With the conclusion of the 40th annual IJSBA World Finals, many racers were left with a bit of a sour taste. With that being said, enthusiasts and former event directors have teamed up to provide West Coast personal watercraft racing enthusiasts a series that promises to work to improve the racing experience: Full Throttle WaterX. Paired with the existing ProWatercross (PWX) series spanning much of the East Coast, WaterX hopes to bring the same level of professionalism and organization to the Pacific region.
Here’s the original press release published to Facebook on October 18th:
I would like to announce the formation of a new West Coast-based personal watercraft racing series: Full Throttle WaterX!
The series is owned by Deegan Newton and Colin Richards (and two other investors). As many of you know, Deegan worked as a race director for the finale, last season. He has always wanted to run a race series, and brings back experience in racing off-road motorcycle and race car races, as well as high level watercraft racing. He also works as a media director and content creator for several racing media companies.
He plans on bringing his knowledge of all the different types of racing, as well as a younger new mind with tons of ideas and implementing it all into making this watercraft racing series the best it can be.
Colin has been around motorsports for over 50+ years and countless new club racing ventures and the has mind of a great mechanic and engineer, so him paired with Deegan is sure to make for some great innovation and ideas for this series.
Onto scoring, registration, and anything else you racers may have questions with: we were able to bring back the queen, Nicole Mrosek Pettit. She brings with her years of experience being on the front lines at every event, handling all the behind the scenes registration and on-site paperwork duties, and brings years of experience on proper scoring techniques to ensure every race is scored fairly and correctly.
Most of the original crew will be back, as well as a few new faces. This crew is excited to get to work and put on some extremely fun, professional, and safe watercraft racing events.
We have 4 dates confirmed already, and working on a few more. Please stay tuned for a tentative schedule that is going to be posted in a few weeks. As for class list, tech rules, and any questions regarding that, our rule book is going to be very similar to the other series’ in the region, with a few minor changes but nothing to be too worried about. We want to ensure everybody has a class to race in and be as competitive as possible. Please message me personally if you have any questions regarding this until we get the finalized class list posted.
I want to be the first to say, thank you for making my dream of running a race series a reality. A lot of racers have talked to me about doing this and really hyped me up to the point where I decided to do it. I am looking forward to a really fun race season with a really awesome crew, and a really stoked group of racers. This is going to be fun.
Stay tuned, stay safe.
– Deegan @ FullThrottleWaterX