I went to the Bay City River Roar yesterday. Its a professional boat race. All i have to say is DAMN, those boats are amazing! They go extremely fast and take corners at top speed.
The "big" boats like the bud light one (see vid) go 130+ and take the corners at 100+
We got to see one wreck - The boats line up in like 12 at the starting "gates" and then go full throttle towards the first corner, which is big enough for 3 pushing it. Two of them got together, and all i saw was two boats standing up vertically in the air then falling back onto their tops
, my mom happened to be video taping that race, but for some reason right before the wreck she moved the camera, so all we got was the sky, not the wreck
My brother is roommates with Dale B'* daughter. ("president" of Dobson, sponsors of River Roar) So we got the VIP treatment, got to sit right at the finish line, with a perfect view of the tightest corner. And he took my brother and I into the pits, and we got to meet the owner of the bud light boat.
Enough of my blabbering heres the pics and vid.
This is the Bud Light Boat, its one of the fast ones, top speed of 130+
Next three are the aftermath of the wreck...
And here is the vid of the Bud Light boat during his time trial, taking the corner at over 100mph