Hovercraft Racing returns to Brighton State Rec Area on Chilson Pond, MI
Come join the Hoverclub of America at Brighton State Recreation Area, in a thrilling day of sanctioned racing as hovercraft compete in 7 different classes to see who will become the National Hovercraft Champions in 2017. We will have sanction racing heats from noon-5pm on Saturday, and Drag racing Sunday morning followed by a 25 lap Open Formula race.
Racers! We need your participation. Novice racers welcome!!
Click on the "Register Now" Button, to register online for the event.
The race course will be approximately 1/2 mile long.
The new course is about 1.5 miles west of the old course, but we will stay at the same camp grounds.
There is a full hookup campground at the racing site with 144 camping sites with electrical, hot showers and modern toilets. Click HERE for a link to the park details
Racer fees: $75 entry fee ($35 for Junior class - 16 and under)
Racers are also required to pay the annual $50 race license fee if they have not done so already. Novice racers are exempt from the race license fee, for their first race. Please make sure your Hoverclub membership is up to date also.
Racers - be sure to review the Current Racing Regulations for Light Hovercraft if you have not raced in a while.
Schedule of Events:
Friday – Arrival and Setup
10:00 am Race Course Construction and Setup
4:00 pm Participant Arrival and Paddock Setup
Saturday – Sanctioned Racing
9:00am – 11:00am Participant Registration
9:00am – 11:00am Safety Inspection
11:00am Driver’s Meeting and Course Officials Briefing
11:30am – 12:00pm Last Chance Safety Inspections
11:30am – 12:00pm Race Course Open for Practice
Noon – 12:45pm Time Trials
1:00pm – 5:00pm Sanctioned Racing - FN, FE, FJ, F25/F35, FS, F1/F2
5:30pm Racecourse Closed
* Racecourse closed except during published times.
10:00am – 11:00am Safety Inspection
11:00 am Driver meeting
Noon - 2:00pm Endurance Racing
2:30 pm Awards ceremony
3:00pm Teardown, cleanup and departure
Saturday Eve. Cookout:
After the racing is over on Saturday, we will have a cookout. The cost is $10 per person.
On Sunday following the Endurance race, we will present the awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each class.
If you are able to help on race day, we need volunteers in the following areas:
Course setup (on Friday)
Course tear down (on Sunday)
Land recovery (of disabled craft)
Contact Les Melkvik if you would like to help. Thanks!!
The Site address is:
6360 Chilson Rd, Howell, Michigan, 48843
Click on the Mapquest link at the top of the page.
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