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Young Hydro Driver Still Has Plenty to Learn

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Two boats were on the Columbia last Friday, testing out their equipment.

One of those boat's drivers, Brian Perkins is known as one of the top young drivers.

But, Perkins has only been racing with the big boys in the Unlimited Class since 2007.

And so far, he hasn't been able to grab that elusive first race win. But, this year, Perkins and his U-21 team have high hopes

The young driver knows he just has to keep getting better.

"I'm still learning," said Perkins. "Every time I go out, I'm learning. "And not having a whole bunch of years in competitive equipment, I'm still going to be learning this year. So, is this our year? I don't know. I sure hope so. But, we're going to give it our best shot and do the best we can."