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DePue Racer Profile: Gary Buskirk

Name: Gary Buskirk.

Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.

Age: 43.

Years in boat racing: 10.

Who/what got you started in racing? The Thirlbys. We’re longtime friends; they brought me here in 2001 and I started racing after that. They taught me everything. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them, that’s for sure.

Career highlights: Winning the 350 Hydro here. That’s my biggest accomplishment for sure.

Best things about racing in DePue: The people here. They love us and accept us here and meet us with open arms. You pull in here and it’s, “Ah, we’re home.”

Classes racing this weekend: 350 Hydro.

— Kevin Hieronymus

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