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    Dustin Farthing joins Yamaha Race Team

    Looks like 2012 is going to be a good one for the Yamaha Team. Congrats Dustin and Yamaha


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Dustin Farthing Announces Decision to Ride for
    Yamaha on 2012 Personal Watercraft Race Circuit
    KENNESAW, GA — JANUARY 13, 2012 — Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of
    Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced that multi-time IJSBA World and
    National champion Dustin Farthing is returning to the Yamaha motorsports family to
    campaign the 2012 personal watercraft racing season aboard Yamaha WaveRunners®.
    Farthing is one of the most recognized names in PWC racing and is the current UWPIJSBA
    National Pro Open Runabout champion. He began his professional career racing
    for Yamaha WaterCraft and is returning to the fold after a nine year absence. Farthing
    will race the Yamaha FX SHO® and Yamaha FZR® at offshore and closed course
    events respectively, including the UWP-IJSBA National Tour and the IJSBA World
    Finals.

    “I’ve been impressed with what Yamaha’s accomplished on the race course over the last
    few years,” said Farthing. “Their 1.8L engine is bulletproof and has led to the FZR really
    dominating some key pro race classes. I look forward to having my team work with this
    engine and hull which have so much potential in the Open class and beyond. It feels
    great to be back with the same group I launched my racing career with so many years
    ago.”

    Farthing has competed in top racing circuits all over the world and has won ten national
    and six world titles over the past two decades.

    “Dustin is one of the preeminent racers in the history of personal watercraft racing and
    we are thrilled to have him back at Yamaha,” said Scott Watkins, Yamaha’s product
    manager, former freestyle world champion and IJSBA Hall of Fame inductee. “We look
    forward to working with him and the entire Farthing Racing team to win in 2012.”
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    "Their 1.8L engine is bulletproof and has led to the FZR really dominating some key pro race classes. I look forward to having my team work with this engine and hull which have so much potential in the Open class and beyond."

    Winners like working with winners...

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    WOW. I never thought I would see the day. Kinda disappointed. He's been a Kawi guy for YEARS. He is one of the absolute best riders ever in the sport and it's amazing to watch him on the course. Great for Yamaha... but he did really well on his Kawi. When the conditions got just a little ugly his boar really shined. Wonder what brought this about.

    Anyway... Good luck Dustin aboard Yamaha this year! Can't wait to come see the races. But just so you know, Reggie Purnell is really, REALLY, going to be bummed. lol

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    He will do well . . . I think he would do well on just about anything. Would love to see on run some Offshore on one of those new FX Hulls! I think he would do well there too.

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    Well, that squashes the rumor I heard that Polaris was looking to come back into the PWC market, and come back with a BIG BANG...

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    Absolutely... he would do well on almost anything. I am also very interested to see if the new FX hull can hang in the rough stuff.

    Now will the IJSBA please release the 2012 race schedule so I can mark the days I need on the vacation calendar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Wonder what brought this about.
    $$$ probably. That and Buschnell beating at WF.

    P.S. Good luck to Dustin. He has been a good rep for Kawi, a great racer, and I am sure he will do so as well at Yamaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Absolutely... he would do well on almost anything. I am also very interested to see if the new FX hull can hang in the rough stuff.

    Now will the IJSBA please release the 2012 race schedule so I can mark the days I need on the vacation calendar!
    2012 UWP-IJSBA National Tour Schedule
    May 19-20: Panama City Beach, FL
    May 26-27: Montgomery, AL
    June 16-17: Racine, WI
    June 30- July 1: Sparks, NV
    July 21-22: Colonial Beach, VA
    August 11-12: Lake Hartwell, GA
    August 18-19: Charleston, WV

    IJSBA World Finals
    Sept 29-Oct 7: Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Last edited by kenshin89; 01-20-2012 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Found the updated tour schedule

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    Hello

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    "It feels great to be back..."

    Farthing started his career with YAMAHA, he's coming BACK to YAMAHA.

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