F1 Powerboats are sleek, glamorous, light weight and extremely maneuverable. The power to weight ratio is among the highest in all of motorsports. The performance speaks for itself, accelerating from 0-100 mph in under 5 seconds keeping it on par with a Formula 1 car. Top speeds in access of 120 mph with the capability of taking a 180- degree corner at 100 mph, pulling 7+ G’s in the process making them the hardest turning race vehicle in the world!
F1 Powerboat competition starts with a 20+ boat field lined up on the start pontoon with their engines silent. At the drop of the green flag these world class drivers ignite them to life with their engines roar, shooting thousands of gallons of rooster tailed water over 150′ as the accelerate towards the first turn. This spectator friendly racing on a tight course is made up of a combination of right and left hand hairpin turns with various straight aways providing deck to deck actions right in front of the fans viewing area. With no two laps the same due to the ever changing wind and water conditions makes the F1 boat one of the most challenging racing machines on the planet.
Formula Lights (support class) Speeds typically of 67-70 mph that race on a 35 second course. These 12-foot tunnel boats are equipped with a 44.9 cu. In. two cylinder engine. Looks like the F1 boat but smaller.
Tri Hull (support class) the boats are based on the pleasure boat tri hull design. Equipped with a safety roll cage to protect the driver who is strapped in with a 5-point safety harness. Powered by a maximum of a 100 cu. In. motor. This is our only class that has a claiming rule on the engines. The Tri Hull class is known for its bumping and banging water churning competition.
J Hydro (support class) Speed: 40 mph Engine: 9.9 hp J Hydro class was integrated into the series as an outlet to train and groom our youth into the future racers of America. Kids, ages 9-16, can learn the basics of racing through experience in these 12′ knee rider boats propelled by 9.9hp outboard engines. Knowledge of the sport is gained in a comfortable environment with constant, constructive guidance and direction from all involved. All the propellers are owned by the series with the small driver’s picking each weekend propeller by lottery to keep a level playing field amongst themselves.