The Marietta Riverfront Roar Committee and Powerboat Superleague are pleased to announce their agreement to produce and host the 2015 edition of the annual powerboat event in Marietta, Ohio. Scheduled for July 11-12, the race will be part of the popular festival along the Ohio River shoreline in downtown Marietta. Mid-Ohio Valley fans will have plenty of fast, free fun with Superleague powerboat racing (sanctioned by APBA) as well as land-based activities including entertainment and fireworks over the weekend.
According to Superleague officials: “Our initial meetings and site inspection back in 2001 introduced us to a vibrant community and a group of great people interested in bringing professional powerboat racing to Marietta. Given the enthusiasm and the venue, we knew that the proposed event would be popular with teams and venue was spectator-friendly. Everyone was pleased when the initial race was considered a smashing success. The continuing dedication and yearlong efforts of the local committee has increased the size and popularity of the summer festival, bringing the race and their entire event to national prominence. We have missed being in Marietta for the past two years but understand the committee’s decision to see if they could ease budget concerns with a more local race club. We are pleased that the Marietta Riverfront Roar’s 2015 budget has allowed the organization to bring us back and we can’t wait for the second weekend in July for the opportunity to see all of our fans; those friendly faces that we have met over the past 12 years.”
Marietta –cited by Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s 10 best small cities– will see the best of the nation’s drivers and the adrenalin-pushing excitement of the incredible tunnel boats during the races. New championships will be won and the quest for Superleague high-points will continue.
Begin to make your plans and mark your calendars for the return of APBA/Powerboat Superleague racing the weekend of July 11-12 in downtown Marietta.
For updated and continuing information go to the Superleague web site – www.aprsuperleage.com or become our friend on Facebook www.facebook.com/PowerboatSuperleague. Marietta is in the process of updating their Internet presence; click on their web site: www.mariettariverfrontroar.org and visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MariettaRverfrontRoar. New information, as it becomes available, will be posted as it becomes available.