Daytona Beach, FL - AquaX racing is returning to Daytona Beach for the '5th Annual Daytona Beach Grand Prix of the Sea,' with the opening round of the P1 AquaX and P1 Jetcross race series.
This year’s event is the opening round of the P1 AquaX USA Pro Championship and the premier race site for P1 Jetcross, Europe’s leading personal watercraft (jet ski) series for stand-up circuit racing. Jetcross is coming to the USA for the first time in Daytona Beach.
The event is taking place on the beach, in front of the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., April 22-23, from 10 AM to 4 PM each day. It's free and open to the public.
Fans will be able to meet the racers and see the powerful skis up close in the P1 race village and grandstand on the beach in front of the Plaza, as well as enjoy food and drink from vendors in the P1 beer garden.
All proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Bionic Warriors who provide assistance to wounded military personnel. Among the race favorites will be last year's AquaX Pro champion, Chris Macclugage, and number 1 ranked racer, Aero Answar.
"Daytona Beach is one of the best racing venues on the circuit and is my favorite place to race," said Answar. "I know there are some racers who have their sights on my world #1 spot. However, I will try my best to keep that position and win the overall championship."
“Seeing this event grow over the past four years, is testament to the growth of P1 AquaX as a sport which delivers a significant impact to the local area," said P1 USA Director Azam Rangoonwala. “Top names in personal watercraft racing will be descending on Daytona in a few weeks and they are coming from all over the world. With the inclusion of P1 Jetcross, Daytona is fast becoming the world’s leading personal watercraft race destination. We have racers from 12 countries including Canada, France, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Peru, Germany and Italy and it will be broadcasted on major sporting networks to more than 150 countries."
Photos courtesy of P1 AquaX and Powerboat P1 USA.
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