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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Spring boat racing returns to St. John

Webb’s Slough hosts first high-speed event since August 2019


Last updated 6/15/2021 at 7:31am

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racers return to the water Saturday, June 19, after nearly two years hiatus.

“It’s going to be chaos,” Dennis Hughes, owner of the No. 69 DeLeon Taco and Bar-sponsored boat, said Monday.

Hughes’ Overkill team will be among more than 30 expected on the course at Webb’s Slough this Saturday.

Qualifying runs begin at 9 a.m. and racing continues throughout the day.

The first race of the year is among one of the largest tourism draws to Whitman County and the St. John area each year.

The community will also be hosting the annual Canuck Cup Golf Scramble, a rac...

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