11-01-2005, 04:56 PM #1
2006 – Mark Hahn Memorial, 300 Mile Endurance Race
Contact: Mike Follmer - 714-241-9600
World’s Longest Continuous PWC Race Set for February 25th at Lake Havasu
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – October 31, 2005 - DSM Events owner, Jim Russell and Mike Follmer, event co-promoters, announced today that the 2006 – Mark Hahn Memorial, 300 Mile Endurance Race is all set to launch on February 25, 2006 from Crazy Beach at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The event will once again be sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA), and it is expected that a very large number of teams will enter to try and break the APBA Endurance Record of 5 Hours 13 Minutes to cover the 300 miles set at last year’s event by Mike Follmer and Billy Womack aboard their R&D YAMAHA GP 1300R.
The race is being held again in the memory of endurance racer Mark Hahn who was instrumental in providing the momentum to keep endurance racing going strong and growing across the country before his untimely death. The “Team” format features two riders for runabout (sit down) boat teams and up to three riders for a stand-up craft. Solo riders are also welcome to “Ironman” the race on either style of boat, a real test of endurance and stamina reserved for only the true endurance zealots.
The race is being held at Crazy Beach at Crazy Horse Campground that has undergone some massive reconstruction at the hands of Jim Russell over the last several months. “This is now a “World Class” site for this very important event”, said Jim Russell, “and the 7.5 mile course we have approval from the Coast Guard for will pit all the teams against the wind, rough water and long runs that this event has become synonymous with.” In addition to all the weather and water conditions all the teams have to contend with, they will also be required to make fuel stops without spilling fuel and make rider changes several times during the race.
After the gigantic success and world wide recognition received in the press of last year’s Mark Hahn Memorial, it is expected that this year’s entries will far surpass the 28 teams that were there for the inaugural event. Mike Follmer said, “We’re gearing up to make this year’s event outshine what we did last year by getting more give a ways and even better trophies for the massive awards banquet we have already scheduled.” “We have on the water still photography to chronicle the event for the riders and magazine coverage and are in the final throes of securing television coverage by tv 45 in Havasu. Follmer added.
All of the pre-race attention and planning for this year’s Mark Hahn Memorial guarantee that it will be even better than the inaugural, which has been heralded as the “Best PWC race of the year”! Get your teams together and your entry in early to make sure you don’t miss out on this great experience.
Entry forms and entry information sheets were released today for the February 25th event.
This race is an APBA Sanctioned event and as such, ALL riders MUST be an APBA Racing Member to compete. If you are not now but want to become an APBA Racing Member, please call Patrick Mell at (586) 773-9700 or go online at www.apbaracing.com to sign up.
The Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300 Team Race is a stand alone event to honor our fallen friend Mark Hahn. It is not part of the annual point race and therefore there will be five (6) classes only, as listed on the entry form. Race course will be approximately 8 miles long duration will be 6 hours or 300 miles. Race will start at 9.30
Get your team set and your entry in early to avoid the $25.00 late fee if your entry is not received by DSM one (1) week prior to the race. The classes and entry fees are listed on the entry form. DSM will accept VISA, MASTERCARD or a check for the entry fee to make payment very easy. If anyone has a problem with this entry system or wants to make special arrangements, please contact Jim Russell at DSM immediately at (92 764-2210 in an effort to limit the confusion on race day and insure that the race gets started exactly on time. All entrants MUST have eight inch (8”) black number(s) on a white background on both sides and nose of your boat to be scored. Numbers will NOT be available at the race site on race day.
Awards will be for 1st through 10th place in the Overall order of finish and 1st through 3rd place in each class. The awards are really special for this event, AND there is a growing pile of merchandise that has been donated by friends and supporters of Mark Hahn that will be doled out to make sure that EVERYONE who competes receives something to take home as a memento to remember this great event!
As a side note: Word is that ALL Region 1 promoters will be diligent and aggressive regarding early entry. All competitors are urged to have their entries in no later than two weeks before Region 1 events
11-01-2005, 05:04 PM #2
need to average about 60 mph for the entire race for come close to that record set... but that doesn't include pit stops for fuel... so realistically you probably need to be pushin 65+mph thru the race to account for fuel stops and coming close to that record...
a R&D GP ski won that race..... i think a Rotax Racing RXT will sweep that record away... wish i was closer, i would participate. I'm gonna try for some region 8 endurance next year i think just for shits and giggles to have the experience.
11-06-2005, 12:05 PM #3AnonymousGuest
we might bump into each other than shibby....I was going to hit some endurance racing myself in the upper states next year...Region 6 or 8..
11-06-2005, 02:20 PM #4
By the way that was my post....I think some admin stuff was going on when I posted it..
11-06-2005, 04:05 PM #5Originally Posted by Shibby1485
11-06-2005, 08:18 PM #6
you guys gonna be running stock or modified or what?
I know nothing about racing or classes or anything... just looking to learn, have some fun, and meet some people... but i guess i need to get half a clue if i'm gonna give it a shot
11-06-2005, 08:21 PM #7Originally Posted by Shibby1485
11-06-2005, 08:24 PM #8
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- St. Louis MO
Hmm I smell something fishy about a 74mph Stock class RXP!
11-06-2005, 08:27 PM #9Originally Posted by Compwhiz82
11-06-2005, 09:18 PM #10
i wonder what kinda items you can add to the ski and still have it considered "stock" by the rulebook and approved...
in the OPEN class i'll probably have my ass hnaded to me by guys that can afford to drop a few grand under the seat.
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