proximity to spectators.