Plymouth - The 2007 U.S. Grand National Drag Boat Race, "Rumble on the Roanoke VII" is set for this weekend in historic downtown Plymouth. The racing starts at noon on Saturday followed by a street dance at 8pm. Racing resumes Sunday at 1pm. Admission and parking is free for both days.
Several different classes will race in the two day event with some of the fastest outboard boats in the country. The Outboard Drag Boat Association holds several races around the country every year. Racers from as far away as Texas and Florida will make their way to Plymouth this weekend.
One of the favorites, Greenville's Joe Horvath is looking to break through for his first win of the season.