The Burley Idaho Regatta Committee has been hard at it to determine the best solution for everyone involved with our event. We are taking into consideration all aspects of the event. Our first and foremost concern is the economic impact that this shut down has caused for our Sponsors, Spectators/Fans and Racers. We do not want to contribute to the hardships being face by our racing families, our loyal Spectators/Fans and last but not least our amazing Sponsors that continue to support us every year. With out these three groups this race would not be possible.
We are working hard to sift through all the requirements and government protocol that is effecting our decision on whether we will will be holding the 45th annual Burley Idaho Regatta. According to Governor Brad Little the state of Idaho will be reopening in 4 stages. The stages are outlined on their website link at the bottom if you would like to see what we are dealing with. In addition to this we are attempting to get answers from the South Central Idaho Heath District as to the requirements we would have to meet in order to hold the event.
Given the current guidelines published today it is going to be a very tough call to make by the May 20th deadline that we have set for ourselves. If there are any setbacks at all in the stages laid out in the guidelines we will not be able to have the race. If everything goes as planed we will still be very close to not being able to meet the requirements set forth in the guide lines.
The good new in all this is that as of right now we are still planing to have a race. We are more than likely going to have to make some severe cuts to the program to do it. Due to the lack of sponsorship money and the economic hard ship that everyone is experiencing there may not be a possibility of Tow Money for this years event. We should be able to provide trophies and dinner. We will be able to provide our upmost respect and a appreciation for our Racers if the Tow Money is not able to be provided.
We hope that everything will work out for the best. We also hope that everyone will understand our situation and accept the out come of whatever happens. We have the greatest Fans, Racers, Sponsors and Family members that any group could ask for.
May 20th will be our final decision, if it is not made before that date.
Schedule of Events 45th Annual Burley Idaho Regatta:
Thursday, June 25th
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Race Teams Arrive Pit Area
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Rupert Town Square Show & Shine (All Teams Invited)
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Registration/Check In – All Racers/Teams must check in
(Race Teams please go to 2nd floor Doc’s Pizza in Rupert Square)
Friday, June 26th
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.- Registration/Check In- RV at Pit Entrance (Kamille Mort)
9:00 am - 9:45 am – All teams for the parade to meet at Kodiak America Parking Lot
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Burley Idaho Regatta Boat Parade
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm - Driver’s Meeting (mandatory for all driver’s) – Tower
12:00 pm. – 6:00 p.m.- Testing 45th Annual Idaho Regatta
Saturday, June 27th
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.- Late Registration/Check In- RV at Pit Entrance (Kamille Mort)
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.- Driver’s Meeting (mandatory for all driver’s) - Tower
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.- Testing
10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. .- Opening Ceremonies
10:35 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 45th Annual Idaho Regatta & A1 Heating & Air Conditioning Shoot Out
What a great weekend of racing at the 45th Annual Burley Idaho Regatta Presented by A-1 Heating & Air!!
A big thank you to Burley Idaho Regatta Committee, Staff & their volunteers for never giving up during this crazy time and making it happen!
A huge Thank you on behalf of racers and staff to Minidoka County Sherrif Swift Water Rescue team for providing excellent care on the water to our racers!!
Thanks to the racers that came from all over the country to make this years the biggest attended event in some 15+ years! Great to see all the APBA Region 10 Racers come out and support the event and all the rookies that made Burley their 1st event ever!
To the Sponsors, Thank you! Without your generous commitment to the event it would not have happened! Thank you to the Fans that came out on both days and made it one of the best attended events in many years!
A big hats off to those fans that came on Sunday and stayed in the rain!
Finally a big thank you to the SCSC staff for always working tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event run so smooth!
Racers and fans, just an FYI after speaking to Chris Kenner, since we didn't get to run the 2020 A-1 Heating & Air Shoot Out the money raised ($4,900 as I'm told) will roll over to next year and I'm sure money will be added to it making 2021 the richest shootout yet!
Mark you Calendars, June 24 -27, 2021 the 46th Annual Burley Idaho Regatta!
Here are the official results of the 2020 45th Annual Burley Idaho Regatta:
UBF Place Boat# Driver Hometown Owner Hometown
1 70 Duff Daily Stuart, FL Faulkner Inc Provo, UT
2 741 Tyler Roth Concord, NC Danny Loveless Payson, UT
3 501 Jeff McLachlan West Jordan, UT Ray Pauli Hunstville, UT
4 50 Mark Tharaldson Spokane, WA Mark Tharaldson Spokane, WA
5 640 Robbie Devine Temple City, CA Dark Hose Racing San Clemente, CA
Nostaglia Jet Place Boat# Driver Hometown Owner Hometown