Something new in hydroplane boat races -- a 28 mile run through the twisting Sammamish River and Lake Washington -- took place near Seattle, Washington (U.
MS Start of race
Rear shot of boat
Boats speed past camera
High shot - Boats pass under camera
Two boats make sharp turn
MS Boat hits bank
Spectators push boat from bank into river
Boats race past camera
MS Boat past camera
Two boats pass camera
Boats making turn
Two boats racing
Winner O'Neil holds trophy
SPORT: BOAT RACING
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Background: Something new in hydroplane boat races -- a 28 mile run through the twisting Sammamish River and Lake Washington -- took place near Seattle, Washington (U.S. West Coast). Sixty-three of the speedy little boats reaching top speeds up to fifty miles an hour made both the spectator and drivers dizzy us they tried to navigate sixty-three turns.
Occasionally, they don't quite make it. The final rad was won by a twenty-two year old college student from the University of Washington, Tom O'Neal. The winning time was 33 minutes and three seconds.