To kick off the 2007 Lakefair, the Seattle Outboard Association is hosting outboard racing through Sunday at Marathon Park on Capitol Lake.
As many as 15 classes of outboard powerboats will be involved. Speeds range from 40 mph for young drivers to more than 100 mph for veteran adult racers using highly modified engines.
Racing is planned for noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Lakefair turns 50 this year. To learn more about its rich history and humble beginnings, see Page A1 in Sunday's Olympian.