Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
12:02 pm EDT
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Public invited to the 13th Annual Hydro-Turf HydroDrag World Championships in Tavares

City of Tavares and Lake County officials announced that the 13th Annual Hydro-Turf HydroDrag World Championships is a go.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 8 at Wooton Park East, located in downtown Tavares at 100 East Ruby Street.

There, the World’s fastest personal watercraft (PWC) racers will gather for an incredible drag racing event that will kick off on Sat. morning, with the Stock and Spec Classes, which are basically bolt-on Performance Classes and Sunday with highly-modified Superstock and Unlimited Classes.  This is a double-elimination tournament that may also be viewed in live time as the brackets are filled at, and searching HydroDrags.

A press release for the event says, “Come out and see the World’s fastest PWC racers at an amazing venue, which also boasts Sea Plane rides, the Dora Queen paddleboat, and several local hotspots, all within walking distance from the event site.”

And that’s not all, because in addition to plenty of racing, where will be food vendors, music, live announcing, and a great family atmosphere.  VIP Parking will be available for an additional fee and weekend pit passes are $20, unless you have a Lake County ID, then admission is free.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating int eh form of chairs or blankets, as event hosts will not have bleachers due to social-distancing guidelines and challenges.  There will however, be plenty of sanitizing stations for everyone, and masks are optional as this is an outdoor event.

The City warns: Please do NOT bring any bottles inside the gated area, which will extend from the only entrance, located at the St Clair-Abrams/Ruby St, to the SW side of the seaplane apron.

The event is sanctioned and recognized by the International Jet Sports Boating Assn of Half Moon Bay, CA, and is sponsored by Hydro-Turf, City of Tavares, Lake County, RIVA Racing, Yamaha, Broward Motorsports, Farthing Racing, MVP Production, Key West Resort (Host Hotel), Tiki West, Pro Rider Magazine,, Blowsion, Fish Camp on Lake Eustis, OT Lounge, Dennis Williams, and Young’s Boutique.

Parking for those who want to attend will be made available in the parking garage at 200 N. Sinclair Ave in downtown Tavares, just down the street from where the event is being held.