Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix - Change of Dates (10/27/2019)

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Offshore powerboat racing is back again in Lake Hopatcong.   This time, it plays host to the 2019 National Championship.  They are expecting 10 or more race classes, which will be made up of 40+ boats.  All of them will be competing in this Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) event, which runs out of the prestigious Lake Forest Yacht Club (LFYC), otherwise known as Race Village.

Lake Hopatcong local resident & racer, Jay Muller, will headline in two of the most popular race boats on the OPA circuit. Jay will be throttleman for last year’s crowd favorite, the Batman Boat, and is scheduled to drive for the famous Miss Geico boat.  As an added bonus, Jay will also be racing his own team Wicked boat with his son Jason.

Many race teams will kick off the event on Friday with a ceremonial Parade Lap & Fun Run, which starts and ends at LFYC.   The Fun Run will comprise of several stops at local restaurants along the lake, where the public is encouraged to join in on, or you can simply drop in at any of the venues.  At the conclusion of the Fun Run, there will be live music into the night at LFYC where you will get to meet the racing teams in person.

SAT, OCT 26, 12:00 PM: Saturday is known as “Testing Day”, so don’t miss the excitement that will be happening at the Race Village.  This is truly the place to be!  While you’re there, please feel free to tour each team’s pit and meet the race crews.  There will be food & beverages (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic), music throughout the day, and plenty of action while all of the race teams get their boats fine tuned to the race course conditions for the big day on Sunday.  You’ll have perfect viewing to enjoy this from the beach at the LFYC.

SUN, OCT 27,12:00 PM:Sunday is RACE DAY!!!  The course is an intricate 2.3-mile run, including a dogleg on the back straight away, which will certainly keep things exciting for the racers as well as the fans.  This stadium style course was quickly nicknamed the “Bristol Motor Speedway of the Water” by the racers.  The course is surrounded by land, which provides optimal viewing areas nearly everywhere along the course, making this a “can’t miss” event for the fans and racers alike.  As with Saturday, your best view is from the beach at the LFYC.

Past Pictures:

There will be an entry fee to enter into the Race Village at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club for Sunday Only.  The entry fee on Sunday will be $5.00 for adults.  Kids and LFYC Members (with their badge present) are free.

The OPA, event promoters, race teams, and all of the sponsors hope you enjoy this truly amazing and one-of-a-kind offshore powerboat racing event.  It’s a great time for all ages to enjoy a terrific weekend at Lake Hopatcong. 

 Here’s are some helpful links to give you more details about the timing and locations of all the events:

Want to be a volunteer on land or on the water?  Contact LakeHopRace@Yahoo.com

Facebook Page: Click Here

http://www.oparacing.org/race6.html

http://www.lakehopatcongrace.com/

Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix - SCHEDULE DF EVENTS

Registration will be on SATURDAY ONLY! ALL boats MUST be registered by the close of registration on SATURDAY. You WILL NOT be permitted to sign-in and/or register on SUNDAY.

Friday, October 25, 2019

7pm All Day

Awards Ceremony - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - Lake Forest Yacht Club (35 Yacht

Club Dr, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)

Crane Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club schedule subject to change

Ramp Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Wet Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Dry Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Wash Down Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Nearest Gas Station - Inquire within Registration

TBD

Registration - Lake Forest Yacht Club

6:30pm

Racer Meet & Greet - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Fueling on-site in the pits is NOT permitted

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10am

Race Village open to the pubic

10am

Racer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club

10am-11am

Dunker Session for Rescue/Dive team (Address available in registration)

11am-4pm

Registration - Lake Forest Yacht Club

11:30am-5pm

Race Boat Inspections & Diver Walkthroughs - Race Village

11am-5pm

Swim/Dunker Testing - Mason Street (address available in registration)

12pm-4pm

GPS Registration - Race Village

6pm

Patrol & Medical/Dive Team Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club

7pm

Racer Meet & Greet - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Sunday, October 27. 2019

9am

Race Village open to the public

7:30am-8:30am

Team Physicals - Lake Forest Yacht Club

8:30am

RACER MEETING - Lake Forest Yacht Club

8am

Set-up Course Markers

8:30am

Race Control Operational

8:30am

Crane and Ramp operational

10am

Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station

11am-5pm

RACE 1 (Pontoon)

RACE 2 (Classes TBD on-site)

RACE 3 (Classes TBD on-site)

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