Dunkirk, New York

Exciting Offshore Racing on Lake ErieThe city of Dunkirk and Race World Offshore host the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. Come see the boats on land “the Dry Pits” and see all your favorite boats up close. Meet the teams, drivers and throttlemen and see all the amazing equipment. This year’s parade will be bigger and better to add to the weekend of excitement. Don’t miss it. The competition will be strong on this unique course. Come see exciting offshore racing right on Lake Erie.

  • World’s Fastest Boats on Lake Erie
  • Exciting up-close action from shoreline
  • New Dunkirk Pier and amenities
  • Driver and Throttleman Autographs
  • Dunkirk Boat Parade Down Central
  • Boaters welcome from Canada
Event Schedule
Friday, July 10th
9:00 am 5:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
4:00 pm Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
4:00 pm Inspections – Technical & Saftey (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
Saturday, July 11th
8:30 am 9:30 am Team Drivers Meeting – Clarion Hotel Outdoor Pavilion
9:00 am 7:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
10:00 am 4:00 pm Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
10:00 am 4:00 pm Inspections – Technical & Safety (At RWO Trailer)
10:00 am 4:00 pm Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
11:00 am 4:00 pm Cranes & Launch Open
11:00 am 1:00 pm Official Test Time (Must be cleared through registration)
1:15 pm 1:30 pm Carol Pilon Wingwalker Air Show
1:30 pm 3:00 pm Official Test Time (Must be cleared through registration)
4:35 pm Depart For Parade Route
5:00 pm Start Parade on Central Ave.
8:00 pm 10:00 pm Urgent-Foreigner Tribute Band Opening Act: Grungebox
Sunday, July 12th
7:30 am 8:15 am Team Physicals – Clarion Hotel Banquet Room
8:15 am Chapel Service – Reverend Jim Black
8:30 am 8:45 am Team Drivers Meeting – Clarion Hotel Banquet Room
9:00 am Rescue & Safety Meeting
10:00 am 1:00 pm Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
10:00 am 4:00 pm Crane & Boat Launch Open – Dunkirk City Pier
11:00 am Viewing – City Pier & Lakefront Blvd from Main St. to Serval St.
11:15 am (Heat) Race 1 (Super Stock)
12:00 pm (Heat) Race 2 (Super Stock)
1:15 pm 1:30 pm Carol Pilon Wingwalker Air Show
1:45 pm Race 3 (Vee & Bracket Classes)
2:45 pm (Final) Race 4 (Super Stock)
5:00 pm RWO Awards – Dunkirk City Pier
Dusk Fireworks