with new Dash for Cash
await debut of citys new race boat
(June 2007) Race fans attending this years
Madison Regatta will be treated with a new event on Friday called Dash
for Cash to feature the top five Unlimited hydroplanes from 2006
and 2007 going head-to-head for big prize money. The event will precede
a entire weekend of racing July 7-8, marking the 57th anniversary of
Unlimited hydroplane racing in Madison.
Schedule of Events
times are EDT-fast time)
Saturday, June 30: Little Miss Pageant (ages 5-8). 10 a.m. at
the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
Saturday, June 30: Miss Pre-Teen Pageant (ages 9-13). 1
p.m. at the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
Saturday, June 30: Miss Teen Pageant (ages 14-17). 6 p.m.
the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
Monday, July 2: Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Beauty
Pageant (ages 18-26). 8 p.m. at the Madison Consolidated High
School Auditorium. Tickets $6.
Tuesday, July 3: Fillin Station Liquors Waterball
Fight. 6 p.m. on Vaughn Drive and Broadway Street.
Wednesday, July 4: Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. Bed
Race. 6 p.m. on Main Street in front of Jefferson County Courthouse.
Wednesday, July 4: WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance. 8-11 p.m.
at Firemans Park, foot of Jefferson Street & Vaughn.
Thursday, July 5: Topline Communications Media Party &
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 4 6:30
p.m. at the VIP Tent at the riverfront. (Open to the media, race
drivers, team owners, race officials, chamber members and their
Thursday, July 5: Madison Regatta Auction, sponsored by
M&M Towing & Recovery. 6:45 p.m. at the VIP Tent.
Music on the River, sponsored by Arvin Sango Inc., Big-O
Tires, KIA, Moms Music, Papa Johns Pizza, & Ponderosa
Steakhouse at Firemans Park on the riverfront. 7-11 p.m.
Thursday, July 5: Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands 7-11
Friday, July 6: 95.3 WIKI, 1460 AM WJCP and Eagle 99.3
present Audible Point and other bands, 4-11 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: WORX 96.7 FM / WXGO 1270 AM present the
Jimmy Davis Band, Big Diggity and other bands, 7-11 p.m.
Friday, July 6: Madison Regatta Parade. 6:15 p.m. on Main
Street beginning at Jefferson Street.
Saturday, July 7: The Madison Courier Firecracker 10k Walk/Run.
8 a.m. walk; 8:30 a.m. run, beginning at the Madison Consolidated
Friday-Sunday, July 6-8: Grote Industries Air Shows. Times
TBA at the riverfront.
Saturday, July 7: American Legion Post No. 9 Fireworks
10 p.m. at the riverfront. (Free admission)
Tickets: $20 through July 1. $25 thereafter. To order, call (812)
265-5000 or visit: www.madisonregatta.com.
Tickets also available at several local stores. VIP and other
passes available. Souvenir buttons $5. Pit Tours $3. Programs
The weekend will include races by 2.5 liter stocks, time
trials and testing and several Unlimited heat races, culminating with
the 3:40 p.m. ABRA sanctioned Madison Regatta Indiana Governors
In addition, local race fans will get their first look at the new Oh
Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison hometown boat and to see if the new boat can
repeat her 2001 victory here.
Madison is one of six race cities on the 2007 ABRA Unlimited Hydroplane
The Unlimiteds can top speeds of up to 200 mph. The 2.5 liter stocks,
meanwhile, can exceed 100 mph and are powered by 4-cylinder Ford engines
(2000cc or 2.3 Litre) on pump gas.
A very popular event occurring at night on Saturday, July 7 is the American
Legion Post No. 9 Fireworks Show. The same company that conducts the
world famous Thunder Over Louisville will be back in Madison.
In addition to racing and fireworks, the weekend will keep fans hopping
with live music from Thursday through Saturday.
More activities during Regatta Weekend include the Madison Regatta Parade,
three days of air shows, with a twilight air show Saturday night before
the fireworks, drivers autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday,
food and commercial vendors, and activities for kids along the riverfront.
Admission Wristbands to the Madison Regatta are $20 each through July
1 and increases to $25 each on July 2 through the final heat of racing
at the gates on Sunday. A wristband is required for daytime access to
Vaughn Drive and the riverfront from 6 a.m. Friday until after the final
race on Sunday. Children 10 and under are free. Wristbands may be purchased
by calling the Regatta office at (812) 265-5000 or visiting www.madisonregatta.com.
Wristbands are also sold at several local stores and banks.
The Music on the River program for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday require
an admission wristband or a $5 limited-edition, collectible race boat
button that can be bought at the gate. Each night includes a different
collectible button used for admission. Saturday night activities are
Special seating for viewing the 2007 Madison Regatta includes a VIP
Tent area, Hospitality Tent area, Tarp Space areas, and RV Parking to
name a few. Pit Tours, sponsored by the VFW Post 1969 Mens and
Womens Auxiliary, will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, while
Cold Pit Passes can be bought for $20. Collector edition Madison Regatta
race programs will also be available at $5 to keep as souvenirs.
For more information on the activities,
race and event schedules, sponsors, merchandise, pricing and ticket
information, and much more, call the Regatta office at (812) 265-5000
or visit www.madisonregatta.com.
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