SATURDAY, August 15, 2015 - Our 2015 season hasn't been what we had planned. One race was cancelled due to bad water conditions, one race was scrubbed due to debris in the water, one race saw us melt down our electrical system and we have had to withdraw from two races due to unforeseen circumstances. Another F1 race didn't come to fruition.
Our latest withdraw came this weekend as we had to pull out of the Rising Sun, Indiana, event due to an injury suffered by a family member that prevented me from traveling. Very few opportunities remain to get our F1 or F2 boats on the water this year so our 2015 season may have come to a disappointing end.
APR has remaining races scheduled in Knoxville and New Martinsville in September, but the Knoxville race weekend conflicts with Marshall University's home football opening weekend where our company is a sponsor of events that require my attendance. New Martinsville is an option, but stil about six weeks away so I am sure there is plenty of time for something else unexpected to happen to us.
But, on a brighter note, our F1 Kingdom Energy boat will be out and about next weekend as we have it on display at Cross Lanes Baptist Church in Cross Lanes, WV during a scouting event. Several other classic and race vehicles will be there to support the youth during their Trail Life NASCAR Pinewood Derby event.
And, the Huntington Classic race event from late July will begin airing on two sports networks in the coming weeks. Fox Sports Ohio will debut the program on September 5 at 11:30 a.m., following by it's debut on Fox Sport South the following day at 7 p.m.. Re-airs are expected on both networks throughout September and October.
The Huntington Classic TV show will be shown locally during a premiere party on August 27 at 6 p.m. at the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau office in Huntington. Local regatta sponsors, show advertisers, regatta volunteers and local political and tourism leaders will view the show together that evening. If you can't attend the premiere party or can't watch the race on FSN-Ohio or Sport South, you can view it anytime on RMG Sports' YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbY2EnxH_k4&feature=youtu.be.