Port Neches River Fest

The 17th annual 5-day long Port Neches Riverfest brought to you by Neches Federal Credit Union is produced again this year by S.P.O.R.T. (Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour). This is the first of six stops on the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship featuring the APBA Formula One Class along with support classes Formula Lights, Tri Hulls, and J-Hydro.

Sanctioned by the American Powerboat Association (APBA) and it’s conducting club S.P.O.R.T. handling all racing activities throughout the event. Kicking off the festivities on Friday May 4th by setting up the pits followed with afternoon testing for all classes. The action begins at 7:00 am on Saturday May 5th with the opening of registration and inspection followed by a Tunnel Boat only drivers meeting before hitting the water. The event will conclude on Sunday May 6th after 2 full days of racing action by awarding our top competitors.

2018 Port Neches RiverFest Schedule

Friday May 4, 2018

1:00-8:00​  Safety Inspection / Registration

3:00​​  Testing Formula Lights

4:00​​  Testing Formula 1

5:00  Testing Tri-Hull

5:30​​  Testing J-Hydro

Saturday May 5, 2018

7:00-8:30  ​Safety Inspection / Registration

8:30​​  Drivers meeting: Formula 1 / Formula Light Only

9:00  ​​Tri-Hull Testing

9:30  ​​Formula Lights Testing / Qualifying (Timed Sessions, 6 minutes+1 lap)

10:30​​  Formula 1 Testing / Qualifying (Timed Sessions, 8 minutes+1 lap)

11:30​​  J-Hydro Testing

12:00  ​​Driver's Meeting All Classes - River Open

1:00​​  Tri-Hull - Heat #1 / 6 minutes+1 lap / draw for position

1:30​​  Formula 1 - Heat #1 / 8 minutes+1 lap

2:15​​  Formula Lights - Heat #1 / 6 minutes+1 lap

3:00​​  J-Hydro - Heat #1 / 3 laps / draw for start and props

3:15  ​​River Open

3:45  ​​Tri-Hull - Heat #2 / 6 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of points

4:15  ​​Formula Lights - Heat #2 / 6 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of points

4:45​​  J-Hydro - Heat #2 / 3 laps / draw for prop

5:00  ​​Formula 1 - Heat #2 / 8 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of points

Sunday May 6, 2018

9:00​​  Formula Lights - Heat #3 / 6 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

10:00​​  J-Hydro Heat #3 / 3 laps / reverse order of cumulative points

10:30  ​​Tri-Hull - Heat #3 / 6 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

11:00  ​​Driver's Meeting - River Open

12:00  ​​Tri-Hull - Heat #4 / 6 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

12:30  ​​Formula 1 - Heat #3 / 8 minutes+1 lap / reverse order of cumulative points

1:15  ​​J-Hydro - Final / 5 laps

1:30​​  Formula Lights - Final / 15 minutes+1 lap​

2:00  ​​River open

2:30  ​​Tri-Hull - Final / 15 minutes+1 lap

3:15​​  Formula 1 - Final / 17 minutes+1 lap

4:00  ​​Awards Presentation - River Open

Directions: Port Neches City Park

From US 69 take FM 365 North 3 miles to FM 366 truning right. Continue ½ mile to Merriman St. turning left continuing to the park. GPS Directions us the following: Neches River Wheelhouse, 720 Lee Ave., Port Neches, TX 77651

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