Crowds gathered at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park this past weekend to check out the hydroplane races on Niagara River during the 11th annual Thunder on the Niagara.
The family-friendly event was put on by the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and the Hydro-plane Racing League of Quebec, Canada.
Featured were two days of races, food and craft vendors, live music and a car show. (Photos by Karen Gioia)
Mathieu Daoust, left, from Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Quebec, and Eric Langevin from Mercier, Quebec, go head to head in a qualifying race for the Grand Prix class during the Thunder on the Niagara races at Gratwick Park on Saturday.
Shown are eventgoers at Gratwick Riverside Park as they watch the hydroplanes race by on the Niagara River.
From left, Brandon Kennedy from Bear, Delaware, Ken Brodie from Grand Island, and Bert Henderson from Brockville, Ontario, race.
Henderson, left, races ahead of Brodie.