MICHIGAN CITY: Billy Mauff Really Is a Super ‘Cat’ Fan

MICHIGAN CITY: Billy Mauff Really Is a Super ‘Cat’ Fan

Billy Mauff (left) presents a $20,000 check to city officials.

Before he even got a chance to compete in the Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City, famed WHM Motorsports boat racer Billy Mauff had already won something—our hearts.

Prior to the first day of racing Saturday, Mauff announced that he would be donating $20,000 to the city’s Washington Park Zoo to help build a new display for its lions.

Mauff, who drives a 40′ Skater catamaran in Supercat class, is a big fan of the zoo. Last year, upon hearing that the Michigan City zoo wanted to rebuild its “feline cage,” mentioned to city officials that he would be interested in making a financial contribution to the project, to the tune of $10,000.

He made that pledge to the zoo last year, but during a special event on Friday evening, Mauff announced that he was doubling that amount.

With one set of cats taken care of, Mauff and throttleman Jay Muller will hit Lake Michigan in WHM Motorsports to deal with another group of cats. They will face off with Performance Boat Center, AMH Motorsports, Pro-Floors, CJ Grant and M-CON to capture the win in Supercat Class. Powerboat Nation is on the scene and will be reporting from the event live.