NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | CHARLESTON, WV | AUGUST 19-20

MEET HIDDEN TRAILS MOTORSPORTS OF CHARLESTON, WV

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PRE-EVENT PARKING

If you are arriving prior to Friday 7:00 am, the alternative staging area is at Hidden Trails Motorsports at 702 Morris St, Charleston, WV 25301. CLICK HERE FOR PRE-EVENT PARKING MAP

EVENT PARKING 

The City of Charleston, WV closes down Kanawha Blvd to provide parking for our competitors and because of that parking will open up on Friday, August 18 at 7:00 am. Click here for event site map


Event Location opening at 7:00 AM Friday:

Physical address for the event

Magic Island Park

101 Kanawha Boulevard W.

Please note that when parking begins, the far outside lane must remain clear as a fire lane

QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017

REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN:  

Onsite registration starts at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Pro Watercross staging area - look for registration signs.


Testing & Tune: 2:00 pm - 5:00 Check-in/registration is required.


FRIDAY NIGHT:

Live on the Levee concert at Haddad Riverfront Park (in front of the 4 Points Sheraton) from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC... this is a great time, be sure to make it!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

LATE REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN:

  • Onsite starting at 6:45 am - 8:00 am at the Pro Watercross staging area - look for registration signs. Pre-registration is recommended and is available online up to 8:00 pm on Friday night... if you choose to wait until Saturday AM, you can expect to pay an additional $20 per class. So, make sure you pre-register to avoid any late fees.
  • 7:00 - 8:15 AM: Safety inspection on all personal watercrafts.
  • 8:00 AM: Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting.
  • 8:00 AM: Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing.
  • Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting.
  • 9:15 AM: Practice begins; riders are familiarized with the race.
  • 10:30 AML Amateur racing begins.
  • 12:00 PM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins.
  • 12:15 PM: Pro and Junior Racing and CBS Sports filming begins.
  • 4:00 PM: Amateur racing continues...
  • 7:00 PML Hidden Trails Motorsports Racer Party / Pro National Championship Awards


SATURDAY NIGHT

HIDDEN TRAILS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - RACER PARTY: Hidden Trails Motorsports invites all racers and their families to join them at their dealership location for a RACER PARTY!


  • What time? 7:00 pm -  12:00 am
  • What to expect:  Live Music, Free Food, Spirits – Door Prizes including a Haibike Bike valued at over $5,000! Pro Racing National Championship Awards!!!
  • Who can attend:  Welcome to all racers and families...


Tour and Charleston sponsor Hidden Trails will be hosting the party of the year, held for all the competitors, their families and friends on Saturday, August 19th. Besides great company, there will be food, refreshments (beer) and door prizes including a GRAND PRIZE - a Haibike Bike worth over $5,000... CLICK HERE FOR RACER PARTY INVITE!


How do you enter to win? For each class entry for the national championship, competitor’s names will be entered into the drawing - 1 class = 1 ticket, 2 classes = 2 tickets, I am sure you get my drift...


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

  • 8:15 AM: Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting.
  • 8:30 AM: Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing.
  • Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting.
  • 9:00 AM: Event prayer, national anthem is played and racing begins.
  • Amateur racing continues.
  • 1 hour post racing: 2017 National Champions and National Tour Champions are crowned.

CHARLESTON EVENT SPONSORS

Heyday Pro Watercross National Championships – Charleston, WV

  • CBS Sports TV Show filming
  • All Pro-Am and junior classes will be held on Saturday, August 19.
  • Pro TV classes (classes are subject to change)

o   Pro-Am Runabout Box Stock

o   Pro-Am Ski GP

o   Sport GP

o   Pro-Am Runabout GP

o   Freestyle

  • All Pro-Am classes will use the 2-moto system with the combined finish to determine the overall win for the day – double points towards National Championship
  • Amateur classes will run 1 moto on Saturday, 2 motos on Sunday.
  • Pro-Am awards at Hidden Trails Motorsport Racer Party on Saturday night / checks 12:00 pm Sunday

Double Points weekend

Trailer friendly route to Magic Island from Interstate 64 West:

  • Coming West on 64 take Exit 58C (Washington St.)
  • Go to the 3rd stop light (BP Fuels on corner) and make a right (Randolph Street)
  • Go to 2nd stop light and go left on Ohio Ave.
  • Go straight to Kanawha Blvd. and enter race site parking

Trailer friendly route to Magic Island from Interstate 64 East:

  • Coming East on 64 take Exit 58C (Lee Street)
  • Go to 2nd stop light off exit and turn left underneath the interstate on Washington Street
  • Go to 1st stop light and turn left on Pennsylvania Ave
  • Go to the 2nd stop light (BP Fuels on corner) and make a right (Randolph Street)
  • Go to 2nd stop light left on Ohio Ave.
  • Go straight to Kanawha Blvd. and enter race site parking.

NOTE: Pole positions is determined by randomly by the computer program.

EVENT HOTELS:

Holiday Inn Express

100 Civic Center Dr,

Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 345-0600 Group Code: SPF

ROOM RATES

$89.00 per night + tax

You must book by August 1st to receive the discounted room rate.

There is a limited number of rooms - book early!

Courtyard - Charleston

100 Kanawha Blvd E,

Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 344-5777 Group Code: SPF

ROOM RATES

$104.00 per night + tax

You must book by August 1st to receive the discounted room rate.

There is a limited number of rooms - book early!

QUICK LINKS

INTERESTING TO KNOW 

  • Charleston, WV airport code is CRW
  • It takes about 15 minutes to get to the race site from the airport
  • The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870, on Summers Street, between Kanawha and Virginia Streets.
  • Charleston is the capitol of West Virginia.
  • The 1500 Block of Virginia Street in Charleston is considered the longest city block in the world.
  • Charleston, WV CVB was the first host city to support the newly formed Pro Watercross Tour in 2009!