Pits: English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA
Judges Stand and Radio Corral: Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301 USA
PLEASE NOTE: THE ROOM BLOCKS AT BOTH HOTELS ARE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE MAY BE ROOMS AVAILABLE, AND THE RATES MAY BE DIFFERENT. CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECT TO DETERMINE AVAILABILITY AND RATE.
Event Host Hotels: Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn and Suites, downtown Owensboro, KY USA. These hotels are on either side of the Owensboro Convention Center, where the Judges Stand and Radio Corral will be located.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms available for race teams in the blocks. We encourage you to book your rooms early.
Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront
Address: 701 W 1st St, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 683-1111
Cutoff date for room block 8/1/21
Group Code: HYD
Hampton Inn & Suites Owensboro Waterfront
Address: 401 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 685-2005
Cutoff date for room block July 31, 2021
The personalized link for direct distribution is as follows: http://bit.ly/APBAOWBTeamsAug2021 .
Guests may also book by phone, and must mention APBAOWB after providing their dates.
Closed course - 4 laps on a 1.25 course = 5 Miles
Course Elevation: 394 feet
NOT APPROVED FOR RECORDS
Total Tow/Prize Fund: $15,000 USD.
~Prize Fund will be paid to top 5 positions of Sundays final heat.
~Tow/Prize Fund is for Y, S, E, A, NMH, and GNH classes and does NOT apply to GP class, which has separate Agreement with Promoter. Promoter will mail Prize/Tow Fund payouts to eligible boats no later than September 29, 2021.
Tow Fund will be calculated and paid on a prorata basis of the distance from the boat owners registered address zip code to the Owensboro, Kentucky zip code of 42301. Accordingly, those who travel further will be paid more.
Dates: Thursday, August 19 and Friday, Friday, August 20,2021. Times: 8 am to 5 pm CDT.
Saturday, August 21, 2021. Times: 6:30 am to 8 am CDT.
Place: Registration Building located at top entrance to the Pits. This is a large brick building and will have a large sign in front saying REGISTRATION. The address is: English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA
There will be NO registration after 8 am CDT on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
Saturday, August 21 2021. 9 am CDT.
Place: Pits at English Park, 2 Woodford Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA
Paid in Advance Amount: $200 USD. Includes $25 for APBA Inboard Fund. On-site Amount $250 USD.
Make checks payable to: American Hydroplane Events, LLC. Entry Fee must be mailed with Registration.
Send entries to:
American Hydroplane Events, LLC
215 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708 USA
Make checks payable to: American Hydroplane Events, LLC.
RV/Motorhome and Scooter/Golf Cart Registration: https://form.jotform.com/212016243961044
Race Director (15579) RANDALL LIENTZ, 806 KIRKWOOD, EVANSVILLE, IN
Referee (50367) DONALD MELILLO, 8039 STONEBARN DR, WEST CHESTER, OH
Assistant Referee (3091) DAVID SHAW, 20414 SPANGLER DR, LINCOLN, DE
Inspector (1505) JIM SECHLER, 29305 GLENARDEN ST, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
Scorer (52006) ANN MARIE SHAW, 20414 SPANGLER DR, LINCOLN, DE
Risk Manager (53770) WILLIAM T NOONAN, 5009 E MANSLICK RD , LOUISVILLE, KY
TENTATIVE: Testing on 8/21/21
CAPSULE CERTIFICATION TESTING on Thursday 08-19-2021. Time and location TBD. $50.00 USD, payable via cash or check made payable to American Hydroplane Events, LLC. Contact Randy Lientz for more information: email@example.com or 812-480-2220
According to Kentucky’s Governor Beshear during his address Friday, 06-11-2021, there are NO requirements for masks and social distancing, and NO restrictions on crowd size. Read the complete text here: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=GovernorBeshear&prId=819
Race format per APBA Rules for Inboard Racing 16.3.2 (Alternate Format 1):
• 3 qualification heats (2 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday), with 1 final heat on Sunday.
• Clock Start.
• Compete for lanes: (All classes except GP. GP will run earned lane format)
• Final field based on qualification points.
• Quickest elapsed times will be used to resolve any ties in points to determine the final field.
• Counts as 2 days of racing toward APBA national points championship.
** APBA Points both days **
All boats must be in the water and ready to race at the scheduled times.
Should the number of entries and time permit, two qualifying heats may be held.
**RV/Motorhome parking will be available for Race Teams and APBA Inboard Officials with prior authorization. Send your request with boat number and length of RV/Motorhome via email to Randy Lientz at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a City of Owensboro Parking Permit for your front window at Registration. There is no electricity or water service at the RV/Motorhome parking lot. It is paved and level, and less than 50 yards to the Pit entrance. The parking lot is located at English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA. Look for signs indicating RV/Motorhome parking.
**Golf Carts and Scooters for Race Teams and APBA Officials are allowed in the Pits with prior authorization. You must provide your own Golf Cart and Scooter. Send your request with boat number via email to Randy Lientz at: email@example.com. You will receive a City of Owensboro Permit for your windshield at Registration.
**The Judges Stand is located on the 3rd level of the Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301, which is less than one mile from the Pits, via a 2-lane residential City street. There is an elevator to the Judges Stand for your convenience.
The Radio Corral is located at the East end of the Pits (upriver) on a large raised concrete platform which overlooks the Ohio River racecourse. There will be a large tent for shade, and the area will be for only Team Spotters.
For the convenience of Race Teams and APBA Officials, the City of Owensboro will run 2 continuous shuttle vehicles between the Convention Center and the Pits on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CDT. Pickup/dropoff will be at the west end (downriver) of the Pits and the front of the Convention Center.
**Testing will be available on Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm CDT. The period from 5:00 to 5:30 pm CDT will be for the exclusive use of the Grand Prix class. There is a possibility of having testing on Saturday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am CDT, at the discretion of the Race Director. All boats who want to test must be registered and safety inspected before testing.
**Once a boat is placed in the pits, it can EXIT ONLY at the conclusion of race activity, and only with the approval of Mr. Chip Wood, Pit Boss.
**All boats who destroy a buoy will pay $200 USD to American Hydroplane Events, LLC for each buoy destroyed.
**All inquiries pertaining to this Event should be sent via email to Randy Lientz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Regatta is sanctioned through APBA
All prizes are the responsibility of the conducting Club. APBA does not guarantee nor is it responsible for payment of prizes. You are advised that this event may be canceled prior to the race due to circumstances beyond the control of this association. If you plan to travel a long distance, it is recommended that you contact the race sponsor prior to your departure to ensure this event will take place.