Rough waves force Great Lakes Grand Prix to be cancelled

MICHIGAN CITY, Mich. -- Waves on Lake Michigan forced the Great Lakes Grand Prix to be cancelled.

Nearly 40,000 people flocked to the beach to see boats race, but that didn’t' happen.

While most of the boats were prepared to race, rescue equipment just couldn't operate with the big waves.

While drivers were disappointed, they understand that safety is the first priority.

"If a boat goes over, it's going to end up on a beach really quick,” said Tony Marcantonio. “It's hard to get a 10,000-pound machine and get it under control in this kind of weather with these waves. They did a good call. I think it was a really smart call."

The team is heading to Clearwater Beach in Florida for the next boat race.

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