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By Roger Harnack
The Ritzville Adams County Journal 

Local driver flips boat, finishes race


Last updated 6/28/2021 at 1:51pm

Roger Harnack | The Ritzville Adams County Journal

Ballz Out driver Dean Lautenschlager and navigator Jack Bringman, both of Lewiston, Idaho, raced to a third-place finish in the Unlimited Class Saturday, June 19 at Webb's Slough.

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 turns as the navigator memorizes the course and directs the driver using hand motions.

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

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