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Feel the Thrill: The 40th Annual Wild Ones Regatta at Grass Lake

Feel the Thrill: The 40th Annual Wild Ones Regatta at Grass Lake

July 08, 20242 min read

Feel the Thrill: The 40th Annual Wild Ones Regatta at Grass Lake

Get ready for high-speed excitement as the Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association (MHRA) celebrates its 40th Annual Wild Ones Regatta right here on Grass Lake! This electrifying event is a long-standing tradition in our community, drawing spectators and racers from across the Midwest and Canada. Mark your calendars for August 2-4, 2024, and join us at Grass Lake County Park for a weekend of spectacular hydroplane racing.

Event Details

  • Dates & Times:

    • Friday, August 2: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    • Saturday, August 3: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    • Sunday, August 4: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: Grass Lake County Park, 373 N Lake St, Grass Lake, MI 49240

  • Admission: $5 per person, free for children 12 and under. Proceeds support local Boy Scouts.

About the Races

The Wild Ones Regatta features 80 heats of racing spread over two action-packed days, showcasing the skills of some of the best hydroplane racers in North America. These races are not only about speed and spray but also about the precision and skill of the drivers who pilot these powerful machines at speeds of up to 75 mph.

What to Expect

Come early to secure a good spot and enjoy the full day of racing. Each race day kicks off with the roar of engines and cheers from the crowd. Between heats, you can explore the food trucks, meet the racers, and enjoy various activities around the park. The event is family-friendly, with plenty of excitement for attendees of all ages.

Whether you're a longtime fan of boat racing or new to the sport, the Wild Ones Regatta offers a unique and thrilling spectator experience. The backdrop of Grass Lake provides a perfect setting for these high-speed races, making it an ideal outing for families, sports enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a fun weekend activity.

Why You Should Attend

This isn’t just a race; it’s a celebration of speed, skill, and community spirit. Beyond the excitement of the races, your attendance supports a great cause. The modest admission fee helps fund local Boy Scouts, contributing to youth programs right here in our community.

Don't miss out on this spectacular event. Bring your friends and family to Grass Lake County Park and experience the thrill of hydroplane racing like never before. For more information, including parking details and event schedules, visit Grass Lake Hydroplane Boat Races - MHRA 40th Annual Wild Ones Regatta.

Join us at Grass Lake to celebrate 40 years of high-speed hydroplane action at the Wild Ones Regatta. It’s more than just a race—it’s a tradition!

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