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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 sport�s 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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    Apopka, FL 32703
    United States
  • Phone: +1 407 985 1938
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Next Race

Sheboygan

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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

2023 Results

Class 1 US Teams
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.
Stuart Halley
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.”

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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.
Ryan Sorenson
Mayor of the City of Sheboygan

Sheboygan trolley routes, parking, pits and racing with directions to the Block Party,

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Sheboygan trolley routes, parking, pits and racing with directions to the Block Party,

Sheboygan Directions to the Block Party

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Sheboygan Directions to the Block Party

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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.

  1. Go to www.blueharborresort.com
  2. Click on Book Now ( red box on top right corner)
  3. Pick the first option &8211; ROOM
  4. Choose a venue to reserve your room- Condos or Resort
  5. Reserve a room screen will open up.
  6. Scroll down and enter POWER in Show Group Booking box Click Continue
  7. On the next screen, all room types within the group will display in blue, click on the one that you prefer, exact dates of your stay and enter number of adults and children and hit continue
  8. Booking summary will open up to take you to the guest profile and payment option
  9. Rates in booking summary include taxes and resort fee, but not added services (such as spa, etc.)
  10. Click Pay Now and follow the prompts

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.

Sheboygan 2023 Partners

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