Expanded Schedule Announced For 1986 [humour]

The unofficial schedule was announced last week and it’s going to put boat racing into the forefront of modern motor racing. Most of the great events of the past have been brought back to make the 46 race schedule the largest in recent memory. The season begins bright and early in Alabama and makes its way through three different countries and ends its way out in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s expected to take quite a toll on equipment but rumors have been leaked to this source of at least 10 brand new boats. With all of the television the public is going to get something it has never before had--boat racing crammed down their throats in an unprecedented fashion.

Date Site Water Event
Jan 5-8 Guntersville Alabama Lk Guntersville Mile Trials
12-Jan Guntersville Alabama Lk Guntersville Dixie Cup
19-Jan Miami Florida Biscayne Bay/Marine Stadium Champion Spark Plug Regatta
26-Jan Tampa Florida Tampa Bay Suncoast Cup
02-Feb Cocoa Beach Florida (Unnamed water) Cocoa Cup
09-Feb Jacksonville Florida St. Johns River Admirals Cup Regatta
16-Feb Dallas Texas Garza Little Elm Atlas Van Lines Trophy
23-Feb Oklahoma City Oklahoma Lk Overholser Greater Oklahoma Thunderboat Classic
02-Mar Houston Texas Clear Lake U.I.M. World Championship
09-Mar Lk of the Ozarks Missouri Lk of the Ozarks Missouri Governors Cup
16-Mar E1 Dorado Kansas Lk Bluestem El Dorado/Bluestem Thunderboat Regatta
23-Mar Ogallala Nebraska Lk McConnaughty Big Mac Thunderboat Regatta
30-Mar Owensboro Kentucky Ohio River Kentucky Governors Cup
06-Apr Washington D.C. Potomac River Presidents Cup
13-Apr Syracuse New York Lk Onondaga Miller American Regatta
20-Apr Sampson State Park New York Seneca Lk Thunder in the Park
27-Apr Buffalo New York Niagara River Buffalo Launch Club Regatta
04-May Madison Wisconsin Lk Monona Wisconsin Cup
11-May Detroit Michigan Detroit River Strohs Thunderfest
18-May Toledo Ohio Maumee River Toledo Clearwater Cup
25-May Cleveland Ohio Lk Erie Budweiser Regatta
01-Jun Dayton Ohio Lk Eastwood Hydroglobe 86
08-Jun Evansville Indiana Ohio,River Thunder On The Ohio VIII
15-Jun Madison Indiana Ohio River Indiana Governors Cup
22-Jun Ogden Utah Willard Bay Utah Governors Cup
29-Jun New Town North Dakota Lk Sacajawea Dakota Cup
06-Jul Coeur d' Alene Idaho Lk Coeur d' Alene Diamond Cup
13-Jul Kelowna British Columbia Lk Okanagan British Columbia Cup
20-Jul Spokane Washington Lk Roosevelt Lilac Trophy
27-Jul Tri-Cities Washington Columbia River Columbia Cup
03-Aug Seattle Washington Lk Washington APBA Gold Cup
10-Aug Chelan Washington Lk Chelan Apple Cup
17-Aug Bellingham Washington Bellingham Bay Budweiser Regatta
24-Aug Freeland Washington Holmes Harbor Holmes Harbor Regatta
31-Aug Tacoma Washington Commencement Bay Thunder Sunday
07-Sep Vancouver Washington Columbia River Vancouver USA Trophy
14-Sep Eugene Oregon Dexter Reservoir Emerald Cup
21-Sep Sacramento California Lk Folsom Sacramento Cup
28-Sep Los Angeles California Lk Irvine Budweiser Regatta
Oct. 5 Phoenix Arizona Firebird Lk Desert Regatta
12-Oct Long Beach California Queensway Bay Long Beach Regatta
19-Oct San Diego California Mission Bay Miller High Life Regatta
26-Oct Stateline Nevada Lk Tahoe Harrah's Tahoe Regatta
02-Nov San Francisco California (Unnamed water) Budweiser Regatta
09-Nov Las Vegas Nevada Lk Mead Lake Mead Cup
16-Nov Acapulco Mexico Laguna De Coyuca Guererro Governors Cup
23-Nov (Travel weekend)      
30-Nov Honolulu Hawaii (Unnamed water) Pineapple Cup


Should be quite the season, see you at the races ...and races ...and races.............................

Note: Compiled by Brian Anderson, all sites listed have either had races, exhibitions or have been named as possible sites, in case of possible sites some of the event names were made up. It’s up to you to figure it out, all research done through old programs and newspaper articles.

(Reprinted from the Unlimited NewsJournal, September 1985)