More hydros coming to the boat races

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Even more hydros are expected on the water this weekend!

Event officials say five new hydros were added to the field, bringing the total number of racers to 13. You would have to go back to the 70's to see that many boats on the water.

"If we start with thirteen and have a couple accidents, we're still going to have five or six boat heats, and so you're not taking the show down two or three, more boats on the water, more competitive racing it's better for the fans no question, more boats creates better racing," said H1 board member, Mike Denslow.

Testing begins this Friday with racing on Saturday and Sunday, just west of the Blue Bridge.