Last year saw some major occurrences at the annual Mark Hahn Memorial 300 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona; first, Jean-Bruno Pastorello returned for his third championship in the Pro Runabout Open class, and did so with 18-time IJSBA World Champion Chris MacClugage as his partner. And lastly, it carved yet another notch in the headboard for Kawasaki’s Ultra 300 domination in all offshore and endurance races.
This year though, things have the potential to change. We’re still waiting to hear if Macc will be back with Pastorello (or on his own) to repeat his performance, and we’re certain the lineup will only feature more Kawasaki Ultra JetSkis as the factory cranked up the juice from 300 to 310-horsepower. But in a great surprise, recently relocated South African Dustin Motzouris will enter the fray aboard a Sea-Doo.
In an announcement posted on Facebook yesterday, the multi-time world champ will be pairing up with another world champion, Jared Moore aboard a Kommander Industries-built Sea-Doo RXT-X. Using top notch parts from famed Sea-Doo Centre tuner Les Cooke, details pertaining to the level of modification the ski has yet to be released, but knowing Cooke’s leaning towards turbo-charging Rotax powerplants makes us wonder if the Kommander himself, Steve Webster will follow suit…
One major revelation is Motz’s announcement that Kommander Industries is a US distributor for all Sea-Doo Centre performance parts. ‘Cause man, that’s some pretty big news. Nevertheless, we’re excited to see Motz and Moore challenge Pastorello and the Big K’s domination over this stellar event. Make sure to check out The Watercraft Journal for next-day event coverage, but until then, he’s Motz’s announcement:
“I am very happy to announce that current world champion runabout rider Jared Moore and myself will be teaming up on a Kommander Industries Sea-Doo RXT-X for the Mark Hahn 300 in Lake Havasu. We will be running the Sea-Doo RXT-X which has proven itself as a exceptional endurance and offshore race boat. We will be getting support from Sea-Doo Centre in Australia as well as many other sponsors. Thank you to everyone stepping in to support us. We will do a official press release in the next few days as well as video updates on the build and progress of our endurance RXT-X 260 Sea-Doo. Please also know that you can purchase all your Sea-Doo Centre performance runabout parts from Kommander Industries in the USA.”