If there’s a “right way” to kick off the American AquaX race season, the crew at Dean’s Team Racing have figured it out. With a veritable “who’s who” of top billing racers all flying the DTR flag – Abdullah Al-Fadhel, Chris MacClugage, Aero Aswar, Dean Charrier, Mike Klippenstein, Aqsa Aswar and Marcus Jørgensen – the beaches of Daytona were flush with Dean Charrier-tuned Yamaha power.
As The Watercraft Journal reported late last month, Chris MacClugage performed a near-flawless hat trick, sweeping all 3 motos and fetching the Pro Open Runabout championship for the weekend. As Dean’s Team acknowledged, “Congrats to Chris MacClugage on sweeping the P1 AquaX USA: Daytona Beach opening round, and Aero Aswar finishing 3rd overall on his first weekend on the new Yamaha GP1800!”
And it wasn’t just in the professional classes where Dean’s Team racers shined. Several other standings were dominated by Dean’s Team Yamaha racers, as they congratulated: “Carlito David del Valle of the CRT Racing Team, famous for his record breaking 110+ MPH watercrafts, proved he could do a lot more than go fast in just a straight line! He picked up his first Amateur 300 P1 AquaX overall win the first round in Daytona, with Broward Motorsports racer Cody Tetreault finishing 2nd overall his first race weekend on a Yamaha FX.”
And while Dean’s Team had much to celebrate, AquaX should be proud as well. The official Dean’s Team Facebook page noted, “The Amateur 300 class saw 28 entries, a step up from the usual ~20 entries we saw in the 2016 P1 AquaX season, and looks to be as competitive as ever this year!” And that’s reason to be excited!