Snowmobile Races on Water
This looks just about crazy enough to go check out. It's called the 2nd annual Rivers Bend Shootout. The Shootout is a sanctioned event by the IWA or International Watercross Association sponsored by the Sioux County Snowmobile Club.
The races will be held in Rock Valley, IA at Rivers Bend Campground which is just a short drive from Sioux Falls July 29 and 30.
Friday races run 3:00 PM till dusk and feature 3 classes of drags races, women's oval qualifiers, and the 16 driver Oval Shootout. The Shootout is the top 16 drivers in a single elimination bracket where winner takes all on Friday night.
Saturday racing runs 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM featuring 5 classes of oval qualifiers, heats and finals.
Drivers come from all over the Midwest as far away as 10 hours away. They race for points standings and purse prizes. They actually have a circuit. This is the 4th race of the year in their circuit. This is a professional circuit with professional drivers. Usually pulls in around 60 drivers. There's a big women's following with this style racing plus there are also food vendors on site, premium theater style seating is available around their 12.5 acre pond where there's not a bad seat anywhere.
Tickets sold at the gate. Adult $15 per day or $25 for Weekend. Kids 9-17 $10 or $15 for Weekend. 8 years and under Free!
Chairs and coolers welcomed.
This is the only event like this in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Southwest Minnesota!