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Ontario’s sprint boat track opens for competitive fun Saturday

The 2,000-foot sprint boat racing track next to the Ontario Municipal Airport was empty last week but there will be plenty of competitive action at the facility this weekend. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – Ron Dillon is used to making things happen.

The former Caldwell, Idaho resident and long-term promoter is also familiar with success.

Take the Big Nasty Hill Climb. Dillon spearheaded the Payette County motorcycle happening which began as a modest event. Eight years after the first motorcycle attempted to climb up a steep, high desert hill north of New Plymouth, the event attracted more than 13,000 people.

Now Dillon is poised to unwrap what he hopes will be another must-see crowd experience when he opens his sprint boat racing track at the old Ontario Golf Course Friday . . .