drag boat racesLake 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 10 through Sunday, October 12, 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 9, 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. Lions Dog Park will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to ensure the safety of our pets.  The Tinnell Memorial Sports Park will be closed during the event hours but will reopen daily at 5:00pm. The lake will open during the race except within designated safety zones 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 choose to stay for the event. 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 transition 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 if 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. For more information visit http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/870/thunder-on-the-river–lucas-oil-drag-boat-races/