Many people attended the 2014 Hot Products Mark Hahn 300 Presented By Hot Products. We expect many more recaps and bulletins. We always get the some of the best ones from Jettribe. Here is their report:
2015 Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Race
Jettribe attended the Mark Hahn Memorial race on February 28th, 2015. We were very excited to see all the racers and their teams. This year's Mark Hahn proved to be one of the toughest races in the history of the event. Saturday's forecast was calling for high winds with a slight chance of rain. Well, they were right. The winds kicked up causing 3ft. swells by the middle of the race. The riders and the jetski's really took a beating. Jettribe team rider Craig Warner actually rode the second half of the race without a seat.
Peter DeSmet and Yury Riabko of Russia had a great start to this race. They were the leader for most of the race until, like so many others, they had engine problems. Team rider Brock Austin raced stand up ski in the Ironman. Once the other 2 racers he was competing against dropped out of the race he was guaranteed a win. He could have stopped at that point, but this incredibly determined racer wanted to push on. His ski experienced a broken coupler and with the help of his crew and many other helping hands he was back on the water in no time and was able to complete a total of 14 laps.
The crews and team members worked tirelessly days before this race just to get the riders and their skis on the water. The PWC Offshore crew won the award for the fastest pit stops. Under 55 seconds!
Big congratulations go out to the French team of Jean-Bruno Pastorello and Jean-Baptisto Botti on their overall 1st place win and to all the winners of this year's event.
We are all looking forward to the next endurance race the Jettribe Russky Grand Prix in Russia on Aug. 11-16th, 2015.