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Wild variation on demolition derby lights up Stateline crowd

During a full-contact boat race, driver Tim DeMaine (88) slams into the boat of driver Darryl Carillio Wednesday night at Stateline Speedway. Carillio’s boat was the last one to survive for the win. (Colin Mulvany)
During a full-contact boat race, driver Tim DeMaine (88) slams into the boat of driver Darryl Carillio Wednesday night at Stateline Speedway. Carillio’s boat was the last one to survive for the win. (Colin Mulvany)

That was not the case Wednesday night at the Stateline Speedway in Post Falls.

“In the event that we run all the laps, someone could win without all the boats destroyed,” said raceway promoter Larry Bertrand to a handful of drivers brave enough to enter the night’s main event, the full-contact boat race. “But, obviously, we’re here tonight to destroy all the boats, and we’re pretty good at it.”

Hundreds filled the stands as the sun set, fireworks exploding over the oval track as “The Star-Spangled Banner” welcomed fans to the event. Usually held on the last day of the racing season at the speedway, the track has had such a huge turnout for the boat race that it added another edition for this year’s opening week, Bertrand said. Read more. Kip Hill, SR




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.