Expanded Schedule Announced For 1986 [humour]

The unofficial schedule was announced last week and it’s going to put boat racing into the forefront of modern motor racing. Most of the great events of the past have been brought back to make the 46 race schedule the largest in recent memory. The season begins bright and early in Alabama and makes its way through three different countries and ends its way out in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s expected to take quite a toll on equipment but rumors have been leaked to this source of at least 10 brand new boats. With all of the television the public is going to get something it has never before had--boat racing crammed down their throats in an unprecedented fashion.

Date

Site

 

Water

Event

Jan 5-8

Guntersville

Alabama

Lk Guntersville

Mile Trials

Jan 12

Guntersville

Alabama

Lk Guntersville

Dixie Cup

Jan 19

Miami

Florida

Biscayne Bay/Marine Stadium

Champion Spark Plug Regatta

Jan 26

Tampa

Florida

Tampa Bay

Suncoast Cup

Feb 2

Cocoa Beach

Florida

(Unnamed water)

Cocoa Cup

Feb 9

Jacksonville

Florida

St. Johns River

Admirals Cup Regatta

Feb 16

Dallas

Texas

Garza Little Elm

Atlas Van Lines Trophy

Feb 23

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

Lk Overholser

Greater Oklahoma Thunderboat Classic

March 2

Houston

Texas

Clear Lake

U.I.M. World Championship

March 9

Lk of the Ozarks

Missouri

Lk of the Ozarks

Missouri Governors Cup

March 16

E1 Dorado

Kansas

Lk Bluestem

El Dorado/Bluestem Thunderboat Regatta

March 23

Ogallala

Nebraska

Lk McConnaughty

Big Mac Thunderboat Regatta

March 30

Owensboro

Kentucky

Ohio River

Kentucky Governors Cup

April 6

Washington

D.C.

Potomac River

Presidents Cup

April 13

Syracuse

New York

Lk Onondaga

Miller American Regatta

April 20

Sampson State Park

New York

Seneca Lk

Thunder in the Park

April 27

Buffalo

New York

Niagara River

Buffalo Launch Club Regatta

May 4

Madison

Wisconsin

Lk Monona

Wisconsin Cup

May 11

Detroit

Michigan

Detroit River

Strohs Thunderfest

May 18

Toledo

Ohio

Maumee River

Toledo Clearwater Cup

May 25

Cleveland

Ohio

Lk Erie

Budweiser Regatta

June 1

Dayton

Ohio

Lk Eastwood

Hydroglobe 86

June 8

Evansville

Indiana

Ohio,River

Thunder On The Ohio VIII

June 15

Madison

Indiana

Ohio River

Indiana Governors Cup

June 22

Ogden

Utah

Willard Bay

Utah Governors Cup

June 29

New Town

North Dakota

Lk Sakakawea

Dakota Cup

July 6

Coeur d' Alene

Idaho

Lk Coeur d' Alene

Diamond Cup

July 13

Kelowna

British Columbia

Lk Okanagan

British Columbia Cup

July 20

Spokane

Washington

Lk Roosevelt

Lilac Trophy

July 27

Tri-Cities

Washington

Columbia River

Columbia Cup

Aug 3

Seattle

Washington

Lk Washington

APBA Gold Cup

Aug 10

Chelan

Washington

Lk Chelan

Apple Cup

Aug 17

Bellingham

Washington

Bellingham Bay

Budweiser Regatta

Aug 24

Freeland

Washington

Holmes Harbor

Holmes Harbor Regatta

Aug 31

Tacoma

Washington

Commencement Bay

Thunder Sunday

Sept 7

Vancouver

Washington

Columbia River

Vancouver USA Trophy

Sept 14

Eugene

Oregon

Dexter Reservoir

Emerald Cup

Sept 21

Sacramento

California

Lk Folsom

Sacramento Cup

Sept 28

Los Angeles

California

Lk Irvine

Budweiser Regatta

Oct. 5

Phoenix

Arizona

Firebird Lk

Desert Regatta

Oct 12

Long Beach

California

Queensway Bay

Long Beach Regatta

Oct 19

San Diego

California

Mission Bay

Miller High Life Regatta

Oct 26

Stateline

Nevada

Lk Tahoe

Harrah's Tahoe Regatta

Nov 2

San Francisco

California

(Unnamed water)

Budweiser Regatta

Nov 9

Las Vegas

Nevada

Lk Mead

Lake Mead Cup

Nov 16

Acapulco

Mexico

Laguna De Coyuca

Guererro Governors Cup

Nov 23

(Travel weekend)

     

Nov 30

Honolulu

Hawaii

(Unnamed water)

Pineapple Cup

Should be quite the season, see you at the races ...and races ...and races.............................

Note: Compiled by Brian Anderson, all sites listed have either had races, exhibitions or have been named as possible sites, in case of possible sites some of the event names were made up. It’s up to you to figure it out, all research done through old programs and newspaper articles.

(Reprinted from the Unlimited NewsJournal, September 1985)


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