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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Sprint Boat races return

High-speed action hits Webb’s Slough on Saturday


ST. JOHN — The water-borne action returns to Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 sprint boats expected to race.

Several thousand race fans are expected.

This year, Whitman County will be represented by one boat.

Clint O’Keefe and navigator Mike Thomas, of St. John will aboard Dangerous Curves as No. 23 in the race.

“There is something for everyone,” race venue owner Amanda Webb said. “You’ll meet great people from all over. We have folks that travel from beyond the Pacific Northwest.”

The last race was Aug. 28.

Race winners in that event included Dustin Spri...

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