Bay City River Roar

Bay City River Roar Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization lead by a dedicated volunteer group of Board of Directors along with hundreds of community supporters who volunteer their time and talents throughout race weekend.

Since the inception of the Bay City River Roar, we have generated over 1 million dollars, distributed throughout Mid-Michigan to various charities. As we rely on community support, our mission is to give back to those who need us most, and continue to be the #1 kick-off event to our Summertime Extravaganza...

Exciting things happen each year as the event grows in popularity, 'like' our facebook page Bay City River Roar Inc., with over 3,600+ fans for up-to-date information along with advertisement of sponsors, updates of the circuit on the Professional Powerboat Circuit and the driver's standing, race crews and other circuits throughout the world.

Bay City River Roar in known as the toughest course along the circuit with only a 1-1/4 mile course and 700 feet wide with seawalls on both sides. The Saginaw River is a very unique race site with spectators along both sides of the river and known as the #1 host of hospitality!

www.riverroar.com/

Conducting Club(s):

  • US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour

Friday June 24, 2016

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration
  • 12:30 - 6:00 pm Formula Lights Inspection
  • 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm Formula One & SPORT F1 Inspection
  • 6:30 pm - USF1 Officials meeting
  • 6 pm - Concert

Saturday June 25, 2016

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration and Safety Inspection
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Drivers and crew chief's meeting
  • 9:00 am – 9:50 am Formula Lights Testing
  • 9:50 am – 10:30 am SPORT F1 Testing
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Formula One Testing
  • 12:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:15 pm - Formula Lights Group Qualifying
  • 1:15 pm - SPORT F1 Heat 1 (10 laps) - Draw for position
  • 1:30 pm - Formula One Group Qualifying
  • 2:30 pm - River Open
  • 3:00 PM - Formula Lights Heat 1 (12 laps)
  • 3:45 pm - SPORT F1 Heat 2 (10 laps) (Reverse of Points)
  • 4:15 pm - Formula One Heat 1 (12 laps)
  • 4:45 pm - Formula Lights Heat 2 - 10 laps (Reverse of Points)
  • 6:00 pm - Concert


Sunday June 26, 2016

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Formula Lights Testing
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am SPORT F1 Testing
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am Formula One Testing
  • 11:00 am Drivers and Crew meeting
  • 11:15 am Non Denominational Services
  • 11:45 am Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00 pm Formula Lights Heat #3 - 12 laps (Reverse of Points)
  • 12:30 pm - SPORT F1 Heat #3 - 10 laps (Reverse of Points)
  • 1:00 pm Formula One Heat #2 - 10 Laps (Reverse of Points)
  • 1:45 pm Formula Lights Final (30 Laps) / max 45 mins)
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm River Open
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Autograph Session
  • 3:00 pm - SPORT F1 Final (20-30 Laps) / max 45 mins)
  • 3:45 pm - Formula One Parade Lap / Lineup
  • 4:00 pm - Formula One Final (30 laps)
  • 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony

Hotel Accommodations:

Double Tree

Race Course:

  • Formula One & SPORT F1 - Lemans start - 1 1/4 miles, 4 pins
  • Formula Lights - Lemans start - 3/4 mile, 4 pins

Race Format:

  • Formula One - Two qualifying heats of 10 laps each followed by 30 lap final
  • Formula Lights - Three qualifying heats of 10-12 laps each, followed by 30 lap final
  • SPORT F1 - Three qualifying heats of 10 laps each followed by 30 lap final. Final will be reduced to 20 laps if there are less than 10 boats.
  • Entry Fees - Formula One $400, SPORT F1 - $250, Formula Lights - $200

Officials:

  • Race Director - Bob Pontek
  • Referee - Pat Whitcomb
  • Starter - Brian Venton
  • Risk Manager(s) - Jason Miller
  • Assistant Risk Manager - Karen Duffield
  • Formula 1 Inspector - David McCormick
  • Formula Lights Inspector - Steve Brzezinski
  • Chief Scorer - Monica Allen
  • Scorer - Krysti Allen
  • Scorer - Jennifer Pierce Ball
  • Scorer - Geoff Tomlinson
  • Rescue - USF1 Powerboat Rescue
  • Announcer(s) - Steve Michael & Jeff Doan

Prizes & Payouts:

  • Formula One - $36,000 based on 20 boats not including local sponsorship money
  • Formula Lights - $8,000 based on 20 boats not including local sponsorship money
  • SPORT F1 - Payout to be announced by SPORT Racing Series
  • Local Sponsorship's available per request. Please submit request form to NASF offices

Notes:

  • Pre-Registration is Mandatory for all classes. All entries must be received by June 12th. $25 Late fee will apply if entry is received after the June 12 and a $50 late fee will apply if entry is received on site race weekend.
  • Registration can be done through the NASF website or entries can be emailed to Monica Allen at itsanallen21@hotmail.com
  • All Formula One and Formula Lights drivers must be members of US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour to be eligible for Local Sponsor money
  • Formula One and Formula Lights will run for USF1 Series points. Formula One will use the USF1 Points system for its qualifying and final heats. Formula Lights & SPORT F1 will use the NASF points system for its qualifying and final heats.
  • SPORT F1 will run for SPORT Racing series points
  • Sunoco is only legal fuel for Formula 1 and SPORT F1
  • SPORT F1 / Formula Two drivers participating in SPORT F1 event may not participate in Formula One event and be paid from Formula One payout.



Schedule

APR 10 APR 10 2016 Highlands Spring Classic
Highlands, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
APR 29 MAY 01 2016 Port Neches Riverfest
Port Neches, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
JUN 03 JUN 05 2016 Maple City Grand-Prix
LaPorte, IN
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights J Hydro
JUN 17 JUN 19 2016 Thunder on the Cumberland
Nashville, TN
S.P.O.R.T.
Tri Hull
JUN 25 JUN 26 2016 Bay City River Roar
Bay City, MI
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights SPORT F1
SEP 16 SEP 18 2016 Showdown on the Sabine
Orange, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
OCT 09 OCT 09 2016 Highlands Fall Classic
Highlands, Texas
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
JUL 14 JUL 16 2017 Regates De Valleyfield
Valleyfield, Quebec
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1
AUG 04 AUG 06 2017 Three Rivers Regatta
Pittsburgh, PA
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights USF1