It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Jeff Williams. Three Rivers Outboard Racing Association and all of APBA have lost a true gentleman and ambassador for our sport.
Jeff and his family entered our racing community in the early 80's and quickly became a lynch pin of our club. From performing as an Inspector, Race Director, Governor, Vice Commodore and Commodore, Jeff absolutely gave more than he ever took from boat racing.
First and foremost, we hope that all our TRORA and Racing Families are healthy and safe during the Covid 19 crisis. I am sure that we all are hoping that less “Beach Racing” now and more social distance between all of us will result in as short as possible time under this “Wind Delay”.
Second – TRORA is still going ahead with planning for our Spring Franklin event. The Sanction and Insurance has been submitted and it will be a joint APBA/CBF event. More info will be coming soon.
Three Rivers Outboard Racing Association has released the 2020 Driver School schedule, and will be holding schools at events in Franklin, PA and Kittanning, PA this year.
Students will receive detailed land instruction from veteran drivers about how to race a hydroplane or runabout, and get testing time on the water. Weather and time-permitting, students may also get additional water time in a 'race-the-instructor' event at the end of the school day.
The 2020 Junior, Stock and Modified Racing Calendar is starting to take shape with an incredible amount of racing available to racers and spectators in and around the midwest! See the calendar and be sure to let us know of any additions or corrections.
LAST UPDATED 2/15/2020
Always be sure to check the APBA website at www.apba.org for the latest information on racing sanctions! Check with the local host club for specific questions on the events on this calendar.
Three Rivers Outboard Racing Association hosted another successful Kittaning, Pennsylvania race just outside of Pittsburgh this past weekend. Well over 100 entries included drivers from all over the East Coast, and a guy named Doc Miller and company from Oklahoma who made the trip East to compete.
Shown here, club member Scott Miller surveys course conditions on the Allegheny River on Sunday morning ahead of driver's meeting.
Windy conditions Saturday afternoon led to a few flips, but nobody was...
Team TRORA traveled to Wakefield, MI in the west end of the Upper Penninsula to enjoy the beautiful scenery and compete in the 2019 APBA Stock and Junior National Championships. The weather was so beautiful early in the week that the race committee pushed hard through the schedule anticipating the weather could change late in the week. Their weather predicting ability was spot-on as racing was finished Thursday morning and the lake became unusable due to high-winds as Friday approached....
The annual Memorial Day races hosted by Three Rivers Outboard Racing Association survived intermittent wind and rain showers but completed a successful weekend! Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who attended. We will see you in Kittanning August 16-18, 2019 for Riverbration!
Three Rivers Outboard Racing Association extends its deepest condolences to the family of Donna J. White, 63, of Petersburg, MI, who died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Born August 5, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Seitz) White. She was a 1973 graduate of Whiteford Agricultural High School. Donna had been employed by the Bedford Senior Center, prior she had worked at Smith Foods in Tiffin, OH and Malcolm Meats in Northwood, OH. She enjoyed boat racing, going to...
From the Kittanning Leader Times newspaper, April 16, 2019
It’s the power boaters who really create the buzz — and not just with their high-octane motors.
The word of mouth spread by those who take part in the Kittanning Riverbration contributed largely to the event recently being named winner of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) prestigious Best Site Award for 2018.
“Racers talk to each other — they come from Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvani...