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Thu., June 4, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Webb’s Slough Ready for Season Three of Jet Sprint Boats

Sprint boat racing enters its third year at teh famed Webb's Slough located in St. John, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Webb's Slough) (The Spokesman-Review)
Sprint boat racing enters its third year at teh famed Webb's Slough located in St. John, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Webb's Slough) (The Spokesman-Review)

Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 United States Sprint Boat Association sanctioned races scheduled for Webb's Slough, located in St. John, Wash.

Courtesy: Webb's Slough Media Relations

Webb’s Slough is a 50 acre jet sprint boat race track venue located in St. John, Washington amongst the beautiful rolling Palouse hills. The Slough boasts a natural amphitheater setting with 6 grass-covered terraces for spectator seating. Our first race event in July of 2007, excited us with larger than expected crowds. Approximately 2,800 race fans engorged the small farming town with absolute enthusiasm. The 2008 season brought over 3,000 fans to the Slough both in both June and August. Now entering the third season there are again two United States Sprint Boat Association sanctioned races scheduled for 2009. On June 20 and August 29 we expect record crowds of 4,000 to 6,000 fans at each race. Tickets are now selling for the June race. The USSBA, sprint boat racing teams and the town of St. John can’t wait for the third season.

Tickets are now available at all TicketsWest outlets, by calling 1-800-325 SEAT or online at www.ticketswest.com. Before the race you can purchase tickets in St. John at Empire Foods and in Colfax at Ackerman Heating and Air Conditioning.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for youth ages 17-6 and 5 and under are free. Purchasing your tickets in advance is highly recommended.

On Friday, June 19 teams will arrive downtown St. John starting at 5 PM  for their safety and technical inspections. Fans are encouraged to come out to meet the teams, see the boats up-close and enjoy downtown St. John. On  Saturday, June 20 the gates at the Slough will op en to the public at 9AM. Racing will begin at 10AM

Parking is just $1. Dry camping is available for $10 for the weekend. No camping reservations are needed. There will be great food vendors and a very large beer garden. Webb’s Slough is a family friendly environment and spectatorsare encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets. Please visit www.webbsslough.com for more information.




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