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Hydroplanes on Display at the Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, WA. - Several hydroplanes were on display Thursday out front the Columbia Center Mall.

Fans stopped by from 4 to 6 p.m. to check out three of the world's fastest boats that will be taking to the Columbia River this weekend. NBC Right Now caught up with the new driver for the Spirit of Qatar boat to ask him more about his decision to change teams.

"At the end of the year, Eric Ellstrom was building a new boat. He came to me (and) offered me the position to drive for him. I couldn't say no, this is just the ride of a lifetime driving for the Ellstrom Racing Team, Spirit of Qatar. Here we are in beautiful Tri-Cities and we're gonna give it a go," said Kip Brown, Spirit of Qatar Driver.

The three boats on display today were the U-1 Graham Trucking boat, the U-17 our Gang Racing boat, and the U-12 Miss DiJulio.

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