Check out The Spinal Column's photos of the Thunder on Walled Lake Hydroplane Boat Races that came to the area last weekend.
A hydroplane boat doing a lap Sunday, June 9, 2013 on Walled Lake.75 hydroplanes competed this past weekend in downtown Walled Lake. The course was a 1 mile oval with 5 laps per race and speeds went as high as 135 mph.
A hydroplane boat doing a lap Sunday, June 9, 2013 on Walled Lake.
Keith Fickert getting ready to race Sunday, June 9, 2013 on Walled Lake. This is Fickert's second year driving.
Spectators from all around Oakland County came and watched the hydroplane races Saturday, June 8, and Sunday June 9, 2013. The was the sixth time the Walled Lake Thunder competed.Parker Kuhr, 3, smiles while watching the hydroplane races Sunday, June 9, 2013 on Walled Lake