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By Jake Hull
Whitman County Gazette 

The thrills and spills of race day


August 31, 2023

Jake Hull | The Gazette

Todd and Samantha Christ maneuver the Juggernaut through the Webb's Slough course during the Aug. 26 races.

ST. JOHN – For the second time this summer sprint boat races made waves at Webb's Slough.

Participants and fans from all over the state and Pacific Northwest came to enjoy the sprint boat races Saturday, Aug. 26.

The weekend-long event started with the St. John golf scramble tournament Friday, Aug. 25. After the tournament, the Show and Shine event happened, where fans met the racers, saw the boats, and even sit in them to learn more about them before Raceday.

The racing started at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The drivers were split into three different classes, for a total of 32 team...

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