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Silver Cup hydro races canceled

Huckleberries has received the following news release from Silver Cup Hydroplane race organizers:

Coeur d Alene Silver Cup General Manager Keith Allen has announced the Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race will work towards hosting a race in 2017 but not in 2016. “We have been working with our sponsors and local community representatives’ right up until the 11th hour to add the Silver Cup to the H1 2016 schedule,” said Allen. “With it now being 90 days until our event was to take place and being only one-third of the way from our fundraising goal, we felt it was in the best interest of our organization, the community of Coeur d Alene and the sport of hydroplane racing to proceed in a manner that ensures a successful event and continue our work for 2017.” Coeur d Alene Silver Cup, Inc. has already obtained the primary permit from Idaho Department of Lands necessary to run the unlimited race in 2017, but the Silver Cup organization is still working to distance itself from the Diamond Cup group’s image that left considerable unpaid debts from the 2013 race. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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