In mid-September the Hopatcong State Park will be filled the thrill and the excitement of national power boat championship on September 15th and 16th.
The races, sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association, are for the New Jersey State Championships, which means that racing teams can important points for winning National titles, so expect the boats to go all-out to win this top class event.
The races run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is a suggested $10 donation for spectators.
For these races, the New Jersey State Power Boat Championships will feature the “Inboard” and Stock Outboard” categories. Competing boats are divided into classes based on hull size, type, weight, engine size, and modifications allowed.
The race length is five miles long, with racers taking five trips around a mile long course in full view of the spectators. As the course at the Lake Hopatcong State Park offers wider turns, while still keeping the boats far enough off shore to keep spectators safe. Plus, the sloped lawn at the state park offers an excellent and unique view of the boats as they come towards the spectators while on the front straight and go through turn one.
New Jersey State Championships Power Boat Races
- Location: Hopatcong State Park, 6 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing NJ
- Dates: September 15th and 16th, 2018
- Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
- Cost: $10 suggested donation for spectators
NEW JERSEY GOVERNORS CUP will be a separate trophy and money , and the parameters for this will be announced at drivers meeting
Awards will be given 1 hour after last heat under pavilion.
Saturday, September 15th- at Pits 7am-8:30am
Sunday, September 16th- at the pits- drivers and riders must check in at the pavilion between 8am-9am
PRE-REGISTRATION Please mail or e-mail completed forms to Kim Liddycoat by Sept 1. Please Pre-Register!!!
Sunday - 9 am Sharp
|Race Director (892) WILLIAM PIERCE SR, 3 LAYTON LANE, SPARTA, NJ|
|Referee (811) MICHAEL S WEBER, 21832 TROMBLY, ST CLAIR SHORES, MI|
|Assistant Referee (14473) CHARLES CRON, 412 NAUTILUS BLVD, FORKED RIVER, NJ|
|Inspector (1162) CHRIS OLIVER, 205 OREGON RD, STEVENSVILLE, MD|
|Scorer (71293) KIMBERLY LIDDYCOAT, 135 BEECHWOOD DR, SUFFOLK, VA|
|Risk Manager (3080) WARREN BROWN III, 410 E GREAT CREEK ROAD, GALLOWAY, NJ|
** All classes must have 4 boat minimum to be run
** NO tent camping or campfires allowed
** All motor homes MUST preregister with Bill Pierce by e-mail ~ email@example.com
** NO motors may be started before 10 am on Sat and Sun
** Pets must be on a leash at all times
** No alcoholic beverages permitted in the state park
** APBA dress code and pit pass procedures will be enforced
** Please wear racing apparel when supporting local businesses.
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