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Great video. Those of you that have never experienced anything like that don't know what you are missing. I can only say, it is the biggest adrenaline rush you will ever experience. I ran these boats in the early nineties and I am sure the speeds are much greater now, as the new hulls are much better. These boys have big balls!!!
 

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Road trip

How fast are we talking 80 100 mph?

Any areas at all that allow spectator viewing without a helicopter?
 

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How fast are we talking 80 100 mph?

Any areas at all that allow spectator viewing without a helicopter?
Their speeds vary depending on the class their in :

Unlimited Class, numbers 300 to 399
Any hull, minimum 16 feet in length.
Any motor or motors, of any type of any displacement.
This means 640 cubic inch motors, helicopter engines or 52 Wankels bolted together if that's what you think would do the job.
This class is currently not run in the US, not enough takers, but is run at world events.
Note: rulewise, BBFX (see below) boats fit in this class also.
speeds over 130 mph

A-class, numbers 200-299 or lower with the letter A affixed.
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
displacement 367 to 470 cubic inches, naturally aspirated.
These boats are capable of 120 mph.

B-class, numbers 100-199 or affixed with the letter B.
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
displacement 310 to 366 cubic inches, naturally aspirated.
These boats are capable of 110 mph.

BBFX, numbers 51-99
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
502 Chevy 502 hp crate motor, Dodge and Ford equivalents
Very limited modifications, none for performance.
speeds around 95 mph

SBFX, numbers 0-50
Any hull, minimum length 14 feet.
350 Chevy ZZ4 crate motor Dodge and Ford equivalents
Very limited modifications, none for performance.
speeds around 85 mph

SJ, numbers 0-50
Sportjet Hull
SJ engine, ZERO modifications.
This is a probationary class this year, as in, we are trying it out.
speeds right at 70 mph.

As for viewing :

Riggins Idaho: Hwy 95 follows the whole length of the course with ample viewing.

Grant's Pass Oregon: Take the I-5 exit to Merlin and the Galice road follows the river all the way down to the finish line. Some areas you'll be approximatley 50-100 feet above the river in the canyon. Cars will park two deep on the side of the road. You could also head over to Galice and get up close right to the rivers edge in some spots.

Most of the courses they run are straddled by roads that follow the rivers. The races that don't have these usually don't survive since there is no viewing for the fans.

Hope this helps a little:D
 

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Their speeds vary depending on the class their in :

Unlimited Class, numbers 300 to 399
Any hull, minimum 16 feet in length.
Any motor or motors, of any type of any displacement.
This means 640 cubic inch motors, helicopter engines or 52 Wankels bolted together if that's what you think would do the job.
This class is currently not run in the US, not enough takers, but is run at world events.
Note: rulewise, BBFX (see below) boats fit in this class also.
speeds over 130 mph

A-class, numbers 200-299 or lower with the letter A affixed.
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
displacement 367 to 470 cubic inches, naturally aspirated.
These boats are capable of 120 mph.

B-class, numbers 100-199 or affixed with the letter B.
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
displacement 310 to 366 cubic inches, naturally aspirated.
These boats are capable of 110 mph.

BBFX, numbers 51-99
Any hull, minimum length 16 feet.
502 Chevy 502 hp crate motor, Dodge and Ford equivalents
Very limited modifications, none for performance.
speeds around 95 mph

SBFX, numbers 0-50
Any hull, minimum length 14 feet.
350 Chevy ZZ4 crate motor Dodge and Ford equivalents
Very limited modifications, none for performance.
speeds around 85 mph

SJ, numbers 0-50
Sportjet Hull
SJ engine, ZERO modifications.
This is a probationary class this year, as in, we are trying it out.
speeds right at 70 mph.

As for viewing :

Riggins Idaho: Hwy 95 follows the whole length of the course with ample viewing.

Grant's Pass Oregon: Take the I-5 exit to Merlin and the Galice road follows the river all the way down to the finish line. Some areas you'll be approximatley 50-100 feet above the river in the canyon. Cars will park two deep on the side of the road. You could also head over to Galice and get up close right to the rivers edge in some spots.

Most of the courses they run are staddled by roads that follow the rivers. The races that don't have these usually don't survive since there is no viewing for the fans.

Hope this helps a little:D

Since you gave a tour, what are the room rates in the area!!!!:D

Great review. I think my son and I need to see this!

Thanks!
 

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Pick one!

Since you gave a tour, what are the room rates in the area!!!!:D

Great review. I think my son and I need to see this!

Thanks!
Pick a race and I'll get you some information for ya!

Roseburg - canceled for this year, back next year
April 19-20 Riggins, Id AWJA Points
Marysville - canceled for this year, on next year
* May 17-18-19 Gold Beach, Or
* May 20-21 Hoopa, Ca
* May 23-24 Grants Pass AWJA Points
* May 25-26 Albany, Or

Aug 16-17 Emigrant Lake "Battle of the Bones" AWJA Points

* 2008 Worlds races



Note: Some races like Riggins Idaho you'll have to book a year in advance.
Hoopa only has one motel right in front of the best rapid under the Hwy 96 bridge.
:D
 

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Got my plane tickets, leaving from Vegas and flying to Boise Id. on Thursday, pick up rental car and go to Riggins and spectate for three days. I have been going to boat races all my life and the white water jets are a great spectator sport.:D
 

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I Luv My SUB! :D ----Sport Utility Boat!---Runnin 60 on that flat Havasu water, (which can't get bad enough to run!) :D To the Snake, Deschutes, Rouge, and others! It takes these--see video-- and these boats to bring the video of those guy's to you!!:D Along with Rescue and Salvage! :))eek:))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_7i1MekgOw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1us_IAi8hpc

What a Run! (next), Just A Great vid! hope you Enjoy!---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS4bV9NeCMI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6uIwNjZd5g


What SUB'S can Do!! :);)
 
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