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Jet Ski racing roils Sabine River


Last updated 8/13/2019 at Noon

Orange Boat Ramp and the Sabine River will play host to Rumble on the River, a high energy Jet Ski racing event, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18.

Admission is free for the family-friendly event.

The Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting the event in collaboration with Pro Watercross.

Action begins at 10 a.m. daily.

The event is also known as the Shaun Compton Memorial Race.

Compton, a resident of Carthage, Texas, was event director for TXH2O Racing and died suddenly March 1 while setting up for a race in Orlando, Fla.

In an effort to promote tourism, this event will include an estimated 50 to 75 racers from Texas, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Georgia.

Concessions and kids’ activities will be available on site for those of all ages to enjoy.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Please note, no dogs or other pets will be allowed at the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

Coolers are welcome.

For additional information, please contact the Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011, 409-883-1010 or online at


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