IJSBA really is excited to see all the preparation for the National Championships this year. Procrastinators who haven't yet qualified for World Finals can still pull it off by entering both the P1 and the Closed Course portions of the event in Chicago. But, we suspect that you might be doing this anyway. Racing in real Downtown Chicago is a very rare opportunity! Here is P1's final preparation notice below:
P1 make final preparations to host the IJSBA National Championships in Foster Beach, Chicago
London: Sept 1st 2016: Powerboat P1, rights holder and promoter of AquaX, a flourishing international endurance racing series that takes place in the USA, UK and Malaysia, are ready to host the Foster Beach Grand Prix of the Sea and IJSBA National Championships, in Chicago IL on 10th -11th September.
Azam Rangoonwala, P1 USA Managing Director said: “Chicago is a major international city, which deserves a top class event. The combination of the IJSBA National Championships and AquaX brings the very best of our sport together for an exciting weekend of racing”.
The National Closed Course Championships will take place alongside the second round of P1 AquaX USA Great Lake Series, providing the ultimate combo of high powered, adrenaline-packed personal watercraft action. The event starts on Friday 9th September with rider registration and technical inspections. But the serious action begins on Saturday morning when the racers head out onto Lake Michigan for the first of three races, in the hope of taking home one of the number 1 plates and a slice of the prize purse.
The IJSBA USA National Closed Course titles are the most sought-after in the sport. Racers would normally fight for the crown over a series of rounds, but this year P1 has won the rights to stage a winner takes all, one-off event.
“IJSBA has a policy that we do not produce events other than the World Finals. Therefore, we rely on our partner promoters to carry the bulk of racing”. explained Scott Frazier, the IJSBA Managing Director.
“IJSBA couldn’t ask for a better partner than P1 AquaX to carry the National Championship responsibilities in the United States. P1’s attention to detail, high productions standards, and unsurpassed professionalism set standards for racing which IJSBA is proud to govern”.
In addition to the racing program, the sport’s most spectacular class, the Pro Freestyle competition, is ready to attract the best in the business. Athletes have just two minutes impress the judges with their flips and tricks.
The premier classes will be broadcast in a 60-minute highlights show on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Fox Sports Regional Networks in the USA and on international channels. But fans can catch all the action on the live stream from Saturday morning.
Friday Sept 9th 2016
- 7.00am: Pits Open
- 1.00pm: Rider Registration
- 1.00pm: Tech inspection
Saturday Sept 10th 2016
- 9.00am: Riders Briefing
- 10.00am: IJSBA National Closed Course Practice
- 12.30pm: AX Pro/Am Enduro (Great Lakes) Practice & Race 1
- 1.30pm: AX Pro Enduro Practice & Race 1
- 2.30pm: IJSBA National Closed course – Moto 1
- 4.30pm: AX Pro/Am Enduro (Great Lakes) Race 2
SundaySept 11th 2016
- 9.00am: Riders Briefing
- 10.00am: AX Pro/Am Enduro (Great Lakes) Race 3
- 11.00am: IJSBA National Closed course – Moto 2
- 1.00pm: AX Pro Enduro Race 2
- 1.30pm: IJSBA National Closed course – Moto 3
- 3.30pm: AX Pro Enduro Race 3
- 4.30pm: Podium