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    Default Special Event at Depue Pro Nationals Boat Racing Outboard History (BROH) Weekend Even

    Special Event at Depue Pro Nationals

    Boat Racing Outboard History (BROH) Weekend Event
    Prize Money – minimum $1000


    What: Vintage Outboard Racing & Non Racing Classic & vintage Boats & Motors Showcase
    Who’s invited: All vintage, antique, and classic outboard racing motors/engines, including Stock, Pro & Mod. and Classic & Vintage non-racing boats & Motors
    When: Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30, 2023
    Where: APBA PRO Nationals, Depue IL - Conducted by the US Title Series
    Open for Parking: Wednesday, July 26, 2023, after 10 am

    Purpose: To promote “Boat Racing Outboard History” (BROH) and the beginnings of outboard racing.

    Explanation: The greatest place to race or watch a boat race is Depue IL. For decades, boat racers and their families have been traveling across the country to Depue to race. This has not only become a tradition for racers but also the boat race fans. Race fans take their family vacations every year just to come to Depue to cheer their favorite racer(s).

    This year the Town of Depue has asked for “Boat Racing Outboard History” (BROH). This is the chance that all of those with a vintage race boat and motor have been dreaming of. We will be signing up to display, for everyone to view, for all 3 days. If you would like, you may choose to sign up to take a run in Lake Depue during an intermission of the PRO Nationals to showcase your rig in front of the largest audience you will ever see at a boat race. During your run, the announcer will broadcast information (provided by you) about your boat and motor.

    On top of this being an opportunity you don’t want to miss, spectators will vote on their favorite boat/motor and there will be prize money for Raceboats & Plaques for Non Raceboats. We anticipate a big turnout from the AOMCI since the AOMCI is the pioneering authority.

    Three-Tier Event Registration:
    Display only – Not eligible for judging or prize money
    Display with Judging
    Display with Judging + Showcase on water (raceboats only)

    Registrants may choose to have their motors and/or boats on display for public viewing between Friday, July 28, 2023, through Sunday, July 30, 2023.
    You are welcome to arrive early and stay late for the event.
    Although there are few issues with theft, there will be security patrolling the area.
    There will be an opportunity to showcase your Raceboat boat and motor on the water at intermission on all three of the days (weather permitting). If the showcase on water show is cancelled the registration fee will be refunded minus the $20 wristband fee for pit access.
    All individuals will be asked to provide a brief history of their boat and/or motor to share with the announcing booth in order to promote the event and share with the crowd.
    Spectator voting will be determined as the best in show whether on land and/or on the water. Let’s give them something to vote and talk about!

    Final Voting will conclude at 5 pm Saturday July 29, 2023.


    PRIZES:

    Raceboats (Display with Judging + Showcase on water)

    Prize Money* - $1000 purse guaranteed.

    People’s choice (Best in show) - $500
    Second - Fifth place - $125/each

    *Prize money may increase once final sponsorship is secured.

    Vintage Classic boats and motors (Display with Judging)

    First, Second, and Third place winners will receive Boat Racing Outboard Racing (BROH) plaques.

    All individuals will be recognized at the US Title Series Awards Banquet held on Saturday July 29, 2023. Details regarding time and place of the awards banquet TBA at Depue.

    Voting: Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 with ballots available in the display area for spectators to complete and deposit in the ballot box in the display area.

    Registration
    Registration dates and times TBA. Whether you choose to display only, display plus judging or display plus showcase on the water you will need to register online (preferred) or in person. You will be required to sign the weekend waiver. Once registered, individuals will receive their display number for identification and voting purposes. Should you want to pre-register, send your name,city & state, e-mail address, boat & motor make & year built to jschubert19j@gmail.com. When final registration method has been finalized, you will receive an e-mail on how to do so,

    Display only (no judging or no prize money)
    Must purchase gate entry fee of $5/day. If hot pit pass desired, pay $20 for wristband for the weekend and sign waiver. Any family members accompanying you are subject to same fees as the participant. Children under the age of 12 are free and must have a wristband. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact John Schubert (jschubert19j@gmail.com) at the registration tent prior to setting up your display.

    Display with Judging
    The owner, or representative, will be required to pay the entry fee of $20 for the entire weekend and register the equipment. All family members must purchase a wristband for $5/day to be in the spectator area; if they need to be in the hot pit area the fee is $20 for the weekend, and the insurance waiver must be signed.

    Display with Judging + Showcase on the Water ( Raceboats only)
    Must be a registered APBA member and belong to an APBA local club. Single event membership is $35. Those who are an APBA member and do not belong to an APBA local club will need to purchase a USTS non-racing membership for $35 which includes the single event entry (see chart below). All pit crew must sign the insurance waiver and purchase a $20 wristband to be in the hot pit area. Any person under the age of 18 must have an APBA minor release form signed by a parent and purchase a $20 wristband to be in the hot pit area. Children under the age of 12 are free but must have a wristband.




    PRO Nationals Registered Racing Participants
    Entrants that are also racing in the 2023 APBA Depue Nationals must pay a $35 registration fee and are required to attend the vintage drivers meeting.

    APBA member
    and
    APBA Club Member
    APBA member
    and do not belong to an
    APBA Club
    Not an APBA member
    and
    No affiliation w/ an APBA club
    APBA single event membership ($35) X
    USTS non-racing membership ($35) X X
    BROH showcase on water – single event entry ($35) X Included in USTS membership Included in USTS membership
    TOTAL US dollars $35 $35 $70



    Safety Requirements
    Registrants participating in the showcase on water are required to go through safety inspection and show that they have safety gear as mandated by the 2023 APBA Safety rules (i.e. Kevlar, lifejacket, cut-suit and helmet). If you do not own safety gear that meets current standards, you may borrow gear. If you are unable to find gear please contact Karl Williams, Jay Walls, or Mike Thirlby. They will help you find the gear needed.

    All Display with Judging and Display + Showcase on the water applicants will be required to attend a separate Vintage driver’s meeting at the Thirlby trailer. Information regarding voting requirements and rules for participating on the water will be discussed. You will receive the date and time at registration.

    Please remember that this is the first event of this nature in the town of Depue. If you know anyone that would be interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Julia Thirlby by email at juliathirlby@gmail.com. Several volunteers would be helpful for the registration are which will be in the vicinity of the VFW in the display ar



    Boat Racing Outboard History (BROH) Weekend Event
    Prize Money – minimum $1000


    What: Vintage Outboard Racing & Non Racing Classic & vintage Boats & Motors Showcase
    Who’s invited: All vintage, antique, and classic outboard racing motors/engines, including Stock, Pro & Mod. and Classic & Vintage non-racing boats & Motots
    When: Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30, 2023
    Where: APBA PRO Nationals, Depue IL - Conducted by the US Title Series
    Open for Parking: Wednesday, July 26, 2023, after 10 am

    Purpose: To promote “Boat Racing Outboard History” (BROH) and the beginnings of outboard racing.

    Explanation: The greatest place to race or watch a boat race is Depue IL. For decades, boat racers and their families have been traveling across the country to Depue to race. This has not only become a tradition for racers but also the boat race fans. Race fans take their family vacations every year just to come to Depue to cheer their favorite racer(s).

    This year the Town of Depue has asked for “Boat Racing Outboard History” (BROH). This is the chance that all of those with a vintage race boat and motor have been dreaming of. We will be signing up to display, for everyone to view, for all 3 days. If you would like, you may choose to sign up to take a run in Lake Depue during an intermission of the PRO Nationals to showcase your rig in front of the largest audience you will ever see at a boat race. During your run, the announcer will broadcast information (provided by you) about your boat and motor.

    On top of this being an opportunity you don’t want to miss, spectators will vote on their favorite boat/motor and there will be prize money for Raceboats & Plaques for Non Raceboats. We anticipate a big turnout from the AOMCI since the AOMCI is the pioneering authority.

    Three-Tier Event Registration:
    Display only – Not eligible for judging or prize money
    Display with Judging
    Display with Judging + Showcase on water (raceboats only)

    Registrants may choose to have their motors and/or boats on display for public viewing between Friday, July 28, 2023, through Sunday, July 30, 2023.
    You are welcome to arrive early and stay late for the event.
    Although there are few issues with theft, there will be security patrolling the area.
    There will be an opportunity to showcase your Raceboat boat and motor on the water at intermission on all three of the days (weather permitting). If the showcase on water show is cancelled the registration fee will be refunded minus the $20 wristband fee for pit access.
    All individuals will be asked to provide a brief history of their boat and/or motor to share with the announcing booth in order to promote the event and share with the crowd.
    Spectator voting will be determined as the best in show whether on land and/or on the water. Let’s give them something to vote and talk about!

    Final Voting will conclude at 5 pm Saturday July 29, 2023.


    PRIZES:

    Raceboats (Display with Judging + Showcase on water)

    Prize Money* - $1000 purse guaranteed.

    People’s choice (Best in show) - $500
    Second - Fifth place - $125/each

    *Prize money may increase once final sponsorship is secured.

    Vintage Classic boats and motors (Display with Judging)

    First, Second, and Third place winners will receive Boat Racing Outboard Racing (BROH) plaques.

    All individuals will be recognized at the US Title Series Awards Banquet held on Saturday July 29, 2023. Details regarding time and place of the awards banquet TBA at Depue.

    Voting: Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 with ballots available in the display area for spectators to complete and deposit in the ballot box in the display area.

    Registration
    Registration dates and times TBA. Whether you choose to display only, display plus judging or display plus showcase on the water you will need to register online (preferred) or in person. You will be required to sign the weekend waiver. Once registered, individuals will receive their display number for identification and voting purposes. Should you want to pre-register, send your name,city & state, e-mail address, boat & motor make & year built to jschubert19j@gmail.com. When final registration method has been finalized, you will receive an e-mail on how to do so,

    Display only (no judging or no prize money)
    Must purchase gate entry fee of $5/day. If hot pit pass desired, pay $20 for wristband for the weekend and sign waiver. Any family members accompanying you are subject to same fees as the participant. Children under the age of 12 are free and must have a wristband. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact John Schubert (jschubert19j@gmail.com) at the registration tent prior to setting up your display.

    Display with Judging
    The owner, or representative, will be required to pay the entry fee of $20 for the entire weekend and register the equipment. All family members must purchase a wristband for $5/day to be in the spectator area; if they need to be in the hot pit area the fee is $20 for the weekend, and the insurance waiver must be signed.

    Display with Judging + Showcase on the Water ( Raceboats only)
    Must be a registered APBA member and belong to an APBA local club. Single event membership is $35. Those who are an APBA member and do not belong to an APBA local club will need to purchase a USTS non-racing membership for $35 which includes the single event entry (see chart below). All pit crew must sign the insurance waiver and purchase a $20 wristband to be in the hot pit area. Any person under the age of 18 must have an APBA minor release form signed by a parent and purchase a $20 wristband to be in the hot pit area. Children under the age of 12 are free but must have a wristband.




    PRO Nationals Registered Racing Participants
    Entrants that are also racing in the 2023 APBA Depue Nationals must pay a $35 registration fee and are required to attend the vintage drivers meeting.

    APBA member
    and
    APBA Club Member
    APBA member
    and do not belong to an
    APBA Club
    Not an APBA member
    and
    No affiliation w/ an APBA club
    APBA single event membership ($35) X
    USTS non-racing membership ($35) X X
    BROH showcase on water – single event entry ($35) X Included in USTS membership Included in USTS membership
    TOTAL US dollars $35 $35 $70



    Safety Requirements
    Registrants participating in the showcase on water are required to go through safety inspection and show that they have safety gear as mandated by the 2023 APBA Safety rules (i.e. Kevlar, lifejacket, cut-suit and helmet). If you do not own safety gear that meets current standards, you may borrow gear. If you are unable to find gear please contact Karl Williams, Jay Walls, or Mike Thirlby. They will help you find the gear needed.

    All Display with Judging and Display + Showcase on the water applicants will be required to attend a separate Vintage driver’s meeting at the Thirlby trailer. Information regarding voting requirements and rules for participating on the water will be discussed. You will receive the date and time at registration.

    Please remember that this is the first event of this nature in the town of Depue. If you know anyone that would be interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Julia Thirlby by email at juliathirlby@gmail.com. Several volunteers would be helpful for the registration are which will be in the vicinity of the VFW in the display area.
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    Should be a very great event. I wish I could attend. I would have some display items. Have fun to all.
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    Ron,
    Start getting in shape! I have a 2 man runabout to display and put on the race course. I want you to drive and I will be riding deck. This boat is with driver and deck rider side by side [when rider is not out on the deck] and complete with deck handles.

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    Ron,
    Start getting in shape! I have a 2 man runabout to display and put on the race course. I want you to drive and I will be riding deck. This boat is with driver and deck rider side by side [when rider is not out on the deck] and complete with deck handles.

    Bruce
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    Default Thanks for the Offer, Bruce but I Turn 79 this Month, Getting to Needles, 250 Miles

    There was a time, I'd drive any. I did hold the F Racing Runabout 5 mile competition record for several years. I never lost an F Runabout race running my D Konig. I quit Akly Racing when they kicked me out of F class if I ran a D.


    MOD VP held my interest from 1979-1989 a fun ten year run.

    DePue is probably 2,200 miles from here. Needles is 250 miles and I have a hard time getting there.
    Racing April 22-23, 2023 with Grandson, 51 miles from home.
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