IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Havasu Announces New Location and Promoter

Ross Wallach, president of RPM Enterprises, announced that his organization will be replacing DSM Events as the promoter for the 19th Annual IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300- known as the “toughest, longest most challenging PWC endurance in the world!” The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Lake Havasu in Arizona.

Wallach announced that the event would be moved from Crazy Horse Campground to Point Beach in the Lake Havasu State Park. The decision to move the event was based on a number of reasons, but the change will likely alter the course layout, and how pit stops and launches made.

Rising costs coupled with a drop in race attendance has “taken its toll,” and for the 19th Annual MH300 to become a reality, Wallach has conveyed that a minimum of 40 committed (paid) entries must be received by January 20th 2023. Read his statement below:

Mark Hahn Memorial race teams, DSM Events, the promoter of the MH300 for the past 18 years has asked me to take over as promoter of the 19th Annual MH300 in 2023 and beyond.

Both Mike Follmer & I would like very much to see continue as this event, as this event is especially near and dear to our hearts, but we need to get a firm commitment from the racers as waning attendance and rising costs to promote the longest PWC endurance race in the Country has taken its toll.

Ross Wallach and his team are still working on finalizing all of the event details, but team move-ins are expected to start Saturday morning at 6:30 AM. Pit spots will be organized with sponsor/advertiser teams and preferred pit parking is available for an additional fee.

RPM Enterprises is still working on an online entry form where payments can be submitted. Although this form is not yet operational, Wallach has conveyed that payment will be due by the 3rd weekend in January, 2023. The company plans to release an announcement once this new form is operational.

Wallach offered the following statement regarding new rules that have been instituted due to the location of the event being changed from Crazy Horse to Point Beach.

One note, all racers will be on their boat, lanyards out, dead motor start in the water due to new location. This will be a modified Le Man’s start (no running to the boat).

All runabout race teams will use the Windsor boat launch ramp (see attached map) to enter and exit the course/pit stops/etc. once race has started.

Still working on final decision for stand ups regarding pit stops/refueling (ramp vs. tote out) on Point Beach. Will announce when final decision is reached from AZ State Parks.

Lake Havasu State Park fee is $20/vehicle (towing a trailer or individual vehicle) with up to 4 people for the day use. Additional people are $3/adult. Fee is paid at main gate upon entrance to the park.

Note: Lake Havasu State Park Annual Passholders get in free. Camping may be available at Lake Havasu State Park at www.azstateparks.com. No noise ordinance in effect until 8:00 am Saturday morning.

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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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