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The old Diamond Cup is getting dusted off once again

Hydroplanes set to return to Coeur d’Alene over Labor Day weekend


For the past 45 years when the unlimited hydroplane fleet made their journey west along Interstate 90 headed for races in the Tri Cities and Seattle they then turned south, usually to head to San Diego.

This year, following Jimmy Shane’s victory a couple of weeks ago at Seafair on Lake Washington, the “thunderboats” are making a U-turn, retracing their tire tracks and returning to Lake Coeur d’Alene for the Labor Day weekend revival of the Diamond Cup.

You’ll likely begin seeing the teams towing their tilted trailers with their turbine-power hydros anytime in the next few days.


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