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Knoxville to be Site of Powerboat Powerboat Superleague Racing

May 23, 2013
Races Will Take Place June 1-2

The Powerboat Superleague Racing on the Tennessee event will kick off in Knoxville on June 1 and 2, 2013. The event will bring power boat races to the Tennessee River at Volunteer Landing for some fast-paced fun. The course is a rectangle, and boats will hit speeds of up to 125 miles per hour — making sharp turns at incredible speeds — thanks to the design of the tunnel boats. Heat races take place on Saturday, June 1 with championship finals on Sunday, June 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 1
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Testing
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Qualifying Heats                                                                  

Sunday, June 2
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Testing
1:00 p.m.: Formula 2/ Last Chance Qualifier
2:00 p.m.: Formula 3/ Final (20 laps)
3:00 p.m.: Formula 2/ Final (30 laps)

All events will take place starting at Volunteer Landing in Downtown Knoxville

The Powerboat Superleague website defines its sport by asking: “What uses more than 180 spark plugs, runs on pump gas, is nationally sanctioned and receives international media attention, accelerates from 0 to 100 MPH in under six seconds, appears in exciting venues and markets throughout the United States? Powerboat Superleague.”

The hottest race boats in the world unleash full-bore exhilaration during professional powerboat racing – Superleague style. Raw horsepower riding on the water’s edge, powering through turns at top speed, streaking down the straights at an average 115 mph – that’s Powerboat Superleague, the world’s oldest and the nation’s most respected tunnel boat circuit for Formula Two and Formula Three teams, owned by the nation’s foremost producer – APR Events Group.

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