The US F1 Powerboat Tour is on its way back to La Porte for the Third Annual Maple City Grand Prix.

Visit Michigan City LaPorte and US F1 announced recently that the nation's premier tunnel boat racing series will race again on Stone Lake in LaPorte, Indiana the weekend of May 29-31. The Grand Prix will kick off the US F1 series, serving as the season opening race.

According to tourism and race officials, the annual three-day tunnel boat race and festival attracted nearly 20,000 spectators and pumped more than $1.5 million into the local economy. That tops the first year's inaugural numbers of 15,000 and $1 million.

The event will once again feature VIP and meet the racers events, as well as a Friday boat parade and downtown event in La Porte's city center and finally music and fireworks at the beach on Saturday.

Of course, there will be great racing all weekend on beautiful Stone Lake. Race schedules are ready now, so pick up a copy at our office, 4073 S. Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN, 46360, or view it online at Also, don't forget to download the free official race application with live streaming and up-to-date action direct to your mobile device. The app is available for download at the App Store and Google Play.

F1 President Jose Mendana Jr. said, "Registrations are already topping last year's number. US F1 is excited to kick off its season in La Porte with more than 40 race teams and new this year is Junior Hydroplanes Junior Class racing. This is the ultimate sport for aspiring racers 9 years old and up".

"We couldn't have been happier with this race in La Porte. The race exceeded our expectations last year and was a huge success," said Jack Arnett, Visit Michigan City Executive Director. "The economic impact was strong and we look forward to adding to that this year".

For more information on the Third Annual Maple City Grand Prix, contact Jane Daley or Rick Wright at 219-872-5055 or or

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