ONTARIO SPEEDWAY - SUPPORTS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN PAYETTE AND ONTARIO
Ontario Speedway Hosts Boys and Girls Club Members at Final 2022 Jet Boat Races
ONTARIO, Oregon – The Ontario Speedway Jet Boat Racing Facility will host two races in 2023 on August 12 and September 30.
Track co-owner, Ron Dillon, said, “Jet boat racing is incredibly exciting to watch; the top tier boats put out over 1,500 horsepower and weigh less than 1,200 pounds; they are wild and exotic, with some of them costing over $100,000 to build. They accelerate from 0 to 100 mph instantly, and can pull up to 5 g’s in the turns. Some say that this is as close to flying a fighter jet as a civilian can get, and they are tricky to drive, with crashes being common. The track has grassy, sloped berms on three sides which will offer perfect views of the racing, and people can bring canopies and chairs to use to enjoy the action. We know that the sprint boat races that were held near Marsing, Idaho 20 years ago, were extremely popular. We are looking for those fans, who were disappointed when the Marsing track closed down.
Ontario Speedway is working to bring new motorized events to the community, and Ron Dillon, Ontario Speedway facility owner, said, “this is a great way to give back to our community. This exciting, outdoor motorized sport helps families experience something wild, not usually seen in this area, and enjoy an exhilarating and memorable time together.
The event will feature overnight camping, food and beverage booths. Ontario Speedway is the only sprint boat racing facility in the country, outside of Washington state, and competitors and over a thousand fans from across the Northwest are expected to attend.