Jettribe recaps round one of the Southwestern regions 2016 series. Great race, great turnout, and memorialization of a great guy.
Post Race Wrap-Up
JETTRIBE "BEST OF THE WEST SERIES" ROUNDS 1 & 2
THE 3rd ANNUAL JETTRIBE LAKE HAVASU OPEN OF WATERCROSS GARY HART MEMORIAL RACE
Presented by Jettribe Jettrim, Sea-Doo, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Jet Re-Nu, Bomber Eyewear, C57 Racing Products, Amsoil Twins, Skat-Trak, Oakley, Kawasaki, Pro Watercraftracing, IPD Graphics, Yamaha, HPWCA, Pirates Cove, Sea-Tow, Watercraft Rider, Pro-Rider Magazine & Watercraft Rider held in conjunction with the Havasu Boat Show at Windsor 4 Beach, Lake Havasu State Park on April 9 & 10 started the 2016 IJSBA closed course racing season in grand fashion.
Not even Mother Nature's fury could prevent the racers from finishing up the annual event. Saturday's races started off with over 120+ riders and beautiful 80 degree weather. Race Fans and Havasu Boat show attendees descended on the white sands of Windsor 4 Beach to watch some of the best riders and "up and comers" take to the waters of Lake Havasu to do battle on the Todd "Sarge" Young created course.
Riders knocked the dust off and began the Jettribe "Best of the West" & Hot Products Cup Championship chase in earnest and the battles on the race course were fierce from the snap of the 1st band until the final checkered flag of the weekend.
Freestyle competitors took to the waters both days to provide an alternative to race action and entertain the crowd while earning points towards their Championship. Sunday's round #2 marked an end to the good weather as the rain g-d's decided to unleash their torrent onto Lake Havasu but a little, er, a lot of rain didn't stop the racers from continuing their battle. In the final analysis, Rounds 1 & 2 didn't disappoint riders and fans alike and the quest for a championship is well underway.
The legacy that Gary Hart left behind is alive and well in the sport he dearly loved!
RPM Racing wishes to thank all the sponsors that support the 2016 Jettribe "Best of the West" Series along with all of the rider's, families and crew that attended the event!
A special Thank You to the RPM Staff - "Sarge", Dawn, Annie, Paul, Nicole, Joy, Chloe, Matty, Ralph, Drake, Jackson, Brian & Rich Boell, Edward, Les, Surf Rat & Ashley, the Borgen's, Captain Kelly, Captain Ruben, Jim Russell-DSM Events, Bob Brown, Gary Musselman & Chris Steenbock!
Next up on the Jettrbie "Best of the West" Series, Rounds 3 & 4 - The Blue Water Resort & Casino IJSBA Western States Nationals Presented by Jettrim, Sea-Doo, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Jet Re-Nu, Bomber Eyewear, C57 Racing Products, Amsoil Twins, Skat-Trak, Oakley, Kawasaki, Pro Watercraftracing, IPD Graphics, Yamaha, HPWCA, Pirates Cove, Sea-Tow, Watercraft Rider, Pro-Rider Magazine & Watercraft Rider on May 14 & 15 in Parker, AZ
Photo Credits to: Taylor Miracle and Danyelle Gledenning