The chance to see the best drag boat race teams in the country compete happens at Rotary Park at the Anderson Toyota Thunder On The River Lucas Oil Drag Boat Races Friday through Sunday.
Friday evening, spectators can attend “Friday Night Fanfest” from 6-9 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet with the drivers and race teams in the Downtown Havasu District (Main Street McCulloch Boulevard). Boats will also be on display from Smoketree to Mulberry avenues.
For Friday, Saturday and Sunday races, the spectator area will be located in Rotary Park at 1400 S. Smoketree Ave. Races begin at 9 a.m. Vendors, a beer garden and other activities and displays will also be part of the event.
“We have a new sponsor this year, more food and vendors along with upgraded amenities,” said event coordinator Franki Buckman. “We also created a VIP package if you want to be part of the beach club and have a reserved area along with more shaded spots for spectators.”
This year’s event is sponsored by Anderson Toyota.
Admission is $10 for Friday races.; $25 on Saturday; and $20 on Sunday, and $50 for and entire weekend pass; Teens $5 off; Pre-teens free with a paid adult.
For more information, visit www.lucasoildragboats.com or contact Franki Buckman 602-300-5422 for tickets, advertising and vendor space. Or to volunteer, call Ken Lowrey at 928-486-1916.