Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Back in Lake Havasu for its 16th Year
Even in the middle of winter, Lake Havasu still experiences some fantastic weather. While others across the country see temperatures dipping well below freezing, we enjoy highs in the upper 60s/low 70s right now. Sure, you might want to don a winter wet suit before diving into the lake. (Current water temp shows it hovering around 60F.) But that's a small price to pay to play in our water. Later this month, we play host to the 2020 Lake Havasu Mark Hahn Memorial 300, the world's longest jet ski endurance race.
- What: 2020 Hot Products IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300
- Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
- When: February 22nd, 8 am to 3 pm
- Contact: Jim Russell, DSM Events email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Hahn was an ambassador for endurance watersports racing. After his death in 2004, the Mark Hahn Memorial 300 was created in his honor. Teams come from all over the world to compete in this prestigious race. Last year, we saw teams from Japan, Indonesia, Slovakia, Australia, France, and Russia, just to name a few. Organizers created a course that allows novice riders to compete against more seasoned pros and stand an equal chance of taking home top honors.
This is one of the few watersports races that begin with a LeMans start. What does that mean? Instead of starting off in the water, the riders race from the beach to their jet ski and start it up in the water. That adds another level of competition to the event.
Race Day starts off at 7 am, when teams come in to set up their hot pits at Crazy Horse. After the 8 am rider's meeting and 9 am parade, the competitors line up for their LeMans start. Once the start flag drops at around 10 am, it's off to the races. Each team must complete 30 ten-mile laps before crossing the finish line. That means multiple rider changes and fuel stops along the way. Good luck to all the teams competing.
The awards presentation takes place in the Aquatic Center's Relics & Rods Hall. A no-host bar opens at 6 pm, with dinner served quickly thereafter. Awards will be handed out at 7:45 pm. If you haven't purchased your $25 ticket for the awards banquet ahead of time, you can get them at the door.
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