IJSBA is pleased to share the following news, from BRP Sea-Doo, regarding the return of Dustin Farthing to their race program:
17-TIME NATIONAL AND WORLD CHAMPION RACER DUSTIN FARTHING RETURNS TO SEA-DOO X-TEAM
• FARTHING HEADLINES DEEP AND TALENTED ROSTER OF PRO RACERS
• 300HP SEA-DOO RXP-X AND RXT-X MODELS FOCUS OF 2016 RACING SEASON
• SEA-DOO TO ACTIVATE MULTIPLE 2016 RACE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Valcourt, QC, CANADA– April 7, 2016 – BRP is taking watercraft racing to the next level in 2016 with the Sea-Doo X-TEAM race programs and the return of an all-star roster of Pro watercraft racers led by the winningest runabout racer of all time, Dustin Farthing.
The introduction of the new Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 and RXT-X 300 watercraft models has performance fans excited for the start of the 2016 riding season, and BRP is supporting the racing community with multiple programs. The 2016 Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty program provides all Sea-Doo riders competing in the various disciplines of watercraft racing in North America the opportunity to earn contingency money throughout the season. BRP is also ensuring there are more competition-focused events through the Sea-Doo Promoter support program, sponsoring race events across North America.
BRP will sponsor premier racing events including the P1 AquaX Series, IJSBA tribute events, IJSBA World Finals and others and will see a stacked team of veteran Pro racers representing the Sea-Doo X-TEAM in 2016. These racers include Claude Clayton, Anya Colley, Erminio Iantosca, Eric Lagopoulos, Tim Neff, Anthony Radetic, Troy Snyder, Blaine Spooner and the return of champion Dustin Farthing. Farthing is a 17X National and World Champion and has chosen to compete on a Monster Energy/Mountain Motorsports backed Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 for 2016.
“I'm very excited to return to racing and competing on a new Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 watercraft,” said Farthing. “I raced aboard Sea-Doo watercraft in 1997 & 1998, and won two National and one World Championship. With the help of Monster Energy and BRP, the idea of coming back to racing after two-years of focusing my energy on my six BRP dealerships is now a reality. I'm looking forward to return racing for this great manufacturer and the X-TEAM to earn championships in 2016.”
Farthing and all Sea-Doo watercraft riders will be eligible for Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty. The Sea-Doo X-TEAM contingency is essentially an, “open-sponsorship” that excludes no one, except those competing on other brands. In addition to the glory that comes with winning on Sea-Doo watercraft, comes the opportunity for extra prize money. In addition, the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Promoter support program provides event producers sponsorship funds to help them produce more, high-quality events. BRP works with promoters to ensure Sea-Doo performance enthusiasts have a place to ride and compete in an organized manner, providing another fun aspect of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft.
“BRP launched the next level of performance watercraft in 2016 and Sea-Doo X-TEAM fans around the world are anxious to see them compete,” says Tim McKercher, of Sea-Doo watercraft competition management. “BRP is excited to cheer on all Sea-Doo watercraft racers and to see Dustin Farthing back on Sea-Doo watercraft, joining a team that will show the world how the new RXP-X 300 model takes performance riding to the next level.
BRP does more for the sport of watercraft racing than any other company. For 2016, Sea-Doo X-TEAM program support begins at the opening event of the P1 AquaX series, taking place April 9, 2016 in Tavares, Florida.
Visit the Sea-Doo Blog, OnBoard, for complete program details and redemption form information regarding the 2016 Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty racer contingency program.
For a complete overview of the new performance line of Sea-Doo watercraft, visit www.sea-doo.com.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Sea-Doo Media Relations, Competition, and Events Management
FARTHING HEADLINES DEEP AND TALENTED ROSTER OF PRO RACERS
300HP SEA-DOO RXP-X AND RXT-X MODELS FOCUS OF 2016 RACING SEASON
SEA-DOO TO ACTIVATE MULTIPLE 2016 RACE SUPPORT PROGRAMS