The Marietta Riverfront Roar Committee, the City of Marietta and Powerboat Superleague are throttle-down for this weekend’s powerboat races. We have been in continuing contact with everyone concerned to make sure that the teams have a great course and the fans are entertained. A telephone conversation with the Willow Island lock master (lock and dam just above the Marietta pool on the Ohio River) reassured us the river conditions will not impact the event. We appreciate his invaluable advice and thank him for understanding not just our concerns but also letting us know that currently, there is no appreciable trash at the dam and that anything that does gather there will not be released until Monday morning. Additionally, the chairman charged with launching the boats, personally went to the riverfront last night and told us that there is no foreseeable problem with launch. (We always have contingency programs in place for the start and the launch.) The weather forecast has become far more favorable, so all systems are go for one incredible event. Grab you gear, claim your favorite seat and get ready to CRANK IT UP!