Port Neches River Fest 2021 Schedule

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Port Neches, TX – April 30 – May 2

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The NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship will be roaring into Southeast Texas April 30-May 2, 2021 for the thrill-inducing 19th annual “Thunder on the Neches” powerboat races as the highlight of the five-day Port Neches “River Fest”.

The grand celebration, held at Port Neches City Park, will feature something for every member of the family, including action-packed boat racing, live music, food, games, playground, carnival, shopping, a car and motorcycle show, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Five days of fun will start on Wednesday, April 28th and run through Sunday, May 2nd, with “front and center” race track seating so fans will have the best views of the whole race course. Boat racing finals will be held on Sunday when the public can enter for free!

Friday April 30, 2021

12:00pm  – Driver’s Meeting – Safety Inspection & Registration opens
2:00  –  Testing Formula 1
3:30  –  Testing Tri-Hull
4:00  –  Testing Formula Lights
5:00  –  Testing Tri-Hull
5:30  –  Testing Formula 1
7:00pm  –  Driver’s Meeting

Saturday May 1, 2021

7:00am  –  Safety Inspection & Registration opens
8:00  –  Drivers meeting – MANDATORY F1 & FL
9:00   –  Testing Formula Lights – Qualifying to follow 3 min. +1 lap (tentatively 9:30am)
10:00  –  Testing Formula 1 – Qualifying to follow 4 min. + 1 lap (tentatively 11:00am)
11:15  –  Testing Tri-Hull
11:45  –  J-Hydro testing / Heat #1
12:00pm  –  Driver’s Meeting All Classes – River Open
1:00  –  Formula 1 – Group A – Heats #1 & #2 / 4 min. + 1 lap
1:30  –   Formula 1 – Group B – Heats #1 & #2 / 4 min. + 1 lap
2:00  –  Tri-Hull – Heat #1 / 7 laps / draw for position
2:30  –  Formula Lights – Heat #1 / 6 min. + 1 lap
3:00  –  Formula 1 – Group A / Heat #3 / 4 min. + 1 lap
3:30  –  Formula 1 – Group B / Heat #3 / 4 min. + 1 lap
4:00  –  Tri-Hull – Heat #2 / 7 laps / reverse order of points
4:30  –  Formula Lights – Heat #2 / 6 min. + 1 lap / reverse order of points
5:00  –  Formula 1 / Final / 17 min. + 1 lap

Sunday May 2, 2021

9:00  –  Testing Formula 1 – Qualifying to follow 4 min. + 1 lap
10:00  –  Formula Lights – Heat #3 / 6 min. + 1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points
10:30  –  Tri-Hull – Heat #3
10:45  –  J-Hydro Heat #2
11:00  –  Driver’s Meeting – River Open
12:00pm  –  Formula 1 – Group A – Heats #1 & #2 / 4 min. + 1 lap
12:30  –  Formula 1 – Group B – Heats #1 & #2 / 4 min. + 1 lap
1:00  –  Tri-Hull – Heat #4 / 7 laps / reverse order of cumulative points
1:30 –  Formula 1 – Group A – Heat #3 / 4 min. + 1 lap
2:00 –  Formula 1 – Group B – Heat #3 / 4 min. + 1 lap
2:30 –  River Open
3:00 –  J-Hydro Final
3:10 –  Formula Lights – Final / 15 min. + 1 lap
3:45 –  Tri-Hull Final / 20 laps
4:30 –  Formula 1 Final / 17 min. + 1 lap

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