NIDBA Hats Available

NIDBA hats are now available for $25! If you are interested, please see John Groth at the races....

Upcoming Events:

2016 Racer's Banquet
Our annual Racer's Banquet will be held Saturday, November 12th at 6pm at the Port of Blarney. We have an evening of great food and drink, awards and live entertainment planned...please RSVP with John Groth (

In The News:

NIDBA Featured in Drag Boat Review
Drag Boat Review has graciously agreed to include regular articles about Drag Boat Racing conducted this season by the Northern Illinois Drag Boat Association NIDBA).
Read Full Article: Introducing the NIDBA
The FOX 103.9
The NIDBA aired a commercial on The Fox 103.9 for the 2016 season.
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Chicago Tonight's Jay Shefsky Visits NIDBA
"Boats fly by at speeds up to 150 miles per hour on an 800-foot course. There is drag boat racing every Thursday night all summer long at Blarney Island on Grass Lake. Chicago Tonight's Jay Shefsky goes to the races and takes a 94 mph ride on a race boat.
Read Full Article: A Rowdy Good Time: Drag Boat Racing at Blarney Island