Wildwoods International Powerboat Racing Joins the EPIC Series at 2014 Hydrofest

THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods 2014 Hydrofest Powerboat Races, taking place Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, will add a new attraction to this already heart-pounding action-packed event. EPIC – the Eastern Pro Inboard Championship Series – is a new progressive points series in addition to the traditional multi-class American Power Boat Association (APBA).

The EPIC series adds even more excitement to the Wildwoods Hydrofest racing program, as the best of the best will be competing to win the EPIC Series inaugural crown for their respective racing class.

Hydrofest is a weekend of high-speed, pulse-pounding powerboat action featuring the fastest hydroplanes, runabouts and Jersey Speed Skiffs the country has to offer – reaching speeds up to 140 MPH on Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, located at Rambler Road and New Jersey Avenue.

The Wildwoods Hydrofest is sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and the Canadian Boating Federation. This year’s event will feature over 70 powerboat teams from both the United States and Canada competing for national and international honors. The stakes are even higher at the Wildwoods Hydrofest as, along with the addition of EPIC series, the event is home to the New Jersey Governor’s Cup – a prestigious title all powerboat racing teams strive to hold.

High-speed powerboat races begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. The Wildwoods Hydrofest will also offer a six-block marketplace featuring powerboat racing merchandise plus craft and food vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The event is FREE for spectators and is handicapped and wheelchair accessible.

Special pit passes are available for $10 that allow pass-holders access to the pit area to meet the racers and to get an up-close look at the powerboats.

For additional information about the EPIC Series, power boat racing, visit www.EPICboatracing.com and for more information on the Wildwoods Hydrofest, visit www.WildwoodsHydrofest.org or call 609-886-8156.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.