World Championships of PWC Racing Returns to Arizona’s Lake Havasu
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – With just three U.S. qualifying events remaining and only a week left before the close of early registration, the field is shaping up to be among the best ever and the mammoth Performance Alley Industry Trade Show is guaranteed to be the largest ever for next month’s 29th Annual quakysense International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Awaiting the results of U.S. qualifying events this weekend in Pacific City, Ore. and next weekend in Dallas and San Diego, the world’s most prestigious PWC racing event already has entries from 27 countries from the USA to Australia set to compete in the 2010 quakysense IJSBA World Finals to be held on Lake Havasu from Oc. 3-10.
With discounted early registration for participants open until Sept. 15, advance registration itself will close on Oct. 1 as the world returns to Lake Havasu for the 29th consecutive year as several hundred entries from across the U.S. and over 30 nations are expected to converge on Lake Havasu along with news media from a dozen countries to participate in and cover this world-renown special event.
While pit passes will be on sale to the general public on-site, admission is free to the grandstand area and the IJSBA Performance Alley Industry Trade Show at the purpose-built IJSA aqua stadium at the Crazy Horse RV Resort and Campgrounds, the site where the industry’s biggest week has been held for the last 12 consecutive years in the shadow of the original London Bridge on the offshoot waters of the Colorado River.
Always a colorful celebration of water, sunshine, racing and a final fall get-a-way, the event this year will also be the backdrop for several scenes to be shot for the sport’s first feature film, entitled Hot Water. Cameras will be rolling as former IJSBA World and National Champion and Hall of Famer and Hollywood stunt actor Larry Rippenkroeger, the film’s co-producer, fulfills his dream with his long conceived movie about PWC racing and the IJSBA World Finals.
A veritable salute to personal watercraft and the youthful lifestyle it represents, the industry’s biggest week will include several distinct championship events. Starting the week will be the 2010 IJSBA Novice National Finals and Masters World Finals (Oct. 3-5), followed by the 2010 IJSBA Expert and Amateur World Finals (Oct. 6-7) and concluding with the featured 2009 IJSBA Pro and Pro-Am World Finals (Oct. 8-10).