The Joe Whetstone Memorial Race aka...The Great Lakes Challenge
6/15/2013 – 6/16/2013
MICHIGAN HYDROPLANE RACING ASSOCIATION #267
American Legion Post 223
Constantine , MI - St. Joseph River
*From I-94 Exit #74 South (US-131). Follow US-131 South for 27.5 miles to American Legion.
*From I-80 (toll road) Exit #107 (US-131). Follow US-131 North for 7.5 miles to American Legion located 0.5 miles North of Constantine, MI.
*GPS: 68956 US HWY 131, White Pigeon, MI 49099
*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.
*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, motor homes will be asked to park perpendicular to the race course and 2 deep. We will maintain a lane for later arrivals.
NOT APPROVED FOR RECORDS.
J-SO-MOD: Closed Course - 3 Laps of an approx. 1 Mile course.
Closed course: Clock Start
JH/JR: Trophies - All others: TBD.
Possible Friday registration - listen for announcements in pits.
Saturday - 7:30-8:30 AM ---- Sunday - 8:30-9 AM
Saturday: 9 a.m. * * * * * Sunday: 9:30 a.m.
JH, JR: $17 per class/day
All SO, MOD, and AX Classes: $30 per class/day.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND.
Race Director (74536) ELEK HUTCHINSON, 6065 MARVU DRIVE, HOWELL, MI
Referee (2060) MARK WHEELER, 2690 TIMBERLEAF LN, KALAMAZOO, MI
Assistant Referee (8738) DEAN SUTHERLAND, 9405 YORK WOODS DR, SALINE, MI
Inspector (156) THOMAS JOHNSTON, 11880 PRESTON RD, BRITTON, MI
Inspector (2502) TIM SIDOR, 6034 MYERS LAKE AVE NE, ROCKFORD, MI
Inspector (7168) JOE PATER, 2511 RIVERWOOD TERRACE, SAINT JOSEPH, MI
Risk Manager (13694) RAYMOND P BONENFANT, 579 TREASURE ISLAND DR, MATTAWAN, MI
Risk Manager (72067) KAREN DUFFIELD, 924 CLYDE ST, LANSING, MI
*The Joe Whetstone Memorial Race is sponsored by River Country Tourism and West Side Beer.
*MHRA racer school will take place from 1-4 p.m. 6/14 (Friday). Only participants of MHRA racer school will be allowed on the water during this time.
*No testing period!!! If you are testing you will not race!!!!! This includes Thursday – Monday.
*Saturday - racing will start at 10:30 a.m. Please be prepared to start on time.
*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 plan to 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.
*350/400mh and 750/850mh may run combined at the discretion of the race committee.
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.