Southern Nationals Drag Boat Race Comes to Bainbridge

This weekend, September 8-9th, Bainbridge will play host to the Southern National Drag Boat race.

It’s all in the name of a good cause – the Decatur County Firefighter’s Association. In its 8th year, the race usually draws between 1,000 and 1,500 spectators. The association is expecting 40-50 racers to compete this year. A variety of vendors will be onsite with food and beverage offerings. Outboard-powered drag boats like the ones on the water this weekend can speed all the way up to 270 mph.

A one-day pass for those aged 10 and up is $8, and a two-day pass is $15.