After winning the first two rounds of the Triple Crown of Offshore Endurance
Racing, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Craig Warner completed the sweep by winning
the final round from Dana Point, Calif. to Oceanside, Calif. and back. Besting
second place by more than three minutes, Warner powered his JetSki® Ultra® 300X
to an impressive win over fellow Kawasaki riders Scott Burtness, and Nick Vanis
who completed the Kawasaki podium dominance.
Third Time’s the Charm
For the third-consecutive year, Warner came
into the third round of the Triple Crown having won the first two rounds. In
past years he was unable to clinch the Triple Crown Championship, but this year
he was able to put his Kawasaki out front and dominate the field wire-to-wire.
The offshore conditions were fairly calm, which was ideal for Warner’s set-up.
He took the early lead and was never challenged, taking the checkered flag and
the Triple Crown of Offshore Racing Championship.
“I was praying to the
water and the wind gods for the biggest waves possible today,” said Warner. “I
prefer to have the most challenging conditions possible, but it wasn’t the case
this weekend. With only a little wind chop, I tried to keep to the kelp beds
where it was smooth and I was able to pull a pretty good gap on the field.
Kawasaki really stepped it up this year, and made the ski really reliable.
There’s been a few championships I’ve been after for a few years, so it’s
awesome to finally clinch this title.”
In addition to Warner sweeping all three
rounds to clinch the Triple Crown Championship, Kawasaki also swept the podium
in the both the Pro/Am Open and Amateur Open classes. The performance of the
Ultra 300X is no secret as the majority of racers choose Kawasaki.
Triple Crown Offshore Endurance
Racing – Round 3
Dana Point to Oceanside
September 9, 2012
1. CRAIG WARNER, KAWASAKI ULTRA 300X
2. NICK VANIS, KAWASAKI ULTRA
3. K.C. HEIDLER, KAWASAKI ULTRA 300X
BURTNESS, KAWASAKI ULTRA 300X
2. JOHN FEENEY, KAWASAKI ULTRA 300X
AKIRA TANAKA, KAWASAKI ULTRA 260X
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