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Race Schedule

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All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
*Times subject to change
FRIDAY, JULY 1st
08:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Pit and Course Setup
08:30am – 9:30am Safety & Rescue meeting / Divers walk-thru
9:30am – 10:00am Drivers Meeting
10:00am – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tour
10:00am –10:30am Opening Ceremonies
10:30am – 11:00am Open
11:00am –11:30am Grand National Hydroplane Testing Only
11:30am – 12:00pm         National Modified Hydroplane Testing Only
12:00pm – 1:00pm River Opens 
1:00pm River Closes
1:00pm – 3:30pm          Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only
3:30pm – 4:30pm “Pole Position” Unlimited  Hydroplane Qualifications
4:30pm – 4:45pm Steinhardt Family Fastest Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifier   Award
4:45pm River Opens
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5:00pm – 12:00am Music on the River, co-sponsored by Arvin Sango, Big O Tires, Riverboat Inn, & Northside Liquors at Fireman's Park on the Riverfront (See Event Schedule for list of bands)
7:00pm Madison Regatta Parade on Main St.
*Note for Friday, July 3rd: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. For Friday’s Music on the River event: Friday’s special $5.00 vintage button sold at the gates or a Regatta admission wristband is required. 
SATURDAY, JULY 2nd 
  7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Course Setup
  9:00am –  9:30am Driver Physicals 
  9:30am –10:00am Driver’s Meeting
  9:00am –  4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours
10:00am –10:30am Opening Ceremonies featuring tribute to Vietnam Veterans
10:30am –10:50am Grand National Saturday Qualification Heat #1 
10:50am –11:10am National Modified Saturday Qualification Heat #2
11:10am –11:30am Grote Industries Air Show w/Aerobatic Pilot Cliff Robinson
11:30am –12:30pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only
12:30pm – 1:15pm VFW Post #1969 Driver’s Autograph Session
  1:15pm – 1:35pm National Modified Saturday Qualification Heat #3
  1:35pm – 1:55pm   Grand National Saturday Qualification Heat #4
  1:55pm – 2:20pm           Clifty Engineering & Tool Co. Unlimited Heat 1A
  2:20pm – 2:40pm           National Modified Hydroplane Saturday Final
  2:40pm – 3:00pm Grand National Hydroplane Saturday Final
  3:00pm – 3:25pm           Morgan Foods Unlimited Heat 1B  
  3:30pm – 4:00pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Unlimited 
                                          Heat Winners
 4:00pm – 5:00pm           Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only
 5:00pm River Opens
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5:00pm – 12:00am Music on the River, co-sponsored by Arvin Sango, Big O Tires, Northside Liquors, & Riverboat Inn at Fireman's Park on the Riverfront (See Event Schedule for list of bands)
7:30pm River Closes for Air Show & Fireworks
7:45pm Grote Industries Twilight Air Show featuring Cliff Robinson 
Approx 10:00pm Fireworks Spectacular, Co-Sponsored by American Legion Post #9, the City of Madison Indiana & Jefferson County Board of Tourism
*Note for Saturday, July 2nd: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. Saturday night’s Music on the River event (after Heat 1C has concluded), Twilight Air Show and Fireworks are free to enjoy.
**River Opens Following Conclusion of Fireworks Display
SUNDAY, JULY 3rd
 7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Setup
 8:00am – 8:30am Drivers Physical
 8:30am – 9:00am Drivers Meeting
 8:30am – 9:30am Safety & Rescue Meeting / Divers walk-thru
 9:00am – 9:30am Chapel Services
 9:45am – 10:45am Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only
10:45am – 11:00am Opening Ceremonies
11:00am – 11:20am Grote Industries Air Show w/Aerobatic Pilot Cliff Robinson
11:20am – 11:40am National Modified Sunday Qualification Heat #1
11:40am – 12:00pm Grand National Sunday Qualification Heat #2
12:00pm – 12:45pm VFW Post # 1969 Sunday Driver’s Autograph Session 
12:45pm – 1:05pm National Modified Sunday Qualification Heat #3
1:05pm – 1:25pm   Grand National Sunday Qualification Heat #4
1:25pm – 1:50pm Belterra Casino & Resort Unlimited Heat 2A
1:50pm – 2:10pm National Modified Sunday Final
2:10pm – 2:30pm Grand National Sunday Final
2:30pm – 2:55pm   Budweiser Unlimited Heat 2B
2:55pm – 3:30pm            Super Shine Grand National & National Modified Hydro Shootout
(Both classes on the course)
3:30pm – 3:55pm Veteran’s Memorial Unlimited Heat 3A
3:55pm – 4:20pm Fred Farley & Merel Horton Memorial Unlimited Heat 3B
 (Both classes on the course)
4:20pm – 4:35pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Heat Winners
4:35pm – 5:00pm Grote Industries Air Show w/Aerobatic Pilot Cliff Robinson
5:00pm MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Final
5:30pm River Opens
5:30pm Indiana Governor’s Cup Awards Presentation at the Judge’s Stand
*Note for Sunday, July 3rd: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband.