2018 Watercross racing

Cory Rarick of Medicine Hat, Alberta, heads down the backstretch in 2015 at Deep Bay Park. In back, Tammy Rarick sweeps around a buoy.

Competition starts at 11 a.m. each day

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Cup returns this weekend with rounds three and four in Northwest Jet Sports watercross racing.

Racing starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Deep Bay Park north of town.

Competing under the American Water Sports Association this year, the Northwest Tour includes the Lake Osoyoos Cup and the Apple Pie Jamboree (rounds one and two) that was competed July 20-21 in Pateros.

“We're expecting one of our best turnouts ever at Lake Osoyoos,” promoter and race director Roger Harnack said. “We're hoping the turnout exceeds our opening rounds on the Columbia River in Pateros.

“We have classes for everyone. If you've never raced before, this is a great place to get into the sport.”

Northwest Jet Sports included a beginner turnout at Apple Pie Jamboree, with three racing beginner ski, two first-time racers in the X2 class and four youngsters in the Junior 10-12 ranks, said Harnack.

Another first-time racer was entered the women's class.

Course set up, entries being taken, and camping opens at Deep Bay Park.

Racing is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on Lake Osoyoos, which lies half in the U.S. and half in Canada, said Harnack.

Several Western Canadian Watercross Association members are expected to join in the action.

“It's going to be 90 degrees and the water is great,” Harnack said. “See you in Oroville.”

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