Media Day with the Pro Watercross Tour
Contact: Nicholas Handler, (585) 794-9549, nick@ProWatercross.com
WHO: The US Open of Watercross Event Organizer, AJ Handler
WHAT: Media Day
WHERE: Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive – Sparks, Nevada
WHEN: Friday, June 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHY: Event organizer AJ Handler would like to invite the media out for a meet and greet with professional competitors from all over the world as well as go for a test drive on the Heyday Wake Boat. AJ Handler and professional competitors will be available starting at 2:00 p.m. for interviews and photos
ABOUT THE EVENT: The US Open of Watercross ramps up the event weekend at the Sparks Marina as the fastest professional classes battle it out on Saturday, June 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Heyday wakeboard demonstration at 4:30 p.m. The cooler evening temperatures and a great crowd on hand, Saturday evening will be the highpoint of the event weekend. The finals for the pro classes will be held on Sunday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MORE ABOUT PRO WATERCROSS: The US Open of Watercross is the forth stop on the Heyday Pro Watercross National Tour presented by Broward Motorsports with all the top USA and International athletes and race teams will be in Sparks to compete. These riders will utilize some of the most advanced equipment and technology and engage in a fierce battle of skill, technology and innovation on and off the water.
Similar to motocross on the water, closed course racing is handle bar-to-handle bar competition that pits rider and machine in a personal watercraft battlefield. Reaching top speeds of over 80 mph; closed course racing features a buoy-marked, 1/2- to 3/4-mile track that is designed to keep the competition tight and fans close to the action. Each race begins with one of the most gut-wrenching experiences in motorsports – the side-by-side gated start. Similar to horse racing, a watercross racing start features 20 riders exploding off the line, each thinking to them self “I’m going to be the first one to that buoy.” Surviving the first-turn is just the beginning. Speed, technique and racing ability will all come into play over the next 20 minutes, as the riders begin to negotiate a series of left and right-hand turns.
UWP was established in 1995, and has been the grass roots racing providing today’s racing for tomorrow’s world champions. For additional information about the Hydro-Turf Pro Watercross Tour check out their website at www.ProWatercross.com. View the National Tour Media Kit here.