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Oct. 5, 2009 – PWC Digest

October 5, 2009
Filed under Features

News from Honda is that the assembly of AquaTrax PWC, suspended since January of this year, will not resume anytime soon at the company’s Timmonsville, S.C., manufacturing facility.
Current inventory of AquaTrax models is said to be sufficient enough to meet current demand, and as a result, the company will not produce any new 2010 models. Instead, the Timmonsville facility will now focus exclusively on the ATV market.
According to Honda officials, production of PWC will resume at another Honda plant once market conditions improve.

A new contest
In what has to be a first, the International Jet Sports Boating Association recently announced a new contest for the upcoming 2009 quakysense world finals that will pair three winners with an event model, and allow them to watch the freestyle competition while soaking in a floating hot tub. And no, we’re not making this stuff up. Lucky winners will be chosen at the event. To check out what you’ll be enjoying (as in the tub, not the models), visit www.tugtub.com.

Sea-doo offers $20 at finals
Continuing the popular “bounty” programs it has had in place for years, Sea-Doo has invited the top money winners in the 2009 X-TEAM Bounty contingency program to compete for their share of $20,000 in contingency and prize money at the upcoming World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
According to Sea-Doo officials, the program is set to offer up to 200 percent of the previously posted Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty payouts.
Also on the agenda is an exclusive, Sea-Doo racer only “Brake The Bank” competition, where the winner will receive $1,000 cash for one fast lap aboard the newly brake-equipped 2010 Sea-Doo RXT-X.
Sea-Doo also plans a wide range of events at the finals, including an interactive iBR “Braking” competition for kids in Performance Alley, and iCONTROL test rides on new 2010 models.

Fall hydrodrags
WaterTop Unlimited has announced the third and final event of the 2009 RIVA Racing HydroDrag Series will take place
Nov. 7-8 at the familiar C-54 canal near Palm Bay, Fla. The fall event, presented by Sea-Doo, promises a full weekend of action, with the drag race and Speed Alley events, plus the addition of the Space Coast Freestyle show. The latter event includes some of the best professional PWC freestyle riders in the country riding for fans and a $1,000 cash purse.
“We are excited about some of the changes we are implementing in the RIVA Racing HydroDrag Fall National as we want to make this more of a full weekend of fun for all the locals and people traveling from afar,” said WaterTop GM and event promoter Tim McKercher. “The HydroDrags is a true spectacle with record speeds of 100 mph being reached.”

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