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Race Speeds into Indiana


The shores of LaPorte, Indiana will come alive with the sounds of high horsepower outboard motors this summer when the F1 PROP Tour comes to Northwest Indiana for the inaugural Maple City Grand Prix.

The event will be held May 31-June 2 on LaPorte’s Stone Lake, just 10 miles south of Michigan City, Indiana and 30 miles west of South Bend, Indiana. It includes two classes of racing: F1 and F Light boats.

The Maple City Grand Prix will be LaPorte County’s second powerboat race, jumping on board with the annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix offshore race, held each August on Lake Michigan in Michigan City. Officials say the race will be a boon for LaPorte and add to what is fast becoming one of the Midwest’s premier areas for boat racing. For more info, contact the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-634-2650.

Photo by Paul Kemiel

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