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.

red, white, and blue Logo for the 2024 Alton Midwest Nationals
Parking for F1 Powerboat Championship
Map of the spectator areas on Alton Riverfront for F1 Powerboat Championship
Spectator areas on Alton Riverfront for F1 Powerboat Championship

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 20, 2024

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Vendor Display Booth Move In

Friday, June 21, 2024

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Alton Marina Ramp Closure

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Series Safety Inspection & Registration

Vendors and Food Tents Open

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Testing

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Formula 1 Testing

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Formula Lights Testing

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Tri Hull Testing

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Formula 1 Testing

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Removal

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Boat Line Up - Street Party

5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Boat Escort/Parking - Street Party

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!

8:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Boat Escort Back to the Pits

Map of the F1 Powerboat Championship Race Course
F1 Powerboat Championship Race Course

Saturday, June 22

8 a.m. - Noon

Alton Farmers and Artisans Market at Flock Food Truck Park

Vendors and Food Tents Open

9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Racing

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Water Safety Zone and Race Course Set Up

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Alton Marina Ramp Closure

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Series Safety Inspection & Registration

9 a.m. - 6 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. - 9:30 a.m.: Tri Hull Testing
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Formula 1 Testing
10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.: Formula 1 Lights Testing
10:20 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Formula Lights Qualifying, 3 minutes + 1 lap
11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.: Formula 1 Qualifying, 4 minutes + 1 lap
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.: River Open/Drivers Meeting All Classes
12:40 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up
1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.: Tri Hull, Heat 1, 7 laps, Draw for Position
1:20 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Formula 1, Heat 1 Group A, 8 minutes + 1 lap
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Formula Lights, Heat 1, 6 minutes + 1 lap
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Formula 1, Heat 1 Groups B, 8 minutes + 1 lap
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: River Open
3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up
4: p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Tri Hull Heat 2, 7 laps, Reserve Order of Finish
4:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.: Formula 1, Heat 2 Group A, 8 minutes + 1 lap, Reverse Order of Finish
4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.: Formula Lights, Heat 2, 6 minutes + 1 lap, Reverse Order of Finish
5:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Formula 1 Heat 2 Group B, 8 minutes + 1 lap, Reverse Order of Finish

Mississippi River Festival

5 p.m.: Doors Open
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Mississippi River Festival

Sunday, June 23

Vendors and Food Tent Open

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cornhole Tourney

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration: 8 a.m.

Tourney Start: 9 a.m.

Racing

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Alton Marina Ramp Closure

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Formula Lights Heat 3, 6 minutes Reverse Order of points

9: 30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Tri Hull Heat 3, 7 laps, Reverse Order of Point

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: River Open/Drivers Meeting All Classes

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Formula 1 Heat 3 Group A 8 minutes + 1 lap, Reverse Order of Points

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.: Tri Hull Heat 4 7 laps Reserve Order of Points

12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.: Formula 1 Heat 3 Group B 8 minutes + 1 lap Reverse Order of Points

1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.: Formula Lights, Final 15 minutes + 1 lap

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: River Open

2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Water Safety Zone & Race Course Set Up

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Tri Hull Final 20 laps

3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Formula 1 Final 17 minutes + 1 lap

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.

Frequently Asked Questions