NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Springfield OH Schedule 2018

2018 Springfield Ohio Grand Prix Schedule

The Second Annual Springfield Ohio’s “Wake the Lake” powerboat event is produced by Sport, B2B motorsports and United Powerboat Performance Group. LLC. The event will feature Formula 1, Formula Lights, and J Hydro. There will also be an APBA OPC vintage classes along with Mod Outboards. As part of The NGK Spark Plugs Formula One Powerboat Championship Series, stop number 5 for the 6 race series. Located at the Clark County Fairgrounds which is less than a mile from interstate 70 between Dayton and Columbus.

Sanctioned by the APBA (American Powerboat Association) and conducted by S,P.O.R.T. (Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour) We will be kicking off the weekend’s events starting Friday August 10th setting up the pit areas and testing. The event will conclude on Sunday evening August 12th after two full days of racing action has been concluded with the award presentations immediately following the Formula One final.

FRIDAY, August 10 FREE and Open to Public

*No Testing will be allowed prior the official Friday Test Sessions.

10:00-12:00 Green Screen Shots of Drivers for Jumbotron

12:00 Registration/Inspection Open

1:00 Gates Open

2:00 Formula 1 Testing
3:00 Formula Lights Testing
4:00 J-Hydro Testing

4:30 Stock Outboard Practice

5:30 RC Boat Practice

SATURDAY, August 11

8:00 Gates Open
9:00 Driver’s Meeting – Formula 1, Formula Lights, J-Hydro
9:00 Stock Outboard Testing

9:30 Vintage Testing

10:00 Formula 1 Testing

10:30 J-Hydro Testing

11:00 Formula Lights Testing

11:30 RC Boats Testing

12:00 Opening Ceremonies – National Anthem/Formula 1 Parade based off points

12:30 Formula 1 Qualifying (4 minutes + 1 lap)
1:15 Stock Outboard Heat Racing (2 classes)

1:30 Formula Lights Qualifying (3 minutes + 1 lap)

2:00 J-Hydro Heat #1 – 3 laps

2:15 Formula 1 - Heat #1 Group A (8 minutes +1 lap)
Formula 1 Heat winner Group A interview from dock tower while in boat

2:45 RC Boat Races

3:00 Formula Lights – Heat #1 (6 minutes +1 lap)
Formula Lights heat race winner interview

3:30 Formula 1 – Heat #1 Group B (8 minutes +1 lap)
Formula 1 Heat winner Group B interview from dock tower while in boat

4:00 RC Boat Races

4:15 Formula 1 Heat #2 Group A (8 minutes +1 lap) - Reverse Order of Points
Formula 1 Heat #2 Group A heat race winner interview at dock

4:45 Stock Outboard Heat Racing

5:00 Formula Lights Heat #2 (6 minutes + 1 lap) - Reverse Order of Points

5:30 Formula 1 Heat #2 Group B (8 minutes +1 lap) - Reverse Order of Points
Formula 1 Heat #2 Group B heat race winner interview at dock

6:00 Naked Karate Girls take stage

SUNDAY, August 12

8:00 Gates Open

9:00 Vintage Boating Exhibition
9:00 Driver’s Meeting - Formula 1, Formula Lights, J-Hydro

9:30 RC Boat Competition

10:00 Formula Lights - Heat #3 – (6 min +1 lap) - Reverse Order of Points
10:30 Stock Outboard Heats Racing (including J-Hydro)


11:00 Formula 1 - Heat #3 Group A – (8 min + 1 lap) Reverse Order of Points
Formula 1 – Heat # 3 Group A winner interview

11:30 Formula 1 – Heat # Group B – (8min + 1 lap)
Formula 1 – Heat #3 Group B winner interview

12:00 Opening Ceremonies/Formula 1 Driver Grid Parade
12:30 Stock Outboard Final

1:00 J-Hydro Final

2:00 Formula Lights – Final – (16 Mins +1 Lap) Interview with winner at dock tower

2:30 RC Boat Competition


3:00 Formula 1 - Final – (18 Mins +1 Lap) Interview with winner at dock tower
Awards Ceremony-Conclusion of Last Final
*Schedule Subject to Change

Directions

Take Interstate 70 to exit 59, Charleston Pike, head north to the Fairgrounds. The address is 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio 45505. Take the main fairway to the back and the lake is on the right.

Drivers Party:

Friday Night, please plan on attending with your family and crew.