This weekend kicks off the single-most anticipated races of 2015: the P1 USA AquaX series. Yup, we mean it. There has been more word-of-mouth, more gossip and major manufacturer interested focused on what some would erroneously dismiss as a regional series, the AquaX than all of the chitchat swirling around about the Pro Watercross and semi-national IJSBA National Tour combined.
Why? Because AquaX is on the move. Two years ago, the single-digit attendance numbers of the American AquaX series left many questioning whether the Yankees were ready for this transplanted program, but in the past couple of years, participation and sponsor interest has swelled faster than any other competitive outlet in personal watercraft racing – and rightly so.
Take this weekend’s kickoff round in Daytona Beach, Florida for example. According to AquaX, “This Sunday (April 26) viewers of Fox Sports regional networks can enjoy live coverage of the opening round of the P1 USA AquaX race series in Daytona.” Live television coverage? The last time PWC racing had exposure of this magnitude was during the heyday Bud Tour years, right?
Likewise, those international enthusiasts can tune into the live coverage live coverage on Fox Sports International channels or catch a live stream on the P1 AquaX YouTube channel. And let us not forget the venues. AquaX prides itself on securing venues that racers want to flock to. Daytona Beach is a prime example, as the city regularly welcomes millions of tourists a year for the several events the Volusia County beach town hosts – not to mention its legendary shores.
Ever since the early days of old Daytona Beach Road Course, Daytona has hosted races for over 50 years, and this April 26th and 27th, AquaX will be returning to the same beach where the American series started just two years prior. Between motos, there will be plenty to see and do with stunts and a freestyle displays all hosted near the Plaza Beach Resort.