Tanner Thomas’ Report From Devil’s Lake Dash Region 3 Event


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Last week The Watercraft Journal brought you the industry’s only complete recap and photo gallery from Region 3’s 5th annual Devil’s Lake Dash – completing Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pacific Northwest Watercross tour (Region 3 Racing). But providing a unique perspective otherwise unheard is this report from Freestyle champion Tanner Thomas, who writes:

“This past weekend my girlfriend Kate and I were able to make a day trip down from Vancouver WA to the Oregon coast. I was invited to come down and ride freestyle for all the wonderful people of Lincoln City, Oregon at the Devils Lake Dash Watercraft races. Taking advantage of being in the Pacific Northwest, it was about a 2 hour drive to the beautiful event site of Regatta Park on Devils Lake.

“The weather was blue sky and a sunny 65 degrees. We were welcomed by event coordinators Bill and Dawn Cox, it was great to see old friends and to meet new ones. In between the motos I performed some freestyle routines for the crowd, riding 2 full tanks of fuel and stirring the excitement of spectators all around the lake. I was stoked on the positive responses I received from everyone.

“I was also prepared with posters to sign and hats for the kids. Thanks to everyone who came over, visited and picked up posters. I am happy to share my knowledge of the sport I work so hard for when it is appreciated by such great people. Thanks to the Dawn and Bill Cox, Roger Harnack, Northwest Jet Sport and the IJSBA for making the event happen, the racing action was a blast to watch and hopefully I will be able to attend next year as well.”

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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