Evansville HydroFest: There will be no hydroplane racing this year

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville HyrdroFest officials announced on Thursday that hydroplane racing will not be happening for the event this season.

The Board of Directors of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau voted Wednesday to not continue with hydroplane racing.

The race director for the HydroFest did not attend the meeting and was not involved in the decision, HydroFest officials said.

In a Facebook post, HydroFest officials said, “We regret to inform our Fans, Race Teams, Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsors there will be no Roar on the River in 2019.”

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(This story was originally published on May 23, 2019)

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