Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Outboard Nationals making a splash in Wakefield


[email protected]

WAKEFIELD — The American Power Boat Association is off to the races with Tuesday’s start of the national competition on Sunday Lake.

It was a good day for one long-time racer who has been part of the sport for 71 years.

Andy Hansen, age 80, took second place in the 200 Modified Runabout division, losing only to Kelsey Bennett of St. Augustine, Florida, who came in first. Timing of the race was not recorded as Hansen said the only point was to see who reached the finish line first.

“It felt really good,” said Hansen, looking fit, happy and relaxed after h...