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Canonball Run III

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 5th June 2005 10:36pm
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Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over Porsches, Ferraris and even a Lamborghini on Interstate 5 this weekend as more than 50 drivers, many in luxury cars, set out on a five-day rally that involves driving from city to city to collect poker cards.

The 2005 Players Run began in Seattle and has stops in Ashland, Ore., San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego en route to Las Vegas. Drivers, who pay $9,800 to participate, collect playing cards along the way until they have enough for a poker hand. After they reach Las Vegas on Wednesday, they're treated to helicopter flights and rides aboard yachts.

Police said some participants were clocked at more than 120 mph on the Seattle-to-Oregon leg. Drivers veered between lanes, followed too closely and otherwise drove aggressively, forcing troopers to stop all traffic on the freeway with a rolling road block necessary to pull over the vehicles.



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