3-2-1... And they're off.
The IMPBA Gas Nationals is being held In Evansville for the first time, at the Deaconess Sports Park. The three-day event is organized by the River City Racing Club, featuring 300 Powerboats, operated by 90 drivers from all over.
"It's very exciting, it's exciting for the sports park, and it's bringing people in from all over the U.S.," says River City Racing Club President Aaron Johnson.
44News spoke with competitors from California, Louisiana, and New Jersey, all visiting the River City with the same goal of becoming the 2021 National Champion.
The Powerboats used in this competition are high-tech gas-powered models, capable of reaching speeds of over 70 miles per hour on the water.
The River City Racing Club was selected to host the National-level event because of its reputation for operating such high-quality events.
Anyone interested in attending this free event can stop by the final competition, which will begin on Saturday at 7 a.m.