CHESTERFIELD TWP., MI. - Start you engines and get ready to catch the excitement of personal watercraft racing action as the 2006 Monster Energy Midwest Watercross Tour heads to Owens Memorial Park in Hillsdale, Michigan, for the 15th annual Sandy Beach Blowout.

For the 15th year in a row, Hillsdale will host a tour stop on the Midwest Watercross Tour - the nation’s premier regional watercraft racing circuit. This year Hillsdale will host the second event (3rd and 4th rounds) of the season that will be a National and World Championship qualifying event. More than 125 of the Midwest and Canada’s best watercraft racers will descend on Hillsdale for the competition. The event takes place on Baw Beese Lake within the boundaries of Owens Memorial Park. The Hillsdale site is regarded by many as one of the best on Tour and is the longest running PWC event to take place at the same location in the United States. The pits are close, the beach is manicured, and the lake is beautiful. The water conditions are choppy and fast, and very similar to what racers will experience at the Watercross Nationals in September.

Personal watercraft racing is a tough, competitive and increasingly popular sport. Often described as “moto-cross racing on the water”, these exciting events pit up to 18 racers against each other on a racetrack of tight turns and straight-aways. In some classes, racers must also negotiate obstacles and log jumps on the racecourse. A rubberband starting system is used to control the start of each race.


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