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    Sea-Doo Today - Winners Circle

    SAM HARVEY WINS PREMIER PRO OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON SEA-DOO WATERCRAFT

    Sea-Doo X-TEAM riders dominate IJSBA World Finals with 12 World Championships and winning ALL Pro classes while Eric Lagopoulos wins the Sea-Doo X-TEAM “Brake the Bank” Bounty.

    Sea-Doo X-TEAM watercraft racers accomplished a historic feat during the 2009 IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, AZ winning every PRO class possible with New Zealand’s Sam Harvey leading the new champions with the premier PRO Runabout Open win on his DHL sponsored Sea-Doo GTI watercraft. Harvey finished just ahead of fellow Sea-Doo GTI mounted Anthony Antes of Australia in a field stacked with the best watercraft racers in the world riding the fastest watercaft in the world. Harvey tops the long list of new 2009 IJSBA World Champions riding Sea-Doo watercraft at the week long event.

    Kylie Ellmers of Australia earned two Pro titles, repeating as Pro Womens Runabout Champion and finishing first in Pro/AM Limited Runabout, on her Sea-Doo RXP-X and claimed a double portion of the Sea-Doo X‑TEAM Bounty racer support contingency money from BRP. Tim Neff of Indianapolis, IN - an IRL race team engineer - finished in front of a loaded field in Pro/AM Runabout Stock followed by Carl Lampe Jr and Troy Snyder with all three top finishers on Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft. Blaine Spires claimed his second World Title in Pro 800 Runabout on his Sea-Doo watercraft.

    The week was filled with exciting racing action and BRP added to the weeklong festivities with Sea-Doo iCONTROL test rides where event attendees were treated to the opportunity to test ride the new 2010 Sea-Doo RXT-X 260, Sea-Doo RXT iS, and Sea-Doo GTX Limited watercraft. The Sea-Doo X-TEAM “Brake the Bank” display showcased a handful of new 2010 models with product videos and sales staff on hand to talk to the fans.

    The Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty event has become a tradition at the World Finals featuring the best Sea-Doo watercraft racers in the world competing in a unique event for the week’s largest single prize. This year the “Brake the Bank” event pitted these top Sea-Doo watercraft racers against the clock with each riding the same 2010 Sea‑Doo RXT-X, equipped with iBR (intelligent Brake and Reverse) around the World Finals track attempting to log their fastest timed lap. The twist was that each competitor had to brake and stop after passing the finish line before a marked stopping point, or a two-second penalty was added.

    Twelve racers were invited to compete in the 2009 Sea-Doo X-TEAM “Brake the Bank” Bounty with the winner being awarded the X-TEAM piggy bank filled with $1000. Florida’s Eric Lagopoulos bettered the stacked filed with a one-lap time of 1:24.5 for the Bounty win. BRP is the only manufacturer that offers a racer support program and the World Finals Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty event is always a crowd favorite.
    BRP would like to congratulate the following, newly crowned, IJSBA World Champions.

    Pro Runabout Open Sam Havey New Zealand
    Pro/Am Stock Timothy Neff United States
    Pro Womens Kylie Ellmers Australia
    Pro/Am Limited Kylie Ellmers Australia
    Pro 800 SS Blaine Spires United States
    Pro/AM Grand Prix Chokuthit Molee Thailand
    Pro Sport Chokuthit Molee Thailand
    Expert Limited Carl Lampe Jr. New Zealand
    Amateur 800 SS Supadet Tansai Thailand
    Amateur Vet Open Leslie Cooke Australia
    Amateur 800 Limited Drew Roush United States
    Novice Limited Charles Ewen United States

    For more information on getting involved with organized personal watercraft closed-course, endurance, and drag racing visit www.ijsba.com.

    Sea-Doo, GTI, RXT-X, RXP-X, RXT iS, iBR, S3 and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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    This is really incredible to me. I assumed that this year's WF's would look like a replay of 2000 when the GPR was introduced with FZR's smoking every class they were in. Instead the Doos appear to have had their best showing at the WF's of all times. Really impressive.

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    Them Turbo GTI's were on fire!

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    Sea-Doos kicking azz at Havasu, gotta love it....

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    This was a good year for Sea-Doo. Havasu had smooth waters this year compared to years past. Not to take away from the Pro open race but the faster boats broke down. That is all part of racing!

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    Had Craig Warner not broke he would have grabbed Pro Open. Pro Open Heat 1 had Farthing so far ahead of everyone it no longer became a competition. Its a shame he broke too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aha View Post
    Had Craig Warner not broke he would have grabbed Pro Open. Pro Open Heat 1 had Farthing so far ahead of everyone it no longer became a competition. Its a shame he broke too.

    The supercharger belts were breaking.

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    Am I to asssume that these guys are still using cog belts with the Vortec S/C's on these boats. Certainly not? If so, this has been a problem since the beginning of the S/C 15F days. I have heard some mention kevlar belts, just wondering if they are smooth or cogged belts.

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    Anyone else see the irony in SeaDoo being considered the least reliable skis by many only to have them win 12 World Championships partly because the rest of the brands broke down during the race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa Dawg View Post
    Am I to asssume that these guys are still using cog belts with the Vortec S/C's on these boats. Certainly not? If so, this has been a problem since the beginning of the S/C 15F days. I have heard some mention kevlar belts, just wondering if they are smooth or cogged belts.

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    They are using the new Kevlar belts

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