Region 8 Northeast Watercraft Alliance action is heating up! In the cold winter’s slumber of ice covered lakes and waterways, noting much is moving except for feverish paced racers and mechanics in the garages and marina machine shops. The wrenches are turning on repairs, modifications and new boat builds. The air heavy with the smell of lubricants, oil and gas. But most importantly the deafening sound of jovial smack talking between racers about the upcoming season is generating steam for 2014!
The tentative R8 race schedule as posted on the NEWA website follows a similar format to last season with the addition and changes in a few venues. Online pre-registration is through www.newa.us and requires all racers to be valid card holding members of the IJSBA for the series.
May 17, 2014
BITE Pro/Am White Water Vertical Shoot-Out
Sacandaga River Route 30, Benson Bridge Benson, NY 12134
May 31-June 1, 2014
The Beach Brawl
Winchester, CT 06098
July 12-13, 2014
Clash for Mass
Matt Reilly’s Pub
750 South Main Street
Lanesborough, MA 01237
August 23-24, 2014
Region 8 Rager
Clute Memorial Park
155 S. Clute Park Drive Watkins Glen, NY 14891
The following excerpt is from PWCToday.com:
Exciting news announced by the NEWA for 2014!
Please watch for a surprise JetFest announcement. The June dates will be released soon along with information about the WetWerX, SBT sponsored raffle item which will be raffled of in order to generate a monetary donation to Morgan Baker. For those who are unaware, Morgan suffered a severe brain injury just over a year ago – her friends & family are avid pro pwc enthusiasts .. “JetFest, is a good time for a great cause” !
The “Bite Pro/Am Components Whitewater Vertical Shootout” May 3rd is officially an NEWA bonus points round toward overall tour points. This first of its kind race represents the NEWA’s vision for the evolution of regional pwc events.
The “WetWerX Region Eight Racing Tour” is branching out to new geographical regions in order to provide racers with the best possible venues in the Northeast.
With help from CT Watercraft, closed course racing will return to Connecticut at the opening tour stop. Rounds one & two of the tour, May 31 & June 1, “The Beach Brawl” hosted at Holland Beach, Winchester, CT., will kick off the tour at a stellar venue in a town extremely excited to host closed course racing.
Rounds three & four, “The Clash for Mass”, July 12 & 13, will be hosted on the beach of Matt Reilly’s Pub where racers will be treated to pub drink specials & will be the focal point of the entire town of Lanesborough, MA. Maritime & pedestrian spectators alike are expected to flood the area in anticipation of their first exposure to live closed course racing.
“The Glen” will again play host to the championship tour stop – rounds five & six, ” The Region 8 Rager ” August 23 & 24 at Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen, NY. The red carpet is rolled out by this amazing community which is synonyms with racing – Clute Park & Watkins Glen have opened their arms & gone out of their way in order to ensure retention of the NEWA’s final tour stop.
2014 is shaping up to be an amazing year for the NEWA & it’s supporters. Please make sure to visit www.newa.us in order to stay connected with the latest breaking regional news & event information.