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By Roger Harnack

Overkill, Gold Rush repeat as winners

Thousands turn out for sprint boat racing


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 3:28pm

ST. JOHN – Several thousand race fans turned out Saturday for the second installment of Sprint Boat racing at Webb’s Slough.

The fastest time was posted by the No. 69 boat, Overkill, piloted by Dennis Hughes and navigated by his daughter, Samantha Hughes, both of Greenacres.

Sprint boat racing pits a driver and navigator against a maze of channels and the clock. At speeds reaching more than 80 mph, the driver concentrates on making turns as the navigator memorizes the course and directs the driver using hand motions.

Overkill posted a time of 36.63 seconds, nearly a second faster than t...

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