Race for the Kids 2012 U.S. Title Series Pro Hydroplane Boat Races | Community Spirit
Winter Haven, Florida -- Next week, over 80 teams from all over the U.S. will come to Lake Cannon to compete in professional hydroplane boat races with speeds topping 100 mph.
The Race for the Kids 2012 U.S. Title Series Pro Hydroplane Boat Races event will be held Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1 to benefit the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs (Winter Haven, Lake Wales & Haines City).
This racing event will take place off the shores of beautiful Lake Cannon from the Boys & Girls Club property, located at 2400 Havendale Blvd. in Winter Haven.
Food & beer vendors at the event. The Humane Society of Polk County will also be at the event adopting pets all day Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31.
Limited bleacher seating available. No coolers allowed.
Admission: $5 for Saturday or Sunday. $8 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free. (Thursday & Friday are free to the public to watch the boat race practices and time trials).
The schedule for the event is listed below:
- Teams will begin setting up their pits Wednesday, March 28 from 1 - 5 p.m. The pit areas will be set by 1 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Pro Race practices begin Thursday, March 29 from 1 - 5 p.m. Practices/Time Trials continue Friday, March 30 from 12 - 5 p.m.
- Races will be all day Saturday, March 31 from 10 - 5 p.m. & Sunday, April 1 from 12 - 5 p.m. The K Pro Class (kids pro) races will also run on Saturday afternoon March 31.
- The K Pro (kids pro) division consists of ages 11-17, and their speeds will top 52 mph