4th Stop on the IJSBA UWP Hydro-Turf National Tour
The elevation at Sparks, Nevada may have brought the boats' speed down but it certainly did not bring down the level of competition at the IJSBA Hydro-Turf National Tour. Thank you to all the sponsors of this years' National Tour. The Sparks Marina and Western Village Inn & Casino was a beautiful site! With the mountains as the backdrop to a stunning lake, it was the ideal place for racing this past weekend.
The Jettribe Family is so proud of our Sponsored riders, most of them earning a spot on the podium. James Bushell from the UK was surely untouchable this past weekend on his #158 boat that is now within the weight requirements. He blew away the competition with 1st in every moto, and taking home 1st overall in Pro R/A Open! Erminio Iantosca, from Florida, did a staggering job at keeping the heat up in the Pro R/A Open class as well. He and his team did a great job of walking the fine line of creating more speed vs. blowing the engine up. He placed 3rd in his class! Brent Venderley, also from Florida, did really well at the Sparks location. Fighting in each moto for a place on the podium, and finally receiving a well deserved 3rd place in Pro R/A Stock. It will be great to watch him in the coming tour stops.
Aero Aswar, our second international rider, did his best with the elevation and a borrowed ski this past weekend, placing 5th in the Pro R/A Stock class. Brock Austin really turned up the heat this past weekend! He competed in 3 different classes, and even with some mechanical issues he still earned 1st place in Expert Limited, 2nd in Pro Ski Stock, and 3rd Pro Ski GP. Charles Anderson went to Sparks to hold for Brock Austin and also to compete, and thank goodness he did. He placed a well deserved 1st in the Aspirated Spec class.
There are only 3 races left: July 20-21 in Colonial Beach, Virginia, August 10-11 in Lake Hartwell, Georgia, and finally the National Championships on August 17-18th in Charleston, West Virginia which will conclude the National Tour. See you at the races!