Boat race fundraiser to be held

Johnson City Press • Updated Sep 7, 2017 at 5:52 PM

The U.S. Title Series Boat Race will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Boone Lake Dam Beach Access Public Park with racing beginning around noon.

The race will bring drivers from all over the country to the Tri-Cities area. Drivers will be competing for the Hi Point Championship for 2017.

Drivers will test their equipment today from noon to 5 p.m. Speeds of more than 100 mph are to be expected on this one-mile course. Hydroplanes and racing runabouts will compete for the points title and this race will complete the 2017 season.

The race is in conjunction with the Race for Kids, a charitable organization dealing with children and their medical and other issues. This year the local Ronald McDonald house will be the recipient of the monies raised. Ronald McDonald will make appearances during the weekend for pictures and autographs for the kids.

Tonight the Title Series will be at Moe’s BBQ for a meet and greet for fans. There will be three boats set up with motors on in the parking lot for fans to get a firsthand look. Moe’s will have live music and will serve barbecue at the event on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free, but a $5 per carload charge for parking will benefit the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House.

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