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Local boat racer wins Unlimited Class

Greenacres race team posts fastest time at Webb's Slough


Last updated 6/25/2021 at 7:05am

Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press

The No. 69 Overkill boat, with driver Dennis Hughes and navigator Samantha Hughes, both of Greenacres, takes an Unlimited Class victory lap after a finals time of 37.46 seconds.

ST. JOHN - A local sprint boat race team that ended a qualifying run after landing upside down in Webb's Slough rebuilt the top half of a motor and finished the high-speed event inside the Top 8 on Saturday, June 19.

Sprint boat racing pits a driver and navigator against a maze of channels. At speeds reaching more than 80 mph, the driver concentrates on making 7G turns as the navigator memorizes the course and directs the driver using hand motions.

More than two dozen North American Sprint Boat Association teams entered three classes - Modified, 400 and Unlimited - at the Webb's Slough race...

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