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Old 04-02-2006, 09:33 AM
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REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA – March 28, 2006 - RPM Racing Enterprises announced today the plans and schedule for the 2006 APBA Offshore National Championship Long Beach 2 Catalina & Back PWC Race. Three separate racing events will comprise the Long Beach Power Fest which will take place over the weekend of July 7th, 8th & 9th and are an integral part of the City of Long Beach’s summer long Sea Festival. In addition to the very fast Personal Water Crafts on Saturday afternoon the Long Beach Power Fest will feature the 58th Annual Long Beach to Catalina Water Ski Race on Saturday morning, and the 75th Annual Offshore Power Boat Challenge on Sunday.

Ross Wallach, president of RPM Racing Enterprises said, “We’re very excited to be promoting two of these three events, the PWC race and the Offshore Power Boat Challenge, and being able to work with everyone involved to make this unbelievable event become a reality. The combining of forces offers a plethora of new opportunities to make this entire weekend an overwhelming success”. “Because of the success and accolades heaped on the recent Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300, we have asked Mike Follmer, the racer that raised the bar for PWC racing, to come on board as Executive Producer to ensure that this PWC race rises to the new standard he has set and becomes a sustainable event for the APBA and RPM Racing Enterprises in the future,” added Wallach.

This race for the APBA Offshore National Championship will depart from in front of the Queen Mary in Long Beach with a land rush start at 1:00 PM following the 58th Annual Long Beach to Catalina Ski Race that features water skiers being pulled at speeds in excess of 100 MPH to Catalina Island and back. The PWC’s will proceed from the start out through the Queens Gate entrance to the Los Angeles Harbor into the Pacific Ocean on a straight line across the channel to Catalina Island where they will have to negotiate around a three masted schooner with a large marker flying overhead that will be anchored one mile offshore. With helicopters overhead guiding and filming the event, the fleet of PWC’s will proceed back to Long Beach along the same route they just traversed the channel on to reach the finish line just off the stern of the Queen Mary. The entire event, as well as the other two events this Long Beach Offshore Power Fest weekend will be filmed for later editing and broadcast on the new, national Water Channel. The race is also expected to garner the largest and most diversified media coverage ever for boat racing because of the popularity of the three completely different types of races being run and the importance the City of Long Beach is placing on this weekend of events.

The renewed national interest in PWC racing and the emergence of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) as the sanctioning body and driving force in PWC racing have contributed to the promoter’s expectation that over 100 riders will be vying for titles in this race. In addition to the safety equipment required by the APBA rule book, several additional safety items will be required of the racers to insure a safe trip across the channel to Catalina and back, and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Long Beach Lifeguards will be providing support for the events. An announcement will be made soon regarding which emergency water service has been contracted with to provide racers with towing and on the water emergency service, as well as the announcement of a host hotel that will serve as race headquarters.

“I am delighted to be working with Ross,” said Follmer from his Fountain Valley office, “and can guarantee everyone involved that I intend to raise the bar even higher with this event to ensure that every racer, fan and sponsor carries away enough memories to last them until next year and I hope to help make this event the premier offshore PWC event for years to come.” Race specifics and entry forms are forthcoming so be ready to enter soon because there will be no race day entries accepted.

All the components are converging to make this weekend of events the most talked about and must participate in extravaganzas of all time. Come to the Long Beach Sea Festival, Long Beach Power Fest, and race in the 2006 APBA Offshore National Championship Long Beach 2 Catalina & Back PWC Race and create your own memories.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:00 PM
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OOOoooOOOO.. I can do that one too!!! I should be out of the fire academy by then.. with some cash in my pockets.. maybe I could rent a ski from you markie...
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:04 PM
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Hell,
I don't have one ski setup for this race.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:06 PM
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I see... then I guess you should get working on it then?? JK... but seriously... when I get hired (hopefully this time around) I will buy my own, and I will be on my knees begging you to help set it up... as much as I love riding and racing yours... I feel like a moocher majority of the time.
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