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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 its third and final race of the 2022 season and has invited all of the members of the Boys & Girls Club, ages 6-12, in Western Treasure Valley to receive a free admission to this one-day event in Ontario, Oregon, which starts at 10am. 

 

Track 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.  Introducing kids to 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.    

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TRACK TESTED

May 30th the track was tested with Mini Jet boats to check the course and the water action.  The USJSA team is pleased and expect the Pro Jet Boats to perform well.
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WELLS RUNNING

Track is fed by 3 wells.  They will be filling the jetboat racecourse with over 1 million gallons of water around May 20th. 
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TRACK EXCAVATION

The track is completely excavated.  The planned concrete pour for the loading ramp is slated for May 14th.  Things are going as planned.
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FENCING

With over 12-thousand feet of stainless-steel cable Ontario Speedway will be considered the most safe and contained sprint boat race in the US.