03-06-2009, 07:16 PM #1
Jordan and Rachel @ the Mark Hahn 300
Yamaha riders finish first, second at World's longest watercraft race
Rachel MacCluggage after her first place win
LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - Yamaha WaveRunner riders finished in first and second place in the four stroke stock class at the 5th Annual Mark Hahn Memorial 300, the longest, most rigorous team endurance race in the world.
Yamaha riders Rachel MacClugage and Jordan McLean finished first aboard a stock Yamaha FX SHO and the team of Niky Goudreau and Lark Schmitt came in second, also aboard a stock Yamaha FX SHO.
“The demands the Mark Hahn endurance race puts on riders and their machines are like nothing else in PWC racing. The 4 stroke stock class is particularly important because it highlights the same exact watercraft products that consumers can buy at their local dealership,” said Scott Watkins, Yamaha’s product manager and former world champion PWC rider. “These wins demonstrate the world class performance customers can get from the SHO series right out of the box.”
Fifty-four boats entered this year's race, which was held February 28 in Lake Havasu, AZ. The Mark Hahn Memorial endurance race consists of two-rider teams lapping a 10-mile course, covering 300 miles total.
03-06-2009, 07:51 PM #2
03-06-2009, 07:52 PM #3
Saturday | February 28, 2009
The 2009 Mark Hahn Memorial Race was held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on February 28th 2009 at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds. This race is the 5th annual National Championship endurance race held every year in Lake Havasu. The weather conditions were horrendous for the racers, with 20 mph winds from the north; it was set to be a very challenging race for the Macc Racing team. The start of the 300 mile endurance race was very exciting with Warner, Farthing, and MacClugage out in front early setting a great pace. Coming onto the front section of the track on about lap 8 the ski that Chris was on lost its intake grate and threads which unfortunately would take him and his teammate Clay Cullen out of competition for the race. Rachel MacClugage and teammate Jordan Mclean were turning very good lap times on there R&D Yamaha FX SHO as they led the 4 Stroke stock class for the entire race. There great finish was a result of great riding, a very fast boat in the rough conditions, and very fast pit stops. Rachel and Jordan would go onto win the 4 Stroke Stock class in dominating fashion with about a 4 lap lead on second place, giving them the US National Title in the stock class and a 9th place finish overall out of all the racers.
Rachel and Jordan both would like to express that this win would not have been achievable with out all of the great help from the people around them most significantly, Yamaha Motor Corporation which supplied Rachel and Jordan with a new FX SHO which proved to be one of the best race boats on the water. Also Bill Chapin of R&D Performance had a lot to do with the success of the race, his many hours of testing and preparation showed as the ski he set up ran very strong for 300 miles in some of the worst conditions Lake Havasu has ever seen. Special thanks to Chris MacClugage for his countless hours preparing the ski for Rachel and Jordan weeks before the race. Some say that endurance racing is won and lost in the pits which is why the help of the Macc Racing pit crew, Jim Daugherty, Jesse Thompson, Beau Morton, Nathan Mclean, and Mack Mclean was so crucial in winning the race. Congratulations Rachel MacClugage, Jordan Mclean and the rest of the Macc Racing team for your outstanding performance.
03-06-2009, 11:02 PM #4
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Congrats to the MACC Team, Rachel and JJ
03-07-2009, 12:22 AM #5
03-07-2009, 01:38 AM #6
Congrats again to my bro JJ and Mrs Macc, its SHO-time i think some one said lol jus messing, you guys did great !!
03-07-2009, 01:43 AM #7
congrats JJ and Mrs. Macc! Fantastic job! Congratulations!
03-07-2009, 01:57 AM #8
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- Lomita, aka Slowmita
What a fine win by two such great endurance racers.....a mind boggling lead in this class over the others
03-07-2009, 07:26 PM #9
Thanks for posting this Ms. Shawn. Thanks again for supporting us guys!
03-08-2009, 01:38 AM #10
Thank you Rachel and JJ for the AWESOME competition you brought to the track!
It was a pleasure racing against the both of you..Great win and we will be back next year looking to challenge you for that trophy again! (damn supercharger)
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