The unlimited hydroplane races were a hit until the late to mid-60’s when they led to rioting in downtown Coeur d’Alene and were suspended. Duane Hagadone tried to resurrect the races in the late 1980s and again in the 1990s, without success.
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A large crowd of Seattle area hydro fans were in the Stan Sayres pits on Lake Washington Tuesday for the christening and first laps of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum's newly constructed replica of Miss Wahoo. Bill Boeing, Jr., owner of the original Miss Wahoo was on hand as well as his legendary driver, Mira Slovak.
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At 21 years old, Kayleigh Perkins is one of the youngest drivers in the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association.But don't let her age fool you.This rising star has secured more hydroplane boat racing wins in her first three seasons than some drivers see in their careers.
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Posted by HydroInsider.com at 1:55 PM
KNDU-TV in Tri-Cities is again providing live coverage on TV for folks in Yakima, Tri-Cities, and Spokane, WA. This year, the event will also get additional coverage in the Spokane area via SWX, KHQ-TV's sports and weather channel over the air on digital channel 6.2 or Comcast cable channel 115 in the Spokane are.
KNDU-TV will be streaming the 8 hour Sunday broadcast, including all the heat races through the final.
You will be able to access the stream at HydroInsider.com.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 1:51 PM