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By Olivia Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Sprint boats make waves


Last updated 6/22/2023 at 10:30am

Olivia Harnack

The Overkill throws a rooster tail in front of a cheering crowd while racing in the elimination rounds of the Unlimited Class on Saturday.

ST. JOHN - Thirty-five sprint boats hit the water of Webb's Slough on Saturday, June 17; only three went home with checkered flags.

The high-speed sprint boats competed in three classes – modified, 400 and unlimited – for the best time and bragging rights from the first weekend of racing in Whitman County this season.

The Cheney-based Pour Decisions team wasn't among those with the checkered flag.

But Jason Perkins, 42, of Cheney and Eli Gurske, 17, of Spangle did finish third in the Modified Class.

Perkins was driver and Gurske the navigator.

Sprint boat racing pits a drive, navigator...

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