New Personal Watercraft Racing Series To Offer Top-Class Entertainment For
Spectators and Competitors.
ORLANDO, FL, 15 February 2013 â€“ Powerboat P1 USA, a wholly owned
subsidiary of London-based powerboat racing promoter Powerboat P1
Management Ltd [http://www.powerboatp1.com/]., today announced the launch
of a revolutionary personal watercraft race series, P1 AquaX
[http://www.p1aquax.com/] (pronounced Aqua Cross). The AquaX events will
run alongside the 2013 P1 SuperStock USA Championship at high-profile
venues in Florida, including Daytona Beach, Pahokee, Cocoa Beach and
AquaX is an exciting series that offers a completely new experience for
personal watercraft enthusiasts by offering top-class entertainment for
both spectators and competitors. It is a market-driven championship which
has run alongside SuperStock powerboat racing in the UK for the past two
years and bridges the gap between leisure use and racing by taking riders
onto the open sea. Specifically designed to attract amateur riders to
enter the sport, this unique series offers competitors a hugely exciting
challenge and the opportunity to win a slice of an impressive $15,000
potential prize purse depending upon entry numbers, with the Elite and
both Amateur class riders each having an equal chance to pocket some prize
Lisa Barsby, head of P1 AquaX and former world champion said “The UK
series, launced in 2011, has attracted growing numbers of amateur riders
and we are very excited about launching AquaX in the world’s biggest
market for PWC sales. There are many recreational watercraft users out
there who have wanted to try their hand at competitive riding for some
time now, and AquaX provides the perfect arena for them to open up their
throttles and enjoy the full performance of their craft in a safe,
controlled environment. And because of the ever- changing conditions, the
riders’ skill prevails over horsepower, to create a level playing field
AquaX is open to all types of watercraft, with Yamaha, Kawasaki and BRP
(Sea-Doo) models expected to race unmodified in three classes: 200, 250
and 300hp. Riders will earn 10 points for a superpole victory and 20
points for race win.
Running at the same time, the AquaX Cup is open to all, including those
with modified craft falling outside the standard class structure, who want
to experience the thrill of racing. The Cup is not a Championship class,
so points or prize money will not be awarded. Its purpose is to
acknowledge the overall winner of the race at each individual round.
Each two-day AquaX event will consist of three races: Superpole, a shorter
qualifying race followed by two rallies where the focus switches to
endurance riding and stamina over longer distances. The race tracks are
wide open yet simple to navigate, and will be patrolled by trained race
marshals to ensure safety at all times.
Much like the P1 SuperStock powerboat racing series, AquaX is designed to
provide an accessible and affordable platform for motorsport enthusiasts
and to help develop the sport of watercraft racing from the ground up. The
competition kicks off in June and full details of the opening event can be
found at the new AquaX website, now online at www.p1aquax.com
AquaX 200 – modified 2-stroke and stock naturally aspirated 4-stroke
160bhp and below.
AquaX 250 – stock 4-stroke including turbo/supercharged 250bhp and below.
AquaX 300 – stock 4-stroke including turbo/supercharged 300bhp and below.
AquaX Cup Open.
Daytona Beach, FL. (dates TBC)
Pahokee, FL. (July 20-21)
Cocoa Beach, FL. (August 17-18)
Marathon, FL. (September 21-22)
Michelle Petro has joined the P1 USA team as Series Administrator for the
AquaX Championships. She is Sales and Promotions Manager for Pro Rider
Magazine, America’s only printed publication focusing on personal
watercraft and which will be the official media partner of the AquaX
For more information, contact Azam Rangoonwala on (252)-702-2771.