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Hydroplanes Ready to Roar
Shrinersfest is now officially underway and one of the biggest features of the festival is a return of an Evansville past-time.
The big return of hydroplanes roars out today! The winds have delayed the initial practice start time of 1:00pm but the boats and drivers are ready, pending the winds and weather.
Saturday June 14th, the boats will be out bright and early for a morning practice at 9:30am.
The first heat will take-off that afternoon at 1:30pm. There will even be an Airplane versus Boat race.
The Finals will take place at 4:40 PM.
The 2014 exhibition hopes to gauge interest in the potential of a full hydro race in 2015.
This year's festival runs until June 15th along the riverfront and will feature several food booths, activities and air shows including military aircraft.