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Lake Havasu Classic Outboard Championships
October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021
The return of this epic powerboat racing event will be conducted by the prestigious NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Series, renowned for its heart-thumping high-horsepower racing excitement performed by world-class international powerboat racing stars! The race headquarters and free fan viewing will be at the Nautical Beachfront Resort, overlooking Thompson Bay, which long-time powerboat fans will remember as being the original location of the championships dating back to 1964.
Many Havasu Classic stars from the past will also be in attendance to revel in the excitement of this highly anticipated racing event, which includes the rededication of the city’s famous London Bridge. The winningest powerboat driver in history, the legendary Bill Seebold, will host the Racers Reunion driver’s party, pairing Havasu racing legends with vintage race boats of historical Havasu significance, which will also be on display for the fans.
With the NGK Series event being a rare double header, this ensures that racing fans will enjoy three full days of action-packed excitement featuring three classes each day: Formula 1; Tri-Hull and Formula Lights.
The city’s founder, Robert P. McCulloch, Jr. was the first to initiate the outboard championships at Lake Havasu in 1964, and with his visionary skills, the race soon became a Lake Havasu Thanksgiving weekend tradition, drawing competitors from every corner of the globe for high stakes cash and prizes. Lake Havasu City continued to host the Lake Havasu Classic Outboard Championships through 1990.