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SLIDE SHOW: Hydroplane Races in Richland, WA

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- It's getting closer to summertime again, and that means it's time for hydroplane races.

Many people came out to Howard Amon Park in Richland to check out the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Races. 13 hydros hit the water for Desert Thunder 2008. This series of races started three weeks ago in Phoenix.

"I don't drive I really do respect those who do, and everyone that has that kind of ability, I don't have the inner ear to allow for it, I can get a little dizzy and a little sick," said John Lynch, one of the announcers for the race.

The race kicked off around noon on Saturday. They'll be going on thru Sunday afternoon.