AWSA sanctioned race series set for pros, amateurs, kids
The Hydro-Turf Jet Jam Series Tour launched at Nautical Inn Resort recently with roaring engines and full flights of pro and amateur personal watercraft races – also known as jet skis.
Racing classes begin with heats for 10-year-olds up to pro riders and seniors, plus daring acrobatics as riders make 900-pound watercraft look like dancing porpoises in the water.
The races bring hundreds of racers and watersport enthusiasts together for a beach-party of racing, feasting, and fun. Riders compete for titles and personal glory. Rookies try out their skills matching peers and pros.
Amateur races are open by age division, and racers of any skill level can register at the Jet Jam website.
The Jet Jam races are now sanctioned by American Water Sports Association (AWSA), a Lake Havasu association organized in 2016 to sanction water sports races and promote the personal watercraft industry. AWSA Owner and President Monte Hughes said in a statement the organization is working to deliver high-quality race events for all water-sports enthusiasts – from pros to family entertainment.
Our vision is to grow water sports to what it once was and beyond, Hughes stated, calling for a fun, fair and safe racing environment.
The Hydro Turf Jet Jam South Series started in March with races April 10-11 and May 15-16 at the Nautical Inn Resort in Lake Havasu. The North Series – depending on California COVID response – is slated June 5-6 in Porterville, Calif; June 19-20 in Wheatland, Calif.; and July 30-Aug. 1 in Lathrop, Calif.
AWSA Championship races are scheduled Sept. 17-19 in Lake Havasu.