Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races Return to Thrill Audiences in 2023

Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races Return to Thrill Audiences in 2023 [Landing, New Jersey] – In an exciting display of speed, skill, and adrenaline-pumping action, Lake Hopatcong Racing Association (LHRA), sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA) is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of the Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Championship Races. The hydroplane and flatbottom race teams will also compete for the coveted New Jersey Governor’s Cup. Scheduled to take place on September 16-17, 2023 at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, NJ this thrilling event promises to captivate audiences and showcase the unmatched excitement of powerboat racing.

The Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races have long been a tradition for both residents and visitors alike. This year, the races will once again transform the tranquil waters of Lake Hopatcong into a high-octane playground for skilled powerboat racers from both the United States and Canada. Spectators can look forward to an unforgettable day of heart-stopping speed, fierce competition, and family-friendly entertainment. Key Highlights of the Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races 2023:

1. **Thrilling Races:** Watch as fearless powerboat racers push the limits of speed and maneuverability, battling it out on the pristine waters of Lake Hopatcong. Witness their skill and precision as they navigate the challenging racecourse, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.

2. **Exciting Classes:** The event will feature a variety of powerboat classes, competing at speeds of 80 to 120 mph. Inboard powered hydroplanes, flatbottom ski boats and Jersey Speed Skiffs will offer a thrilling spectacle for racing enthusiasts and novices alike.

3. **Family-Friendly Activities:** The Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races are not just about the races themselves. Families can enjoy a range of fun-filled activities throughout the day. From interactive exhibits and displays to food trucks, live music and children's entertainment, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

4. **Spectator-Friendly Viewing Areas:** Spectators will have access to a prime viewing beach area directly in front of the pits and the race course, ensuring optimal vantage points to witness the heart-racing action up close. Experience the roaring engines, the spray of water, and the incredible speed of the powerboats as they navigate the challenging racecourse.

5. **Community Engagement:** The Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races provide an excellent opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate this beloved event. Local businesses, organizations, and volunteers have played a crucial role in making this event possible, fostering a sense of unity and pride among residents and participants. Organizers of the Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races are dedicated to prioritizing the safety and well-being of all attendees.

Appropriate measures will be implemented to ensure compliance with local and state guidelines regarding the safety of the race course and the spectator area. Join us on September 16th and 17th 2023 as Lake Hopatcong at Hopatcong State Park comes alive with the roar of powerboat engines, showcasing the ultimate fusion of speed, skill, and excitement. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the Lake Hopatcong Powerboat Races in all their glory!

The event will be run from 11 am to 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A $10 per person or $25 per car load donation for spectators is suggested; the conducting committee appreciates donations to keep this event running each year. Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division and Tourism. Location: Hopatcong State Park located at 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing, NJ 07850 Website: Facebook: Lake Hopatcong Racing Association (fan page) Images, please go to Use photos and please give credit to Rich Bendock Photography

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