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Race Schedule

Race Schedule

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

*Times subject to change

FRIDAY, June 30th

  • 08:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Pit and Course Setup
  • 08:00am – 09:00am Driver Physicals Location to be announced
  • 09:00am – 10:00am Drivers Meeting
  • 09:30am – 10:00am Safety & Rescue meeting / Divers walk-thru
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tour
  • 10:45am –11:00am Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00pm – 1:15pm Grand Prix World Testing
  • 1:15pm- 2:00pm H-1 Unlimited Testing
  • 2:00pm- 3:15pm Grand Prix World Testing
  • 3:15pm- 4:00pm H-1 Unlimited Testing


  • 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, June 30th: 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.



  • 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
  • 10:45am –11:00am Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00am –11:30am Grand Prix World Heat 1A
  • 11:30am- 12:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 1B
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat Testing
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm Grand Prix World Heat 2A
  • 1:30pm- 2:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 2B
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 1A
  • 2:00pm- 3:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 1B
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm VFW Post #1969 Driver’s Autograph Session
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 3A
  • 3:30pm- 4:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 3B
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand
  • 5:00pm River Opens
  • 5:00pm – 11:00pm Music in Bicentennial Park
  • 8:30pm River Closes for Fireworks

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 1st: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. Saturday night’s Music in Bicentennial Park will be admission entry only and Fireworks are free to enjoy anywhere else along the river.

**River Opens Following Conclusion of Fireworks Display


  • 7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Setup
  • 8:00am – 8:30am Drivers Physical
  • 8:30am – 9:30am Safety & Rescue Meeting / Divers walk-thru
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Drivers Meeting
  • 10:00am – 10:30am Chapel Services
  • 10:45am – 11:00am Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00am – 11:30am H-1 Unlimited Heat 2A
  • 11:30am- 12:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 2B
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm Grand Prix World Heat 4A
  • 12:30pm- 1:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 4B
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 3A
  • 1:30pm- 2:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 3B
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Grand Prix World Final
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm H-1 Unlimited Indiana Governor’s Cup
  • Unlimited Hydroplane Final
  • 4:30pm- 5:00pm Indiana Governor’s Cup Awards Presentation at the Judge’s Stand
  • 5:30pm River Opens

*Note for Sunday, July 2nd: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband.