Havasu Offshore Gran Prix
OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACING & ENDURANCE BOAT RACING RETURNS TO
LAKE HAVASU CITY, APRIL 7-11, 2011
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 5, 2010) – Offshore Powerboat Racing & a 300 Mile Endurance race is returning to Lake Havasu for the 5th Annual Havasu Grand Prix and innaugural Havasu 300 Enduro on April 7 – 10, 2011.
The race will be held in conjunction with the Lake Havasu City Marine Association's 20th annual Performance Boat Show. Over 10,000 racers and spectators are expected to visit the Race Village located at Windsor State Park.
The Offshore Powerboat Race will be sanctioned by the American Powerboat Association (APBA) and includes participation by the Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (POPRA). Offshore race boats will compete from all over the U.S., ranging from 22 feet to over 50 feet; POPRA boats speed upwards of 150 MPH in some of the Pro classes.
Lake Havasu City provides a wealth of family fun with great hotels, wonderful restaurants, and the world famous London Bridge. The rugged Arizona landscape with the beautiful lake provides a unique Wild West destination for racers and race fans alike.
Racing action starts Friday, Apr. 8, with Offshore qualifying sprint races throughout the day.
Saturday's Main Event, "The Lake Havasu Grand Prix" will test the endurance of the race boats running at speeds upwards of 150 MPH for 80 miles.
Saturday night is a Texas Hold'em tournament and all are welcome! Sign ups will be in the pits on Friday/Saturday.
Offshore Powerboat Racing Returns to Lake Havasu 2 fundraiser for the “Carry a Designated Operator” initiative to promote sober boating. The event will be held at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center, host resort for the entire event.
On Sunday, the event shifts gears with the ultimate test of attrition: the innaugural Havasu Enduro 300 where sixteen to twenty-five foot boats race around the six mile course off Windsor Beach. 7 Divisions will compete for the overall win and individual division win. The race will be 50 laps on an approximately 6 mile course,
The Race requires all boats entering the contest to be a minimum length of 16 feet up to a maximum of 25 feet with any motor configuration (inboard, outboard, IO, Jet). Based on the boat and motor configuration the team will designate a racing division (1 thru 7) per the official rules that govern the race Official Rules . Absolutely NO capsule boats (tunnels or otherwise) will be allowed. The start will be staggered Le Mans with the slowest class of the racing divisions taking off Le Mans style first and then each division starting at their prescribed time thereafter. Safety is of the utmost priority and there are strict rules regarding passing and overtaking boats. Fuel stops consist of a minimum of two (2) – ten (10) minute stops on the trailer in the teams pit designation so, like in NASCAR, fuel stops will play an important role.
Come and join in or watch this prestigious event and see with the many other racers, boat manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturers that have already signed up to race for bragging rights and their share of the prize money.
Please call to request or visit Home Page for a complete set of rules. RPM Racing Ent. welcomes first-time racers to compete!
Please click the link for an entry form:
Note: Either entry form will work. Please fill out form and have all parties involved sign and date. Please make checks made payable to RPM RACING ENT.
Credit Card Authorization Form- http://www.scscracing.com/Forms/SCSC...horization.pdf
Note: Credit Card Authorization Form must be completely filled out with amount to be charged, signed and dated and faxed in with completed entry form. Fax to (310) 372-7427 (call first phone/fax).
The race will start at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
On-site registration, safety inspection and racer check in, Friday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Windsor pit area. There will be a mandatory driver's/scorer's meeting on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (location tba) and if you have any questions or want more information please feel free to contact Ross Wallach at (310) 318-4012 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
POPRA & RPM Racing Ent. welcomes first-time racers to compete in both races. For more information and an outline of rules log onto www.pacificoffshore.com or visit Home Page for the rules governing the race. Questions regarding either races - call Ross Wallach at (310) 318-4012 or email email@example.com
Any Offshore guys interested?
This is an open invitation to all Offshore boat owners that want to race. If interested, please email or call, very easy to get involved and we'd love to have you race with us.
Ross Wallach, Dir. Race Operations POPRA