Yamaha FX Series Riders Sweep Classes at Mark Hahn Memorial 300


Attrition is the name of the game when it comes to PWC racing, and that is nowhere more evident than at the annual Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300. This past weekend marked the 16th annual endurance event and the lineup was a venerable who’s who of fresh-faced and weathered veteran racers.

Among the dozens of race teams ready to charge the cold and foggy shores of the Crazy Horse Resort were many riding FX Yamaha WaveRunners – and their selections served them well as many took home wins that day.

Here’s the original press release:

Yamaha WaveRunner racers proved again why Yamaha is the first name in professional PWC racing with wins in three top classes at the 16th Annual Mark Hahn Memorial 300 held in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

The three winning teams for Yamaha were Steve Friebe and Jerry Ham (4 Stroke N/A Open Class); Mike Neumann and Levi Sampayo (Manufacturers Stock Class); and Cassius Sanders and Cyrille Lemoine (Vet Masters Open Class).

The recently redesigned FX Series includes an all-new deck and hull well suited for open ocean and endurance racing. The new design favors stability, predictability, and comfort in choppy water conditions, all while delivering a light, nimble ride, despite its size. Powering the FX Series is the Yamaha 1.8L marine engine that comes supercharged or normally-aspirated. The Yamaha 1.8L engine is renowned for its impressive performance, reliability, and durability.

The Mark Hahn 300 is the longest personal watercraft race in the world, covering a total of 300 tough miles in 30 successive laps of a 10-mile course. There are so many variables in the event, from fuel stops, rider changes, rough water conditions, and attrition. Additionally, the race features the only true Le Mans start currently in motorsports of any type.

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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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