Drag boat races part of what makes Augusta special

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AUGUSTA,Ga  (WJBF) If you have a need for speed the Riverwalk Marina is the place to be this weekend.

This weekend marks the 30th running of the Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat races.

The three day event brings in some of the biggest names in the sport, and draws thousands of fans.

Organizers say the drag boat races offer the area another -very important- entertainment option.

“Not everybody likes the arts cultural resources not everybody like drag boat racing but it’s on that menu of things to do in Augusta that’s what we’re all trying to do not any one is any more important than the other but collectively make Augusta a special place,” says Augusta Southern Nationals Chairman Dayton Sherrouse.

The Convention and Visitors bureau says the drag boat races generate a nearly five and a half million dollar economic impact for the area.

The Convention and Visitors bureau says the drag boat races generate a nearly five and a half million dollar economic impact for the area.

This is not the 30th annual drag boat races because the 2013 event was cancelled due to flooding on the river.

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