IJSBA is very pleased to share the first notice of the 2023 Short Block Technologies WGP-1 World Finals.  This year's exciting installment of the program looks to be another exciting offering of preparing the sport's young people for a long and successful career in Personal Watercraft Racing.  As of today, 22 kids, hailing from at least four nations, have already registered.  Please see the official press release from the organizers:

Junior Stars of Florida, Inc. and the IJSBA are proud to introduce the international professional racers who will be a part of the Junior Stars International Day with the Pros at the 43rd IJSBA World Finals.  These professional racers have volunteered their time to help the next generation of competitors “level up” for the biggest PWC racing event in the world.  On Sunday, October 1st, junior racers from around the world will experience a unique training event focused on advanced skills in the Starting Clinic and Course Familiarization Laps with the best in the world.  We are honored to welcome the following professionals from around the world:

  • Kevin Reiterer (Austria)
  • Jeremy Poret (France)
  • Tory Snyder (United States of America)
  • Waleed Al-Sharshani (Morocco)
  • Deven Farthing (United States of America)
  • James Bushell (United Kingdom)
  • Gyorgy Kasza (Hungary)
  • Nacho Armillas (Spain)
  • Jun Ikoma (Japan)
  • Raphael Maurin (France)
  • Kylie Ellmers (Australia)
  • Jeremy Poper (United States of America)

Any professional racers who would like to join in this great IJSBA tradition, please reach out to doug@juniorstarsofflorida.com .

Junior Stars International Day with the Pros is a long-standing tradition of the IJSBA World Finals.  A gift to the next generation of racers from the staff members of the IJSBA regional promotors and the best racers in the world, International Day with the Pros is provided at no cost to all junior racers at world finals.  Pros from around the world take time out of their preparations for the most important race of the year to give back to the next generation of racers. Vendors, Manufacturers, and Suppliers join together to provide a bundle of gifts to the “Future Threats” of our sport to welcome them into the Racing Family.  You can register your athlete today FREE of CHARGE at https://app.iraceready.com/event/jsdwp23 .