Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sportï¿½s governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.
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|Thursday 10th August||From||Location|
|Teams Move In||08:00 am||Pits|
|Safety and Technical Inspections||10:00 am||Pits|
|Mercury Factory Tour||03:30 pm||Fon Du Lac - Bus Leaving Yacht Club|
|Support Vessel and Helicopter Pilot Briefing||04:00 pm||Yacht Club|
|Mercury Factory Tour||04:30 pm||Fon Du Lac - Bus Leaving Yacht Club|
|Friday 11th August||From||Location|
|Registration and Pits Open||08:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Safety and Technical Inspections||08:00 am||Pits|
|Cranes Open||09:00 am||Boat Ramps|
|Drivers Briefing - Super Stock and F450R||09:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Drivers Briefing - F1||10:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Harbor Closed||10:30 am||Closed Harbor|
|2-Seater Experience Rides||10:30 am||F1 Course|
|Drivers Briefing - Class 1||11:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Testing F1||11:45 am||F1 Racecourse (Marina)|
|Testing Class 1||12:30 am||Offshore Racecourse|
|Harbor Open||12:45 am|
|Testing F450R||01:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|Testing Super Stock||02:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|Class 1 - Pole Race||03:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|Staging For Parade / Block Party||05:00 pm||Pits|
|Block Party Downtown Sheboygan||06:00 pm||City Green|
|Return to Pits||10:00 pm|
|Saturday 12th August||From||Location|
|Army Launch||07:00 am||Ramps|
|Fueling Open & Cranes Open||07:00 am||Pits|
|Physical Assessments - F1, Class 1, Super Stock and F450R In Order||08:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Drivers Meeting - F1||08:30 am||Yacht Club|
|Harbor Closed||09:15 am|
|2-Seater Experience Rides||09:15 am||F1 Course|
|F1 - Testing / Qualifying / 4 Minutes + 1 Lap||10:30 am||F1 Racecourse|
|Opening Ceremony||11:00 am||VIP Area|
|F1 - Heat 1 / 6 Minutes + 1 Lap||11:30 am||F1 Racecourse|
|F1 - Heat 2 / 6 Minutes + 1 Lap||12:00 noon||F1 Racecourse|
|Military Ribbon Bridge Demonstration||12:30 am|
|Harbour Open||12:45 am|
|Class 1 - Race 1 - 12 Laps||01:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|F450R - Race 1 - 9 Laps||02:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|Super Stock - Race 1 - 9 Laps||03:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|River Parade - Class Winners Only - Meet The Legends||05:00 pm||Blue Harbor Resort|
|Sunday 13th August||From||Location|
|Physical Assessments||08:00 am||Yacht Club|
|Fueling Open & Cranes Open||08:00 am||Pits|
|Harbor Close||09:15 am|
|2-Seater Experience Rides||09:15 am||F1 Course|
|F1 - Heat 3 / 6 Minutes + 1 Lap||10:30 am||F1 Racecourse|
|Harbor Open||11:00 am|
|Super Stock - Race 2 - 9 Laps||11:30 am||Offshore Racecourse|
|F450R - Race 2 - 9 Laps||12:30 am||Offshore Racecourse|
|Class 1 - Race 2 - 14 Laps||01:30 pm||Offshore Racecourse|
|Harbor Close||02:30 pm|
|F1 - Finals / 17 Minutes + 1 Lap||02:31 pm|
|Harbor Open||03:30 pm|
|Awards||06:00 pm||Front of Blue Harbor VIP Area|
|Pos||#||Team||Cocoa Beach||Sarasota||Michigan City||Sheboygan||St. Petersburg||Pts|
After the excitement of the Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix, UIM Class 1 teams head to the opposite side of Lake Michigan and the inaugural Mercury Racing MidWest Challenge.
The three-day event is being held in partnership with Mercury Racing, the manufacturer of the twin-turbocharged 1100HP Competition engines used by the Class 1 boats. Based at nearby Fond du Lac, Mercury Racing dominates worldwide powerboat racing and the production of high-performance consumer and race marine products.
Sheboygan is on the western shore of Lake Michigan about 50 miles north of Milwaukee and has a population of around 50,000.
International marine motorsport promoter Powerboat P1, the Formula One Championship Series, and Mercury Racing, a Fond du Lac, Wis.-based manufacturer of high-performance marine propulsion, selected Sheboygan, Wis., as the host city of an inaugural powerboat race event scheduled for August 11-13, 2023.
The Mercury Racing MidWest Challenge, a festival and celebration of powerboat racing, will feature the top categories of U.S. powerboat racing including the UIM Class 1 World Championship, F1 Powerboat Championship, and various offshore racing classes. More than 40 race teams are expected to participate with competitors from around the world, including Australia, Italy, Sweden, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway.
When we toured cities to host the event, Sheboygan stood out due to its beautiful water, lodging options, outdoor recreation space, and a local government group that was eager to learn more about powerboat racing and host this one-of-a-kind event.Our race support team and collection of marine products are featured in powerboat races around the world and now there’s going to be a powerboat race weekend in the Midwest, less than an hour from our corporate headquarters.
Mercury Racing, General Manager
“We are very excited to host this event right here in Sheboygan, and bring powerboat racing back to our city. We love showing off our pristine shoreline, and our number one natural resource, Lake Michigan. This is another great example of why Sheboygan is known as the Malibu of the MidWest.” Stated by Mayor Ryan Sorenson
“When we toured cities to host the event, Sheboygan stood out due to its beautiful water, lodging options, outdoor recreation space, and a local government group that was eager to learn more about powerboat racing and host this one-of-a-kind event,” added Stuart Halley, general manager of Mercury Racing. “Our race support team and collection of marine products are featured in powerboat races around the world and now there’s going to be a powerboat race weekend in the MidWest, less than an hour from our corporate headquarters.”
We are very excited to host this event right here in Sheboygan, and bring power boat racing back to our city. We love showing off our pristine shoreline, and our number one natural resource, Lake Michigan. This is another great example of why Sheboygan is known as the Malibu of the Midwest.
Mayor of the City of Sheboygan
The room block for Powerboat P1 USA is ready for guests to make their reservations. I wanted to give you some instructions for online booking.
Guests can also call the resort at 1-866-701-2583 and refer to their group Powerboat P1 USA. The cutoff date for making reservations is July 13, 2023.