Written by Dee Ungarten Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:06
The Offshore Powerboat Association kicked off its eight-race season last weekend on New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong for the first Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix presented by Broadco Restoration. With its “washing machine-like” conditions, the tight, 2.3-mile course left no margin for error among the competitors and created nonstop action that was easy for spectators to follow from all viewing areas.
On Sunday morning, more than 1,000 fans watched the races under clear skies—rain on Saturday was strong enough to force an abbreviated practice schedule—at the Lake Forest Yacht Club. Racing started at noon with Classes 5 and 6.