No Lack of skill when it comes to jet boat sprints

RETURN HOME: Casie Lack reflects on her world number two ranking after returning to Milawa after competing in America. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

CASIE Lack recently returned to Australia with the jet sprint boat number two ranking in the UIM World Championship alongside driver Brooke Dixon.

The duo competed over two weekends in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on August 16 and 17 and Lebanon, Oregon on August 23 and 24.

Lack, heralding from Milawa, said they left the first weekend leading the points standings, but narrowly missed out on the world number one ranking after finishing in second place by eight tenths of a second at the Lebanon meeting.

“There was a lot of pressure on top heading into the second race,” Lack said.

“The second meeting was a long direction, it was over a minute long and very challenging.

“We rarely race over a minute, so there was a lot of strain on the boat, the track was quite rocky and was chewing up our equipment.

“And to be going out for more than a minute each time, it was a case of who was left so we were just rapt to be there at the end of the day.

“Our quickest run of the day was our last run too.”

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