Racers returning to Lake Havasu
With only a few U.S. qualifying events remaining, the field is shaping up to be among the best ever and the Jet Ski Performance Alley Trade Show is guaranteed to be the largest ever for next month’s 30th Annual quakysense International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) Jet Ski World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Featuring the best Jet Ski racers from around the world, the 2011 quakysense IJSBA World Finals will be held on Lake Havasu from Oct. 1-9.
Returning to Lake Havasu for the 30th consecutive year, nearly 700 entries from nearly 40 U.S. states and 36 nations to date are entered to be on Lake Havasu along with news media from a dozen countries cover this world-renown special event.
The massive racing extravaganza will again be held in the shadow of the original London Bridge on the offshoot waters of the Colorado River.
The current list of 36 nations with entries to date after the host country United States are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Republic of South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab EmiratesUnited Kingdom.
The race site for the 13th consecutive year will be at the purpose-built Aqua Stadium on the grounds of the Crazy Horse RV Campgrounds and Resort.
A massive salute to the unique sport of Jet Ski racing, the industry's biggest week will include several distinct championship events. Starting the week will be the Novice and and Masters classes, followed by the 2011 IJSBA Expert and Amateur jetski World Finals and concluding with the featured 2011 IJSBA Pro and Pro-Am World Finals (Oct. 7-9).
To date, the talented field includes among early entries former IJSBA Pro and Pro-Am World jet Ski Champions Chris MacClugage of the USA, Kevin Reiterer of Austria, Dustin Farthing of the USA, Cory Rarick of Canada, Nadir Benhendi of Dubai, Kylie Elmers of Australia, Troy Snyder of the USA, James Bushell of England, Paul Del Rosario of the Philippines, and Craig Warner of the USA.
Also expected to defend their titles are France’s Jean Baptiste Botti in Pro Ski Open and England’s Lee Stone in Pro Freestyle.
Freestyle athletes will compete in the IJSBA Amateur Freestyle World Finals on Friday, Oct. 7 and the IJSBA Pro Freestyle World Finals with qualifying on Saturday, Oct. 8 and finals on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The event offers free admission to the main stadium area and the IJSBA Performance Alley Trade Show, which features nearly 60 individual vendors of the leading performance companies for Kawasaki BRP and Yamaha, side by side and other power sports. Original Equipment Manufacturers will unveil their 2012 models. Monster Energy Drink will be on site once again with product sampling and the latest apparel and accessories will be displayed from major manufacturers and aftermarket companies. Pit passes will also be on sale at the gate during the event.