Chattanooga Cancels Racing, ABRA Exhibition Off The ABRA Unlimited Hydroplane exhibition in Chattanooga, Tenn. will not take place this year due to the cancellation of the Fourth Annual Chattanooga U.S. Powerboat Championship Races and Speed ...
Chattanooga Cancels Racing, ABRA Exhibition Off
The ABRA Unlimited Hydroplane exhibition in Chattanooga, Tenn. will not take place this year due to the cancellation of the Fourth Annual Chattanooga U.S. Powerboat Championship Races and Speed Runs.
"We were looking forward to attending," said ABRA Race Chairman Sam Cole. "We respect what has happened to the event and look forward to a future opportunity in that market."
The US Powerboat Championship Racing group sent out the following press release on Monday, Sept. 15th.
Cancellation: Chattanooga US Powerboat Championship Races & Speed Runs
Rossville, GA - September 15, 2008. The 4th Annual Chattanooga US Powerboat Championship Races and Speed Runs will be canceled this year. Along with not meeting our financial goals this year, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had to start their annual river drawdown earlier than normal this year due to the continuing drought conditions. Even though TVA has agreed to assist us by supplying the needed water to conduct our races safely, we feel that without the finical backing this year and with the present fuel situation and travel expense it is in the best interest to cancel the event this year.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on the racers and fans that were planning to attend this year.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Offshore Performance Association for their support and understanding in this decision. To our current sponsors and our dedicated volunteer staff, thank you for all your hard work. But rest assured we will race another day.