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Need for Speed Enthusiasts Sent Home

(Michigan City, IN) – It appears a Michigan City area gas station had all of the makings of a race track but police put the brakes to the drivers showing up.  According to La Porte County Police, officers Friday night were called to Gallops Marathon on U.S 20 near County Line Road.


Police said there were 100 street legal racing type vehicles there along with 150 to 200 people.  The investigation shows the drivers responded to a social media post about what they interpreted as an invitation to do some racing in the area.


Police said the owner of the gas station wanted the people to leave because they were blocking the gas pumps and causing traffic problems for customers.  Everyone left at the request of La Porte County Police, who were assisted by deputies from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office in dispersing the crowd.


Police said some of the people came from as far as Michigan and Illinois with racing type vehicles bought in on trailers.

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