2022 SBT P1 AquaX National Championship Rider Profiles: Jimmy Wilson


Image: RonnyMac per AquaX

More than fifty riders across three race classes went head-to-head in St. Petersburg Florida, the final stop on the five-circuit SBT P1 AquaX National Championship. Riders vied for national titles and the chance to qualify for the Bahamas World Championship in November 2022.

Jimmy Wilson – Pro Enduro class – (Yamaha FX SVHO)
The 33-year-old Yamaha FX rider from North Carolina admits he doesn’t get as much practice as he’d like, since he lives 30 minutes from the closest lake, but typically rides his stand-up ski once a week to build endurance.

Jimmy started racing in Novice Ski Stock at the age of 16, but didn’t make his AquaX Pro Enduro until Daytona Beach in 2021. “As far as Runabouts go, this is really my first significant achievement,” he says.

“I won a moto in Michigan City last year and made the overall podium a couple of times. I’m a two-time amateur world champion in the ski division, and I also have seven national titles in the ski division between Pro-Am Ski Stock and the Pro-Am Ski GP classes plus four top three finishes in in the Pro Ski at the IJSBA World Finals.”

Image: David Landro per AquaX

He loves the fact that his 2022 Yamaha FX was built and prepared by Broward Motorsports and Judge Motorsports running a Cabrera Motorsports tune. He describes having these three build his factory Yamaha FX as ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity.’

Jimmy has travelled to ten races already this year, accompanied by his young son. “My little man comes everywhere with me – it’s been that way since the day he was born,” he says.

He is about to head to Italy to compete in the UIM Aquabike World Championship in Olbia in northeastern Sardinia. This will be the first time he has raced abroad and thanks to Borgstrom Racing he will be lining up with the best riders in Pro Ski GP.

Next month he’ll be racing in the IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City and he will then focus on the P1 AquaX Bahamas World Championship in early November. “I’m so freaking excited to go there to race and see where the US riders fit in amongst the best from other countries,” he comments.

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JD Brussels

A true Florida native, JD bought his first boat before he was old enough to drive. You can usually find him tinkering on one of his many projects, tearing up the ocean on his Ultra 310, or spending time out on the boat with his wife and 3 kids.

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