Mothers Day- Hoopa, CA
First Race: 1957 -Number of Laps: 3 -Lap Length: 13 miles -Race Distance: 40 Miles
When was the first Race?
The Hoopa Valley Powerboat Association held races using D utilities and the newly manufactured Mercury 55h. They helped pioneer the whitewater style of racing seen today, running their runabouts through all types of water.
What’s the Race like?
Hoopa is a short, fast course full of whitewater. Expect close racing, and lots of excitement as the boats shoot through rapids and navigate the sharp corners on the beautiful Trinity River.
Hoopa is located on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in Northern California. It is home to the Trinity River, Designated a National Wild and Scenic River, which flows swiftly through tight canyons and mountain meadows. The area has many scenic overlooks and gravel bars to enjoy the water. Hoopa has one of the best calcutta on the race circuit. There is usually a dinner and party providing a night of fun before the race sunday afternoon.
Where is the best place to watch?
There are several places with excellent views of the race course. Mikes Point, the firehouse, and the Lucky Bear Casino.