HydroFest Volunteers

HydroFest volunteers are shown with the trophy the event won as Site of the Year for 2021.

H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series drivers, crew members, volunteers, and fans filled the Angels of the Winds Casino in Arlington, Washington, on Saturday night to celebrate the 2021 race year and honor those who made the racing season such as success.

Guntersville Lake HydroFest received recognition as H1 Unlimited’s “Race Site of the Year” and Katy Norton, president of the Marshall County Tourism and Sports and Kenny Shifflett, HydroFest Planning Committee Chair, were onsite to accept the award.

“We are honored that for the third time in four years, the crew members, drivers, owners and officials have chosen us as their favorite race venue,” said Norton. "We work hard to ensure that the experience at HydroFest is exciting for the fans and the teams who participate. Our planning committee and volunteers give freely of their time, and many have been with the event since we began in 2018. Our community would not have a race without our volunteers and this award reflects their hard work and effort. I applaud all of them and am blessed to have the opportunity to serve our community alongside them.”

In June, Guntersville, Alabama, hosted several classes of powerboat racing including the marque series H1 Unlimited, returning after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 22,000 people attended the two-day event and plans are already underway for the 2022 race, set for June 25-26th

“We hope to have some really exciting announcements soon regarding the 2022 race lineup but fans can be assured that this will be our biggest year yet with more hydroplanes than ever before and plenty of action on and off the water,” Norton said.

Tickets will go on sale April 1st. For more information regarding Guntersville Lake HydroFest, follow the event on facebook or visit guntersvillelakehydrofest.com.

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