Saturday turned out to be a nail biter from Bay City Michigan to Valleyfield Canada which saw the Hydroplane Racing League start the day with a pair of breathtaking blow-overs no injuries had been reported as of Saturday evening. Sadly the same could not be said for racing across the pond in Italy which saw world champion Alex Cremona taken out by a serious crash in hydro 250. The Italian was airlifted to hospital where he is currently in guarded condition. Racing will continue at most venues Sunday afternoon so check back later this evening for updates.
Alex Cremona crashes at San Nazzaro Italy while racing H250, Transported to Parma by helicopter. Reassurances come
Good news is coming from the Ospedale Maggiore in Parma where the Piacenza driver Alex Cremona is hospitalized. According to what has been gathered, the young man would be conscious and began to remember some of the fringes of the terrible accident that saw him protagonist at San Nazzaro in the late afternoon of Saturday 13 July. There are several fractures reported by Cremona, but the hypothesis of a surgical intervention seems to be avoided. Any decision on the matter will be taken on Sunday, July 14th.
Thunder on the Vermilion coming up at the Gao Grotto
DANVILLE — Following the return of a hot air balloons event after a lengthy absence, a powerboat race will return to Danville next weekend.
Riverfront Roar draws spectators to Marietta
Marietta, Oh. (WTAP)- Over a thousand people showed up to see some boat racing in Marietta this afternoon.
The 19th annual Riverfront Roar is taking place over the weekend on the banks of the Ohio River.
With boat racing, live music, and even a firework show scheduled for today downtown Marietta was filled with spectators from around the region.
The three-day event is scheduled to complete on Sunday afternoon with the trophy ceremony.
Celina welcomes annual hydroplane racing competition
On Saturday the International Model Power Boat Association kicked off its first day of Radio Control Hydroplane Racing at Eastview Park Pond.
There were over 70 teams who competed in this year’s competition with over 170 different boats.
Team Abu Dhabi boost World Endurance C’ship title hopes with Poland win
Team Abu Dhabi took a big step towards their first world powerboat racing title of the season on Saturday by dominating the opening leg of the Necko Endurance race in Augustow.
The combination of Shaun Torrente, Emiratis Rashed Al Qemzi and Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate in Abu Dhabi 35 strengthened their grip on the World Endurance Championships with victory in the first of the weekend’s two back-to-back races.
Detroit Hydrofest will be quicker-paced this August
The 2019 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest takes place Aug. 24–25 on the Detroit River.
Breathtaking blow-overs by Jonathan Daoust and Jack Lutpon at Valleyfield
Photos below: Speed boats make waves at Rockin’ the River 2019 in downtown Bay City
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