Speed - lots of it! The Quake the Lake Powerboat Races took to Big Detroit Lake by the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes, MN for the tenth year. The event was named for the late Jerry Simison, who was the main driver for the Penske Ocean Racing Team and a Detroit Lakes resident. The Jerry Simison Memorial Quake the Lake 10 Powerboat Races were held Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2016.
Twin City Powerboat Association brings the event to lakes country each June. Hot laps begin at noon, with racing at 1:00 pm. Grab a beach chair at the lakeside patio of Holiday Inn to catch the action. Bring the family to see the sleek boats and visit with drivers Saturday morning and evening. Free admission.
The public enjoyed a leisurely stroll in the parking lot by the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn from Noon-4 pm, Saturday June 18, 2016 to view beautifully restored and original boats at the Second Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Boats displayed ranged from a 1940s Ole Lind to 1980s. There were 1940s and 1950 Chris Craft, six 1950s Larsons, 1940s and 1957 Ole Lind, 1946 Garwood, 1966 Glastron, 1967 Sears Runabout, 1986 Malibu Skier, 1987 Scorpion Eliminator and more. Free admission. People's Choice award went to Jeff Roberts for his 1950 Chris Craft and Skipper's Choice award went to Dennis Van Berkum for his 1955 Larson Custom.
If you have an antique or classic boat from 1992 or before, consider bringing your boat in 2017 for the Antique and Classic Boat Show or contact the Detroit Lakes Chamber office at 218-847-9202. People's Choice and Skipper's Choice awards given after the show.
We'll See You at the Lakes!