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By Olivia Harnack
The Journal 

Sprint boats make waves

Thousands crowd into St. John race


Last updated 6/20/2023 at 8:23am

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 spint 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.

Sprint boat racing pits a drive, navigator and their boat against a maze of islands and the clock, with some boats hitting turns at up to 10 times the pull of gravity.

Modified Class

The Modified Class was won by the Juggernaut team of husband-and-wife duo driver Jason Chr...

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