FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Jet boats will tear up the waters in Peace Island Park in Taylor on June 29th and 30th for the Taylor Flats 200.

Facebook post by Jet Boat Racing Canada says the event, featuring boats speeding through less than a metre of water, will be hosted by the B.C. Peace Region River Rats Society, and sanctioned by the Canadian Boat Federation.

Plenty of twists and turns throughout the circuit are expected through the 30-mile course, going east to west down the Pine River.

Peace region-based jet boats U356 or Unnatural Disaster, driven by Gordon Humphrey, and CX 151 or Leroy driven by Trapper Wolsley, are both expected to compete at the event.  

Humphrey’s boat, which features navigator Jason Palfy, took the world jet boat championship overall title in races staged in Oregon and California in May, while Wolsley’s ride, navigated by Jimmy Jackson, ended up fifth in the CX class.

This will be the second of three races staged in the Peace region. Grande Prairie will host the FluidPro 200 in Alberta on June 14th to 16th, and the Peace River Gold Cup will take place from July 5th to 7th in Peace River, Alberta.

Admission to all events on race weekend will be free.  

More details are available on the B.C. Peace Region River Rats Facebook page, or at the event’s website.

By Ed Hitchins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Jun 12, 2024 at 17:23

This item reprinted with permission from   Fort St. John, British Columbia

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