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Wed., June 4, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

Local jet boat team leads race

Schlotthauer, Yackel lead USA Jet River Racing Series

ST. MARIES - A local jet boat racing team still leads the 2014 USA 1 Jet River Racing Series standings heading into the final race of the season Aug. 22-24 at Lewiston.

Driver Ross Schlotthauer of Post Falls and navigator Chad Yackel of Spokane Valley are atop the standings.

The team finished fourth in the Unlimited Class and fourth overall at the Race the Joe! event May 23-25 in St. Maries. That followed a second-place finish overall at the World Jet Boat River Marathon Race in Mexico May 3-11.

At St. Maries, the team had a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes and two seconds. Teams raced four 25-mile legs each day from St. Maries to Calder for a total of 200 miles.

Twenty-six teams from three countries competed at the St. Maries race. More here. CdA Press

Never watched a boat race in my life. Have you?






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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.