F1 Powerboat Midwest Championship

The excitement is building for Mississippi River racing! The F1 Powerboat Alton Midwest Championship returns to the Alton Riverfront June 21-23, 2024. Make plans to attend now.

Spectator areas on Alton Riverfront for F1 Powerboat Championship

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 21, 2024

Meet & Greet Street Party

Mac's Downtown

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meet the drivers and view all the powerboats in the Alton Midwest Nationals. Food, music and fun!

F1 Powerboat Championship Race Course

Saturday, June 22

8 a.m. - Noon

Alton Farmers and Artisans Market at Flock Food Truck Park

9 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Watch the powerboat races. The outdoor vendor area includes event sponsors, racing teams, local shops, and food trucks. A VIP tent is also located in this area. Tickets for the VIP tent are available.

9 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Testing/Qualifying/3-4 Minutes + 1 Lap. F1 powerboats can reach speeds in excess of 160 mph. Watch the qualifying rounds on the F1 Race Course. Includes Tri-Hull, Formula 1 and J-Hydro.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Heats Groups A & B + 1 lap and 3 laps Includes Tri-Hull, Formula 1, Formula Lights and J-Hydro high-speed powerboat action on the one-mile F1 course

3:45 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Heat 2, 6 minutes + 1 lap. Includes J-Hydro Tri-Hull, Formula 1, Formula Lights high-speed powerboat action on the one-mile F1 course

6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Mississippi River Music Festival at Alton Amphitheater

Sunday, June 23

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Formula Lights: Heat 3, 6 minutes + 1 lap

J-Hydro: 3 laps

Tri-Hull: 7 laps

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Formula 1: 6 minutes + 1 lap

Tri-Hull: 7 laps

Formula 1: 6 minutes + 1 lap

J-Hydro: 5 laps

Formula Lights: 15 minutes +1 Lap

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tri-Hull: 20 laps

Formula 1: 17 minutes +1 Lap

4:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation

The champions are crowned! Don't miss this special presentation on the Alton Riverfront.