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The Top O’ Michigan outboard racing club had a hydroplaning race in Presque Isle on grand lake over the weekend.

“This is top of Michigan. A, race all over the country at. And, Indian River. we try to partner up with him five years ago, and we’ve had a great success since they’ve been coming here” said Terry MCconnell, owner of Fireside Inn.

“It went really well. We had really good water conditions; it was perfect for these boats. My motor didn’t run all the best, but, the boat ran great and handled great. And that’s a brand new one that just got built this year. And we’re loving it. It’s a great time here. We just love it” said Derek Conners, Fireside 500 racer.

The Fireside 500 had a variety of short and long form races. J drivers as young as nine years old competed in the race.

“In my hometown, Indian River, We have the biggest race of the season there at Top O, and, I just always watched it as a kid and just loved it. I fell in love with the sport and got in a boat one time and never looked back” said Conners.