US Open of Watercross / HT Pro Watercross Tour

Sparks Marina
June 28, 2014 -June 29, 2014


Its the NASCAR of Watercross and it's free to the public!

The US Open of Watercross is expected to draw top competitors in pursuit of the US Open title - plus a Guinness World Record Attempt.
 
The Pro Watercross Tour is the country’s premier watercross racing circuit and showcases the finest seasoned professional and amateur athletes in the highly explosive and exciting sport of personal watercraft racing . . .  aka Watercross. 
 
The 9th annual US Open of Watercross has traveled from coast to coast attracting the best Watercross riders throughout the USA and the world, including Australia, Columbia, Kuwait, and Indonesia.  Competitors will vie for the prestigious title of Sparks US Open of Watercross Champion and a place in Watercross history. This internationally recognized event will be one of the highest paid events in the country. 
 
Guinness World Record Attempt!
Can you do a backflip?  How about a backflip on a personal watercraft?
On Saturday at 7:00pm, watch a historic first-ever Guinness World Records® attempt as freestylers vie for the title of "Most Consecutive Backflips on a Personal Watercraft!"  
 
Fan-Friendly Sparks Marina
A great family outing and it's free to spectators.  Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy a beautiful day next to the water on the beach at Sparks Marina.  Some grandstand seating is available, first come, first seat.  Viewing areas are wheelchair accessible.
 
The closed course 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.  With speeds of up to 90mph, it's motocross on the water, with handle bar-to-handle bar competition that pits rider and machine in a personal watercraft battlefield. 
 
Weekend Schedule of Events (Sparks Marina)
Saturday, June 28
9:15am              Practice session for racers
10:15am             Amateur racing begins
11:00am             Opening ceremony with prayer and national anthem, Pro Runabout Open – MOTO 1
11:20am             Pro Ski GP – MOTO 1
11:40am             Pro Runabout Stock - MOTO 1
12:00pm             Pro Freestyle – MOTO 1
1:00pm              Intermission – autograph session with pros
1:30pm              Racing continues, all classes
5:00pm              Racing ends for the day
7:00pm              Guinness World Record setting event (Sparks, NV only)
 
Sunday, June 29
9:15am              Amateur racing
11:00pm             Pro Runabout Open – MOTO 2
11:20am             Pro Ski GP – MOTO 2
11:40am             Pro Stock - MOTO 2
12:00pm             Pro Freestyle (finals)
1:00pm              Pro Runabout Open (finals) – MOTO 3
1:20pm              Pro Ski GP (finals) – MOTO 3
1:40pm              Pro Runabout Stock - MOTO 3
2:00pm              Amateur racing
4:00om              Awards ceremony
 
Times subject to change slightly.  Free parking at the Marina.
 
  
Part of the impressive event line-up of Northern Nevada Motor Madness. 
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