Decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s what are before many watercraft racers as news continues to pour in from across the country. With AJ Handler and his Pro Watercross Tour’s divorce from the IJSBA, many were left wondering if a IJSBA-sanctioned series was even going to happen. Thankfully, RPM Enterprises’ Ross Wallach’s West Coast series enjoyed strong attendance numbers last year, giving the promoter an edge when it came to organizing 2015’s series.
Teaming with Jettribe Core Watercraft and partnering with Jim Lambert’s stellar DJSA northern California series, the 2015 Jettribe “Best of The West” Series. Stretched over eight rounds of racing, beginning in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and hitting favorited locations Parker, Arizona; Lake Perris, California; and ending in Mossdale Lake, California (just northwest of Modesto), the Best of The West tour will consist of four weekends of racing spanning April to August.
We’re excited to see residents from Arizona join the strongest riders from both northern and southern California, and expect to see a fantastic series unfold this year. Oh, and for those looking to dare to do something different, the final two rounds in Mossdale Quarry Lake will include some spectacular nighttime racing beneath a swarm of floodlights!
Here’s the original press release:
Attention Racers, Race Fans and Friends!!!
RPM Racing and Jettribe would like to announce the 2015 Jettribe “Best of the West” Racing Series. We are very excited for the 2015 season to get underway. There are some changes in the series this year that we are expecting to become some racer favorites. All the races this season will consist of two (2) rounds each. The first and second round races are being held in Lake Havasu City and have been named in memory of Gary Hart from Jettrim. The last 2 races of the season are going to be in Northern California at Mossdale Lake and will be a joint race by the IJSBA, RPM Racing and Jim Lambert of the DJSA (Diablo Jet Ski Action). This will be a Nor Cal Vs. So Cal State Championship race and will include a day and a night race. If anyone has not had the opportunity to race under the night lights, here is your chance. It will be great to see all the So Cal racers and Nor Cal racers converge on this great race location.
Without further delay, here is your 2015 race schedule:
Jettribe “Best of the West” Series
Round #1 & #2 – April 11th & 12th – 2nd Annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross – Gary Hart Memorial Race (Windsor 4 Beach)
Round #3 & #4 – May 30th & 31st – Blue Water Resort & Casino – IJSBA Western States Nationals – Parker, AZ
Round #5 & #6 – July 11th & 12th – Lake Perris Open – Perris, CA (note: 2 day race – waiting approval)
Round #7 & #8 – August 22nd & 23rd – North Vs. South California State Championships Mossdale Lake, (Day and Night race on Saturday) IJSBA/DJSA/RPM RACING ENT. (Joint race with DJSA)
**Riders please note that you will need to attend 2 of these races to qualify for the World Finals this year due to changes in the IJSBA rules. Also, as a reminder, the Pro Watercross Tour is no longer a IJSBA sanctioned race. Sparks, NV and St. George, UT (along with all other stops) will not qualify you for World Finals.
We are looking forward to a great season of racing and look forward to seeing you all out there on the water.
For more information on the these race events, please contact www.rpmracingent.com or www.jettribe.com