The roar of hydroplanes will be heard again on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer with a return to racing 44 years after the popular sport there ended.
“We will become the No. 1 race in the United States,” organizer Dennis Wheeler predicted today.
The hydro races are planned southeast of downtown as part of the Diamond Cup Regatta during Labor Day weekend. This year’s event will feature sanctioned Grand Prix West competitions, with an unlimited class exhibition race and plans for a sanctioned unlimited class race in 2013.