Locals have a hometown favorite to root for during boat racing at Kingston’s Smokin’ the Water Fourth of July celebration.
Tom Burwinkle, who lives South of the River, has been racing several years.He will participate in his first event at Kingston this year after they added his category.
His boat falls into the 350-cubic-centimeters modified hydroplane class.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Burwinkle said Wednesday as other boats buzzed in the background.
Burwinkle said he has wanted to race since he was a child.