Letting loose on the Palouse, sprint boat racing returned Aug. 23

Fear Not sprint boat driver Clint Birch and navigator Ranae Faircloth, both from Oregon, power through the race pattern at Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Fear Not and other sprint boat teams returned to St. John on Saturday, Aug. 23, for another day of racing. The event brings thousands of spectators to town to watch teams race sprint boats at speeds past 60 mph through a twisting pattern on the water track. The Fear Not boat sports a 358 cubic Dart engine on an eagle sprint 13.6-foot hull and competes in the super modified division.

Fear Not sprint boat driver Clint Birch and navigator Ranae Faircloth, both from Oregon, power through the race pattern at Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Fear Not and other sprint boat teams returned to St. John on Saturday, Aug. 23, for another day of racing.

The event brings thousands of spectators to town to watch teams race sprint boats at speeds past 60 mph through a twisting pattern on the water track. The Fear Not boat sports a 358 cubic Dart engine on an eagle sprint 13.6-foot hull and competes in the super modified division. PHOTO BY DALE NUNN