Fountain Races This Weekend

The weekend is revving up and so are the engines at the 2006 Super Boat International Grand Prix set to take place on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County.

We got the chance to get on one of the fast Fountain Powerboats to see just how fast these machines can go. The boat traveled 70 to 80 miles per hour which may seem fast, but these machines can reach speeds over 115 miles per hour. A parade of boats took place in downtown Washington Friday night.

There are more activities planned for Saturday, and then the big race on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.