DETROIT (WWJ) – This Friday more than a dozen boats will be out on the Detroit River warming-up for this weekend’s APBA Gold Cup race.
Friday’s events are free of charge.
Fans can watch the teams practice, get a look at the various boats that’ll be racing, get driver autographs and more. Mark Webber, Event Director, Detroit River Regatta Association, says it’s a very family-friendly event.
“We got ESPN Ride-rock-n-roll. We got BMX and skateboarders coming in. We have Disney putting on shows for the children on the main-stage,” Webber said.
Jordan Smith, spokesman for P-1 Powerboat USA says there’s a new entry into the race line-up this year.
“It’s called the P-1-28 SS Panther. We just call it the Panther to shorten that. But, it’s got a removable rear cowl where it can go from a performance boat to a pleasure boat in just a five-minute process. So, one weekend you’re out there racin’ with all the other drivers and the next weekend you’re taking your kids out and having a day on the lake,” Smith said.
You can get a glimpse of the Panther on Friday, July 8th.
There’ll also be concerts both Friday and Saturday nights.
Get more details at this link.