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Jackson freshman racing to become rookie of year


Last updated 6/21/2019 at Noon

The American Power Boat Association (APBA) recently announced Peter Olesen as its 2018 Modified Outboard Rookie of the Year.

Currently in his freshman year at Jackson High School, Olesen started hydroplane racing last December.

He became interested in the sport after his father brought him to the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum. Olesen’s father always talked about hydroplane racing.

They decided to put their names in a ballot that would allow them to build a boat through the museum’s boat building program.

Luckily, they ended up being selected, which kickstarted Olesen’s career in...

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