Are You Ready to Race?

If you are serious about wanting to boat race, please join Marine Racing Club at one of our sanctioned Racing Schools held throughout the racing season. Attending a Racing School gives you the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a real race boat, under real testing and real racing conditions. We begin with an on-shore classroom instructional period where you learn racing safety, the fundamentals of a racing rig, the starting clock, flags, and signals. Afterward, you put what you learned into practice on the water. We provide all of the necessary equipment (boat, engine, propeller, helmet, safety gear, gas, oil, a weekend membership in the American Power Boat Association (APBA), and a one-year membership in Marine Racing Club). Next, you take the race rig out for some test laps on a closed course. Finally, you progress to your Novice Race where you compete against your classmates and various other seasoned boat racers in a real race! Check our Race Schedule below to find a Racing School in your area that fits into your schedule, then email us for more details. Let's RACE!

Not in the Illinois/Wisconsin area? Not a problem! Stock Outboard Racing Schools are available as far away as Washington State, with more locations on the way.

2023 Race Schedule

Marine Racing Club conducts races with our partnering club in Wisconsin; Badger State Outboard Association (BSOA). Together, our clubs host the best races in the northern Illinois/southern-central Wisconsin region.

Note: This year's race schedule may still be affected/altered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep everyone apprised of any changes here as well as via email messaging and on our Facebook page.

  • May 20-21 — Phantom Lake, Wisconsin — BSOA.
  • June 10-11 — Danville, Illinois — MRC.
    • Setup, racing school and free testing Friday, June 9.
  • Aug. 1-5 — Stock, Modified, Junior Nationals, Wakefield, Michigan — BSOA.
  • Aug. 26-27 — Rock Falls, Illinois — MRC.
    • Setup, racing school and free testing Friday, Aug. 25.
  • Sept. 9-10 — Beloit, Wisconsin — MRC.