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Here's Your Guide To Powerboat Racing This Weekend

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Hydrofest Roars Into Downtown Evansville This Weekend

It’s been over eight years since hydroplane racing last rumbled across the waters of the Ohio River in downtown Evansville, but that drought comes to an end this weekend as the roar of the engines returns at the first annual Hydrofest!

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Grand Prix boat will be on display around Evansville

The Jagoe Homes GP-20 racing boat, in town for the Evansville HydroFest, will be on display Thursday August 31, at three East Side locations.

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From noon to 1:30, it will be at Eastland Mall; from 2 to 3:30, Target Pavilion; and 4 to 5:30, Wal-Mart.

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THE RÉGATES DE BEAUHARNOIS

AN EXCITING COMPETITION

The Régates de Beauharnois will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on September 3 and 4 2016, in the Bourcier Park. The Saint-Louis Lake will become the host of the 66 teams forming the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL).

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Amongst the 10 HRL events of the season, three will be held in Quebec. Following Saint-Félicien and the prestigious Régates de Valleyfield, this event is one of the most thrilling of the year, for drivers and fans alike.

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Labor Day Regatta on the Susquehanna

Nationally-sanctioned power boat racing on the Susquehanna River

Dates:

Friday, September 1, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017

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Overview:

Four days of fun! The Lock Haven Area Jaycees host the 47th annual Regatta, featuring a midway filled with food and rides and a crafts area on Water Street, live entertainment daily, nationally-sanctioned power boat racing on the Susquehanna River Saturday through Monday, and Sunday night fireworks on the River. The festival extends over to the Lockport side of the River, where you can enjoy food, beer, and crafts Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Rt. 80 to 220 North, go about 8 miles to Lock Haven exit.

Location:

Bridge Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

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APBA Race Circular

Regatta:

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

Event Date:

9/1/2017 – 9/3/2017

Conducting Club:

WHEELING VINTAGE RACEBOAT ASSOCIATION #393

Test Date:

Region: 4 Sanction ID: 12850 Approved

Place:

Wheeling, WV Ohio River

Received Date:

6/19/2017

Approved Date:

7/21/2017

Directions:

I-70 to Wheeling, exit 2A. Rt. 2/Main Street South to 12th Street, turn right toward Heritage Port.

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Accommodations:

Hampton Inn Wheeling, 304-233-0440 (ask for Regatta rate) through July 31, 2017
McLure House, 304-232-0300 (ask for Regatta rate) through July 31, 2017

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Course:

Approximately 1 mile course on Ohio River, in front of Heritage Port. Laps as time allows

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Start Type:

Flag

Safety / Rescue:

Niagara Dive Rescue Team

Classes:

Friday, September 1, 2017

00800 VINTAGE

Saturday, September 2, 2017

00800 VINTAGE

Sunday, September 3, 2017

00800 VINTAGE

Prizes:

Participation awards presented at registration.

Registration:

Registration by mail STRONGLY encouraged. On-site registration Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 10 AM - 4 PM.

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Driver Meeting:

Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017, 8:30 AM in the pits.


APBA Race Circular

Regatta:

Evansville HydroFest

Event Date:

9/2/2017 – 9/3/2017

Conducting Club:

EVANSVILLE HYDROFEST #463

Test Date:

9/1/2017

Region: 7 Sanction ID: 12813 Approved

Place:

Evansville, IN Ohio River

Received Date:

7/21/2017

Approved Date:

8/15/2017

Directions:

I-69 to Lloyd Expressway West. Exit south on South Fulton Avenue. Get in the Right lane and continue on South Fulton Avenue, which becomes NW Riverside Drive at the curve. Stop at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Court Street. Tropicana Hotel & Casino will be on your left and right. Registration Tent and Pit Access will be directly in front of you. Stay in right hand lane and form a line. Physical address: 421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708 USA

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Accommodations:

Evansville HydroFest has (14) hotels who are providing discounted room rates for the event. All locations are within approximately 10 to 15 minutes of the pits. Visit our website for a complete listing of participating hotels at http://evansvillehydrofest.com/hotels-lodging/ 
**When making reservations, please make certain to tell the reservations desk you are a participant in the 2017 Evansville HydroFest Labor Day Event to receive your special rates.
**NO camping is permitted in downtown Evansville, Indiana USA.
**RV Parking in downtown Evansville, IN USA MAY be available and requires advance written approval from Race Director.

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Course:

Closed Course
1 lap = 1.25 miles
4 laps preliminary (qualifying) heats - 5.0 miles total distance
4 laps Championship (final) heats - 5.0 miles total distance

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Start Type:

Clock Start

Safety / Rescue:

Region 6 Box 21 Safety/Rescue Team

Course Elevation:

387 feet above sea level

Classes:

N.A. Championships: All Inboard classes listed will be held Sunday 09-03-17. See notes
Divisional Championships: **Inboard Eastern will be held Saturday 09-02-17. See notes

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APBA Race Circular

Regatta:

Shake the Lake 2017

Event Date:

9/2/2017 – 9/3/2017

Conducting Club:

BADGER STATE OUTBOARD ASSOCIATION #304

Test Date:

Region: 7 Sanction ID: 12920 Approved

Place:

Oshkosh, WI Millers Bay, Lake Winnebago

Received Date:

6/7/2017

Approved Date:

7/21/2017

Directions:

From North/South: Take Hwy 41 to exit 116, South Park/WI-44, follow Northeast. Left on Ohio, continue onto Wisconsin Ave. Right on Irving, Left on Hazel to Menominee park.

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Accommodations:

Several Hotels in the area, no special rates. Motor homes allowed in Park, no hook-ups.

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Course:

SO/MOD/J/Pro- 3 laps of an approx 3/8 Mi. Course. Not approved for records.

Start Type:

Clock Start

Classes:

: See notes for extra races

Saturday, September 2, 2017

04000 PRO OUTBOARD05000 MODIFIED OUTBOARD06000 STOCK OUTBOARD11000 J CLASSES

Sunday, September 3, 2017

04000 PRO OUTBOARD05000 MODIFIED OUTBOARD06000 STOCK OUTBOARD11000 J CLASSES

Prizes:

Will be announced at drivers meeting.

Registration:

Friday, September 1st ~ possibly in the pits ~ Sometime after 4 if scoring crew can make it to the pits
Saturday, September 2nd ~ in the pits ~ 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 3rd ~ in the pits ~ 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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Driver Meeting:

Saturday, September 2nd ~ in the pits ~ 10 a.m.
Sunday, September 3rd ~ in the pits ~ 10 a.m.

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APBA Race Circular

Regatta:

Labor Day Regatta

Event Date:

9/4/2017 – 9/4/2017

Conducting Club:

CAL/ORE RIVER RACERS # 49

Test Date:

Region: 10 Sanction ID: 12858 Approved

Place:

Grants Pass, OR Rogue River

Received Date:

7/20/2017

Approved Date:

8/16/2017

Directions:

I-5 exit 55, west on parkway to Redwood Hwy. follow six miles to Riverbanks Rd, follow Riverbanks Rd to Griffin Park.

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Accommodations:

Motels and Camping in the area

Course:

4 laps 12 mile course, total 48 miles
Qualifier course 2 miles

Start Type:

Mass bank start

Classes:

Monday, September 4, 2017

00000 SPECIAL EVENT00870 OUTBOARD RIVER RACER

Prizes:

Cash prizes first through fifth place

Registration:

9-4-17 ~ 8 am to 10 am in pit area

Driver Meeting:

9-4-17 11 am in pit area

Entry Fees:

Club Fees $120 per event or $400 a year.
If you are not a Racing Member of APBA
APBA Single Day Event $35

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DIAMOND DRAGBOAT NATIONALS WHEATLAND #2 - SPECTATOR

September 1-3, 2017

DIAMOND DRAGBOAT NATIONALS
LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY
WHEATLAND, MISSOURI

3 DAY EVENT
For a complete schedule of events, ticketing, RV spots and motels in the area, please visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

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