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.