Boats To Zoom Across Long Beach Water For Annual Tradition | Entertainment – California News

Boats To Zoom Across Long Beach Water For Annual Tradition | Entertainment – California News


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Matt Bookey races his boat across the water at the 2016 Lucas Oil Championships “Rumble at the River” in Arizona. 



About 100 boats will screech across the water this weekend for an annual Long Beach tradition dating back to 1946 — the ARP (Automotive Racing Products, Inc.) Long Beach Sprint Nationals.

The number is up from last year’s 65, organizer Ross Wallach said, partly because a new class has been added — the GPS. There will be 10 classes altogether, including K Racing Runabouts (K Boats), Crackerbox, Unblown Flat, Comp Jets, Sportsman Extreme (SE) Runabouts, Classic Outboard Runabouts and limited stock hydroplanes. 

They’ll all compete for the national title from 9 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, at the Long Beach Marine Stadium (5255 E. Paoli Way). Gates will open at 8 a.m. But people can see some of the drivers, teams, and win free race tickets at Show & Shine from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant (5236 E….

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