APBA Race Circular

2008 Great Lakes Challenge
6/14/2008 – 6/15/2008
MICHIGAN HYDROPLANE RACING ASSOCIATION #267
 
American Legion Post #223 
6    1994   
Constantine, MI St. Joseph River
4/28/2008
 
5/21/2008

I-94 Exit #74 (US-131). US-131 South 27.5 miles to American Legion. - OR -
I-80 (toll road) Exit #107 (US-131). US-131 North 7.5 miles to American Legion.
American Legion located 0.5 miles North of Constantine, MI.
Go to www.michiganhydroplane.com for map.

Super 8 - Three Rivers, MI 269-279-8888
Holiday Inn Express - Three Rivers, MI 269-279-7766
Best Value Inn - Three Rivers, MI 269-273-8100
Inn at Constantine - Constantine, MI 800-435-5365
Make reservations early as hotels will fill up quick due to the Three Rivers Water Festival the same weekend.
Camping in pits. No hook-ups. To optimize parking space, motorhomes will be asked to park perpendicular to the race course and 2 deep. We will maintain a lane for later arrivals.

3 laps of an approx. 1 mile course. NOT approved for records.

TYPE OF START: Clock

H & H Rescue

350ccMH (BMH) and 400ccMH (25MH) will race combined, but be scored separately.

JH/JR: Trophies 1st - 3rd for Sat. and Sun.
All others: Awards 1st - 3rd on Saturday only.
There will be a special Kevin Ladd Memorial Race for 20SSH. The winner (points combined from all 4 heats - Sat./Sun.) will receive a Bulova Marine Star watch valued at approx. $300 and a plaque.

6/13 (Friday) - Possible registration at site. Listen for announcement in pits.
6/14 (Saturday) - 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
6/15 (Sunday) - 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

6/14 (Saturday) - 9:00 a.m.
6/15 (Sunday) - 10:00 a.m.

JH, JR: $17/day per class
All SO and AXSH/AXSR: $27/day per class
All MO: $25/day per class
In case of cancellation, $2 will be retained from each entry for Top Gun fee.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND.

Race Director (2502) TIM SIDOR, 6034 MYERS LAKE AVE NE, ROCKFORD, MI
Race Director (6467) EDWARD HARRINGTON, 7171 SOUTH WALLACE LAKE DR, WEST BEND, WI
Referee (8050) MARK MISKERIK, 1921 NIKKI CT, HOWELL, MI
Assistant Referee (2060) MARK WHEELER, 2690 TIMBERLEAF LN, KALAMAZOO, MI
Inspector (3484) EDWARD HEARN, 814 N 400 EAST, VALPARAISO, IN
Scorer (7509) TRACY TROLIAN, 6275 MILAN OAKVILLE RD, MILAN, MI
Risk Manager (72067) KAREN DUFFIELD, 924 CLYDE ST, LANSING, MI

Pre-race Director: Tim Sidor (see above)
Assistant Inspector: Joe Pater (in training), 2511 Riverwood Ter., St. Joseph, MI 49085-2120

NOTES:
* Saturday - Racing will start at 10:30 a.m. Please be prepared to start then.
* Saturday & Sunday - American Legion Post #223 will have breakfast and lunch available . Please support.
* Saturday night - Dinner/Awards Presentation after races hosted by the American Legion. Please support.
* Boy Scouts will have parking for spectators' cars. Please don't park your car in their area.
* Racers do not have to pay if you have a wrist band, however, a small donation would be appreciated.

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.