Thread: 2010 Racing in Texas
03-26-2010, 09:02 AM #1
2010 Racing in Texas
Hey gang...anyone going to be participating in any 2010 races? I want to try it out and see if I like it but I don't know really where to start.
03-27-2010, 01:08 AM #2
03-27-2010, 05:27 AM #3
The Teamsport racing page has just been updated a few weeks ago, they were trying to get a schedule lined out... They are the APBA racing circuit which is "SuperCourse" A very cool form of endurance racing and now closed course ( just like the good ole days ). They run mainly the College Station, North West Houston, Dallas areas. They have Runabout classes from 800cc stock or limited or open ( older seadoos and polaris gp800 yamaha ) to Runabout N/A (non aspirated ) stock or limited. To modern 4 stroke stock limited and open, Even a GP class which is very wild to watch... You can buy a day APBA membership for $25 or a year for around $60... Class entry fees I wanna say are around $35 dollars. Safety equipment required is a helmet, life jacket. Shoes and gloves preferably. I raced once with Tim's series last year during July with the sst tunnel hull boats and tri hulls. It was a very laid back and a unique challenge, I have never rode 35 minuetes straight wide open before.... It will be nice to see added closed course to his show....
Team Sport Racing
May 1-2 - Lake Bryan - Rounds 1 and 2, Closed Course and Endurance/SuperCourse - Event with Brazos Valley Senior Games
June 5-6 - Lake Somerville - Rounds 3 and 4, Closed Course and Endurance/SuperCourse
July 10-11 - Lake Bryan - Rounds 5 and 6, Closed Course and Endurance/SuperCourse **tentative event with the Southern Profession Outboard Racing Tour with OPC SST 45, OPC SST-120, and OPC TriHull classes**
August 7-8 - Lake Somerville - Rounds 7 and 8, Closed Course and Endurance/SuperCourse
September 11-12 - Lake Dallas - 2010 US Endurance Nationals - Event with City of Lake Dallas WaterFest at Willow Grove Park
Also, there is a IJSBA circuit for closed course and endurance in TX called R5waterXracing.. Mainly the same rules apply for classes and safety. One plus about R5 is your first race is free! They have 2 races in the Houston area, 1st in Baytown, 2nd in Madisonville. I have raced with R5 now 2 seasons and have won mutiple regional titles and gone to the National championships and placed in the top ten twice. Brian and Jennifer know how to put on a good show and give the racers the best chance to have fun, get a good race on their ski and usually have a good mix of riders and classes to make it interesting to be out there. Not to mention alot of national riders are coming to TX to race with us. An IJSBA Membership I think has been set at $10 dollars for the year and usually they charge $25 to $40 a class to race depending if your a novice expert or pro..... I tell you what just check out WWW.R5WATERXRACING.COM.... If you have any further questions just ask me and I can get you in touch with the right folks. Good luck here is the schedule for 2010
R5 water X racing
Round 1&2 May 22-23rd 2010 Genes Powersports, Baytown TX
Round 3&4 June 19-20th 2010 Lake Madison, Madisonville TX (Music Festival)
Round 5&6 July 3-4th 2010 The Liberty by The Lake Challenge, The Colony TX
*********July 3-4th 2010 IJSBA Endurance Nationals*********
Round 7&8 TBA (Tentative final round) Working on the site!
03-27-2010, 05:41 AM #4
You need to to come to the 1st R5water x races at Genes Powersports, In Baytown on May 22rd and 23rd. Matt and Gene Anderson ( Owners of Genes powersport used to be a factory team for Polaris runabouts) He has alot of tuning knowledge on those boats... They got an stock Octane last year on race gas to outrun my hydrospace just by tuning on it a few hours. Not to mention Cory Hieman usually shows up at the races and He was a polaris test pilot for years as well as Billy Dearman of Judge motorsports.....
I have been anxious to see some of WFO's power be put to an endurance or closed course. I hear He is making the biggest horse power in the Houston area right now. It will be nice to see some Yamaha's sho up against the Andy Wise SeaDoo's and Judge Kawasaki's oh and Rogue Jets Mike Younts ultra 260x....
03-27-2010, 01:46 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
I might wana try it out, just my boat is fast- me on the other hand im slow lol I would give it a try
03-27-2010, 02:52 PM #6
03-27-2010, 05:32 PM #7
03-27-2010, 06:50 PM #8
I'm excited to go! About the classes, what exactly is offered for beginners like myself? Are they divided into cc classes or is the beginners class lumped into one single class?
03-27-2010, 09:43 PM #9
I gotta thank my Dad for building my boat and Macc Racing for the parts and Pete at Riva Yamaha for getting me on the support team... If you ever wanna come ride bouys, You know When I'm off work........ We have spare blasters for you.
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM #10
Don't quote me but more then likely you will be placed in beginner runabout Limited..... Meaning you can run a stock boat, or if you choose to run some select mods like a pipe or bored cylinders or aftermaket head or cooling that you will still be legal. Do not worry the Promotors in R5 beleive very stongly about not putting 3 seater turbo or supercharged boats against smaller runabouts. If Skinny or Brent Carruth are racing they run 951 limited sea doos you could be combined in there heat if you feel comfortable racing with them (You will just be scored as a beginner). Hopefully Cory Heiman will be there with his Polaris boats and maybe Matt Anderson will return to the water to cut some laps with you. Hope this answers your question.. Keep asking if you have more questions.
Here are the class break downs for 2010: You are listed in HOT CLASSES
Some of you will have ALOT of questions we are sure, but be rest assured that NO ONE will be turned away from racing..We have a place for you!
You will notice we have the follwing classes:
NOTE: For 2010 R5WaterXRacing will be implementing Slalom competition back into the mix! In order for each racer to recieve their maximum points for the regional championship they MUST run slalom. In addition there will be slalom titles given at the end of the season on top of the regional titles.
Premier Classes meaning PAYOUT classes only, Those that hold an Expert or PRO Card are eligible to run in the premier classes.
Pro Ski Stock
Pro Ski GP
Pro R/A Open
"HOT" Classes Meaning these are the classes that have been fairly popular for the past couple of years those eligible to run these classes are Novice, Amatuer & Expert card holders.
Intermediate Ski Stock
Intermediate Ski Limited
Intermediate R/A Stock
Intermediate R/A Limited
Vintage 550 Ski
Beginner Ski Limited
Beginner R/A Limited
All Juniors will RACE FOR FREE once again in 2010 EVERY RACE!!!
Junior Ski 10-12 Stk
Junior Ski 13-15 Stk
Junior Ski 13-15 Ltd
Junior Ski 4 Stroke Stk 13-15
Junior 13-15 Sport Spec BRAND NEW for 2010
Optional Classes meaning these are the classes that must have 3 or more racers for the class to make. These classes as of right now WILL NOT be listed on the entry form.
Runabout N/A Stk
Runabout N/A Limited
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