In its 11th year, thousands of spectators attended all of the weekend events in Washington park including the Great Lakes Grand Prix that featured many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and new this year included the exciting addition of P1 boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Other events included the boat parade, block party and Taste of Michigan City. TEAM WIMS/WHFB radio was broadcasting live all weekend covering the races and festivities. Powerboat racing Saturday and Sunday with more than 60 racing teams. A day after the ribbon cutting to celebrate the start of the 11th annual Great Lakes Grand Prix, the Michigan City Zoo received an unexpected gift. On Friday evening at a welcoming party for the race teams held at Blue Chip Casino, Billy Mauff, owner of WHM Racing presented a check in the amount of $20,000 to the Michigan City Zoo. Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Jack Arnett, and other city officials were on hand to accept the donation from the East Setauket, New York based race team. Mauff’s WHM boat won the Super Cat classification with a wire-to-wire victory in its 10-lap race. The triumph was its first in the season series, but extended its string of victories at this venue to three. The AquaX (jet ski) division points leader Brian Baldwin won Sunday’s third heat after having second and third place runs on Saturday. To see great photos and videos of this exciting weekend like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter which you can also link to from our website!