HPROP: F1 Powerboats schedule

(Lake Hamilton, Fla.) - HYDRO-PROP, Inc. announced today the 2001 race schedule for the Laughlin Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour Presented by Bud Light. The schedule features eight races for the Formula One Powerboats. "We're excited about the 2001 ...

(Lake Hamilton, Fla.) - HYDRO-PROP, Inc. announced today the 2001 race schedule for the Laughlin Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour Presented by Bud Light. The schedule features eight races for the Formula One Powerboats.

"We're excited about the 2001 Hydros and Formula One schedules," said Bart Garbrecht, CEO of HYDRO-PROP. "Both series return to traditional venues where they have been competing for a number of years and receive remarkable fan support."

"We are also looking forward to Tri-Cities, San Diego, and Detroit, where fans will be treated to deck-to-deck racing from both the Unlimited Hydroplanes and Formula One Powerboats," continued Garbrecht. "One of our goals was to bring both Hydros and Formula One races to the same venue and we are excited to say that this will happen in 2001 with these three races." <pre> Laughlin Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour Presented by Bud Light 2001 Schedule of Events

Location Date Series Laughlin, Nevada June 2-3 Formula One Bay City, Michigan June 23-24 Formula One Detroit, Michigan July 12-15 Hydros, Formula One Saskatoon, Canada July 21-22 Formula One Tri-Cities, Washington July 27-29 Hydros, Formula One Windsor, Colorado September 2-3 Formula One San Diego, California September 14-16 Hydros, Formula One Cypress Gardens, Florida October 6-7 Formula One </pre> The 2001 Laughlin Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour Presented by Bud Light will begin at Laughlin, Nev. (June 2-3). This will be the third consecutive year that Laughlin has hosted Formula One as part of the Laughlin River Days. Three weeks later, Formula One travels to Bay City, Mich. (June 23-24) to compete on the Saginaw River at the Dobson Heavy Haul Bay City River Roar.

Hydros and Formula One will visit Detroit, Mich. for the Spirit of Detroit Thunderfestival (July 12-15). Detroit is the home of the APBA Gold Cup race, where Hydros drivers will compete for the most coveted trophy in powerboat racing. Formula One will make their inaugural appearance on the Detroit River and will thrill the crowds on both sides of the river.

Formula One will make its only appearance north of the border in Canada at the Great Northern River Roar in Saskatoon (July 21-22). This will mark the tenth time that Formula One has competed on the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.

Hydros and Formula One will both travel to the State of Washington to take part in the Tri-Cities Water Follies (July 27-29). Hydros will make their 36th consecutive appearance on the Columbia River and will be joined this year by Formula One to race on one of the fastest boat racing courses in the country.

After a successful debut last year, Formula One will return to Windsor, Col. (Sept. 2-3) for the Roar of the Rockies. As Formula One powerboats race along Rockbridge Lake, fans are treated to the scenic views of the Colorado Rockies.

Formula One will end their season at Cypress Gardens, Fla. (Oct. 6-7) for the second consecutive year of the Miracle Toyota Formula One Shootout. Last year's finale was thrilling with the championship not determined until the last lap of the last heat of the season.

Headquartered in Lake Hamilton, Fla., HYDRO-PROP combines Unlimited Hydroplanes, the biggest, fastest racing boats in the world, with Formula One, the most versatile, fastest accelerating and fastest turning boats in the world. HYDRO-PROP events are held throughout North America and are televised during prime time on ESPN2. For more information on HYDRO-PROP, visit www.hydroprop.com <http://www.hydroprop.com>.

-HP-

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