I love powerboat races,esp drag boats, but this event is more or less just for viewing and showing others what these boats are and how they ride, also the social camaraderie that we enjoy on the forum only in person.
No one "sponsors" this event,so if there was a "competition" and there was a mishap,there would be liability issues that we don't want to get into.
There was a problem with two hydros colliding at a Fla Chapter AOMCI meet at the Suwanee river 2 months ago that has them rethinking some of the running practices,but even that is a different kind of event.
There would be the issue of safety standards and equipment too...this issue came up after that AOMCI mishap too for future meets with them.
As Oyster says,we have worked hard to find a place and facility that will support our 'event" and don't want to stir the pot and get kicked out of anywhere
Ours is just for fun,and we are keeping it simple.
However....there is nothing that I can see from stopping two people that have similar boats from driving in the same direction at top speed....maybe on the other side of the lake for fun!!!!