Hydroplanes arrive on Lake Coeur d'Alene, event announcer steps down

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by KREM.com & TAYLOR VIYDO

NWCN.com

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 8:21 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. Hydroplanes arrived ahead of the diamond cup race this weekend in Coeur d’Alene.

The pit crews are hard at work for the first hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene in more than 40 years.

Ten teams and drivers from across the U.S will be on hand. There is only one more stop on the H-one circuit this year.

 "We've driven by this body of water for the last, I don't know how many years, hoping we could have a race here again. And finally it's come to a reality,” Dave Villwock, Manager of Miss Beacon Plumbing, said.

All the action gets underway tomorrow.
 
 "And we know it's going to be something the race fans really enjoy once they see 6 of us coming across that start-finish line at just under 200 miles an hour. It's going to be something they haven't seen in a while,” Jimmy Shane, a driver for Graham Trucking, said.

The Diamond Cup announcer stepped down Thursday. 

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