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A record number of F1 boats onsite this weekend at Port Neches, TX for the NGK F1 Powerboat Series opener

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It’s being reported that the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series is seeing numbers that have not been seen in decades at the season opener this weekend at Port Neches Texas.

Via NGK F1 Powerboat Championship on Facebook

We have 30 F1 Boats and 14 F Lights racing this weekend in Texas... Lots of Rookies!

Via Brent Dillard on Facebook

May 2 at 10:43 PM · Port Neches, TX ·

We made it Port Neches Texas. 30+ boats in F1. I haven’t been this excited about OPC Racing in 10+ years. Thank you, Tim Seebold and NGK F1 Powerboat Championship for bringing everyone together.

American Power Boat Association


Saturday, May 4, 2019

7:00-8:30 Safety Inspection / Registration

8:30 Drivers meeting: Formula 1 / Formula Light Only

9:00 Tri-Hull Testing

9:30 Formula Lights / Qualifying / 3 minutes + 1 lap

10:30 Formula 1 / Qualifying / 4 minutes + 1 lap

11:30 J-Hydro Testing

12:00 Driver’s Meeting All Classes – River Open

1:00 Tri-Hull – Heat #1 / 7 laps/draw for position

1:30 Formula 1 – Heat #1 / 8 minutes + 1 lap

2:15 Formula Lights – Heat #1 / 6 minutes + 1 lap

3:00 J-Hydro – Heat #1 / 3 laps/draw for start and props

3:15 River Open

3:45 Tri-Hull – Heat #2 / 7 laps / reverse order of points

4:15 Formula Lights – Heat #2 / 6 minutes + 1 lap / reverse order of points

4:45 J-Hydro – Heat #2 / 3 laps/draw for prop

5:00 Formula 1 – Heat #2 / 8 minutes + 1 lap / reverse order of points

Sunday, May 5, 2019

9:00 Formula Lights – Heat #3 / 6 minutes + 1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

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10:00 J-Hydro Heat #3 / 3 laps / reverse order of cumulative points

10:30 Tri-Hull – Heat #3 / 7 laps / reverse order of cumulative points

11:00 Driver’s Meeting – River Open

12:00 Tri-Hull – Heat #4 / 7 laps / reverse order of cumulative points

12:30 Formula 1 – Heat #3 / 8 minutes + 1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

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1:15 J-Hydro – Final / 5 Laps

1:30 Formula Lights – Final / 15 minutes + 1 lap

2:00 River open

2:30 Tri-Hull – Final / 20 Laps

3:15 Formula 1 – Final / 17 minutes + 1 lap

4:00 Awards Presentation – River Open

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