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    Upstate Watercraft Promotions : Toyota US-Race schedule

    Good Afternoon Race Fans,

    Attached is the latest news from the UWP.


    AJ Handler
    Upstate Watercraft Promotions Inc
    585-330-0742
    www.uwpinc.com
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    2009 Toyota/Sea Doo USRC
    May 30-31: Syracuse, NY – “Toyota US Open of Watercross & Musicfest”
    June 27-28: Salisbury, MA – “Toyota US MotoSurf at the Sand & Sea Festival”
    July 18-19: Rochester, NY – “Toyota Water Jam & Rochester Music & Sports Festival”
    August 1-2: Charleston, WV – “Toyota Governor’s Cup & Multifest”
    August 15-16: TBA


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    UWP to promote races independently
    Upstate Watercraft Promotions, Inc (UWP) is proud to announce a restructure that will allow UWP to focus on developing racing in the United States.UWP has been the leading US promoter in innovation and racer pay-out. UWP believes that promoting races independently will allow them to focus totally on developing their circuit for the racing community and as a host for national level events.

    UWP is an independent organization but will continue to promote personal watercraft racing and will follow international rules and guidelines set by the IJSBA as well as work with other associations so that competitors will be able to enjoy easy integration into UWP events.

    While this does signal a departure from the relationship with the APBA racing establishment, UWP recognizes the value they have provided in forwarding the sport and wishes them continued success in their endeavors. UWP supports racers attending all races and events produced by any safe and professional organizer.

    AJ at UWP stated today, “This is a win for our racers in offering new opportunities and for UWP to take our business in new directions.” AJ further said that “we have to be more innovative in how we produce and market our sport during these difficult economic times – we at UWP are looking forward to racing into the future with the exciting new developments!”

    A new membership package will soon be announced. This membership will include numerous benefits- including membership in the American Watercraft Association (AWA).

    UWP believes that this is an important part of our sport and encourages all PWC enthusiasts to join the AWA and their fight for your right to ride! This will also be a continued indication to the OEMs that we take all PWC issues seriously and will encourage the manufacturers to increase their support for grassroots racing and propel the sport into the next level.

    Upstate Watercraft Promotions was established in 1995, and has been the grassroots to racing providing today’s racing for tomorrow’s world champions. For more information about the UWP and grassroots racing, visit www.uwpinc.com or call A.J. Handler (585) 330-0742.


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    Shawn,

    I am a little bit confused by this. So whos racing license do we need to have to race at any of UWP's races?

    APBA?
    IJSBA?
    AWA?

    Just looking for a little more clairification.

    Thanks

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    I would contact the promoter, but I believe from the statement 'none' are needed, they are independent. Similar to the DJSA races here in California, the promoter simply endorses their own program for their attendees. From this I believe they are supporting the AWA efforts, but not as a racing sanction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn alladio View Post
    I would contact the promoter, but I believe from the statement 'none' are needed, they are independent. Similar to the DJSA races here in California, the promoter simply endorses their own program for their attendees. From this I believe they are supporting the AWA efforts, but not as a racing sanction.
    A new membership package will soon be announced. This membership will include numerous benefits- including membership in the American Watercraft Association

    the other thing this plays into is what set of rules are they gonna follow.....

    glad i already decided to do the east coast part of the national tour.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    the other thing this plays into is what set of rules are they gonna follow.....

    glad i already decided to do the east coast part of the national tour.....
    I think AJ is following under the IJSBA Rulebook.

    I'm pretty sure for Runabout the rules between the IJSBA and the APBA are pretty much the same. With Ski I think there are some differences.

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    I don't know all the reasons for this but I don't think the sport needs this type of splintering right now. We need the sanctioning bodies and promoters to set asside differences and work together as one unit.
    Just my .02

    Duane

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    I don't know all the reasons for this but I don't think the sport needs this type of splintering right now. We need the sanctioning bodies and promoters to set asside differences and work together as one unit.
    Just my .02

    Duane
    One thing I like is AJ is actually putting money back into the sport with $10,000 for Rochester, $20,000 for Syracuse, and $30,000-$40,000 for Charleston.

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    So I guess Region 8 racers can go ahead and kiss National High points contention good bye then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcjetski View Post
    So I guess Region 8 racers can go ahead and kiss National High points contention good bye then...
    pretty much. unless you hit some races outside of Region 8. In my case the only way I could have a shot at highpoints in any of my 3 classes is to run the whole damn national tour. Much rather be able to make some money to come out more even than to spend thousands tryin to run the national tour.

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