APBA Special Events are unique from every other established category of racing. These events can consist of special record-setting runs, new classes or other forms of racing that don't fit into the primary categories. The categories and classes of tomorrow are founded and grown through Special Events. Running in SE allows these new categories to formulate their rules, promote their style of racing and ultimately grow their membership. In the past, special event categories have varied from Electric Boats to Offshore marathon races.
Current APBA Special Events include Vintage & Historic, Unlimited Lights, Jet River Racer, Sprint Boats and Outboard River Racer.