ROUND TWO – PENSACOLA WRAP UP
By: Pro Watercross
This past weekend at Pensacola Beach, Florida, the Hidden Trails/Sea Doo Pro Watercross National Tour, presented by JetLift kicked off Round 2 of the tour with fast lineups and on-time starts Saturday, grinding through the races to finish the day by 3 p.m in plenty of time for racers and fans alike to enjoy the spectacularly beautiful sugar-sand beaches and turquoise-green waters, as well as the top-notch hospitality of Round 2 presenting sponsor, The Casino Beach Bar and Grill.
While Pensacola Beach is known in the Pro Watercross Tour for its extreme waves and challenging surf, this past weekend was relatively smooth which made for fierce-fought battles on both Saturday and Sunday, pulling in thousands of spectators – both those crowding the shoreline and the iconic Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, as well as those watching the competition via television and live streaming.
Press Release: Results – Round 1 of 2016 IJSBA European Freestyle Championship / France
Round 1 of IJSBA European Freestyle Championship took place in So’Fun Village in Paris area, France on Saturday May 14th, 2016.
European Freestyle Championship (EFC) separated freestyle from high speed racing on personal watercraft 5 years ago.
EFC has 3 classes, Freestyle 800, Freestyle 900 and Freestyle 1200.
All athletes perform a 2 minute routine and are judged by five different judges, each per one criteria: variety, difficulty, execution, flow and number of tricks.
21 riders from 8 different countries took part in French round of European Freestyle Championship.
European Championship, Porec, Croatia
The first round of the UIM Aquabike European Championship was held this weekend in Porec, Croatia. This would be SAS-Racings debut on their new Pro Force hulls. The team riders, Stian Schjetlein and Emma-Nellie Örtendahl respectively riding in Ski GP 1 and Women Ski GP1 had very limited time to prepare for this race, Stian with less than 30 minutes of riding time on his new ski.
Everything started off very well with Emma-Nellie winning her Pole Position by setting the fastest lap time a staggering 7 seconds faster than the rider in 2nd place.
In Ski GP1 there was a lot of riders trying to qualify and Stian ended up winning his qualifier setting a lap time 0,7 seconds ahead of the winner of the other qualifier, Jeremy Poret.
Erie Poker Run and Freestyle show Press Release #1
By: Mike Young
(Bradenton, FL) The HydroTurf Surf and Tour, presented by Erie Sports Commission and Port Erie Sports, Yamaha, and Sea Doo, will stop in Erie, Pennsylvania, for a Personal Watercraft/Jet Ski Poker Run to benefit a local military based charity around Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. There will also be 3 Freestyle Shows as a part of the Elite Powerboat Poker Run behind the Sheraton at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30 pm. Three of the finest Freestylers in the USA putting on a show including 4x US National Champion Jason Stoyer, Amateur World Champion Chris Langlais, both from Florida and winner of the US Super Cup of WaterCross Justin Sylvain, of Lake Orion, Michigan. These will be free shows for the public, and spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating for the shows. There will also be autograph sessions, trivia contests, sponsor giveaways and a whole lot of fun for the family.
Round 1 of 2016 IJSBA European Freestyle Championship this Saturday
Organizers of IJSBA European Freestyle Championship are happy to release official schedule of Round 1 of the 2016 EFC that will take place this Saturday May 14th in So’Fun Village, France.
Great start to the 2016 race season in Panama City Beach, FL
Story & Photos: Pro Watercross
With the first round of the 2016 Hidden Trails/Sea Doo Pro Watercross National Tour now in the books, it is easy to see a fiercely competitive season ahead as some of the top national and international PWC athletes get ready to head to Pensacola this coming weekend for round two.
Blue skies and relatively calm waters at Panama City Beach may have provided a pretty backdrop for the Mother’s Day weekend races, but the battles for rankings on those waters were anything but calm. Old rivalries, new competitions and the adrenaline-pumping thrill of a fresh slate had racers on their game this past weekend, and there were plenty of motos that went down to the wire.