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    2009 Dana Point to Oceanside and Back Offshore PWC race



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    Dana Point 2 Oceanside & Back PWC Offshore Race is coming up!
    DANA POINT 2 OCEANSIDE & BACK PWC OFFSHORE RACE


    SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 Race Date

    Well folks, here is your opportunity to get behind your helm and pull throttle on our 3rd National Offshore Race of 2009!

    Here is a flier you can print and distribute to hand out to your friends and to help get the buzz going on the newest 'Offshore' event!

    Offshore racing is growing and we're proud to be racers who support RPM Racing's golden opportunities that all of us individually or with teams can enjoy.

    Offshore PWC racing is a big family of indepdent and team riders who understand what endurance is all about, they 'RIDE THE RIDE', there is no greater
    level of commitment to the PWC community or racing than these water warriors.

    If you like a challenge, Offshore PWC racing is for you! This race will give you the opportunity to experience what those in Offshore Endurance racing have
    known for a long time, the entire experience of water, racer and machine offer the greatest value for now only your expenditures of monetary investment, but Heart and Soul!
    Dollar for Dollar the entry fee is the lowest rate for competition paced by the time and distance covered! Ask me how I know?

    All you will need is an APBA racing membership license, the proper safety and riding gear and Desire~

    There is a category for every type of craft or riding style, find which one that suits your intentions. You can print this flier and hand it out at your nearest ocean
    boat ramp to help us grow our sport and increase local awareness to riders who enjoy thier time on the Pacific Ocean. Thank you in advance!

    PWCoffshore.com Race Team is committed to help building the sport, pleas join us in this newest addition to the Triple Crown of Offshore!
    A 55 mile Open Ocean race, chase Interestate 5 south past Camp Pendleton and back at WOT, you'll be glad you stepped up to the challenge!
    The classes available are:

    1. Pro/Am Open
    2. Amaeteur Open
    3. Challenged Athlete (Phyiscally Challenged Racers)
    4. Military Open (Former or current Members of our Armed Forces)
    5. Manufacturer Stock (Stock OEM craft)
    6. Sportsman Open (1st Time Racer)
    7. Vet Master Open


    Endurance Team Profiles: http://k38watersafety.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=63

    Everything and anything OFFSHORE RACING: http://www.PWCoffshore.com



    As of this posting 11 racers have already made the commitiment for the DP 2 O'side Race

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    R.P.M. Racing Intends to put on yet another Offshore Race! The APBA Dana Point, Ca. USA to Oceanside & Back Offshore Race. The race will be approximately 60 miles round trip in the beautiful offshore waters off the coast of Dana Point, San Clemente and Oceanside, chasing the I5 Freeway for a point to point shot both ways!

    September 27, 2009 - Be there!

    Sportsman (reduced rate for first time offshore racers), Amateur, Vet Master and Pro Classes!

    Information will be posted here, as information & coordination develops:
    http://www.pwcoffshore.com/DanaPoint...side_Race.html

    Committed Entry List as of 5/5/2009

    1. M Gerner ULTRA250
    2. Dave "The Pirate" Tew ULTRA250
    3. Jim Walker SeaDoo
    4. Shawn Alladio Kawasaki
    5. Sean Conner
    6. Kyla Dominguez
    7. Ryan Smith
    8. John Belton
    9. Mike Arnold Sea Doo
    10. Justin Mellon Kawasaki
    11. Warren Frank Kawasaki

    interested in committing to doing this race? send a note to [email protected]

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    Updated Racer List:

    DANA POINT 2 OCEANSIDE & BACK OFFSHORE PWC RACE
    September 27, 2009

    RPM Racing Presents the 3rd Event of the 2009 OFFSHORE TRIPLE CROWN!

    RACER-CLASS RACE BOAT# RACE BOAT MAKE AFFILIATIONS

    PRO AM
    1. Mark Gerner #58 Kawasaki ULTRA250 PWCoffshore.com Race Team-AWA

    2. John Belton PWCoffshore.com Race Team
    3. Mike Follmer Yamaha SHO/FZR R&D FACTORY YAMAHA TEAM FOLLMER

    VET MASTER OPEN
    1. Dave "The Pirate" Tew Kawasaki ULTRA250 SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA


    MFG STOCK
    1. Shawn Alladio #69 Kawasaki PWCoffshore.com Race Team AWA H2O Responders, K38

    2. Ahmed Hamade #242 Sea Doo SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA

    3. Justin Mellon #339 Kawasaki AWA H2O Responders, K38

    4. Dave Hardenberger #226 Looter Pro Racing Team

    AMATEUR OPEN
    1. Sean Conner # 7 PWCoffshore.com Race Team
    AWA
    2. Jim Walker #812 Sea Doo

    MILITARY OPEN
    1. Mike Arnold #71 Sea Doo RXT AWA H2O Responders, K38


    CHALLENGED ATHLETE
    1. Warren Frank Kawasaki ULTRA 260X CAF, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    Ryan Levinson #609 CAF, Operation Rebound, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    SPORTSMAN OPEN

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    Oh you an't miss getting some of this! See you in Dana Point @ the Start!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticfilms#play/all/uploads-all/0/mXmv2k-pJhw

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    Gutsy local athletes up for grueling ocean challenge

    Men will race 58 miles at speeds up to 60 mph


    By Anthony Gentile, La Jolla Village News
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    Racing a Jet Ski at 60 miles per hour in 58 miles of open ocean is not easy for any athlete of any skill level. That’s what makes the task ahead even more daunting for La Jollan Warren Frank and Point Loman Ryan Levinson, who plan to race July 12 in the Long Beach to Catalina and Back Offshore National Championship.
    La Jollan Warren Frank, who has a prosthetic leg as the result of a dirt bike accident, will compete in a July 12 offshore race with Ryan Levinson.

    Their participation is especially impressive because Frank and Levinson are physically compromised athletes. Frank’s left leg is amputated above the knee, and Levinson was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHMD), a genetic disorder that results in muscle loss.
    Frank and Levinson are the first compromised athletes to compete in the annual personal watercraft race and will participate in the challenged athletes division. Both athletes will face unique challenges during the race.
    For Frank, the challenges of the race are straightforward - but made more complicated by his prosthetic leg.
    “If everything is meant to be the way it’s supposed to be, I don’t really see it as a disability,” Frank said. “Sometimes I get the craziest cramp in my calf muscle and I have to take my prosthetic off. Hopefully that doesn’t happen during the race.”


    Being a single-leg amputee, Frank might be considered among the more able-bodied of the compromised athletes. He said he doesn’t consider himself limited in the least.
    “(It’s difficult) only when I have to go to the bathroom when I’m sleeping (because) I have to use crutches,” Frank said.
    Twelve years ago, Frank was riding a dirt bike in Ocotillo Wells when he crashed into a dune buggy. Surgery was required to mend the injury, which was so severe that a metal tube was inserted into his fibula and metal bolts were inserted in his leg from his knee to his foot to prevent the bones from moving.
    “I’ve always been active and kind of hyper, and those nine, ten months I was in a wheelchair or on crutches, I was going insane not knowing whether I was going to get better or not,” Frank said.
    After six months passed without bone union, doctors cut a hole in Frank’s hip and put that bone in his ankle. The transplant resulted in a bone infection that was treated intravenously - to no avail. About a year after the dirt bike accident, Frank faced a decision: amputate his left leg above the knee or keep it in a compromised state. Frank decided to proceed with the amputation.
    Point Loman Ryan Levinson, who suffers from a specific form of muscular dystrophy, will participate in the 58-mile Long Beach to Catalina and Back Offshore National Championship on July 12.

    “My whole surgery was planned,” Frank said. “It wasn’t like a crazy, gnarly car accident where you woke up missing your leg. I had time to make the decision.”
    Two months after his amputation and being fitted with a prosthesis, Frank participated in a bike race and never looked back. Frank’s main activity is the triathlon, and his next one is the Pacific Coast Triathlon on July 26 in Newport Beach.
    Frank, 42, has lived in La Jolla since moving to California from South Africa in 1984. Aside from the constant care, Frank doesn’t see his amputation as a huge challenge from day to day.
    “In the morning, I put on my leg and it’s a certain size. Throughout the day, the prosthesis is on pretty tight and squeezes fluid out of my limb and I have to take it off and add a sock,” Frank said. “I start off with nothing and I end up with two socks on it.”
    Levinson has no abdominals as a result of his muscular dystrophy, which means he has a core imbalance. This requires him to wear a back brace during the race, in addition to a full-face helmet and kneepads.
    “I don’t have any core stability anymore, so when I take a hard hit, I can’t always brace against it and a lot of time I get slammed into the ski,” Levinson said. “So it’s being able to ride with enough technique and guts that I can take these hits over and over and still maintain speed.”
    FSHMD is a genetic disorder that Levinson knew ran in his family, but he didn’t know he had it until being diagnosed definitively 10 years ago. The 37-year-old emergency medical technician is losing muscles at a steady rate, which makes daily tasks like brushing his teeth, washing his hair, putting on a shirt and walking up stairs very difficult.
    “Usually, first I’ll notice a change in function, and then within a few weeks I’d see a muscle group atrophy. It goes from kind of toned in a certain area to nothing - it vaporizes,” Levinson said. “You look at me and there’s whole muscle groups that are gone. You can see the bone through the skin. In other areas, the muscles are extra big - they’ve hypertrophied to compensate as much as they can.”
    Levinson said about 90 percent of his strength comes from his deltoid muscles. He said he has no chest muscles, no abdominals and no muscles on the inside of one of his thighs, adding that about half his calf muscles are gone.
    “My life is loss, but at a much more accelerated rate than a lot of other people. Instead of focusing on the loss, I focus on what hasn’t been lost yet,” Levinson said.
    Levinson now lives in Point Loma but has also lived in Pacific Beach. He used to work at Harry’s Surf Shop in PB, proposed to his wife on the stairs at Tourmaline Beach and got married on the sand at Mission Beach. His favorite spots to surf are the Sunset Cliffs breaks south of Garbage Beach and the reefs near Pacific Beach Point.
    “I can’t carry those boards down to the cliffs anymore,” Levinson said. “So these spots that I’ve been surfing for a long time that mean so much to me were off the list for a while until I got a personal watercraft, and now I can access some of these spots again. It got me back in the game. For me, it’s just as much of an accessible tool as a wheelchair would be for someone who can’t walk down the street.”
    Levinson and Frank have been training for the Long Beach to Catalina and Back Offshore National Championship for the last couple of months, combining regular exercise with intensive training sessions on Camp Pendleton with Shawn Alladio, the owner of K38 water safety. Both agree that training for the race has been tough.
    “The biggest challenge is the amount of pain it takes, especially on your legs and your back because you’re kind of in a squat (position) the whole time,” Levinson said. “It’s like doing squats for an hour while people are slamming you with a bat.”
    Frank, who also makes training runs from Shelter Island to Scripps Pier, admitted that after one session with Alladio he almost backed out.
    “Our first training ride, I was almost going to back out just seeing how difficult it was,” Frank said. “I passed the point of no return, so I figured I might as well just give it a shot. I’m feeling pretty confident now.”
    The confidence and grit both men carry into the race should serve as a source of inspiration to others - no matter where Levinson and Frank might finish.
    Anthony Gentile is a reporter for our media partner, La Jolla Village News, where this story was originally published.
    Tags: Catalina, FSHMD, Jet Ski, Long Beach, Offshore National Championship, Ryan Levinson, Warren Frank
    This entry was posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2009 at 2:46 pm and is filed under Extreme Sports, Lifestyle, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.


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    Comment by: Steve Zurowski Posted: July 13, 2009, 2:47 pm


    Hello, I just read the article today about the Jet Ski Ocean Challenge.
    Is there a way you can tell me if the two competitors with FSH and the friend of his
    (with the prosthetic leg) Did well and finished the race??
    I too have FSH ,and have three sons with the
    same form of MD.
    Thanks for listening!!!
    Sincerely,
    Steve Zurowski
    Racine,WI
    53402



    Comment by: Shawn Alladio Posted: July 17, 2009, 9:42 pm


    All of us on the PWCoffshore.com Race Team are proud of Ryan and Warren’s race in the LB2CAT!
    Warren placed first in the Challenged Athletes Class, followed in Second by Ryan Levinson and 3rd by David Fekete!
    Overall in the LB2CAT race, out of 40 racers for the grueling 60 mile open ocean race, these Amazing Challenged Athletes placed respectively:
    Warren Frank #16 time of 78 minutes and 16 seconds
    Ryan Levinson #21 time of 83 minutes and 27 seconds
    Brian Fekete #30 92 minutes and 22 seconds
    Inspirational
    Heroic
    Spirited!
    We love you guys!



    Comment by: Steve Friebe Posted: July 19, 2009, 12:13 pm


    I had the pleasure of meeting all three of these warriors at the event. They all inspired me with their courage and determination. Warren, Ryan and David all did what few people have the guts to try. They all had GREAT finishes. But most importantly they are all some great guys to hang out with.






    Read more: http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-07...#ixzz0LqgpQhLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn alladio View Post
    Oh you an't miss getting some of this! See you in Dana Point @ the Start!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticfilms#play/all/uploads-all/0/mXmv2k-pJhw
    That link isn't working.

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/hypnotic.../0/mXmv2k-pJhw

    Try this one, it was working for me, not sure how to solve it!

    On youtube the handle is Hypnotic Films
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticfilms

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    Updated Racer List:

    DANA POINT 2 OCEANSIDE & BACK OFFSHORE PWC RACE
    September 27, 2009

    RPM Racing Presents the 3rd Event of the 2009 OFFSHORE TRIPLE CROWN!

    RACER-CLASS RACE BOAT# RACE BOAT MAKE AFFILIATIONS

    PRO AM
    1. Mark Gerner #58 Kawasaki ULTRA250X PWCoffshore.com Race Team-AWA

    2. John Belton PWCoffshore.com Race Team

    3. Mike Follmer Yamaha SHO/FZR R&D FACTORY YAMAHA TEAM FOLLMER


    VET MASTER OPEN

    1. Dave "The Pirate" Tew Kawasaki ULTRA250 SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA


    MFG STOCK

    1. Shawn Alladio #69 Kawasaki PWCoffshore.com Race Team AWA H2O Responders, K38

    2. Ahmed Hamade #242 Sea Doo SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA

    3. Justin Mellon #339 Kawasaki AWA H2O Responders, K38

    4. Dave Hardenberger #226 Looter Pro Racing Team


    AMATEUR OPEN

    1. Sean Conner # 7 PWCoffshore.com Race Team, AWA

    2. Jim Walker #812 SeaDoo Impros, Socal Watercraft Club, AWA

    3. Dawn Fekete



    MILITARY OPEN

    1. Mike Arnold #71 Sea Doo RXT AWA H2O Responders, K38


    CHALLENGED ATHLETE
    1. Warren Frank Kawasaki ULTRA 260X CAF, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    2. Ryan Levinson #609 CAF, Operation Rebound, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    3. David Fekete

    SPORTSMAN OPEN

    1. Tommy Kolleck #777 Kawasaki ULTRA250X Socal Watercraft Club,

    NOTE: Racers may possibly be changing craft and divisions leading up to the race date. This is a 55 mile round trip race that follows nearshore of the California Coastline. There is no refueling, and all competitors must have the required safety equipment and personal protective equipment as required by the promoter and APBA Sanctioning.

    We hope you will come and join the fastest growing PWC racing: PWC OFFSHORE RACING!

    Offshore is not endurance racing, it is 'offshore' in the ocean, it is challenging and up to the whims of weather, season, tides, marine environment and swell conditions, but not limited to craft and rider. There is no other type of PWC racing to find your personal best! Join the list and Pin It 2 Win It!

    RPM Racing promotes the LB2CAT and Catalina Sprint offshore races, this is the 3rd and final offshore event for 2009, don't miss out!


    Print and hand out this attached flier!
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    Updated Racer List:

    DANA POINT 2 OCEANSIDE & BACK OFFSHORE PWC RACE
    September 27, 2009

    RPM Racing Presents the 3rd Event of the 2009 OFFSHORE TRIPLE CROWN!

    RACER-CLASS RACE BOAT# RACE BOAT MAKE AFFILIATIONS

    PRO AM



    1. Mark Gerner #58 Kawasaki ULTRA250X PWCoffshore.com Race Team-AWA

    2. John Belton PWCoffshore.com Race Team

    3. Mike Follmer Yamaha SHO/FZR R&D FACTORY YAMAHA TEAM FOLLMER


    VET MASTER OPEN

    1. Dave "The Pirate" Tew Kawasaki ULTRA250 SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA


    MFG STOCK

    1. Shawn Alladio #69 Kawasaki PWCoffshore.com Race Team AWA H2O Responders, K38

    2. Ahmed Hamade #242 Sea Doo SoCal Watercraft Club, AWA

    3. Justin Mellon #339 Kawasaki AWA H2O Responders, K38

    4. Dave Hardenberger #100 Kawasaki Ultra 260X - Looter Pro/KMG Racing Team


    AMATEUR OPEN

    1. Sean Conner # 7 PWCoffshore.com Race Team, AWA

    2. Jim Walker #812 SeaDoo Impros, Socal Watercraft Club, AWA

    3. Dawn Fekete #226 Yamaha FXHO - Looter Pro/KMG Racing Team

    4. Ralph Perez #95 PWCoffshore.com Gunz-AWA


    MILITARY OPEN

    1. Mike Arnold #71 Sea Doo RXT AWA H2O Responders, K38


    CHALLENGED ATHLETE

    1. Warren Frank Kawasaki ULTRA 260X CAF, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    2. Ryan Levinson #609 CAF, Operation Rebound, AWA H2O Responders, K38

    3. David Fekete #141 Yamaha FXHO - Looter Pro/KMG Racing Team


    SPORTSMAN OPEN

    1. Tommy Kolleck #777 Kawasaki ULTRA250X Socal Watercraft Club,

    NOTE: Racers may possibly be changing craft and divisions leading up to the race date. This is a 55 mile round trip race that follows nearshore of the California Coastline. There is no refueling, and all competitors must have the required safety equipment and personal protective equipment as required by the promoter and APBA Sanctioning.

    We hope you will come and join the fastest growing PWC racing: PWC OFFSHORE RACING!

    Offshore is not endurance racing, it is 'offshore' in the ocean, it is challenging and up to the whims of weather, season, tides, marine environment and swell conditions, but not limited to craft and rider. There is no other type of PWC racing to find your personal best! Join the list and Pin It 2 Win It!

    RPM Racing promotes the LB2CAT and Catalina Sprint offshore races, this is the 3rd and final offshore event for 2009, don't miss out!
    Last edited by shawn alladio; 07-22-2009 at 11:39 PM.

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