Wristbands On Sale Now At Various Locations

$10, ages 13 and up. 12 and under free. Admission of wristband is good for two days of HydroFest on Labor Day weekend.

Wristbands on sale now at Honor Flight of Southwest Indiana, SWIRCA, Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville Visitors Center at the Pagoda, and all 6-area Schnucks stores.

On sale Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at the Riverfront,  only at the following gates: Court Street, attended by CASA, Main Street, attended by SWIRCA, Walnut Street, attended by Honor Flight of Southwest Indiana, Cherry Street, attended by Evansville Museum Guild. Each of these non-profit organizations retains $2 of every $10 sale to help their organization.

Evansville HydroFest™ News Conference May 3rd at 11am

 

MEDIA ADVISORY OF NEWS CONFERENCE

Date:               Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time:              11:00 am CDT

Location:
Hadi Shrine Temple
6 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN  47708

Purpose:        Evansville HydroFest™ News Conference to provide important information about the 2018 event.

Attending:      Bob Warren, Executive Director of Evansville CVB

Vernon Stevens, Evansville HydroFest™ Operations Director

Randy Lientz, Evansville HydroFest™ Race Director

Representatives from Honor Flight of Southern Indiana

Representative from Hadi Shrine Temple of Evansville

Event Sponsors

Event Volunteers

Evansville CVB Board of Directors

For information about Evansville HydroFest, visit evansvillehydrofest.com

 

Contact:        
Randy Lientz
rlientz@axiomad.com
812-480-2220

EVANSVILLE HYDROFEST™ WILL ROAR ON THE RIVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Evansville, Indiana

Evansville HydroFest™ will return to the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Indiana USA over the Labor Day weekend in 2018.  Evansville HydroFest™ will host the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships for 14 classes of Inboard Boats during the 3-day event, Friday August 31st, Saturday September 1st, and Sunday September 2nd, 2018.

All 14 classes of eligible APBA boats use inboard powerplants, as opposed to outboard motors, in a variety of hull designs, including flat bottom, V bottom, and hydroplanes.  The classes are grouped by hull type, length, weight, and size and type of engine.  Each class is distinguished by letters, such as Y, NMH, and GP.

In its inaugural year 2017, Evansville HydroFest™ attracted a total of 53 teams in 10 different classes, including 1 Litre Y Hydroplanes, National Modified Hydroplanes NMH, and Grand Prix Hydroplanes GP.  Hurricane Harvey caused inclement weather and river conditions requiring many adjustments to the racing schedule, but the fans and race teams unanimously declared the event a great success.  For 2018, a comparable number of teams are expected from throughout North American including Canada.

The GP’s are the loudest, fastest, and largest of the APBA Inboard Classes, using 468 cubic inch supercharged/fuel injected V8 engines running on methanol and producing upwards of 1500 horsepower.  The current world straightaway record was set in Fall 2016 by GP15, driven by Jerry Hopp at 170.620 mph.

The Grand Prix’s are organized and presented by Grand Prix world (GPW).  The Executive Director is Mr. Sam Cole, a longtime organizer of hydroplane racing.

Evansville HydroFest™ is presented by Evansville Events, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit entity of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Mr. Bob Warren is the Executive Director.  Serving on the Executive Organizing Committee are Mr. Vernon Stevens, President of Southern Business Machines and Mr. Randy Lientz, President of AXIOM.  All members reside in Evansville.

Bob Warren emphasized: “We are presenting Evansville HydroFest™ because our residents and visitors have asked for a new form of boatracing on our beautiful Ohio River.  They want more boats, closer competition, less downtime, cooler temperatures, and MORE ROAR! And we will deliver.  We chose Labor Day weekend because high temperatures will be around 85 degrees.  As for action, as soon one race is completed, the next heat will begin.”

Admission cost for Evansville HydroFest™ is $10 total for the 2 days of racing.  12 and under are free.  The wristbands will go on sale June 28th at all 6 Schnucks Evansville/Newburgh locations, and additional sales locations will be the Evansville Museum and SWIRCA.

The Preliminary Event Schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 31, 2018
[one_third]8:00am to 1:00pm[/one_third][two_third_last]Pit and Race Course Set Up, Race Team Registration[/two_third_last] [one_third]1:00 pm to 5:00 pm[/one_third][two_third_last]River Closed
Testing & Qualifying for All Classes[/two_third_last] [one_third]5:00pm[/one_third][two_third_last]River Open to Traffic[/two_third_last]

 

Saturday, September 1, 2018
[one_third]9:00am[/one_third][two_third_last]Mandatory Driver’s Meeting[/two_third_last] [one_third]10:00 am to 5:00 pm[/one_third][two_third_last]River Closed
4-lap Qualifying Heat Races for All Classes[/two_third_last] [one_third]5:00pm[/one_third][two_third_last]River Open to Traffic[/two_third_last]

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018
[one_third]10:00am to 5:00pm[/one_third][two_third_last]River Closed
4-lap Qualifying and Championship
Heat Races for All Classes[/two_third_last] [one_third]5:00 pm[/one_third][two_third_last]Awards Presentation
River Open to Traffic[/two_third_last]

 

Vernon Stevens stated: “The Evansville HydroFest™ represents an entirely new form of family entertainment for the Midwest.  The Mission of our event is:

To Present Quality of Life Family Entertainment with a Sustainable Event Utilizing the Ohio River to Retain and Attract Citizens and Visitors to Evansville, Indiana USA.”

 

“Our Vision for Evansville HydroFest™ is to:

✓ Provide Affordable, Family Friendly Entertainment

✓ Utilize the Natural Resource of the Ohio River

✓ Deliver a Quality, World-Class Event

✓ Engage the Tri-State Community, the Midwest, and All North America

✓ Manage the Event to Be Self Sustainable for Future Generations”

 

“Our Values for Evansville HydroFest™ are:

✓ We Are in the Entertainment Business

✓ Professional Race Teams are Necessary to Deliver Quality Entertainment

✓ Spectators Will Pay a Fair Price for Quality Entertainment

✓ Sound Fiduciary Principles Are Necessary for Sustainability.”

Randy Lientz continued: “We are grateful for the support of Evansville’s Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the various city services we need to present Evansville HydroFest™.  We are working closely with the City of Evansville, the United States Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, American Power Boat Association, Grand Prix World, and the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau.”

Vernon Stevens says “More than 100 volunteers will be needed to stage Evansville HydroFest™.  Dubbed “The Roar Corps,” a wide variety of positions are needed before, during, and after the event.”  Interested individuals and groups can register at: evansvillehydrofest.com/volunteer.”

Stevens also emphasized: “Corporate Sponsorships are now being solicited to help fund Evansville HydroFest™, beginning with the Title Sponsor.  The Executive Committee will meet with interested businesses to explain the benefits of participation in the event, details, provisions, and costs.

For more information about the American Power Boat Association, visit www.apba.org

For more information about Evansville HydroFest™, visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com

For more information about the City of Evansville, visit www.visitevansville.com

 

Evansville HydroFest™ to Provide Accessible Parking and Viewing for Race Fans with Disabilities

EVANSVILLE, IN – Organizers of this Labor Day Weekend’s Evansville HydroFest™ will provide free parking in an area reserved for attendees with disabilities. The lot will be located on Main St. between First St. and Second St. Also offered will be a raised viewing area for race fans in wheelchairs. Those wishing to sit in the designated section are asked to use the Main St. Admission Gate near Old National Bank. A $10 Evansville HydroFest™ Admission Wristband is required. The Admission Wristband admits ages 13 and up to all three days of racing. Ages 12 and under are free. For those 21 and above, the Wristband includes admission to the Concert & Beer Garden at Tropicana’s Outdoor Events Plaza, Friday and Saturday, 6:00 pm to midnight.

The design, fabrication, and construction of the raised platform was donated by local volunteers. According to Director of Operations, Vernon Stevens, “Evansville HydroFest™ is a world-class event drawing teams from throughout the United States and Canada. Everyone deserves the pleasure of enjoying hydroplane racing, and we are marking certain everyone can.”

Teams will race on the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Friday September 1st, Saturday September 2nd, and Sunday September 3rd, 2017. For event schedules visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com.

Evansville HydroFest™ will host the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships on Saturday, and North American Championships on Sunday.

Purchase Admission Wristbands at all six Evansville-area Schnuck’s stores, nine Heritage Federal Credit Union locations, the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, and SWIRCA until August 31st.  Starting September 1st, Admission Wristbands will be available at Riverside Dr. Admission Gates: Court St. attended by CASA, Main St. attended by SWIRCA, and Cherry St. attended by the Evansville Museum Guild. For each $10, the non-profit group earns $2 to further its positive impact on our City.

Evansville HydroFest™ is presented by Evansville Events, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit entity of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bob Warren is Executive Director. Serving on the Executive Organizing Committee are Vernon Stevens, President of Southern Business Machines and Randy Lientz, President of AXIOM. Warren, Stevens, and Lientz all reside in Evansville.

Evansville HydroFest™ Goes Country with Live Bands for Saturday Concert

EVANSVILLE, In. – Live performances by self-described, “Country/Classic Rock” band Haywire of Evansville, and local singer/songwriter, Troy Miller, are on tap for the outdoor Beer Garden & Concert Saturday September 2nd at Tropicana Events Plaza. The venue, which overlooks the Ohio River, sets the stage for the event, which runs 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. A $10 Evansville HydroFest™ Admission Wristband admits attendees ages 21 and up into the gathering. Haywire, a five piece band, is known for its country music, as well as according to the group’s website, “Some 80’s rock thrown in just to make sure you were paying attention!” Acoustic virtuoso, Troy Miller, focuses on what he labels, “American Roots,” playing blues, country, and rock. Offered along with the music will be affordably priced, Anheuser-Busch crowd-favorites, including Budweiser, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra.

The $10 Wristband also admits those ages 13 and above into all three days of American Power Boat Association hydroplane racing action on Labor Day weekend. Ages 12 and under are free.

Admission Wristbands are now on sale and may be purchased at all six Evansville-area Schnuck’s stores, nine Heritage Federal Credit Union locations, the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, and SWIRCA until Thursday, August 31st. Beginning Friday, September 1st, Admission Wristbands will be available for purchase at the following Admission Gates on Riverside Drive: Court Street attended by CASA, Main Street attended by SWIRCA, and Cherry Street attended by the Evansville Museum Guild. For each $10, the non-profit organization earns $2 to further its positive efforts in our City.

During the three-day event, Evansville HydroFest™ will host the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships on Saturday, and North American Championships on Sunday for 14 classes of Inboard Boats. To date, dozens of teams have committed to compete from across the United States and Canada. For event schedules and more information, please visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com.

Evansville HydroFest™ 2017 is a Presentation of Evansville Events, Inc.

Evansville HydroFest™ is presented by Evansville Events, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit entity of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Bob Warren is the Executive Director. Serving on the Executive Organizing Committee are Mr. Vernon Stevens, President of Southern Business Machines and Mr. Randy Lientz, President of AXIOM. Warren, Stevens, and Lientz all reside in Evansville.

Romain Cross Pointe Selected as the Official Dealership of the 2017 Evansville HydroFest

Evansville, IN – Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park is proud to be recognized as the official automotive dealership of the 2017 Evansville HydroFest™. This event will be staged on the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Indiana over the Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017, hosting the American Power Boat Association’s North American Championships and Eastern Divisional Championships.

“Romain Cross Pointe has been a huge community supporter for over 30 years and we are proud to be a part of the continued growth of the Downtown Evansville area. The Evansville Hydrofest is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Evansville’s beautiful riverfront as well as our community as a whole,” stated Amy Romain, Vice President of Romain Automotive Group.

Admission cost for the 2017 Evansville HydroFest is $10 total for all three days of excitement plus children 12 and under are free. The wristbands are currently on sale in a variety of Evansville and Tri-state locations. For more information about Evansville HydroFest visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com.

United Companies is a privately-owned corporation founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. It is comprised of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation, Inc. and the Romain Automotive Group. With over 6,100 associates, United Companies has direct operations in 40 states and the District of Columbia, while managing assets in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.

Contact
Mike Mintline, General Manager
Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park
(812) 479-5300
Email

MEDIA ADVISORY

[one_fourth]DATE:[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]Thursday, June 29, 2017[/three_fourth_last] [one_fourth]TIME:[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]10:00 am CDT[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]PLACE:[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]

Evansville Visitors Center at the Pagoda
401 SE River Drive, Evansville, IN USA

[/three_fourth_last] [one_fourth]PURPOSE:[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]To announce details of the sale of general admission                                                    wristbands for 2017 Evansville HydroFest™[/three_fourth_last] [one_fourth]PARTICIPANTS:[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, City of Evansville

Bob Warren, Executive Director Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Vernon Stevens, Director of Operations Evansville HydroFest™

Randy Lientz, Race Director Evansville HydroFest™

Representatives from:

Schnucks

Evansville Museum of Arts, History, Science

SWIRCA

CASA

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For more information about Evansville HydroFest visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com.

A1 Power Equipment Announces Title Sponsorship of Scott Pierce’s GP-55 Grand Prix World Hydroplane

A1 Power EquipmentAs the Official Power Equipment Provider for the inaugural 2017 Evansville HydroFest™, A1 Power is proud to announce that we are taking our involvement a step further as the Title Sponsor for the GP-55 Grand Prix World hydroplane.  The decision to sponsor the GP-55 is a natural extension of A1 Power’s core business of providing power, strength, and speed to our customers for work or play with our powerful and agile UTV’s, our full line of zero turn mowers for faster mowing times, and our extensive line of trailers to get your equipment from one place to another.

Continue reading “A1 Power Equipment Announces Title Sponsorship of Scott Pierce’s GP-55 Grand Prix World Hydroplane”

Evansville HydroFest – Roar on the River – LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Evansville, Indiana – A new event will be staged on the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Indiana USA over the Labor Day weekend in 2017. Evansville HydroFest™ will host the American Power Boat Association’s North American Championships for 14 classes of Inboard Boats during the 3-day event, Friday September 1st, Saturday September 2nd, and Sunday September 3rd, 2017.

All 14 classes of eligible APBA boats use inboard powerplants, as opposed to outboard motors, in a variety of hull designs, including flat bottom, V bottom, and hydroplanes. The classes are grouped by hull type, length, weight, and size and type of engine. Each class is distinguished by letters, such as Y, NMH, and GP. Continue reading “Evansville HydroFest – Roar on the River – LABOR DAY WEEKEND”