New Martinsville, WV RegattaFest

New Martinsville, WV RegattaFest
F1 Finals Rescheduled from Orange,TX


The New Martinsville WV/ Duffy OH “RegattaFest” powerboat event is being produced by S.P.O.R.T. in cooperation with the APR Superleague. The event will feature Formula 1 (S.P.O.R.T.), along with SST120, SST60, Super Sport and Inboard classes SE and GNH/NM (APR). This event is part of the NGK Spark Plugs Formula One Powerboat Championship Series the 6th and final stop on the 2017 calendar. The race will be held on the Ohio River between New Martinsville, West Virginia and Duffy, Ohio.
Sanctioned by the APBA (American Powerboat Association) and conducted by S,P.O.R.T. (Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour) with APR Superleague. New Martinsville is known for its fast water and wonderful hospitality. We will be kicking off the weekend’s events starting Friday September 29th by setting up the pit areas and testing at 1pm. There will be a driver’s party Friday Night hosted by Sam and Sherron of APR under the big tent to celebrate 31 years of producing powerboat races. The family friendly festival includes live entertainment, kids zone, car show and Saturday diner. The event will conclude on Sunday evening October 1st after two full days of racing action and the racing award presentations.


I-77 N/S take exit 1 (in Marietta, OH) to Rt. 7 North, crossing the bridge at Duffy, Ohio. Take Rt. 2 South following overhead signs for Rt. 2 south to North Street/downtown, turning right at Ace Hardware. Turn left at Witschey’s Market on to Main Street, past two intersections; the pit access point will be on your right.

Boat Launch: By existing boat ramp for all OPC classes and SE. Crane launch for GNH/NM only. The ramp is steep, rough, and is made from cobblestones, but they have launched 3 boats at a time for years at this event. Weighing by crane.
Fuel: We will have a fuel station of the day. No high-octane fuel will be available, you will need to bring your own if you use it.

Parking and pit area:

We will be parking in lots near the launch ramp that are accessible from Main St. We will have people in place to direct you to pit parking locations.


- Race Director: John Schubert / Sam Winer

- Referee: Doug Rea

- Assistant Referee: Joseph Wespiser

- Inspector: Ken Scoville / David Shaw

- Scorer: Kelly Schubert / Janie Tilton

- Risk Manager: Sherron Winer

Race Start: Modified Lemans, Dock Start

Race Format: Formula One- Draw for position for the starting order in the first heat, Reverse order of accumulated points for starting order in heats 2 & 3. Accumulated points total for final starting position. Heat races 10 laps, final 30 laps.

New Martinsville Area Regatta Fest Registration:

Please fill out the registration forms as soon as possible and email to Lyndsay Mathews, This will help speed up registration when you arrive at the race site. Please make sure that you, your crew, and family signs in by 9:30am on Saturday morning. The registration will not be in the pit area to issue credentials after that time.

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the host hotel, call 304-455-0033 for reservations. $119.00 a night. Mention the RegattaFest.

New Martinsville Inn (behind Bob Evans), call 304-455-6100 for reservations. $79.95 a night. Mention the RegattaFest.

Race Course for the 2017 NGK F1 PC Finals