IJSBA has received the results and race report from our partner in Mexico.  We were very excited when we started up the discussions for 2017 and knew that their first round in Acapulco would be the start of a great new series.  Here is their official press release.  At the bottom of this press release is a photo collage.  Who would not want to race against this beautiful backdrop in the Acapulco climate???

Racing Up In Acapulco, Mexico. February 25-26, 2017.

ISJBA affiliate, Motonáutica México (www.motonauticamexico.com) kicked-off this year´s National Championship with a very successful double event in beautiful Acapulco, combining PWC and powerboat races in an excitement-filled weekend with lots of action.

The site was Coyuca Lagoon in Pie de la Cuesta, a resort beach town located at 15 minutes from gorgeous Acapulco, where tourists and locals enjoyed watching the races in a sunny and warm atmosphere.

PWC racing took place on Saturday. Each class had 3 7-lap, accident-free heats in which nearly 35 boats saw action, a great season opener considering that the sport is just restarting in Mexico.

RESULTS Serie 1 Runabout 1. Eduardo Cabrera – Cancun, Quintana Roo – 173 pts. 2. Genaro García – Mexico City – 166 pts. 3. Luis A. Hochstrasser – Mexico City – 139 pts.

Stock Limited Runabout 1. Erwin Escalante – Chetumal, Quintana Roo – 180 pts. 2. Mauricio García – Villahermosa, Tabasco – 154 pts. 3 Edwin Cervera – Merida, Yucatán – 149 pts.

Grand Prix Runabout 1. Carlos Cervera – Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo – 173 pts. 2. Roberto Erales – Cancun, Quintana Roo – 161 pts. 3. Roberto Bahena – Tequesquitengo, Morelos – 144 pts.

F-1 Runabout 1. Bo de Leon – Cancun, Quintana Roo – 166 pts. 2. Fred Hochstrasser – Mexico City – 161 pts. 3. Ludwig Hochstrasser – Puebla, Puebla - 156 pts.

Motonautica Mexico added PWC racing to its National Series to further promote the sport using powerboat racing´s popularity. This formula is proving to be successful because new drivers are signing-up in every event which will allow the organization to hold separate events in the near future.

The event and the whole 2017 will be televised by PXSports all over Latin America. 

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