Macon, Georgia has over a decade of Personal Watercraft Racing history under it’s belt at Sandy Beach Park, and this year’s event was monumental race for the Pro Hydro-X Tour. As most of you reading this know, 2013 is the first year the torch has been handed over from Mike Young to Brad and I, and Macon, GA. was a milestone for us as promoters. Not only did the Pro Hydro-X Tour experience a couple firsts in our experience as promoters, but also reaffirmed and reassured, that the long standing relationships in PWC Racing will remain a part of Macon, GA. for years to come.
With the local support of the Georgia racers, Matt Reno from Central Georgia Power Sports and Preston McCallum from McCallum Hauling and their families, we witnessed some of the best racing of 2013 to date. Tavares, FL. was marked by a huge showing of Sport Class riders, but this past weekend was all about the big runabouts. It was an awesome sight to see as the Pro-Am RA Stock and Novice RA Stock Classes battled it out in close quarters on the tight Sandy Beach Park course. The bar to bar action continued from start to finish, with more runabout riders than I have seen in any race this year… and all in stock classes!
On Saturday in the Pro-Am Stock class the current raining World and National Champion, Eric Francis took the lead and a 1-1 finish with Domenico Barilla and Georgia local Mike Bellamy in 2nd and 3rd overall. Sunday, things got interesting with Eric Francis red flagging on the first attempt at starting the Pro Stock Class, and Dennis Mack out of Atlanta red flagging, in a controversial call by officials on the second attempt. Once the race got started it was intense for all ten laps! Stan Hightower, on his Extreme Propulsion Sea-doo took the lead right from the start as Eric Francis, aboard his Monster Energy, Fly Racing, Hydroturf Kawasaki was forced to work his way through the pack and tight turns of the Lake Tobesofkee course. The action was not just between the top two riders though; Domenico Barilla, Dennis Mack, Mike Bellamy, Jeff Dyckowski and Jeremy Schandelmayer (with his return to a Sea-doo runabout) were riding hard and close in both motos Sunday. In the end it was Stan Hightower with 1-1 finishes, Eric Francis and the consistent riding of Domenico Barilla finishing the weekend in the 1, 2 and 3 spots respectively overall.
Novice Runabout Stock was no less exciting with it’s great turnout at the starting line. Bryan Perry dominated aboard his Above All Tree Service Kawasaki with 1-1 finishes in both motos on Saturday and Sunday. Jeff Dyckowski rode consistent with a second overall for both days, while Kevin Wassum moved up after only one race as a beginner in Tavares, FL. to take third and the final podium spot on Saturday. Sunday, Victor Bute mixed it up and took the third and final podium position aboard his D Mack Racing Kawasaki. Macon was also the first time we have seen Cody McCallum, pro ski rider, aboard his Sea-doo, Fly Racing, Central Georgia Power Sports Runabout… is this a look into the future of things to come for Cody?
Macon, Georgia had great racing in all classes this past weekend, and it always seems that at each round of racing one or two classes highlight the weekend’s event. Even though we can not go into detail about every race in every press release, we can not thank you guys (the racers) enough for your support and coming out and being a part of the race family from round to round. We want to take the time to recognize Brian Dennis, David Cabrera, Kirk Britto, Paul Jordan and Cody McCallum for their top five dominance in the Championship Points in Pro-Am Ski Open, and David Cabrera and Broc Harris for their sizable Championship Points lead in Pro-Am Ski Stock. We also want to mention the consistent influx of riders into the beginner’s classes. This past weekend we had three new runabout riders; Ashley Sponaugle from Kevin Wassum’s Tampa Sea-doo Crew, Blake Bellamy the son of Pro Stock rider Mike Bellamy and Mark Waldele crossing over for the first time from motocross.
Thank you all for making Macon, Georgia a great race, and special thanks to our Tour Sponsors Jettribe, Sea-doo, RIVA Racing, Exotic Signs, PWC Muscle, Kaotik Products, Fulmer Helmets and Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine for making it all possible!
We will see you all again in a about two weeks in Markam Park, FL. July 27-28 for the BMS/Team Mean Cup! Which racers will have the points to take the Championships at Islamorada in September?
See you at the beach… racing!
Jettribe Pro Hydro-X Tour, presented by Sea-Doo 2013
Full Macon, GA. race results: www.prohydrox.com/macon.html
Full Championship points standings: www.prohydrox.com/2013points.html
Rounds 5 and 6, Macon, GA. July 13-14, 2013 Results

Pro-Am RA Stock – Saturday
Rider Name # Brand Sponsors Moto 1 Moto 2 Final
JEFF DYCKOWSKI 8 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION 4 7 6
STAN HIGHTOWER 6 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM 6 3 4
DOMENICO BARILLA 714 KAW ALLIRA CONSTRUCTION 3 2 2
JEREMY SCHANDELMAYER 66 SEA JETTRIBE 7 5 7
ERIC FRANCES 7 KAW MONSTER ENERGY, FLY, HYDROTURF 1 1 1
MIKE BELLAMY 10 SEA OUTLAW TOWING, MTN MOTORSPORTS 2 6 3
DENNIS MACK 84 YAM YAMAHA, FLY, RIVA, MTN MOTORSPORTS 5 4 5

Pro-Am RA Stock – Sunday
JEFF DYCKOWSKI 8 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION 5 7 7
STAN HIGHTOWER 6 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM 1 1 1
DOMENICO BARILLA 714 KAW ALLIRA CONSTRUCTION 4 3 3
JEREMY SCHANDELMAYER 66 SEA JETTRIBE 7 4 5
ERIC FRANCES 7 KAW MONSTER ENERGY, FLY, HYDROTURF 3 2 2
MIKE BELLAMY 10 SEA OUTLAW TOWING, MTN MOTORSPORTS 2 5 4
DENNIS MACK 84 YAM YAMAHA, FLY, RIVA, MTN MOTORSPORTS 6 6 6

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Pro-Am Ski Open – Saturday
PAUL JORDAN 13 KAW EXOTIC SIGNS 6 7 7
BROC HARRIS 182 HYD CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, BASSETT 4 2 3
BRIAN DENNIS 115 YAM BLOWSION, BARNEYS, MAACO 3 1 1
DAVID CABRERA 51 HYD BMS, EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT 7 5 6
KENNIE MCKENZIE 77 KAW HURRICANE RACING, OPTIMA RACING 5 4 5
KIRK BRITTO 75 KAW ACTION KAWASAKI, WADE CHAPIN 2 6 4
CODY MCCALLUM 2 HYD FLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 1 3 2

Pro-Am Ski Open – Sunday
PAUL JORDAN 13 KAW EXOTIC SIGNS 7 7 7
BROC HARRIS 182 HYD CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, BASSETT 4 4 4
BRIAN DENNIS 115 YAM BLOWSION, BARNEYS, MAACO 5 1 3
DAVID CABRERA 51 HYD BMS, EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT 6 6 6
KENNIE MCKENZIE 77 KAW HURRICANE RACING, OPTIMA RACING 1 3 2
KIRK BRITTO 75 KAW ACTION KAWASAKI, WADE CHAPIN 3 5 5
CODY MCCALLUM 2 HYD FLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 2 2 1

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Pro-Am Ski Stock – Saturday
BROC HARRIS 182 KAW CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, MCCALLUM 2 1 1
DAVID CABRERA 51 HYD EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT, WEBER 1 2 2
KEVIN ROWE 85 YAM 3 3 3
GAVIN REED 7 YAM THE GRASS MAN 4 4 4

Pro-Am Ski Stock – Sunday
BROC HARRIS 182 KAW CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, MCCALLUM 2 1 1
DAVID CABRERA 51 HYD EXOTIC SIGNS, WETSPOT, WEBER 1 2 2
GAVIN REED 7 YAM THE GRASS MAN 3 3 3

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Expert RA Open – Saturday
STAN HIGHTOWER 2 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM 1 1 1

Expert RA Open – Sunday
STAN HIGHTOWER 2 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION, SEADOO XTEAM 1 1 1

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Expert Ski Open – Saturday
BENJIE BINFORD 2 HYD BASSETT RACING 1 1 1

Expert Ski Open – Sunday
BENJIE BINFORD 2 HYD BASSETT RACING 1 1 1

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Novice RA Limited – Saturday
KERRY HIBDON 7 YAM SKAT TRACK 1 1 1

Novice RA Limited – Sunday
KERRY HIBDON 7 YAM SKAT TRACK 1 1 1

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Novice RA Stock – Saturday
CLAY BARBEE 84 YAM RIVA, ACTION KAW, DMACK RACING 4 5 5
BRYAN PERRY 7 KAW ABOVE ALL TREE SERVICE 1 1 1
JEFF DYCKOWSKI 8 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION 3 2 2
CODY MCCALLUM 2 SEA FLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 5 3 4
VICTOR BUTE 243 KAW DMACK RACING 6 6 6
KEVIN WASSUM 711 SEA PWC MUSCLE 2 4 3

Novice RA Stock – Sunday
CLAY BARBEE 84 YAM RIVA, ACTION KAW, DMACK RACING DNS DNS DNS
BRYAN PERRY 7 KAW ABOVE ALL TREE SERVICE 1 1 1
JEFF DYCKOWSKI 8 SEA EXTREME PROPULSION 2 2 2
CODY MCCALLUM 2 SEA FLY RACING, CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 4 DNS 5
VICTOR BUTE 243 KAW DMACK RACING 3 4 3
KEVIN WASSUM 711 SEA PWC MUSCLE 5 3 4

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Novice Ski Limited – Saturday
PAUL JORDAN 13 KAW EXOTIC SIGNS 3 3 3
BILL BRADY 421 YAM BARNEYS, ONE IMAGE 2 2 2
GAVIN REED 7 KAW THE GLASS MAN 1 1 1

Novice Ski Limited – Sunday
PAUL JORDAN 13 KAW EXOTIC SIGNS 3 3 3
BILL BRADY 421 YAM BARNEYS, ONE IMAGE 2 2 2
GAVIN REED 7 KAW THE GLASS MAN 1 1 1

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Novice Ski Stock – Saturday
DUSTIN HIGDON 85 YAM 2 1 1
LYTLE PRICHARD 720 KAW OPTIMA RACING 1 2 2

Novice Ski Stock – Sunday
LYTLE PRICHARD 720 KAW OPTIMA RACING 1 1 1

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Beginner RA – Saturday
MARK WALDELE 2 SEA CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, FLY RACING 2 2 2
ASHLEY SPONAUGLE 66 SEA HERSELF 1 3 3
BLAKE BELLAMY 505 SEA OUTLAW TOWING, SEADOO XTEAM, MTN 3 1 1

Beginer RA – Sunday
MARK WALDELE 11 SEA CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS, FLY RACING 2 3 3
ASHLEY SPONAUGLE 66 SEA HERSELF 3 2 2
BLAKE BELLAMY 505 SEA OUTLAW TOWING, SEADOO XTEAM, MTN 1 1 1

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Beginner Ski – Saturday
AUSTIN BRITT 717 KAW BROC HARRIS 1 1 1
JOSH WILDER 888 YAM 2 2 2

Beginner Ski – Sunday
AUSTIN BRITT 717 KAW BROC HARRIS 1 1 1

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Sport Open/Mod – Saturday
SAM NEHME 13W YAM BROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS 1 1 1
KEN WADDLE 13B YAM TEAM MEAN, BROWARD MOTORSPORTS 2 2 2
PHIL MORSIE 212 YAM BIG #1 YAMAHA 3 3 3
MARTY THOMPSON 108 SEA DNS DNS DNS

Sport Open/Mod – Sunday
SAM NEHME 13W YAM BROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS 1 1 1
KEN WADDLE 13B YAM TEAM MEAN, BROWARD MOTORSPORTS 2 2 2

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Sport Spec – Saturday
PHIL MOSRIE 212 YAM BIG #1 YAMAHA 1 2 2
SAM NEHME 13 YAM BROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS 2 1 1
MARTY THOMPSON 108 SEA 3 3 3

Sport Spec – Sunday
PHIL MOSRIE 212 YAM BIG #1 YAMAHA DNS DNS DNS
SAM NEHME 13W YAM BROWARD MOTORSPORTS, BMS CHOPPERS 2 1 1
MARTY THOMPSON 108 SEA DNS DNS DNS
KEN WADDLE 13B 1 2 2

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RA Classic/NA – Saturday
CLAY BARBEE 84 YAM RIVA, ACTION KAWASAKI, MEGA 1 1 1

RA Classic/NA – Sunday
CLAY BARBEE 84 YAM RIVA, ACTION KAWASAKI, MEGA DNS DNS DNS

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Junior Ski Stock 13-15 – Saturday
MATTHEW OWENS 82 YAM CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 2 1 1
DEVON RENO 22 KAW CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 1 2 2

Junior Ski Stock 13-15 – Sunday
DEVON RENO 22 KAW CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 1 1 1

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Junior RA Classic – Saturday
DEVON RENO 22 SEA CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS 2 2 2
PRESTON CLARK 245 SEA KAOTIK, MOM & DAD 1 1 1

Junior RA Classic – Sunday
DEVON RENO 22 SEA CENTRAL GA POWERSPORTS DNS DNS DNS
PRESTON CLARK 245 SEA KAOTIK, MOM & DAD 1 1 1