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Get revved back up for River Chase

Racers speed toward the finish line during the 2017 Rock Falls River Chase. This year's event, rescheduled from June due to high waters, will return Sept. 22 and 23.
Racers speed toward the finish line during the 2017 Rock Falls River Chase. This year's event, rescheduled from June due to high waters, will return Sept. 22 and 23.

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls River Chase, rescheduled from June due to high waters, will return Sept. 22 and 23.

The stock outboard boat racing events are run by the Marine Racing Club of Illinois and sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. Racers compete in various categories according to age, boat weight and motor type.

Boats run on a half-mile course at Seward Park. The action this year will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

About 2,000 people came out for last year’s races.

There is no prize money – drivers compete for points in their chase for a championship, local organizer Terry Hicks said.

In addition to the races, there will be food vendors, bounce houses, fire trucks and raffles. Admission is free.

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