The Joe Whetstone Memorial Race aka...The Great Lakes Challenge
6/18/2016 – 6/19/2016
MICHIGAN HYDROPLANE RACING ASSOCIATION #267
Sons of the 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 spaces, motor homes will be asked to park perpendicular to the race course and 2 deep. We will maintain a lane for later arrivals.
J/SO/MOD: Closed Course 3 laps of an approx. 1 mile course. NOT APPROVED FOR RECORDS.
Closed course - Clock start
H & H Rescue
: All Stock EXCEPT 45SS
Trophies for JH/JR Sat & Sun
All Other Classes: Will be announced at Drivers Meeting if any.
Possible Friday registration - listen for announcements. Saturday - 7:30-8:30 AM ---- Sunday - 8:30-9 AM
Saturday 9 a.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
JH and JR: $17 Per class/day.
SO / AX / MOD: $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 (74943) JOSHUA TOCCALINO, 42375 FOUNTAIN PARK DR N , NOVI, 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 (14319) JASON BONANNO, 29293 FRANKLIN CIRCLE, FLAT ROCK, MI
Risk Manager (14353) JEFF DOBIS, 1942 SUNNYSIDE, DYER, IN
*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 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 and Monday.
*Saturday & Sunday - American Legion Post #223 will have breakfast and lunch available. Please support.
*Saturday night - dinner/awards presentation after races hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. Please plan to support.
*Boy Scouts will have parking for spectators cars. Please dont 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.
**Classes may run combined at the discretion of the race committee.
**Check the MHRA Facebook page for information**
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.