Aug 19-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: August: Aug 19-11
Sunday Lake    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Welcome to the races    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
APBA Modified Nationals    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Speed boats    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 09:44 am:

If you're interested in hydroplane power boat racing, then Sunday Lake, near Wakefield is where you should have been a few weekends back. Deb Simons was on hand and snapped some photos of the lake and the racing going on. After doing some research, I discovered this was actually the American Power Boat Association's Stock and Modified Nationals, which is touted as the largest boat racing event in North America. Pretty neat for a small town in the U.P. to be hosting a "Nationals Championship" like this, with folks coming from all over the country to compete. Sure looks like a fun and exciting event to attend as a spectator, too, watching those boats speeding by just skimming the water

By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:02 am:

Nice pictures Deb, but I bet your hubby took these and you were one of the drivers.Did you win anything.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:45 am:

Boy...haven't driven to the UP from that direction in a loooong time. I remember that lake from years ago. But nothing as active as these scenes. I miss traveling through Bessemer, Hurley, Iron Wood. Went that way to folks' when they lived in White Pine '79-'81. Always wanted to check out Black River Harbor ( is'nt that it?).

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 03:03 pm:

Great pictures Deb!! Looks like an exciting event to watch!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 12:09 pm:

Looks like quite the event! Fine pictures, Deb.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 03:26 pm:

Our neighbor down in Tenn. was a hydroplane prepared, those of you who plan to attend, take some ear-protection 'cause a hydroplane sure can blast your eardrums with a heckava noise!

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