OLYMPIA (VIDEO) — High speed was on full display over the weekend as the 42nd annual Black Lake Regatta put on a show in Thurston County.
The two-day event featured inboard hydroplane, outboard hydroplane and vintage hydroplane races, along with flat bottom ski boat races and more.
The Regatta, part of the 2019 Northwest Pro-Lite Hydroplane series, is the 5th race out of 10 total on the pro-lite circuit.
Racers dueled it out on the mile and a quarter course, battling for cash prizes and trophies.
APBA Hydroplane racer Josh Harnick travels from Spokane to compete in the Black Lake Regatta. He says ideal conditions let him reach top speeds close to 150 miles per hour.
Harnick says he’s a 5th generation racer, and has traveled across the country to compete in the circuit.
"My Great Grandfather started racing in my family," said Harnick.
The Pro-Lite series continues June 26th in Kennewick and concludes September 28th at Lake Chelan.