The largest venue on the powerboat racing circuit—the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers and Regatta—will host the F-2 North American Championships for the fifth consecutive year.
No venue matches the backdrop, course ferocity and fan appreciation of Pittsburgh, as spectators traditionally number in the tens of thousands to annually watch Superleague’s top drivers ravage the river and scream down the shoreline in what has become Regatta’s pinnacle claim to water fame.
F-2 tunnel boats can explode from 0-100/mph in less than four seconds and hit four-plus G’s in the course turns barely slowing down, with the potential to top out at speeds of 130/mph on the straightaways.
Along the Allegheny River, drivers are often forced to tame the throttle out of respect for the waterway’s typically choppy surface and, at times, dangerously deceptive undercurrents.
The excitement is nonstop, the action engaging from the get-go! Racing happens all day July 4, starting with time trials and qualifyers leading up to the always “heart-stopping frenzy to the finish” championship.
“Former driver, now explosive announcer, Mike Tilton, “live from the riverbank,” paints the entire picture the moment propellers start to turn.
Root Sports will broadcast the North American Championships starting in August [check your local listings for dates and times]. After broadcast, you can catch it anytime online: rmgsports.net