Super Cat, Class 1, 450R Factory Stock, Bracket Action On Tap In Michigan City

Super Cat, Class 1, 450R Factory Stock, Bracket Action On Tap In Michigan City

With the first day of the Great Lakes Grand Prix presented by XINSURANCE in the books, action at the Offshore Powerboat Association-produced event in Michigan City, Ind., is slated to begin today at 10 a.m. with more Bracket-class competition. The GNS Motorsports team will run uncontested in the Bracket 200 category and two teams—Team Woody and Mr. Herbotto—vie for the checkered flag in the Bracket 300 ranks. With May Marine, TC Marine, Rum Runner, Deception and Mean Streak in the mix, there will be five teams in the Bracket 500 contest.

Following the Bracket-class races, Class 1 will take to the Lake Michigan racecourse. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Specific starting times for the remainder of today’s races had not been released at press time, but the sequence is as follows:

Class 1—Seven teams are registered. As reported yesterday by contributing editor Eric Colby, 222 Offshore Australia turned in the fastest lap Saturday on the five-mile, Lake Michigan course to claim the pole position for today’s Class 1 start, followed by Huski Ice Spritz and Pothole Heroes. Though the Unlimited class was slated to run with Class 1, there are no Unlimited-class teams in Michigan City this weekend.

Super Cat—Eight teams are registered.

450R Factory Stock and Extreme V—Four teams, two running MTI cats and two running Doug Wright Powerboats cats, are registered in 450R Factory Stock. Knucklehead Racing will be the sole entry in the Extreme V category.

Though the livestream broadcast from yesterday’s races experienced technical difficulties for much of the morning and afternoon, it is scheduled to return this morning shortly before 10 a.m. on the Offshore Powerboat Association YouTube channel.

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