Michigan City boat race marks its 10th year

MICHIGAN CITY — Wayne Valder came from the other side of the globe to race a boat at 140 miles per hour along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The thousands of spectators on the beach and lighthouse pier Saturday didn’t travel nearly as far but did come from throughout Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area and southwest Michigan.

Tony Sikora from the Valparaiso area is among the many people who keep coming to the Great Lakes Grand Prix, now in its 10th year in Michigan City.

"I like high performance engines and these boats certainly have them. It’s a beautiful day on the lakefront. It’ll be a nice weekend,’’ Sikora said.

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