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Thunder On The River - Lucas Oil Drag Boat Races

October 10 - 12, 2014 @ 9 am (race start may vary depending on weather)

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The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is pleased to announce the return of Thunder on the River to Lake Havasu City, and once again, the competition promises to be fierce! This event will bring the best race teams in the country to Lake Havasu City to battle it out. Lake Havasu is the perfect venue for professional drag boat racing with near constant water elevation and temperatures. It is anticipated there will be some of the fastest runs ever, especially in the Top Fuel Hydro category where speeds have already surpassed the 260 mile per hour mark in as little as 3.3-seconds on a 1,000-foot race course!

The spectator area will be located in Lake Havasu's Rotary Park, a 40-acre beach/park centrally located and easily accessible from Arizona's State Highway 95. Recognized as a local hot spot, the park is located on the shores of Lake Havasu and offers a variety of amenities that are sure to make for a festive and exciting spring happening and a fun weekend for families and race enthusiasts of all ages. Vendors, beer garden, and other activities and displays will also be on-hand. Beach chairs and towels permitted. No coolers allowed inside of Rotary Park.

A spectator area will also be available at the south end of the Bridgewater Channel on the island side at London Bridge Beach [map] This is an excellent location to watch the racers drop their boats in, as well as watch the very start of the race when the racers first take off.

10x10 EZ-UP Spots: $300 (located at Rotary Beach along the shoreline and includes four All-Session passes)
VIP Cabanas: $500 (includes eight All-Session passes, eight available on a first-come, first-served basis)

Boat mooring along the race course: $300 per boat (includes four All-Session passes).

Friday Pass:
Saturday Pass: $20
Sunday Pass: $20
Weekend Pass:
Teens: $5 off
Pre-teens: Free w/paid adult

VIP Parking:  $10
General Parking:  Free (shuttle available)

Parking to the event is at Park Avenue & Highway 95, near the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center [map]. Entrance to the event south entrance of Rotary Park [map].  There is also available off-site parking free of charge just outside Rotary Park on city streets and empty lots. No parking allowed in Rotary Park except handicap and RV's that pay for a spot.

Front Row RV Spot Rental: $600
Includes four All-Session passes and car pass (22 spots available, first-come, first-served basis)
RV Spot Rental (not front row): $500
Includes four All-Session passes and car pass (22 spots available, first-come, first-served basis)

For more information on this event contact Todd Taylor or visit

Contact Information:

Todd Taylor, Logistics & Planning Manager
Phone: 928-230-1769

Event Information:

Venue: Rotary Community Park
Address: 1400 S. Smoketree Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Price: $10 Fri; $20 Sat/Sun; $40 weekend pass; Teens $5 off; Pre-teen free w/paid adult
Rain Policy: Monday is an alternative day should problems with weather arise.