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, presented by Sea-Doo watercraft, heads to downtown Celina, Ohio, for the 2nd annual Celina Lake Festival Watercross Shootout. This event is also the final points rounds for the APBA Eastern States Cup that attracts the top watercraft racers from the East Coast.

For the 2nd year in a row, Celina will host a tour stop on the Midwest Watercross Tour. This year Celina will host the final event (7th and 8th rounds) of the season that will be a National and World Championship qualifying event. More than 130 of the East Coast and Canada’s best watercraft racers will descend on Celina for the competition. Last years Celina race was the highest attended regional race in the country. The event takes place on Lake St. Marys near downtown Celina. The event is run as a feature attraction of the annual Celina Lake Festival that has over 25 events and 180 vendors and attracts more than 50,000 spectators annually. The Celina race course is different than any other race in the country. A special starting line has been created that allows racers to start going with the shoreline allowing spectacular viewing of the most exciting part of the race. The event will be filmed for a special segment of Beach Extreme show that airs on the Water Channel on the Dish Network Wed at 8:30pm and Thursday at 9pm.

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.

Source: JetSki News
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