Pro Watercross brings national race tour to Tugaloo State Park this weekend

Pro Watercross returns to Tugaloo State Park this weekend for the fourth stop on the 2023 National Championship Tour.

Watercross racing brings the speed and strategy of dirt track racing and the energy and daring bravado of motocross racing to the water, with both stand-up and runabout style skis competing on challenging closed course. 

Lake Hartwell has been a regular stop on the Pro Watercross tour for more than a decade, and is a favorite among competitors. 

Registration and practice began today, and racing gets underway tomorrow, with Pro Class races starting at 11 a.m. and running until approximately 4 p.m.

Amateur races will be held Sunday morning. 

Tugaloo State Park is the final stop before the national championship at Lake Charles in Louisiana in early August, and Pro Watercross, along with tour title sponsor Liqui-Moly, are looking forward to an extremely competitive weekend, with world-class racers putting in last-ditch efforts to head into the National Championship at the top of their race class.

Pro Watercross races are free for spectators, but Tugaloo State Park does charge a $5 entrance fee to access the park. 

WNEG Radio will be on site at Tugaloo State Park on Saturday and Sunday, providing livestream coverage of featured races, and racer interviews on and the WNEG Radio Facebook page.

For more information on this weekend’s races, and to learn more about watercross racing, visit