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    Chris Macclugage of Macc Racing to compete in the Triple Crown of Offshore

    Chris is prepping his Yamaha Offshore Race boat to compete on March 28th at the RPM Racing 1st event of the "Triple Crown of Offshore'.

    The first race is the Dana Point To Avalon Sprint..

    He announced it tonight on the Liquid Speed Radio Show during his interview. Pretty cool!

    See you all there!
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    Chris Macclugage Readies for the First of Three Offshore PWC Races



    2010 Dana Point to Avalon Offshore PWC Race Nears


    13 times IJSBA World Champion, Chris Macclugage readies his Macc Racing Yamaha FX SHO this morning, putting it through its final break in paces to head offshore on March 28th. The Dana Point to Avalon Offshore PWC Race kicks off the first event in a 3 part series. America’s Crown Jewel of Offshore!


    Leaving the Macc Racing shop early with the rise of the sun over Lake Havasu in Arizona it’s the final launch for the HT Moto backed Macc Racing team offshore boat!
    Rachel is packing equipment and the trailer will soon be loaded to head west across Interstate-40 to Southern California.


    Chris has been working with Bill Chapin of R&D the past week, checking, testing and double checking the #30 race boat. Saturday will provide an early pre-race practice run for safety checks. There will be plenty of Monster Energy Drinks on hand!

    What’s ahead? The Macc Racing team will be hooking up with the Liquid Militia crew for the final preparations on Saturday out of Dana Point landing and ground zero on Sunday for race time!

    Chris will be competing on Yamaha’s newest Waverunner, the ‘SHO’ in the fastest growing competitive edge in PWC racing, “Offshore”. His FX SHO is perfectly suited to tackle the grueling pace of an active ocean crossing. Chris is anticipating a fast and possible hectic pace with a projected 295-305 NW groundswell at probably 4-6 feet, possibly bigger. Tomorrows weather will be easier to conceptualize.

    Conditions change hourly in open waters; offshore racers prefer larger swell conditions to test their rider skill and push their boats to the limit. It’s the ultimate proving ground for those who have a competitive edge.

    The DP2Avalon Race nears, the top runners in the Pro/Am Open course division invite you to come out and join up in any of the 7 categories available. Stock to Modified, Entry Level to Pro, this is where all the real racers go!

    Please check out the Dana Point to Av Race Page for further information:
    http://pwcoffshore.com/Dana_Point_2_Avalon_Race.

    The 2010 Macc Racing Team is backed with the support of Yamaha, Alpina, Monster Energy, R&D, HT Moto, MoTeC, Liquid Militia, Oakley, quakysense, Race Deck, RonnyMac Photography, Strawrubby, JE Pistons

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn alladio View Post
    Chris Macclugage Readies for the First of Three Offshore PWC Races
    2010 Dana Point to Avalon Offshore PWC Race Nears
    13 times IJSBA World Champion, Chris Macclugage readies his Macc Racing Yamaha FX SHO this morning, putting it through its final break in paces to head offshore on March 28th. The Dana Point to Avalon Offshore PWC Race kicks off the first event in a 3 part series. America’s Crown Jewel of Offshore!
    Leaving the Macc Racing shop early with the rise of the sun over Lake Havasu in Arizona it’s the final launch for the HT Moto backed Macc Racing team offshore boat! Rachel is packing equipment and the trailer will soon be loaded to head west across Interstate-40 to Southern California.
    Chris has been working with Bill Chapin of R&D the past week, checking, testing and double checking the #30 race boat. Saturday will provide an early pre-race practice run for safety checks. There will be plenty of Monster Energy Drinks on hand!
    What’s ahead? The Macc Racing team will be hooking up with the Liquid Militia crew for the final preparations on Saturday out of Dana Point landing and ground zero on Sunday for race time!
    Chris will be competing on Yamaha’s newest Waverunner, the ‘SHO’ in the fastest growing competitive edge in PWC racing, “Offshore”. His FX SHO is perfectly suited to tackle the grueling pace of an active ocean crossing. Chris is anticipating a fast and possible hectic pace with a projected 295-305 NW groundswell at probably 4-6 feet, possibly bigger. Tomorrows weather will be easier to conceptualize.
    Conditions change hourly in open waters; offshore racers prefer larger swell conditions to test their rider skill and push their boats to the limit. It’s the ultimate proving ground for those who have a competitive edge.
    The DP2Avalon Race nears, the top runners in the Pro/Am Open course division invite you to come out and join up in any of the 7 categories available. Stock to Modified, Entry Level to Pro, this is where all the real racers go!
    Please check out the Dana Point to Av Race Page for further information:
    http://pwcoffshore.com/Dana_Point_2_Avalon_Race.
    The 2010 Macc Racing Team is backed with the support of Yamaha, Alpina, Monster Energy, R&D, HT Moto, MoTeC, Liquid Militia, Oakley, quakysense, Race Deck, RonnyMac Photography, Strawrubby, JE Pistons

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    Best of Luck to Chris......I'll be rooting for him fo SHO (as long as I'm not racing against him) and know he'll do the Yammi camp proud.

    And best wishes to all the racers.....have a great race and get back safe

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    Should be a great race! Let's see what the ocean delivers!

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    Chris Macclugage One Day out of the DP2Avalon PWC Offshore Race
    8 Hours and Counting.....



    The 24 hour countdown has passed, and the Macc Racing Team hit the sack early. A full day of preparation has folded. Early this morning Chris and Rachel rode to Avalon in some great offshore swells out of Dana Point. Checking the race track and putting the Macc Racing Offshore Yamaha FX 140 SHO through her final paces, all is a go! Chris and Rachel along with the Liquid Militia Team ran out the evening in LM Style: Food, Fun and Gear Checks!

    Check, double check and a final Race Technical Inspection by Pirate, all systems are ready for 'wide open throttle'. Macclugage is racing in the Pro/Am Runabout division to kick off the first race of the Triple Crown of Offshore Series with the Hard Core Offshore riders from Socal.

    He's added a custom mounted GPS bracket for the Yamaha SHO, and dialed in his race program enough to set the pace by a steady active day and a relaxed and festive evening. Good food, new friends and taking care of regular business. The day closed with a great BBQ prepped by Ahmed the Liquid Militia Chef. Never enough tri-tip or chicken with his special blend!



    Mark Gomez brought along his mother's sweets, custom cupcakes from Patty's Cakes, special request of course! Racing is about the people involved in the sport, supporting one another to get to the track and community involvement. We thank all who dedicate themselves to the fastest growing sport: Offshore PWC Racing!

    Kudos to the Liquid Militia Team: Kyla Dominguez, Ryan Smith, Bryant Lambert, Pancho Villa, Shawn Alladio, and Mark 'Stubs' Gomez. Our Socal Watercraft Club friends: Bryan Largarticha, Tommy Kolleck, Ahmed Hamade, and the Macc Racing Girls: LuLu & Emma

    K38 Safety Team: Marta Friedenberger, Pirate and Russell Libby

    Special thanks to our neighbors for allowing 14 Personal Watercraft and delivery vehicles to line the parking jam!

    See you on the start and at the podium!

    Race begins at 9:00am, Dana Point Harbor, March 28, 2010

    For more information: www.PWCOFFSHORE.com




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    Interesting read! Keep us posted!

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    He won. Congrats Chris.

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    Macc Racing's Yamaha FX SHO Takes the Overall!

    March Madness at the Dana Point to Avalon Sprint


    America's premiere PWC offshore racing commenced today with one dominant factor, that being a Macc Racing 'Yamaha'.



    Chris and Rachel Macclugage of Macc Racing Photo by Bryant Lambert


    Post Race:
    Chris Macclugage kicks off the 1st race of the Triple Crown of Offshore with the Overall win and the Pro/Am Class title on March 28th, 2010 at Dana Point California. Here’s a ‘talk story’ session after the APBA RPM Racing Enterprises race with the 13 time IJSBA World Champion. Macc Racings #30 Boat devours a 38 mile race track through the open waters between Catalina Island and the California mainland, with a pack of racers working for the same finish. The top riders are matching a mile per minute in open water crossings or less.

    Checking in with Macc ‘post race’ with the Liquid Militia crew:


    Thoughts?
    "It was a good starting point for this Offshore TCO series. I know what I'm up against and we still have more potential to unleash from the SHO, we have a great base. Our setup has been race proven. I was happy with my MoTeC ignition, it worked good in this ocean race, we programmed it and it did what it's supposed to do. I'm happy with the combination R&D, MoTEc and Macc Racing parts, we did well on this first event. For the LB2CAT we can step it up to a faster boat. We had a strong reliable package, but I know there is still more to come.”

    Liquid Militia Team Gathering
    "Liquid Militia is great! One thing coming into this relationship with Macc Racing, we asked for support with publicity and Liquid Militia and Bryant Lambert are doing such a great job! Also for guiding us to step up our marketing outreach 2010 program. It helps us; it helps our entire PWC community. All the support, staying at the Liquid Militia home, the great people, we had fun and we are enthused by the positive community vibe. Liquid Militia exemplifies what is good about our sport, the people, what they do and who they are. I loved Ahmed’s chicken dinner BTW.”

    The Conditions?
    ''It was a typical southern California day it was beautiful, blue waters, dolphins, warm air and fast boats.”

    The Future of Offshore PWC Racing?
    “I think a lot of the racers wanted rough water but at the same time, many didn't. With the fast water the race is safer; some racers aren't rough water riders. There is great opportunity in class structure and selection for the newer riders to earn the ocean awareness of rough water conditions. When it's too rough people get scared, these races have a historic fast track, making it a great venue for all caliber of riders. Mark Gerner from PWCOFFSHORE won't back down on rough conditions, Shawn won't, I won't. Mark is an excellent rough water racer, he can handle open water, but not everyone can, he sets a strong pace. There are two levels of competitors. Choose your class and you can excel on the track in any seasonal conditions. A lot of racers had fun and got to ‘the other side’ and enjoyed it, this is what makes offshore racing great.”

    Sportsman Class
    “The Sportsman Class is the entry level division. It's great to see new people getting involved in offshore racing. "I had a new racer come up to me this morning and said, 'Hey are you racing in the Sportsman class'? (I think that's awesome!) I responded 'My name is Chris; no I'm racing Pro/am'. He said 'Oh this is my first time!' I think it's great that these new riders are stepping up! Good for them!”

    Did you expect to win today?
    “I was worried the boat wasn't fast enough, it was barely on top. I wanted to finish the race. I was expected to win by a lot of people. I knew I could personally. But I had so many problems at the Mark Hahn and with testing prior to this race, I was nervous. It's for two reasons, myself riding which isn't that bad, normally that’s all I have to worry about that. Then when building the boat, it’s a totally different aspect of the racing side because I built the boat. That boosted my confidence to build my own boat. Bill Chapin from R&D helps me with what to put on it, but I basically put the engine together and go over it myself. I had a lot of pride in this race boat; it’s going to be a good year for Macc Racing.”

    Podium
    “That kid from Texas, Tyler White #3, his TAD Racing team had fast boats! I didn't know much about him, but he's a really good rider, he was on target with his GPS, stuck to the right track. Lee Phan #8 and I kept getting pushing South. I had to backtrack North and Tyler was on track, heading for the Sea Tow finish line. I was trying to push Lee a little bit. I figured he would look at his GPS and jump behind me and come around, correcting his trackline, but he didn't. We kept going off track. Tyler straight lined it, catching up a little bit. Lee was very impressive, a very good strong rider. He let Rachel ride his Sea Doo yesterday on our practice run; Lee was very kind and helpful.”

    Racers on the Track
    “The Dana Point 2 Avalon Sprint had 4 Yamahas racing. A rider on a #169 FCS (Andrew Meyers), the husband and wife team Dawn and David Fekete and myself were on the Yamaha Waverunner track. David is a Challenged Athlete racer along with PWCoffshore’s Warren Frank. It's good to see the product line and racers bringing out their Waverunners and pushing their limits'. Tom Pham #35 (4th) he was really happy with his placing. It seemed like he didn't expect it and had a positive attitude about the sport. I really enjoyed being around this group of racers, it was refreshing, and fun. 34 racers on the track, good to see how much potential exists. It will only go up, I’m counting on it.”

    Do People Always Expect you to Win?
    "It's interesting sometimes I think people do have that perspective. I was more nervous about my boat, since I've had down luck on it the past few weeks. If I'm on a good machine, I'm going to win. I was going from checking the error, filter, follow the whole engine in my head, every hose clamp, backwards, forwards... it's nerve racking, did I miss anything? There are three things maybe I didn't check, so I dwell on what I didn't get, and will there be a chain reaction? This is as much a part of racing, as racing is itself. The combination go race boat and rider, well, first it takes the boat to perform. The rider just needs to let the boat do it's magic. But first, you need it to run fast, hard and across the finish line. Now along with my sponsors, I'm the mechanic, and the rider, lots of pride in owning the full package, great partnerships create great wins.”'Looking forward to the LB2CAT. Are you going to be there?'

    # # # # # #

    Please check out the Dana Point to Av Race Page for further information:

    http://pwcoffshore.com/Dana_Point_2_Avalon_Race.


    The 2010 Macc Racing Team is backed with the support of Yamaha, Alpina, Monster Energy, R&D, HT Moto, MoTeC, Liquid Militia, Oakley, quakysense, Race Deck, RonnyMac Photography, Strawrubby, JE Pistons



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