Grand Prix of Wisconsin - Powerboat Nationals Boat Racing

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 21-22nd, 2019

The Grand Prix of Wisconsin/Powerboat Nationals North American Championship boat races came to Blue Gill Bay Park in September of 2017 and was a huge success! Touted by Powerboat Nationals as the most successful first year event in the country, The Grand Prix of Wisconsin featured tunnel hull catamaran powerboats, which are the fastest and most agile racing boats in the world.  Reaching top speeds of 125 mph, the pilots of these boats experience G-Forces greater than most professional race car drivers as they “fly on water”, and their wake creates a constantly changing race course.

Formula 2 powerboat racing is an International action sport with professional racing series that travel throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  Races typically begin with 15 boats that are 16 feet long and weigh approximately 1,100 pounds (with the driver), and powered by a stock-spec carbureted 2.0 liter Mercury racing engine.  Due to the unique tunnel hull design, these boats almost appear to hover above the water and are able to be driven close to the shoreline, keeping the intense action near the spectators.

Click here to view a sample of what you can expect for high speed, heart-pounding action on the waters of Lake Wausau. 

2019 Races are in the works!  Watch here and follow us on Facebook for upcoming dates and updates! 

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