Skat-Trak World Finals scheduled for October 11-16, 2005 in Lake Havasu, AZ
The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) announced today that Skat-Trak has secured title sponsorship of the world’s largest and most prestigious personal watercraft event. This also announces the return of Skat-Trak as the title sponsor. The 2005 Skat-Trak World Finals takes place October 11-16 at the Crazy Horse Campground on the shores of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
“Skat-Trak’s return as the title sponsor of the IJSBA World Finals further underscores our commitment to the interests of our customers and provides an excellent vehicle to communicate the essence of the Skat-Trak brand,” said Michelle Thompson, Director of Marketing of Skat-Trak.
The IJSBA is also pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lake Havasu City-based event production firm, DSM Events, as producer of the 24th annual Skat-Trak World Finals.
“The IJSBA is excited to have partnered with DSM Events, to produce the most important event in our sport,” said Biorn Tangeland, managing director of the IJSBA. “Skat-Trak’s involvement with the World Finals will allow us to build upon the rich tradition that has been established during the 23 years of world class racing at Lake Havasu. This year’s event will expand beyond traditional racing as DSM Events and Skat-Trak will create an all encompassing action sports and lifestyle event.”
The Skat-Trak World Finals will attract more than 800 world-class racers and athletes from across the globe and feature auxiliary events and mini-moto racing in a world-class venue. In addition, the event will have live concerts and an interactive lifestyle festival spread over 12 acres.
The 24th annual IJSBA World Finals – the world’s largest watercraft event will include closed course ski and runabout racing, slalom and the popular freestyle competition. The Skat-Trak World Finals draws the sport’s elite competitors, including superstars Chris MacClugage (Florida), Victor Sheldon (California), Eric Malone (Pennsylvania), Nicolas Rius (France), Dustin Farthing (Florida), Steven Daulich (France), Gimmi Bosio (Italy), Masao Fujisawa (Japan), Dustin Motzouris (South Africa) and Alessander Lenzi (Brazil) competing for more than $100,000 in prize money and awards.
More than 50,000 spectators will also enjoy Performance Alley – a PWC aftermarket and consumer interactive festival featuring large-scale displays from the top manufacturers of watercraft, parts and apparel, and other lifestyle brands, as well as food and beverage concessions including the Budweiser Beach Bar. Other activities include daily athlete autograph signings, DJs, guest emcees and prize giveaways. Live regional and national musical acts will perform on the Skat-Trak World Finals Concert Stage.
"Skat-Trak World Finals is the ultimate season-ending party and the world’s largest watercraft and watercraft-lifestyle festival with its roots firmly placed in the personal watercraft capital of the world that Lake Havasu is,” said Jim Russell, president of DSM Events. "The tradition and heritage of this event dates back over two decades. Over the years this event has become the epicenter for racing, fun and lifestyle."
All events during the 2005 Skat-Trak World Finals are open to the public. Official sponsors include Lake Havasu City, Budweiser, Northwest Arizona Distributors, Inc., Sunstate Equipment Co., Atlas Insurance, Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, Hydrospace and Personal Watercraft Illustrated magazine.
The International Jet Sports Boating Association is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing. The IJSBA is responsible for the rules which govern the sanction, organization and conduct of sanctioned events; the standards for eligibility and conduct of competition and officials; the regulations for eligibility and preparation of watercraft; and the rules for annual series of events around the world. The IJSBA has affiliated associations, organizations and members in more than 50 countries worldwide and its headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, Calif. For more information, phone: (714) 751-8695 or www.ijsba.com
Skat-Trak Performance Products has developed a well earned reputation as the leading manufacturer of aftermarket performance Impellers, Magnum Pumps, and Sand Paddle Tires. More personal watercraft World and National Championships have been won with Skat-Trak impellers than all other brands combined. To add to this rich winning history, we are constantly developing and testing the newest watercraft available with not only our Impellers, but with Magnum Pumps and Accessories designed to stand the rigors of competition and weekend warrior alike. In addition to our personal watercraft product line, Skat-Trak had become THE source for custom Sand Paddle Tires for ATV’s, Motorcycles, Sand Drag, Mud Bogg, and Tractor Pull competition. For information regarding Skat-Trak, visit www.skat-trak.com
About DSM Events
Now in its second decade this event production company has produced 65 motorsports events of it’s own, and contracted to over 200 events of others for various goods and services throughout three states and two countries. The company was formed fifteen years ago to work with the NISSAN factory in the development and campaigning of their factory unlimited off road racing truck. In addition to achieving victories in major off road races and setting NHRA national records, and multiple world land speed records for NISSAN, DSM Events produces the largest series of PWC regional races in the nation, the “Jet Jam Series” in Lake Havasu, co-produced the 2003 IJSBA World Finals, and served as a major contractor and consultant to IMG in the production of the 2004 World Finals. For information regarding DSM, and their events and services call (928) 764-2210, X615, or visit www.desertsteel.com