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Old 08-01-2010, 04:59 PM
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Default 2nd Annual Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix Scheduled events start August 6th – 8th.

link to pictures from last years event: http://superboat.com/2010/02/michiga...-gallery-2009/

AUGUST 5, 2010 (Thursday)
7pm-9pm Kickoff Welcome Party for Racers: Live Music & Entertainment
Matey’s, 110 Franklin Street

AUGUST 6, 2010 (Friday)
9am-5pm Registration: Washington Park
9am-5pm Inspection: Washington Park
9am-6pm Meet the Racers: Washington Park
12pm-5pm Washington Park Marina Tours
12pm-12am Meet the Super Boat Race Teams: Clubhouse Bar and Grill, 415 E US Hwy 20
Bands: Jim Post: The Current: Rich Hardesty
5pm-7:30pm VIP/Racer Party: McGinnis Pub, 227 W 7th Street
8pm Venetian Night Parade: Trail Creek/Channel
8pm-10pm Meet & Greet: Blue Chip Casino – The Game
8pm-10pm Party – Live Music: JC Pavilion, Washington Park

AUGUST 7, 2010 (Saturday)
9am Mandatory Drivers Meeting: Washington Park
9am-5pm Meet the Racers: Washington Park
12pm-5pm Testing: As per the SBIP Rulebook
12 noon-5pm Launching: Washington Park
10am-5pm Inspection: Washington Park
10am-5pm Registration: Washington Park
12-5pm Classic Car Show: BY 4-A’s Car Club, Washington Park
1pm USCG SAR Demonstration: Washington Park Beach
6pm Boat Parade: Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Michigan City
7pm – 11pm Block Boat Party: Wabash to Franklin and 6th & 8th St on Washington St
A Taste of Michigan City featuring Local Restaurants, Sponsored by Michigan City Mainstreet Association

AUGUST 8, 2010 (Sunday) – Race Day
7:30am-8:30am Physicals: Washington Park
8am-4pm Launching: Washington Park
9am Mandatory Drivers Meeting: Washington Park
9am-4pm Powerboats Dry Pits: Washington Park
10am FAA pilots meeting: Memorial Hospital Property
10am-4pm Silent Auction: Benefitting LaPorte Co Chapter,
Am Red Cross IOPO in the bumper car pavilion, Washington Park
10:45am Boats Parade to Mill Area
11am Start of 1st Race: Washington Park
11am VIP Tent Brunch: Boardwalk, live Music
12:45pm Boats Parade to Mill Area
1pm Start of 2nd Race: Washington Park
5pm Awards Presentation: Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa, 2 Easy St

Racers and Fans
Experience the Ultimate Thrill of Offshore Racing at the
Washington Park, #6 on the Lake
200 Heisman Harbor Drive
Powerboats Dry Pits – Free Admission
Spectators can see the boats and teams up close
Race Course
Start / Finish Line – Washington Park
Turn # 1 – Stop 20, Lake Shore Drive
Turn #2 – Michigan City Lighthouse Pier
Old 08-06-2010, 08:50 PM
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boats that have arrived so far today:










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Default RE: 2nd Annual Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix Scheduled events start August 6th – 8th.

Nice pix, keep them coming!
Man, if I didn't sign up for working this weekend I could have made the drive down to Michigan City, it's a lot closer than Detroit for me.

Hey, if you get the chance, stop in down at the RC boat race in Hobart September 10-12. I'll be down there racing at Lake George, right in the middle of town.
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will do for sure Ron,, also will put up race pics an video later after i get back from fishing... an got a couple good story's to tell..[sm=bananahead.gif]
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story time boy's an girls: the Popeye's boat flipped today during the 2nd race.. it was all the way at the end of the course but you could see a big wall of water then the boat just sitting straight up an down.. rumor had it the driver was hurt pretty bad...

now, JBS was the only turbine boat there an after a couple laps he had lapped the field.. coming around to the turn 1/2 buoy's he suddenly slowed down an went of course an motor back to the crane to be picked up...this is what happened:
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Default RE: 2nd Annual Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix Scheduled events start August 6th – 8th.

great pix,,thanks for sharing.

i bet they're glad that they were able to save the prop in a weird way though.
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you can see that the nut is still there in place... wish i could have gotten pics of the popeye boat sitting nose up, but just too far away.. i waited around 3 hours an the boat was still in the water, so i gave up an came home... hope the driver is alright.

uploading video now so it will be quite a while......[:@]
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Default RE: 2nd Annual Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix Scheduled events start August 6th – 8th.

Wow, they sure buried that prop in the transom!
What gets me is seeing all of those people in the water. If a boat went OOC they couldn't move fast enough to get out of the way. I know that the lake is getting warm this year and it probably feels good to stand out there but it's just crazy to me.
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Default RE: 2nd Annual Michigan City Great Lakes Grand Prix Scheduled events start August 6th – 8th.

Up in Erie Pa they race there with the same boats in Lake Erie. Don't know if there still do that anymore?
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video time:
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...t=boats137.mp4

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http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...t=boats140.mp4

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Somebody has been busy tonight so now go get a good night's rest!
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from Super Boat International:

JBS Racing slid around the track and after feeling major vibration, Jeff Stevenson, driver, knew something was wrong with the boat as it was acting so erratic. After stopping and seeing the boat was leaking, they knew they were done. Returning to the cranes, the team experienced something rarely seen. The team had snapped the drive shaft off and the very expensive hi-grade prop was stuck in the transom of the boat. “Fiberglass is basically free compared to a $12,000 prop,” comments Skrocki.



The Popeye’s Super Cat, throttled by Stan Ware and driven by Lisa Matthews, experienced a wild rollover at the end of Sunday’s race. Ware did not receive any injuries from the accident but Matthews was transported to South Bend Trauma Center for evaluation and is expected to be released Monday afternoon.

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