Last week the Blue Angels were in town soaring above us...now we will be looking down into the Ohio, watching Hydroplanes get up to 150 MPH.
"Rich racing history here in town, the racing teams were thrilled once they saw Owensboro on the schedule," says Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro
After almost 40 years, there's over 60 teams, and thousands of excited fans ready to make some noise on the river. But to kick of the event, Mayor Tom Watson held a special announcement to name this years race, "Scott McNeal Pierce Day" In honor of former hydroplane driver, Scott Mcneal. Each driver will have the number "55" on their boats to honor McNeal.
The competition will begin Saturday Morning, but you can catch some of the drivers at Friday After 5 for a meet and greet. "You can get signed autographs, get inside one of boats, and learn how to drive it," says Friday After 5 director, Francine Marseille.
Races will begin at 10 Saturday and Sunday Morning, followed by the Championship Sunday afternoon. The race course will be an oval-shaped track that will start and end in front of the Owensboro Convention Center, and drivers will cycle the track four times.
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