Lake Havasu City, in cooperation with Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series would like to remind the community of the “The Lucas Oil – Thunder on the River” event coming to Lake Havasu City this weekend. The racing event will be held this Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rotary Park and Thompson Bay; gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Beginning Thursday, October 1, vehicles will not be permitted within Rotary Park as Lucas Oil begins to transform the park into a world class racing venue, and foot traffic through Rotary Park will remain open with restricted areas and no water access. Access to the event will be at the south entrance of Rotary Park only. There will be no access to the event from the walking path along the channel.
Due to the volume of racing boats, Lions Dog Park at London Bridge Beach will be closed from Friday, through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to ensure the safety of our pets.
The will be closed during the event hours but will reopen nightly at 5:00pm.
The lake will be open during the race except within designated safety zones that are established in conjunction with the US Coast Guard in order to eliminate boat wakes from the race course, helping to ensure the safety of the racers and staff.
For those who walk the path at Rotary Park, there will be access to the walking path until 9:00 a.m. on race days, but will need to pay for a ticket if you chose to stay for the event. The ballfields, bowl area and surrounding walking path will remain open to the public, as well as the large playground east of the road running through Rotary Park.
Delays are to be expected on the lake of up to 30 minutes during race hours on Friday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Boaters who need to transit between Site Six and Copper Canyon will receive an escort through this temporary no wake zone. Please be mindful of these delays and plan to avoid the area when at all possible.
Please exercise additional caution when traveling in these areas, and pay special attention to all signage, markings, buoys, volunteer and law enforcement boats.
FRIDAY NIGHT FANFEST: On Friday, October 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on McCulloch Boulevard, there will be a meet-and-greet with the drivers and race teams. McCulloch Boulevard will be closed from Smoketree Avenue to Mulberry Avenue.