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Registration begins Sunday for national boat races

APBA event set for Sunday Lake


July 20, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ONE OF NEXT week's racers demonstrates on Friday the kneeling form he will use in the 2019 Stock and Junior National Championships on Sunday Lake in Wakefield. Registration for the week-long event by the American Power Boat Association will begin Sunday at Wakefield VFW Post 9084 on U.S. 2. Shown here is Mitchell Sampson and his wife, Julie, of Lake Stevens, Wash. Sampson will use his Darneille boat to compete in the fastest D-Stock Hydro category. The photo art on the boat is of him competing here in 1988.


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WAKEFIELD - All systems are go for the 2019 Stock and Junior National Championships to be held on Sunday Lake next week.

The week-long event is authorized by the American Power Boat Association, which is the governing body for national outboard motor races.

The Badger State Outboard Association in Wisconsin submitted the bid for the local races, and the Wakefield-Bessemer Rotary Club is providing local sponsorship.

"It's fun to watch," said local race coordinator John Siira. "If you haven't seen it before, it's interesting."

The event is free and wil...

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