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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:46:16PM

Grand Prix makes splash

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PHOTO PROVIDED DY DON POPP

Thousands of people started arriving early on Saturday to get a good spot on Englewood Beach to watch the Super Boat International race boats take their test runs. The BroadCo boat takes a test run in preparation for today's races which kick off at noon.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

Austin Frey (far left), 10, Mason Frey (middle), 7, and Michael Panebianco, 10, watch with excitement as the Super Boat International race boats take their test runs on Saturday. The festivities begin again on Sunday at 9 a.m.with the races set to begin at noon.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

The Super Boat International festival site opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday to a large crowd ready to party and watch the race boats take their first runs off of Englewood Beach.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com
Thousands of people started arriving early on Saturday to get a good spot on Englewood Beach to watch the Super Boat International race boats take their test runs. The festivities begin again on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the races set to begin at noon.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

The Super Boat International festival site opened at 9 am on Saturday to a large crowd ready to party and watch the race boats take their first runs off of Englewood Beach. The festivities begin again on Sunday at 9 am with the races set to begin at noon.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com
Tim Hyde orders up some of "Sammy's Cajun Cook'n" on Saturday.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

Tim Hyde orders up some of "Sammy's Cajun Cook'n" on Saturday.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com

Keyleigh Lambert, 25, and Joy Shenk, 25, contemplated entering the bikini contest Saturday at the Charlotte Harbor Super Boad Grand Prix at Englewood Beach. Lambert celebrated her 25th birthday Saturday. Today's event begins at 9 a.m.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

Jan Heck of North Port exits the bus that picked her and hundreds of others up from the Englewood Sports Complex and transported them to the Super Boat International festival site on Saturday. Heck said, "The entire transportation experience worked out very well."

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN, tim@tkphotoshop.com

The Lucas Oil race team gets their Super Boat International race boat off the trailer and into the water with the help of a crane on Saturday.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — Keyleigh Lambert spent her 25th birthday on Englewood beach in a bikini, a sash and tiara cheering along with thousands of others watching powerboats race along the shoreline.

The Virgina native posed for pictures with locals having a good time at the first-ever Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix.

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