Powerboat Racing: Fear on Suicide Circle

What can a man do for kicks after he gets bored with wrestling alligators? Well, he can jump off bridges or jaywalk at Indy on Memorial Day or invite a cannibal in for lunch. Or, as ex-Alligator Wrestler Odell Lewis did, he can turn to powerboat racing.

The general idea is to take a boat out into the deep, open her up to 50-60 knots, and pray. It helps to have a basic knowledge of navigation, a strong stomach, and a desire to get the ordeal over with as quickly as possible. Lewis,...

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