P1 AquaX

AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Its rapid growth is owed to a simple, yet challenging race format that appeals to today’s personal watercraft users.

This year the program will include the unveiling of a professional level race series and expansion of two further championships in the Great Lakes region of the USA and in Southeast Asia.

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Baldwin makes championship charge with victory after shortened Sarasota schedule

Race Results

P1 AquaX  Results   P1 AquaX Enduro Pro Sarasota

Rider Craft
Brian Baldwin Yamaha GP1800 18 13 31 1
Erminio Iantosca Sea-Doo RXP-X-300 25 4 29 2
Cyrille Lemoine Yamaha GP1800 13 12 25 3
Chris Macclugage Yamaha GP 0 25 25 4
Chris Saxon Yamaha FX SVHO 11 9 20 5
Jason Russo Yamaha FX SVHO 8 10 18 6
Marcus Jorgensen Yamaha GP1800 0 18 18 7
Jay Edworthy Sea-Doo RXP-X 15 1 16 8
Eric Francis Yamaha GP1800 0 15 15 9
Tommy Olswang Yamaha FX CRUISER SVHO 7 7 14 10
Johnny Smith Yamaha VXR 5 8 13 11
Daniel Steele Yamaha FX CRUISER SVHO 6 6 12 12
Anthony Radetic Sea-Doo RXP-X-300 9 3 12 13
Blaine Spooner Sea-Doo RXP-X-260 10 2 12 14
Mike Klippenstein Yamaha GP1800 12 0 12 15
Vincent Thomas Kawasaki ULTRA 310 0 11 11 16
Victor Nolan Yamaha FX SVHO 0 5 5 17
Michele Colasanto Yamaha FZS SVHO 4 0 4 18
David Chassier Yamaha FX SVHO 3 0 3 19
Troy Snyder Yamaha FX SVHO 2 0 2 20
Bryan Simpson Yamaha FX SVHO 1 0 1 21
Paul Green Yamaha FX SVHO 0 0 0 22
Eric Lagopoulos Yamaha GP1800 0 0 0 23

Riva Racing’s Brian Baldwin picked up his first weekend victory of the 2017 season in a weekend full of controversy.

After results were adjusted because of a timing error in the only race on Saturday, only one race could be completed because of marine delays on Sunday and Baldwin took advantage as he put in a consistent performance amongst a real mixed bag of results for a number of the top riders.

Sea-Doo star Erminio Iantosca picked up second place but will be disappointed to have not taken top spot after his win in race one was followed up by a 14th placed finish in race two.

The world number one and reigning champion Chris MacClugage put a DNF in race one behind him to land his fourth race victory of the season and with it the final spot on the podium, just knocking Frenchman Cyrille Lemoine off the third step on countback.

There was controversy before podium celebrations as Ford rider Eric Lagopolous was disqualified due to a technical infringement after securing enough points for a podium spot.

Chris Saxon was once again the top rookie as he finished inside the top five with consistent performances whilst others struggled around him.

GEICO sponsored racer Jason Russo was another who posted a seasons best as he finished sixth, featuring in perhaps the best battle of the weekend in which he came off second best in a coming together with Baldwin in race two.

Denmark's Marcus Jorgensen was another who put a disappointing opening race behind him to finish an impressive second in race two and that pushed him into a top ten finishes.

Eric Francis was another who improved his position on Sunday but yielded second to Jorgensen because of a mechanical issue on the final lap that saw him limp home in third – eighth for the weekend overall.

Jay Edworthy (8th) and Tommy Olswang (10th) were the final names to make it inside the top ten.

With just two races completed four races will now be scheduled for round four in Islamorada on 19/20 August to ensure the championship will remain at 18 races.

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2017 Results

P1 AquaX Teams
Pos # Team Pts
1st Yamaha Dave Lee - - - 15
2nd Yamaha Dave Lee - - - 15

The 34th Sarasota Grand Prix Festival will once again welcome the AquaX Pro Series on June 30 and July 1.

The third round of the 2018 AquaX Pro Series will take place ahead of the Fourth of July weekend as jet ski racing and powerboat racing team up for a weekend of speed and power in front of hundreds of thousands of fans gathered on Lido Beach.

Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County provides the quintessential white-sand beach getaway, perfect for absorbing the noise, power and excitement of a double-bill of world class powerboat and jet ski racing.

Dubbed the "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and fans can experience its special culture first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies.

For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.

Last season saw Yamaha's Brian Baldwin take his first victory of the year, beating Sea-Doo's Erminio Iantosca by two points.



6021 Exchange Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

$119/night + 12% sales tax

For Reservations:
Group Code: G-RACE

Guests can call Hotel Reservations at (941) 748-3100 and mention the group name Powerboat Grand Prix RACERS
*Group rates expires 6/15/18*



950 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34234

$109/night plus 12% Sales Tax

Room includes: One (1) king bed with queen size pull out sofa, 42"TV, mini fridge and coffee maker. Extra adult fee $10.00 (per night, per room) for occupants age 18 and over. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast included in room rate.


*Group rates expire 6/8/18*


1020 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34234

$104/night + sales tax for Double or King Bed Rooms

Rooms include: 1 King or 2 Double Beds with queen size sleeper sofas. Flat screen TV, coffee maker, Studio Suite, microwave, & frig. Complimentary buffet breakfast included. Only minutes from 10th street.

Guests can call Hotel Reservations at (844) 314-3522 and mention the group code SMERF
*Group rates expires 6/15/18*


8270 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

$99/night + sales tax for King or Double rooms

Guests can call Hotel Reservations and mention the group code SMERF
*Group rates expire 5/30/18


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