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Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club members will be out in full force and providing concessions for the Grand Prix of Wisconsin Formula Powerboat Racing.  

 

Come and enjoy the races and check us out. Funds raised by this event will allow us to continue our countywide literacy program "Reading To Go" along with our other continued community support.

  

READY TO FEEL THE POWER? 
FORMULA POWER BOAT RACING IS 
COMING TO WAUSAU!

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017
BLUE GILL BAY PARK
WAUSAU, WISCONSIN

SATURDAY - TIME TRIAL RACES
SUNDAY - CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

 

Wausau, WI has become the newest host city for Championship Powerboat National Racing. The Grand Prix of Wisconsin will feature tunnel hull catamaran powerboats, which are the fastest and most agile racing boats in the world. Reaching top speeds of 125 mpg, the pilots of these boats experience G-Forces greater than most professional race car drivers as they “fly on water”, as their wake creates a constantly changing race course.

 

Formula 2 powerboat racing is an International action sport with professional racing series that travel throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Races typically begin with 15 boats that are 16 feet long and weigh approximately 1,100 pounds (with the driver), and powered by a stock-spec carbureted 2.0 liter Mercury racing engine. Due to the unique tunnel hull design, these boats almost appear to hover above the water and are able to be driven close to the shoreline, keeping the intense action near the spectators.