Eleven-time World Champion Miss GEICO offshore racing team brings high-speed excitement to the Great Lakes Grand Prix August 4-8
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Miss GEICO offshore racing team will bring high-speed excitement to the South Shore of Lake Michigan, IN during the 12e Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix on August 4-8. The races in Michigan are the third stop of six races in the APBA Offshore National Championship Series. Miss GEICO is currently in first place in the Class ONE division.
The ONE class racing division was established in 2019 to attract the best teams from around the world. As the fastest racing class, specific parameters have been incorporated for the watercraft requiring consistency for all boats: a weight of 11,750 pounds, twin factory-sealed 1,100 horsepower engines and propeller sizes. consistent. By standardizing the specifications of the boat, wins and losses were determined by the skill and expertise of the pilot-throttle combo, creating some of the best racing action ever seen to date.
The 47-foot Victory catamaran will be driven by Hall of Champions member Brit Lilly. World famous throttle lever Steve curtis will share the cockpit with Lilly. Elite racers separately hold numerous world championship titles and won their first combined world championship race at the end of the 2020 ocean racing season.
“The Grand Prix des Grands Lacs is one of the flagship events of the year”, declared British Lilly. “I love Michigan City and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Miss GEICO to race. Steve curtis to continue the winning streak for the team. “
“In my 35 year career I have had the opportunity to work with dozens of riders and Brit is one of the best. It will be great to compete with Brit and cross the finish line first. position at the Grand Prix des Grands Lacs., “mentioned Steve curtis. The Miss GEICO team are expected to make numerous appearances on the winners’ podium during the 2021 season while defending their title as world champions.
The racing teams will start arriving on Thursday before the start of the VIP party at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunset Grill. Additional teams will arrive on Friday afternoon and the Taste of Michigan will start at 4:00 p.m. saturday 7 august, AquaX races and powerboat trials will take place from 10:00 a.m. and end with 4:00 p.m. The Taste of Michigan City reopens at noon with a boat parade and block party from 6:00 p.m. on Franklin Street North. A full day of racing with all boat classes will take place on Sunday from 10:00 am with Miss GEICO competing in the last race of the day. The Race Village is located in Washington Park in Michigan City and will be open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the race, concerts and race weekend events, visit https://www.greatlakesgrandprix.com.
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