Doug Miller, left, of the Coeur d’Alene hydroplane race committee, and Ted Grange, center, of the H1 hydroplane sanctioning body, are all smiles as Miller hands Grange a large check made possible by sponsor Keith Kroetch, right, Thursday during a press conference at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. Jesse Tinsley, SR photo
Here's an updated version of yesterdays story:
A group resurrecting hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene has cleared a tall hurdle to staging the event at the end of summer.
CdA Diamond Cup LLC said Thursday it has raised enough money from sponsors, donations and the backing of a Spokane bank to ensure the races happen over Labor Day weekend.
“This is a very, very happy day for us in Coeur d’Alene,” Diamond Cup President Doug Miller told supporters and reporters gathered at Riverstone Park.
John Stone, the developer of Riverstone and a member of the Diamond Cup board of directors, said the event is expected to bring about 70,000 people to Coeur d’Alene. More here. Scott Maben, SR
I know this has been a controversial topic in Cda. I've never been to a hydroplane race. Have you?