THUNDER ON THE NIAGARA

Event Details

Everything you Need to Know

Friday, August 05, 2022

  • 8:00 am – Fence delivery start set up of pits, VIP & Sponsor Tents, installation of parking stakes, ropes and signage
  • Noon – Crane arrival – removal of light standards and installation of docks
    Rope off officials dock area, announcer, PA system, radio station
  • 7:00 pm – 7:00 am  – Pit security

Saturday, August 06, 2022

  • 6:00 am –  Main entrance (Witmer Rd.) open for VIP, Officials, Vendors only. Ward Rd entrance open for spectators only. North entrance open for Car Show Contestants only.
  • 7:00 am – Pits open
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Car Show – Northern entrance of park
  • 9:00 am Safety meeting in pits – Coast Guard, petrol boats, buoy crew, pit workers, dive team,
  • 10:00 am – First heat
  • 5:00 pm – End of racing – River open
    Northern entrance restricted for fireworks and NT Emergency equipment only
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Pit party pavilion for contestants, sponsors, officials and workers
  • 8:00 pm – Pit security / pits closed

Sunday, August 07, 2022

  • 6:30 am – Security at main gate – entrance closed VIP, Officials, and vendors
  • 9:45 pm – Playing of the US, Canadian, and New Zealand National Anthems
    Flag laps with vintage Skiffs – Words of welcome by Mayor of NT
  • 10:15 am – First heat
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Intermission — Vintage GP and Vintage Skiffs
  • 5:00 pm River open 
  • 6:00 pm Awards

There will be food trucks, food vendors & craft vendors, and so much more!! Bring the family and make a weekend out of it!

Become a Sponsor

The Thunder on the Niagara returns this summer on August 6th & 7th at Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, NY with Fast, Loud Hydroplane Racing! We invite your corporation to partner with us by becoming a sponsor!

Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association
4068 East River Rd, Grand Island, New York 14072