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Lee Daniel ends the Rinker family's stranglehold atop Bradenton Area River Regatta - Bradenton Herald

Rinker wasn’t the only casualty during the first race of the season. Ashton Rinker, the winner each of the first two years in Bradenton, had stalled in the middle of the course. At the first stoppage, the 14-boat field shrunk to 10. Lee Daniel’s father, Billy, popped on his radio. Terry Rinker, Ashton’s father and Daniel’s closest competition for the first half of the race, clipped Dean Durand as he attempted to lap. The Bradenton Area River Regatta first halted during the 11th lap of the championship race on the Manatee River, and when the restart came the regatta was guaranteed to have a new champion. Source: www.bradenton.com