Smoke blows away for Osoyoos Cup

Scott Benson kicks up spray.

Photo by Chris Thew
Scott Benson kicks up spray.

— Watercross racers got two days of racing under warm conditions last weekend in the fourth annual Lake Osoyoos Cup at Deep Bay Park north of Oroville.


Derrick Helm, a pro-am racer, rounds a buoy during racing in the Osoyoos Cup last weekend north of Oroville.


Racers take off at the start of a juniors age 10-12 race. Closest to the camera is No. 3, Matthew Derrickson.


Watercross racers head down a straight while checking out the next buoy to get past.


Nathan Lesh competes in the junior 13-15 class, which he would win.

The crowds were down for the event, although a few hundred came through for the weekend and vendors said they did well, said race director and promoter Roger Harnack, noting there were events in town that drew people away...

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