ROUND 4:   SPARKS , NEVADA  (RENO)  |   JUNE 17-18

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EVENT HOTELS:

Group Code: LPWT617​​​​​​​

800-648-1170 

815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks NV 

Wednesday: $45 + tax

Thursday: $45 + tax

Friday: $79 + tax

Saturday: $79 + tax

Sunday: $45 + tax

Group Code: PWX 

775-358-6900

55 E. Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV

ROOM RATE

$100 per night + tax

You must book by May 31st to receive the discounted room rate. There is a limited number of rooms - book early!

RACE SITE LOCATION:

Sparks Marina Park

300 Howards Drive

Sparks, NV 89432


NOTE: LARGE TRAILERS DO NOT TAKE NICHOLS ST, USE E. LINCOLN WAY AND LEFT ON HOWARD

QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

IMPORTANT SITE INFORMATION

All competitor's personal watercrafts will be required to carry the Nevada Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal at the cost of $20 per boat. Decals can be purchased on site on Friday: 12:00-4:00PM & Saturday 7:00-10:00AM at the Gazebo. 


These decals can be purchased online or you can purchase directly from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) onsite at Sparks Marina Park. The NDOW will be located at the park's gazebo over the course of the event weekend. If you choose to buy a decal online, you MUST bring the receipt of purchase showing your assigned decal number.


To read more about why this decal is required and if you choose to purchase online go to

http://www.ndow.org/Boat/Aquatic_Invasive_Species/Decal_Information


The NDOW will also be on site to perform free-of-charge watercraft aquatic invasive species removal and certify boats.  Spark’s Parks Dept will be providing a place for the “cleaning rover” at the Sparks Marina Boat Ramp.  The service will be available for watercraft entering and when exiting the marina.


The fine for NOT having an AIS decal is $100 per vessel.


TENTS: City of Sparks requires that all tents must be securely weighted for this event. 


FUEL: Fuel must be stored within the fuel area or stored properly in your pit(parking) area - not on the beach. Any fuel in the parking/pit area must be in an enclosed trailer or truck bed under shade. Fire extinguishers are required for anyone with a 55 gallon drum for fuel.  


SPARKS/RENO EVENT SPONSORS

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY:

1:00-5:00 PM

Registration / Check-in

Register with the Nevada Dept of Wildlife to obtain Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal.

2:00-5:00 PM

Tuning & Testing – must be registered and checked in to be on the water.

SATURDAY:

11:00 – 12:30 PM       

Rider’s check in.

Safety inspection on all personal watercrafts.

Register with the Nevada Dept of Wildlife to obtain Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal.

12:30 PM                      

Roll call for Mandatory riders meeting.

Mandatory riders meeting and safety briefing, which includes rules of the area and waterways.

Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting

1:00 PM                        

Practice begins; riders are familiarized with the race.

2:00 PM                      

Amateur Racing begins.

4:30 PM                        

Heyday Wake Boat Demonstration

5:15 PM                        

Competitor prayer, national anthem is played.

5:20 PM                        

Pro Racing (moto 1)

Freestyle

Pro Racing continues

SUNDAY:

8:00 – 8:30AM            

Riders meeting and safety briefing

Devotional: Immediately following rider's meeting

9:00 AM                        

Amateur Racing begins

11:00 AM                     

National anthem is played and racing begins.

11:10 AM                     

Pro Racing (moto 2) & Freestyle (finals)

Amateur Awards - / Heyday Wake Boat Exhibition

Pro Racing (moto 3/finals)

 

CLASSES FOR THE PRO SHOW: Pro-Am Ski GP, Pro-Am Ski Stock, Pro-Am Runabout GP, Pro-Am Runabout Box Stock, Sport GP. Competitors in these classes must check in no later than 12:30 PM on Saturday, June 17.

 

Please note that these times may not be exact.

 

Practice begins immediately following riders meeting in the morning and brief riders meeting and additional practice for the above classes starting at 4:45 PM (roll call will be taken at both riders meetings - $25 penalty for not attending or on time, which must be paid before you are able to practice. 

 

Pre-registration is recommended and is available online... if you choose to wait until Saturday, you can expect to pay an additional $25 per class. So make sure you pre-register to avoid any late fees.

 

Make sure you have your wristband on for entry into the "Saturday Night Pit Party"

 

Riders Meeting:

Saturday:  12:30 PM - Amateur / Pro

Saturday Pro Rider Meeting: 4:45 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM

 

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

QUICK LINKS

INTERESTING TO KNOW 

  • In January 1997, the Reno-Sparks area experienced the highest recorded flooding in its history. The Truckee River overflowed its banks and an estimated one billion gallons of water poured into the hole. Overnight, the Sparks gravel pit had become Nevada’s newest body of water.

    The unexpected lake, now called the Sparks Marina, is 100 feet deep and covers about 77 acres. Ironically, in order to keep the water at a constant, desirable level, every day the city pumps approximately 2.3 million gallons from the lake into the Truckee River.
  • The Marina contains an estimated 1 billion gallons of water with a naturally occurring aquifer that replenishes the lake with 2 to 3 million gallons of fresh water daily.