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
Pacific City, Oregon to host the 4th Annual
Blowsion Surfslam presented by Jetinetics
world's greatest Watercraft Freeriders and Racers are descending once again to
the ocean beaches of Pacific City Oregon for this year's top US PWC surf event,
which combines the third round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour
with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf
Western Championship. The Surfslam is held at Tierra Del Mar Beach access
located just north of Pacific City, Oregon and is free to the public on this
wide expanse of incredible beach. The Blowsion Surf Slam brings over 40
professional competitors from around the world competing for a cash purse and
points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 4th Annual IJSBA
Freeride World Cup. Joining them will be some of the best PWC racers in the
world who will display high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all
while being challenged by the Pacific Coast's always unpredictable waves.
Returning for 2012 in IJSBA Motosurf Racing to compete will be former IJSBA
Pro Ski Champion Jordan Fielder (UK), 2012 IJSBA Pro Ski Class racer David
Redinger (USA) and the always popular and exciting Moto Surf Pro Ski Racers
Aaron Newport (USA) and Jeff Troegner (USA). In IFWA Pro Freeride Christian
Young (USA), Jake Montadon (South Africa), Zach Bright (USA), Taylor Curtis
(USA), Takaaki Murao (Japan), and current IFWA World Champion Pierre Maixent
(France) will be joining a huge list of other International Pro and Amateur
Freeriders to tangle with the epic West Coast surf and each other.
and Amateur Freeride competitors will compete in a head to head double
elimination format. A panel of professional judges will score them 50% for
their wave surfing and 50% for their aerial maneuvers. The IJSBA, in its
support for the IFWA, will award the winner of this round with the IJSBA
Freeride World Cup. The infamous Oregon Pacific Coast surf will boost
freeriders over 20 feet in the air while performing surf combinations featuring
multiple rotation backflips, Madonna rolls, Superman backflips, inverted barrel
rolls, floaters, look backs, aerial re-entries and no handed landings.
Spectators will also witness intense personal watercraft racing with the IJSBA
MotoSurf Invitational. The top 20 Pro, Pro Am and Amateur wave racers in the
country will battle it out in this challenging Oregon shoreline break. Racers
will compete in a multi-moto format of several laps through a buoy course
requiring a balance of maintaining high speeds while making split second
strategic maneuvers around buoys and other racers while being utterly pounded
by the intense Pacific Coast surf.
This event is a weekend
of non-stop surf and beach vibe action. The Freeride Qualifying will begin on
Friday September 7th. Freeride competition and Motosurf racing will take place
on Saturday and Sunday Sept 8th and 9th. The main events will take place
Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. K&S Kuwait is proudly presenting the
third annual K&S BIG AIR SHOWDOWN on Saturday
with a $500.00 cash award to the freerider exhibiting the most amplitude in
this must-see contest of aerial throw downs.
Rounding out the amenities
of this action packed weekend is a vendor and sponsor beach display area with
food and beverage offerings to add to the festival surf environment. With over
three miles of open beach to launch from, be sure to bring your own wave
shredding machine to carve up some of the famous Oregon West Coast
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