PIERRE, S.D. – Speed, entertainment and family-fun combine at Pepsi Racing Power Cup Challenge presented by River City Racin’, July 12-13, in Chamberlain-Oacoma.

"This type of event has never been done in South Dakota, actually, no where in the Midwest," said Tom Davis, president of the River City Racin’ committee. "We are very excited about this incredible opportunity to host professional racing in our region."

The Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association (ULHRA) has made Chamberlain an exclusive site on their racing circuit. They especially noted Chamberlain-Oacoma’s central South Dakota location where Interstate 90 crosses the Missouri River.

The Unlimited Light Hydroplanes are the fastest growing class of race boats in the country. They can reach speeds of up to 150 miles per hour as they race around the track. The Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association has also been growing over the past few years as their fan base widens and more teams get involved.

In addition to the races, the event will feature vendors, a car and bike show, a children’s play zone, a street dance and an outdoor concert by Kory and the Fireflies. Visitors will also be able to meet the drivers and view their ULHRA boats up close.

Gate admission will be charged both days. Children 17 and under and active military personnel with ID get into the event for free.

Saturday: $8.00   Sunday: $10.00   Weekend Pass: $15.00

The concert and street dance are not included in the daily gate admission price.

For more information on the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Races at River City Racin’ visit www.rivercityracin.org or call the Chamberlain-Oacoma Chamber of Commerce at (605) 234-4416.

The In Your Own Backyard series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique areas and attractions all across South Dakota. Click on the special "In Your Own Backyard" link at www.MediaSD.com to access the complete list of articles.

The In Your Own Backyard series is part of Goal 1 of the 2010 Initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.