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‘A family reunion with NASCAR and tractor pulling:’ lobster boat racing season begins

“It’s like family reunion, mixed with NASCAR and tractor pulling,” Travis Otis of Searsport, the vice president of Maine Lobster Boat Races, said about the summer-long race series. “It’s the camaraderie between everybody. We’re all in the same boat, we’ll say. And it gives us the opportunity to let off a little steam by racing and getting bragging rights. It’s a nice time for everybody.” By early afternoon on Saturday, no boat had exceeded the nearly 80 miles per hour that Galen Alley of Jonesport has achieved in the past in his tricked-out boat Foolish Pleasure. Alley did not compete in the Boothbay race. [email protected]  bunch o videos here