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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Race boats splash into Webb's

O'Keefe, Thomas and Ackerman represent county


Olivia Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

Navigator Mike Thomas and driver Clint O'Keefe, both of St. John, took third place in their class racing sprint boats Saturday at Webb's Slough in St. John.

ST.JOHN – First-time sprint boat racers were among the top competitors Saturday, Jun 18, at Webb's Slough.

Jason Perkins of Cheney drover the No. 145 Pour Decision boat to first place in the Modified class. Meanwhile, Clint O'Keefe of St. John drove the Dangerous Curves boat to a third-place finish in the class.

Perkins' boat was navigated by Eli Gurske of Spangle and O'Keefe's boat was navigated by Mike Thomas of St. John.

"This was my first time racing and I was nervous, still am," Perkins said late in the action Saturday afternoon. "I just wanna put the boat on the podium."

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