SUNDAY, October 12, 2014 - The Powerboat Nationals innaugural race in Huntington, WV from this past July will air two more times later this month on Fox Sports Ohio. The 2014 Huntington Classic, filmed and produced by RMG Sports, will air on FSN-OH on Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30 p.m. and again on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. The showings will be the sixth and seventh airings of the 2014 race on FSN-OH. No additional airings are scheduled at this time.
The 2015 Huntington Classic is in the early planning stages. The race will seek to keep it's last weekend of July race date pending APBA sanctioning. The race has been conducted on the final weekend in July the past three years and seeks to keep that date due to other regional races on either side of the race date. The Trenton, MI race has historically been the weekend before Huntington and the Portsmouth, OH race has historically been the first weekend in August. The Huntington race has had to unfortunately take place on the same weekend as another race in Minnesota, but local promotors have scanned the summer schedule and can find no other dates that work with the scheduling of use of Huntington's Harris Riverfront Park. The park gets a lot of use in the summer, hosting community events and symphony orchestra outdoor performances throughout the summer. So, the final weekend in July it is. The 2015 race will stay at three days. Our local committee had considered expanding the regatta festival to the Thursday preceeding the weekend race, but organizers have decided to just try to make the Friday-Sunday festival as nice as possible. 2015 plans include an expanded carnival, higher profile music acts and possible nighttime fireworks.