Maple City Grand Prix

Watch the world's fastest tunnel boats as they handle right and left turns, switching directions on a dime and reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour in the Maple City Grand Prix on Stone Lake, LaPorte, Indiana.

www.maplecitygrandprix.com/

Conducting Club(s):

  • US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour

Classes:

  • Formula One
  • Formula Lights
  • J Hydro

Thursday June 2, 2016

  • 1:30 - 4:30 pm Course Setup
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Formula One and Formula Lights Inspection at inspection tent
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration
  • 6:15 pm - USF1 officials meeting
  • 7:30 pm - USF1 officials dinner

Friday June 3, 2016

  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am - Capsule training at La Porte High School
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Formula One and Formula Lights Inspection at inspection tent
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Registration
  • 10:30 am - Drivers & Crew Meeting
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Formula Lights testing
  • 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm - Formula One testing
  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Break
  • 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm - Formula Lights testing
  • 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Formula One testing
  • 5:35 pm to 5:50 pm - J/AX Hydro testing as needed
  • 6:30 - Boat Parade & Block party

Saturday June 4, 2016

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am Safety Inspection/Registration
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Formula Lights Inspection
  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Formula One Inspection
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am - J/AX Hydro Testing
  • 9:15 am - 9:55 am - Formula Lights testing
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am - J Hydro Heats 1 & 2 - 3 laps
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am - Formula One testing
  • 11:15 am - 11:35 am - Drivers, Owners and Crew Chief meeting
  • 11:45 am - Opening ceremonies
  • 12:00 pm - AX Hydro Heat #1 - 3 laps
  • 12:15 pm - Formula Lights Group Qualifying
  • 1:10 pm - AX Hydro Heat #2 - 3 laps
  • 1:30 pm - Formula One Group Qualifying
  • 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Intermission and Autograph session
  • 3:00 pm - Formula One Match Races - Top 12 qualifiers
  • 3:30 pm - AX Hydro Heat #3 - 3 laps
  • 3:45 pm - Formula Lights Heat #1 - 10 laps
  • 4:15 pm - Formula Lights Heat #2 (Reverse of Heat #1 finish) - 10 laps
  • 5:00 pm - Formula One Heat #1 - 10 laps
  • 6 pm - Live Music

Sunday June 5, 2016

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Formula Lights testing
  • 9:30 am - 9:50 am - J Hydro Heats 1 & 2 - 3 laps
  • 9:50 am - 10:30 am - Formula One testing
  • 10:45 am - Drivers and Crew meeting
  • 11:15 am - Non-Denominational Services
  • 12:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00 pm - AX Hydro Heat #1 - 3 laps
  • 12:15 pm - Formula Lights Heat #3 (Reverse of points) - 10 laps
  • 12:30 pm - AX Hydro heat #1
  • 12:50 pm - Formula One Heat #2 - (Reverse of Heat #1 finish) - 10 laps
  • 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm - Intermission and autograph session
  • 2:00 pm - AX Hydro Heat #3 - 3 laps
  • 2:10 pm - Formula Lights Lineup & pace-lap
  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Formula Lights Final - 30 laps / max 45 minutes
  • 3:15 - Formula One driver introductions
  • 3:40 pm - Formula One Lineup & pace-lap
  • 3:45 pm - Formula One Final - 30 laps
  • 4:45 pm - Awards Ceremony

Hotel Accomodations: Block name is - "USF1 Teams"

Blue Heron Inn - La Porte - Phone: 219-324-5077

$105 per night - block expires April 27, 2016

Baymont Inn - Michigan City - Phone: 219-879-9994

$89 per night - block expires April 27, 2016

Clarion Inn & Suites - Michigan City - Phone: 219-879-0311

$99 per night - block expires April 27, 2016

Comfort Inn - Michigan City - Phone: 219-879-9190

$89 per night - block expires April 27, 2016

Country Inn & Suites - Michigan City - Phone: 219-879-3600

$105 per night Thursday & Sunday; $125 per night Friday & Saturday - block expires April 27, 2016

Holiday Inn Express - Michigan City - Phone: 219-326-7900

$105 Thursday Night; $140 per night Friday thru Sunday - block expires April 27, 2016

Microtel Inn & Suites - Michigan City - Phone: 219-210-3430

$89 per night - block expires April 27, 2016

Race Course:

  • Formula One - 1 1/4 miles, 6 pins, Pace boat / Rolling start
  • Formula Lights - Pace boat / Rolling start
  • J-Hydro & AXH - 1/2 mile, rectangular, pace boat start

Officials:

  • Race Director - Bob Pontek
  • Referee - Pat Whitcomb
  • Starter - Brian Venton
  • Risk Manager(s) - Jason Miller
  • Assistant Risk Manager - Karen Duffield
  • Formula One Inspector - David McCormick
  • Formula Lights Inspector - Steve Brzezinski
  • Chief Scorer - Monica Allen
  • Scorer - Krysti Allen
  • Scorer - Jennifer Pierce Ball
  • Scorer - Geoff Tomlinson
  • Rescue - USF1 Powerboat Rescue Team
  • Annoucer(s) - Steve Michael & Jeff Doan

Prizes & Payouts:

  • Formula One - $31,000 based on 15 boats, $37,800 based on 20 boats
  • Formula Lights - $10,500 based on 15 boats, $11,800 based on 20 boats
  • If applicable, bonus money for segment winners to be announced

Notes:

  • Formula One Pit parking will be assigned as done in 2015. Entry must be submitted ahead of time to be assigned a pit spot.
  • Pre-Registration is Mandatory for all classes. All entries must be received by May 15. No payment is due until you check in on site. A $25 late fee will apply if entries are received after May 15 and a $50 late fee will apply if entries are received on site race weekend.
  • Registration can be done through the NASF website or entries can be emailed to Monica Allen at itsanallen21@hotmail.com
  • Formula One and Formula Lights will run for USF1 Series points. Formula One will use the USF1 Points system for its qualifying and final heats. Formula Lights will use the NASF points system for its qualifying and final heats.
  • Sunoco is only legal fuel for Formula 1


Schedule

APR 10 APR 10 2016 Highlands Spring Classic
Highlands, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
APR 29 MAY 01 2016 Port Neches Riverfest
Port Neches, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
JUN 03 JUN 05 2016 Maple City Grand-Prix
LaPorte, IN
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights J Hydro
JUN 17 JUN 19 2016 Thunder on the Cumberland
Nashville, TN
S.P.O.R.T.
Tri Hull
JUN 25 JUN 26 2016 Bay City River Roar
Bay City, MI
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights SPORT F1
SEP 16 SEP 18 2016 Showdown on the Sabine
Orange, TX
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT Formula Lights USF1 J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
OCT 09 OCT 09 2016 Highlands Fall Classic
Highlands, Texas
S.P.O.R.T.
Formula Lights SPORT J Hydro SPORT F1 Tri Hull
JUL 14 JUL 16 2017 Regates De Valleyfield
Valleyfield, Quebec
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1
AUG 04 AUG 06 2017 Three Rivers Regatta
Pittsburgh, PA
US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour
Formula 1 Formula Lights USF1