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MacClugage suffers broken collarbone

April 21, 2003
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Perennial race champion Chris MacClugage suffered a broken collarbone while practicing for the upcoming Motosurf Nationals in Oceanside, Calif. The break, which reportedly was so severe it sent the bone directly into the muscle, will reportedly be healed within a month, allowing MacClugage to compete in the upcoming tour.
Kawi Offers Race Boat Details
In other Kawasaki news, the Web site www.greenguysracing.com soon will be showcasing the build-up of a Kawasaki 800 SXR into MacClugage’s personal race boat. According to the Web site, information will be available on precisely what goes into MacClugage’s championship-winning machines, including a parts list, actual dyno charts, and plenty of pictures.
MAINSTREAM EXPOSURE
Multi-time Freestyle World Champion Eric Malone has achieved a significant amount of mainstream exposure for the sport of personal watercraft. Malone was featured on Abercrombie & Fitch’s Web site, www.abercrombie.com, in a lengthy interview for the company’s A&FTV. The video clip included examples of Malone’s freestyle trickery, as well as plenty of shots of his personal Polaris Octane stand-up.
IJSBA Rule Book Online
The 2003 IJSBA Rule Book has been completed and the entire text is available online at the IJSBA Web site, www.ijsba.com, as an Adobe Acrobat Reader download.
Polaris sets Contingency Program
The PWC racing contingency program for 2003 announced by Polaris Industries includes higher payouts in most 1200 Runabout classes, plus contingency offerings in nearly all levels, from beginner to pro.
“The success (of the Octane stand-up) on the race course has translated to excitement on and off the water,” said Race Manager Dan Schroepfer. “With the launch of the fantastic new MSX-140, we now have a boat ready to contend in the 1200 runabout class as well.”
Those interested in the program can request a registration form by contacting Polaris at Polaris Watercraft Racing, 2100 Highway 55, Medina, Minn., 55340, 763-542-3741. Application forms are also available on the company’s Web site, www.polarisindustries.com.
IJSBA Adds Divisions
The International Jet Sport Boat Association (IJSBA)
has added a third division to its Expert and Amateur championships. Racers will now compete for one of three division championships, the Western Division, Northern Division and Southern Division titles.
“Originally, we planned on assigning eastern and western championships,” said IJSBA Promoter and Event Manager Jim Delzer. “After finalizing the schedule, it became apparent that having two divisions would require extensive travel for riders competing in expert and amateur classes. Our goal is to minimize travel for these riders — the northern, southern and western system helps accomplish that goal.”

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