The hits kept coming in Racine, WI, home of the Grand Prix of Watercross and Mother Nature helped us out on Sunday with spectacular weather and great riding conditions. In the Pro Runabout Open class James Bushell took two moto wins but had boat issues that cost him a finish in moto 2 which opened the door wide for Dean’s Team Yamaha rider Abdullha Al-Fadhel to take the overall. The rider from Kuwait actually hole shot the field in moto 3 on board his factory Yamaha and led the first 6 laps before settling into second to protect his victory. Erminio Iantosca had a consistent weekend to take his Judge Motorsports Sea Doo to a second place finish. Eric Francis made a late charge in moto 3 on his Dave’s Auto Body Kawasaki to take the final podium position.
In the Pro Ski GP class Rick Sherker led every lap on his Jet Tribe Bullet boat for the win even with the pressure being applied by Hydro-Turf pilot Rob Flores. “Flo” finished his weekend in second position with Bill “Hurricane” Haig rounding out the top three on his Amsoil Imagination Fabrication Kawasaki.
As always the Pro Runabout Stock class was a drama filled experience. Eric Francis looked good going 1-1-1 for the overall on his Monster Energy Kawasaki. Troy Snyder rode solidly in second in all three motos but after the race he said his Judge Motorsports Sea-Doo was cutting out in the turns which cost him some speed. Dennis Mack worked his Hydro-Turf Factory Yamaha well on his way to a well deserved 3rd place finish.
The Pro Freestylers had a much better day today with the flat water conditions and Jeremy Parr continued to impress with his newly named “Ivanhoe”, which is an underflip with a twist, named after the local watering hole here in Racine, WI. Joe Eckert and Gary Burtka put together nice runs as well and the crowd here at the Grand Prix of Watercross showed their appreciation with enthusiastic applause throughout their runs.