The 2012 UWP IJSBA National racing tour will visit seven popular PWC venues across the united States this summer with the best PWC racers in North America competing for the prestigious title of National Champion. The start of the 2012 season kicks off the debut of the highly touted new 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft with over a half dozen of the top Pro riders making the switch to the new, tight-turning platform with Ergolock system. The season starts at the SuperCup of Watercross in Panama City Beach, Florida, May 19-20. The stunning white sand and emerald green waters create the perfect backdrop for the opening round of the 2012 race season.
Professional Sea-Doo watercraft racer and new Sea-Doo X-Team rider Chris MacClugage will begin his quest to add to his 15- National and World Titles in both the PRO Stock and PRO OPEN classes aboard his MACC Racing/Monster Energy backed Sea-Doo RXP-X. Perennial challenger and 2012 PRO Stock National Champion Troy Snyder will be campaigning to regain his title back from MacClugage aboard his Neptune Racing built Sea-Doo watercraft with challenge also coming from Sea-Doo X-TEAM Pros Claude Clayton, Brian Baldwin, Chris Heinrich, Brad Bohat, Eric Lagopoulos, and Jeremy Schandlemeyer.
The second BRP supported event, the US Open of Watercross is scheduled for May 26-17 on the Alabama River in Montgomery, Alabama. The elevated riverwalk borders the river and creates an excellent venue for watching all of the racing action. And the classic southern city of Montgomery provides the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the many heroes who helped shape our nation.
Racine, Wisconsin hosts the Grand Prix of Watercross on the western shore of Lake Michigan, June 16-17. This Great Lake is a unique stop on the tour as the lake conditions are constantly changing. The waters can go from smooth glass in the morning to three-foot rollers in the afternoon and back to calm racing conditions by the end of the race all providing both racers and spectators an exciting race!
The complete 2012 UWP IJSBA National Tour schedule:
- Supercross of Watercross, Panama City Beach, Florida, May 19-20
- US Open of Watercross, Montgomery, Alabama, May 26-27
- Grand Prix of Watercross, Racine, Wisconsin, June 16-17
- Sparks Xtreme Beach Sports Festival, Sparks/Reno, Nevada, June 30-July 1
- The Liberty Club, Colonial Beach, VA, July 20-21
- Triple Crown of Watercross, Lake Hartwell (Lavonia), Georgia, August 11-12
- Governor’s Cup, Charleston, West Virginia, August 18-19
All competitions sanctioned by the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) from Halfmoon Bay, Calif., qualify for the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty Program. BRP continues to lead the industry by supporting PWC racers with the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty, the only racer contingency program in the sport, offering additional funds to racers finishing on the podium* aboard Sea-Doo watercraft. This “open sponsorship” is available to all modern* Sea-Doo watercraft racers rewarding them for top finishes and to help fund their racing efforts. For 2012 many of the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty payouts have been raised. For more information on the go to http://bit.ly/2012XteamBounty.