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    Macon, The Heart of PWC Racing in Georgia
    Jul201317

    Macon, Georgia has over a decade of Personal Watercraft Racing history under it’s belt at Sandy Beach Park, and this year’s event was monumental race for the Pro Hydro-X Tour.

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    IMG_0698By Brent Venderley
    As most of you reading this know, 2013 is the first year the torch has been handed over from Mike Young to Brad and I, and Macon, GA. was a milestone for us as promoters. Not only did the Pro Hydro-X Tour experience a couple firsts in our experience as promoters, but also reaffirmed and reassured, that the long standing relationships in PWC Racing will remain a part of Macon, GA. for years to come.

    IMG_0661With the local support of the Georgia racers, Matt Reno from Central Georgia Power Sports and Preston McCallum from McCallum Hauling and their families, we witnessed some of the best racing of 2013 to date.

    Tavares, FL. was marked by a huge showing of Sport Class riders, but this past weekend was all about the big runabouts. It was an awesome sight to see as the Pro-Am RA Stock and Novice RA Stock Classes battled it out in close quarters on the tight Sandy Beach Park course. The bar to bar action continued from start to finish, with more runabout riders than I have seen in any race this year… and all in stock classes!

    IMG_0970On Saturday in the Pro-Am Stock class the current raining World and National Champion, Eric Francis took the lead and a 1-1 finish with Domenico Barilla and Georgia local Mike Bellamy in 2nd and 3rd overall. Sunday, things got interesting with Eric Francis red flagging on the first attempt at starting the Pro Stock Class, and Dennis Mack out of Atlanta red flagging, in a controversial call by officials on the second attempt.

    IMG_0949Once the race got started it was intense for all ten laps! Stan Hightower, on his Extreme Propulsion Sea-doo took the lead right from the start as Eric Francis, aboard his Monster Energy, Fly Racing, Hydroturf Kawasaki was forced to work his way through the pack and tight turns of the Lake Tobesofkee course.

    The action was not just between the top two riders though; Domenico Barilla, Dennis Mack, Mike Bellamy, Jeff Dyckowski and Jeremy Schandelmayer (with his return to a Sea-doo runabout) were riding hard and close in both motos Sunday. In the end it was Stan Hightower with 1-1 finishes, Eric Francis and the consistent riding of Domenico Barilla finishing the weekend in the 1, 2 and 3 spots respectively overall.

    IMG_0031Novice Runabout Stock was no less exciting with it’s great turnout at the starting line. Bryan Perry dominated aboard his Above All Tree Service Kawasaki with 1-1 finishes in both motos on Saturday and Sunday. Jeff Dyckowski rode consistent with a second overall for both days, while Kevin Wassum moved up after only one race as a beginner in Tavares, FL. to take third and the final podium spot on Saturday. Sunday, Victor Bute mixed it up and took the third and final podium position aboard his D Mack Racing Kawasaki.

    Macon was also the first time we have seen Cody McCallum, pro ski rider, aboard his Sea-doo, Fly Racing, Central Georgia Power Sports Runabout… is this a look into the future of things to come for Cody?

    Macon, Georgia had great racing in all classes this past weekend, and it always seems that at each round of racing one or two classes highlight the weekend’s event. Even though we can not go into detail about every race in every press release, we can not thank you guys (the racers) enough for your support and coming out and being a part of the race family from round to round.

    IMG_1734We want to take the time to recognize Brian Dennis, David Cabrera, Kirk Britto, Paul Jordan and Cody McCallum for their top five dominance in the Championship Points in Pro-Am Ski Open, and David Cabrera and Broc Harris for their sizable Championship Points lead in Pro-Am Ski Stock.

    We also want to mention the consistent influx of riders into the beginner’s classes. This past weekend we had three new runabout riders; Ashley Sponaugle from Kevin Wassum’s Tampa Sea-doo Crew, Blake Bellamy the son of Pro Stock rider Mike Bellamy and Mark Waldele crossing over for the first time from motocross.

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    Thank you all for making Macon, Georgia a great race, and special thanks to our Tour Sponsors JettribeSea-dooRIVA RacingExotic SignsPWC MuscleKaotik ProductsFulmer Helmets and Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine for making it all possible!

    We will see you all again in a about two weeks in Markam Park, FL. July 27-28 for the BMS/Team Mean Cup! Which racers will have the points to take the Championships at Islamorada in September?

    See you at the beach… racing!

    Jettribe Pro Hydro-X Tour, presented by Sea-Doo 2013

    Full Macon, GA. race results: www.prohydrox.com/macon.html

    Full Championship points standings: www.prohydrox.com/2013points.html

     


    Rounds 5 and 6, Macon, GA. July 13-14, 2013 Results
    Pro-Am RA Stock – Saturday
    Rider Name#BrandSponsorsMoto 1Moto 2Final
    JEFF DYCKOWSKI8SEAEXTREME PROPULSION476
    STAN HIGHTOWER6SEAEXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM634
    DOMENICO BARILLA714KAWALLIRA CONSTRUCTION322
    JEREMY SCHANDELMAYER66SEAJETTRIBE757
    ERIC FRANCES7KAWMONSTER ENERGY, FLY, HYDROTURF111
    MIKE BELLAMY10SEAOUTLAW TOWING, MTN MOTORSPORTS263
    DENNIS MACK84YAMYAMAHA, FLY, RIVA, MTN MOTORSPORTS545
    Pro-Am RA Stock – Sunday
    JEFF DYCKOWSKI8SEAEXTREME PROPULSION577
    STAN HIGHTOWER6SEAEXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM111
    DOMENICO BARILLA714KAWALLIRA CONSTRUCTION433
    JEREMY SCHANDELMAYER66SEAJETTRIBE745
    ERIC FRANCES7KAWMONSTER ENERGY, FLY, HYDROTURF322
    MIKE BELLAMY10SEAOUTLAW TOWING, MTN MOTORSPORTS254
    DENNIS MACK84YAMYAMAHA, FLY, RIVA, MTN MOTORSPORTS666
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    Pro-Am Ski Open – Saturday
    PAUL JORDAN13KAWEXOTIC SIGNS677
    BROC HARRIS182HYDCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, BASSETT423
    BRIAN DENNIS115YAMBLOWSION, BARNEYS, MAACO311
    DAVID CABRERA51HYDBMS, EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT756
    KENNIE MCKENZIE77KAWHURRICANE RACING, OPTIMA RACING545
    KIRK BRITTO75KAWACTION KAWASAKI, WADE CHAPIN264
    CODY MCCALLUM2HYDFLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS132
    Pro-Am Ski Open – Sunday
    PAUL JORDAN13KAWEXOTIC SIGNS777
    BROC HARRIS182HYDCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, BASSETT444
    BRIAN DENNIS115YAMBLOWSION, BARNEYS, MAACO513
    DAVID CABRERA51HYDBMS, EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT666
    KENNIE MCKENZIE77KAWHURRICANE RACING, OPTIMA RACING132
    KIRK BRITTO75KAWACTION KAWASAKI, WADE CHAPIN355
    CODY MCCALLUM2HYDFLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS221
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    Pro-Am Ski Stock – Saturday
    BROC HARRIS182KAWCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, MCCALLUM211
    DAVID CABRERA51HYDEXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT, WEBER122
    KEVIN ROWE85YAM333
    GAVIN REED7YAMTHE GRASS MAN444
    Pro-Am Ski Stock – Sunday
    BROC HARRIS182KAWCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, MCCALLUM211
    DAVID CABRERA51HYDEXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT, WEBER122
    GAVIN REED7YAMTHE GRASS MAN333
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    Expert RA Open – Saturday
    STAN HIGHTOWER2SEAEXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM111
    Expert RA Open – Sunday
    STAN HIGHTOWER2SEAEXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM111
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    Expert Ski Open – Saturday
    BENJIE BINFORD2HYDBASSETT RACING111
    Expert Ski Open – Sunday
    BENJIE BINFORD2HYDBASSETT RACING111
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    Novice RA Limited – Saturday
    KERRY HIBDON7YAMSKAT TRACK111
    Novice RA Limited – Sunday
    KERRY HIBDON7YAMSKAT TRACK111
    —–
    Novice RA Stock – Saturday
    CLAY BARBEE84YAMRIVA, ACTION KAW, DMACK RACING455
    BRYAN PERRY7KAWABOVE ALL TREE SERVICE111
    JEFF DYCKOWSKI8SEAEXTREME PROPULSION322
    CODY MCCALLUM2SEAFLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS534
    VICTOR BUTE243KAWDMACK RACING666
    KEVIN WASSUM711SEAPWC MUSCLE243
    Novice RA Stock – Sunday
    CLAY BARBEE84YAMRIVA, ACTION KAW, DMACK RACINGDNSDNSDNS
    BRYAN PERRY7KAWABOVE ALL TREE SERVICE111
    JEFF DYCKOWSKI8SEAEXTREME PROPULSION222
    CODY MCCALLUM2SEAFLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS4DNS5
    VICTOR BUTE243KAWDMACK RACING343
    KEVIN WASSUM711SEAPWC MUSCLE534
    —–
    Novice Ski Limited – Saturday
    PAUL JORDAN13KAWEXOTIC SIGNS333
    BILL BRADY421YAMBARNEYS, ONE IMAGE222
    GAVIN REED7KAWTHE GLASS MAN111
    Novice Ski Limited – Sunday
    PAUL JORDAN13KAWEXOTIC SIGNS333
    BILL BRADY421YAMBARNEYS, ONE IMAGE222
    GAVIN REED7KAWTHE GLASS MAN111
    —–
    Novice Ski Stock – Saturday
    DUSTIN HIGDON85YAM211
    LYTLE PRICHARD720KAWOPTIMA RACING122
    Novice Ski Stock – Sunday
    LYTLE PRICHARD720KAWOPTIMA RACING111
    —–
    Beginner RA – Saturday
    MARK WALDELE2SEACENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, FLY RACING222
    ASHLEY SPONAUGLE66SEAHERSELF133
    BLAKE BELLAMY505SEAOUTLAW TOWING, SEADOO XTEAM, MTN311
    Beginer RA – Sunday
    MARK WALDELE11SEACENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, FLY RACING233
    ASHLEY SPONAUGLE66SEAHERSELF322
    BLAKE BELLAMY505SEAOUTLAW TOWING, SEADOO XTEAM, MTN111
    —–
    Beginner Ski – Saturday
    AUSTIN BRITT717KAWBROC HARRIS111
    JOSH WILDER888YAM222
    Beginner Ski – Sunday
    AUSTIN BRITT717KAWBROC HARRIS111
    —–
    Sport Open/Mod – Saturday
    SAM NEHME13WYAMBROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS111
    KEN WADDLE13BYAMTEAM MEAN, BROWARD MOTORSPORTS222
    PHIL MORSIE212YAMBIG #1 YAMAHA333
    MARTY THOMPSON108SEADNSDNSDNS
    Sport Open/Mod – Sunday
    SAM NEHME13WYAMBROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS111
    KEN WADDLE13BYAMTEAM MEAN, BROWARD MOTORSPORTS222
    —–
    Sport Spec – Saturday
    PHIL MOSRIE212YAMBIG #1 YAMAHA122
    SAM NEHME13YAMBROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS211
    MARTY THOMPSON108SEA333
    Sport Spec – Sunday
    PHIL MOSRIE212YAMBIG #1 YAMAHADNSDNSDNS
    SAM NEHME13WYAMBROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS211
    MARTY THOMPSON108SEADNSDNSDNS
    KEN WADDLE13B122
    —–
    RA Classic/NA – Saturday
    CLAY BARBEE84YAMRIVA, ACTION KAWASAKI, MEGA111
    RA Classic/NA – Sunday
    CLAY BARBEE84YAMRIVA, ACTION KAWASAKI, MEGADNSDNSDNS
    —–
    Junior Ski Stock 13-15 – Saturday
    MATTHEW OWENS82YAMCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS211
    DEVON RENO22KAWCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS122
    Junior Ski Stock 13-15 – Sunday
    DEVON RENO22KAWCENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS111
    —–
    Junior RA Classic – Saturday
    DEVON RENO22SEACENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS222
    PRESTON CLARK245SEAKAOTIK, MOM & DAD111
    Junior RA Classic – Sunday
    DEVON RENO22SEACENTRAL GA POWERSPORTSDNSDNSDNS
    PRESTON CLARK245SEAKAOTIK, MOM & DAD

     

     

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