Countdown to the “Biggest Performance Boating Event in Texas” has begun!
One of the most respected and popular speedboating events in North America, the Texas Outlaw Challenge will kick off its 11th Annual event June 20- 24. The 2018 event is again upping the ante with more excitement and public events. The event of the season features million-dollar performance powerboats and offers the opportunity not only to see, but to hear the roar of thunderous horsepower, and feel the chills and adrenaline pumping through your veins as you experience performance power boating at its best.
This significant Texas performance boating event has the support of seven local Texas cities and city councils, including Seabrook, Nassau Bay, Kemah, El Lago, Pasadena, Clear Lake Shores, League City and Galveston, and is a U.S. Coast Guard Permit approved event.
The Texas Outlaw Challenge supports the local community and businesses with a substantial economic impact that is estimated well over $1 million each year. A more significant impact to the economy is anticipated in 2018 with the added attractions of Formula One racing and expanded public events – a fantastic boost to the local economy.
The Texas Outlaw Challenge responsibly supports several local charities, donating over $100,000 since 2008 including $50,000 donated to Harvey Relief through generous event participant and sponsor donations. These proceeds help the following local charities: Shriners Children’s Hospital, The Bridge Women’s Shelter, Boys & Girls Harbor, Clear Creek Environmental Foundation, Kemah Lions Club, Seabrook Rotary, Seabrook Marine Group, Galveston-Houston Families Exploring Down Syndrome, and various Veterans groups.
The five-day high performance packed event features over 250 performance boat teams totaling over 500,000 Horsepower that will be powering into the area from coast to coast including international participation from Canada,Europe, and Dubai, to name just a few.
There will be two BIG additions to the Texas Outlaw Challenge this year.
First, the selection of our Clear Lake community to host the season opening event of the International Outboard Gran Prix Formula One boat racing circuit. Second, the unveiling of a new Superboat Unlimited race team from our hometown. Superboat Unlimited features the largest and fastest boats on the international circuit.
The team unveiling will be featured on the evening of Thursday, June 21 at the Stampede Street Party that is open to the public in the Kemah lighthouse district.
Except for race participants, the entire lake will be declared a no-wake zone during scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. race activity on Friday and Sunday. We’re expecting a massive increase in water spectating and on-shore viewing. Spectacular viewing locations will be available by ticket purchase.
Saturday will feature the Gunslinger Power Run and Boat Parade.
In between it all, check out the High Horsepower Car Show featuring exotic cars, vintage muscle, extreme race cars and participation in the Steel Horse Stampede Charity Bike Rally, both held on Saturday.
Sunday, the highly anticipated Formula 1 Finals in Clear Lake will be on display with great spectator ticket viewing areas at Water’s Edge, Villa Capri and Endeavour Marina. Pre-purchase tickets online at www.TexasOutlawChallenge.com.
Don’t miss this fantastic 5-day Texas Outlaw Challenge horsepower weekend!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, June 20
Welcome Outlaws – You’re in Texas NOW! – Sam’s Boat.
Thursday, June 21
6 pm – 11 pm: Stampede Street Party & Offshore Performance Display in Kemah. The highly anticipated, unveiling of the New Super Unlimited local racing team. Million Dollar Boat displays featuring cars, trucks, and boats. Walk the streets of Kemah, enjoy great Rock the Dock Entertainment at the Boardwalk.
Friday, June 22
9 am – 1 pm: Formula One – Pre-Qualifying Races and Radar Run Shootout. ESPN 2 will be featuring coverage of the Formula One Races on Friday and Sunday.
9 pm: Kemah’s Fireworks Display. Continue the evening with live bands, bars, saloons and local shops.
10 pm Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest at Cabo
Saturday, June 23
Gunslinger Poker Run
Register your performance boat and join the Outlaws on the water.
Sunday, June 24
IOGP Formula 1 FINALS
Tickets for spectator events/viewing will be available online. Pricing from $10 and up depending on the venue.
For more information, updates, registration and to buy spectator tickets online visit us at texasoutlawchallenge.com