APBA Race Circular

2022 Owensboro HydroFair presented by Jagoe Homes
8/20/2022 – 8/21/2022
AMERICAN HYDROPLANE EVENTS LLC #463
8/19/2022
 
The City of Owensboro, Kentucky USA 
6    13573   
Owensboro, KY Ohio River
6/7/2022
 
7/21/2022

Pits: English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA

Radio Corral: In the Pits, on the large concrete platform at the downriver end, off Turn 2, under the large tent.

Judges Stand l: Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301 USA

HOST HOTEL #1:
Hampton Inn Riverfront
Here is the link for direct registration:
https://bit.ly/APBAOWBTeamsAug2022

HOST HOTEL #2:
Holiday Inn Riverfront
Here is the link for direct registration: https://bit.ly/3AjNZfK (enter dates for rates)
Or you can call the otel direct: 270-683-1111
Group Code: HFT
Group Rate Rooms available until: 07/28/22

Once a guest clicks the link, they will be brought to our landing page. The guest then needs to enter the dates and click “check availability.” This will bring up the correct rates and let them book directly into the block. The group rate is $134. If that rate does not display, usually the dates have been entered incorrectly. The guests can always give us a call if they experience any technical difficulties.

HOST HOTEL #3:
Owensboro Hampton Inn South – 4.7 miles from Pits
Here is the link to book direct:
https://bit.ly/APBAOWBHamptonSouth

HOST HOTEL #4:
Courtyard by Marriott – 4.5 miles from Pits
Start Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
End Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Last Day to Book: Monday, July 18, 2022
$109 USD per night
Here is the link to book direct:
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1642105524393&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Closed course - 4 laps on a 1.25 course = 5 Miles
Course Elevation: 394 feet
NOT APPROVED FOR RECORDS

Clock. Race Format: All classes except GP will run APBA Starting Format 16.3.2 - Alternate Format 1. GP class will run APBA Starting Format 16.3.3 - Assigned Lane Format.

American Hydroplane Events Race Rescue

394 feet

N.A. Championships: 1.5LS, 1 L, 2.5LS, 2.5LM, E350, NATLMOD, GNH, GP
National Championships: GP (Grand Prix)
 
01040   2.5 LTR MODIFIED01120   E35001130   2.5 LTR STOCK01140   1 LTR01520   GRAND PRIX
 
01040   2.5 LTR MODIFIED01120   E35001130   2.5 LTR STOCK01140   1 LTR01520   GRAND PRIX

Total Tow/Prize Fund: $15,000.00 USD.
- Should a class(es) not have a legal field of three (3) registered boats by the end of Registration Saturday morning, the class will not be eligible for Prize fund payout. This does not include step-ups.
~Prize Fund will be paid to top 3 positions of Sunday\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s final heat.
~Tow/Prize Fund is for T, Y, S, E, A, NMH, and GNH classes and does NOT apply to GP class, which has separate Agreement with Club.
- Club will mail Prize/Tow Fund payouts to the 2022 APBA registered owners of all eligible boats no later than September 30, 2022
Tow Fund will be calculated and paid on a prorata basis of the distance from the boat owners registered address zip code to the Owensboro, Kentucky zip code of 42301. Accordingly, those who travel further will be paid more.

Thursday, August 18: 12 pm to 5 pm CDT.
Friday, August 19: 8 am to 5 pm CDT
Saturday, August 20: 7 am to 8:30 am CDT
Sunday, August 21: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Place: Registration Building located at entrance to the Pits. This is a large brick building and will have a large sign in front saying REGISTRATION. The address is: English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA

There will be NO registration after 8:30 am CDT on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Saturday, August 21 2022. 9 am CDT.
Place: Pits at English Park, 2 Woodford Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA.
OTHER DRIVERS MEETINGS MAY BE HELD IF DEEMED NECESSARY.

All boats must be registered in the name of the 2022 APBA Registered Owner.

- Boat Initial Registration Paid in advance: $200 USD.
- Paid on-site: $250 USD.

- Boat Step-up Registration Paid in advance: $100 USD.
- Paid on-site: $120 USD.
Step-ups WILL pay a fee.

Your Registration/Payment must be RECEIVED by Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm CDT to qualify for the lower fee.


-Includes APBA Inboard $25.00 USD per boat fee and APBA Region 6 $20.00 USD per boat fee.


Make checks payable to: American Hydroplane Events, LLC.

Mail to:
American Hydroplane Events, LLC
215 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708

- ENTRY FEES MUST BE MAILED WITH REGISTRATION -

Mail entries with payment to:
American Hydroplane Events, LLC
215 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708 USA
Make check payable to: American Hydroplane Events, LLC.

Race Director (15579) RANDALL LIENTZ, 806 KIRKWOOD DR, EVANSVILLE, IN
Referee (50367) DONALD MELILLO, 8039 STONEBARN DR, WEST CHESTER, OH
Assistant Referee (3091) DAVID SHAW, 20414 SPANGLER DR, LINCOLN, DE
Inspector (50011) J MICHAEL NOONAN, 103 WOOD DUCK CT, NICHOLASVILLE, KY
Inspector (75751) ROGER MAHAN, 3 TIMBER RIDGE RD, FAR HILLS, NJ
Scorer (52006) ANN MARIE SHAW, 20414 SPANGLER DR, LINCOLN, DE
Risk Manager (53770) WILLIAM T NOONAN, 5009 E MANSLICK RD , LOUISVILLE, KY

PLEASE NOTE:

APBA SUMMER NATIONALS QUALIFYING HEATS AND CHAMPIONSHIP HEAT FOR GRAND PRIX CLASS WILL RUN ON SATURDAY ONLY.

APBA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING HEATS FOR ALL CLASSES EXCEPT GRAND PRIX WILL RUN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

APBA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING HEATS FOR GRAND PRIX CLASS WILL RUN ON SUNDAY.

APBA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HEAT FOR GRAND PRIX CLASS WILL RUN ON SUNDAY.

TESTING:
Friday 08-19-2022 from 1:00 pm CDT to 5:00 pm CDT.

CAPSULE CERTIFICATION TESTING:
Time and location TBD, on an as needed basis.
If you need a Dunk Test, you must email American Hydroplane Rescue Director Mr. Larry Krack at larrykrack@gmail.com, no later than August 5th, 2022 to reserve your spot. There will be NO walkups!
$50.00 USD, payable via cash or check made payable to American Hydroplane Events, LLC.
Contact Randy Lientz for more information: rlientz@axiomad.com or 812-480-2220

COVID-19 Statement:
According to Kentucky and Owensboro/Daviess County Departments of Health, there are NO requirements for masks and social distancing, and NO restrictions on crowd size for this event, as of the filing of this APBA Sanction.

We will make any necessary changes as directed by the Departments of Health and other entities, when and if they occur.

American Hydroplane Events encourages all spectators, race team personnel, workers, officials and volunteers to practice social distancing and good personal hygiene during this event.

• Final field based on qualification points.
• Quickest elapsed times will be used to resolve any ties in points to determine the final field.
• Counts as 2 days of racing toward APBA national points championship.

** APBA Points both days **
All boats must be in the water and ready to race at the scheduled times.
Should the number of entries and time permit, two qualifying heats may be held.

PLEASE NOTE:
Should any heat(-s) have fewer than three (3) boats able to race, The Race Director and Referee have the option of not running that heat(-s).

**RV/Motorhome parking will be available for Race Teams and APBA Inboard Officials with prior authorization. Send your request with boat number and length of RV/Motorhome via email to Randy Lientz at: rlientz@axiomad.com. You will receive a City of Owensboro Parking Permit for your front window at Registration. There is no electricity or water service at the RV/Motorhome parking lot. It is paved and level, and less than 50 yards to the Pit entrance. The parking lot is located at English Park, Hanning Lane at Lock Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303 USA. Look for signs indicating RV/Motorhome parking.

**Golf Carts and Scooters for Race Teams and APBA Officials are allowed in the Pits with prior authorization. You must provide your own Golf Cart and Scooter. Send your request with boat number via email to Randy Lientz at: rlientz@axiomad.com. You will receive a City of Owensboro Permit for your windshield at Registration.

- The Judges Stand is located on the 3rd level of the Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301, which is less than one mile from the Pits, via a 2-lane residential City street. There is an elevator to the Judges Stand for your convenience.

- The Radio Corral is located at the East end of the Pits (upriver) on a large raised concrete platform which overlooks the Ohio River racecourse. There will be a large tent for shade, and the area will be for only Team Spotters.

For the convenience of Race Teams and APBA Officials, American Hydroplane Events personnel will run 2 continuous shuttle vehicles between the Convention Center and the Pits on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CDT. Pickup/dropoff will be at the west end (downriver) of the Pits and the front of the Convention Center.

**Testing will be available on Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm CDT. The period from 4:30 to 5:00 pm CDT will be for the exclusive use of the Grand Prix class. All boats who want to test must be registered and safety inspected before testing.

**Once a boat is placed in the pits, it can EXIT ONLY at the conclusion of all racing on Sunday afternoon.
Any boat(-s) that wants to exit the pits before the conclusion of all racing on Sunday afternoon must inform the Scorer, Ann Shaw AND obtain the approval of Race Director, Randy Lientz. Any boat(-s) that exits the pits without this approval will not be paid Tow/Show funds.

**All boats that destroy a buoy will pay $200 USD to American Hydroplane Events, LLC for each buoy destroyed.

**All inquiries pertaining to this Event should be sent via email to Randy Lientz at rlientz@axiomad.com.

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.