Inaugural event at Vilano Beach Deemed National Championship
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The LiquiMoly ProWatercross National Tour event at Vilano Beach this weekend will now crown the national championships as the tour season will end this weekend.
The season ending event in Palm Beach, originally scheduled for next weekend, has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
“While we are disappointed we don’t get to race next weekend, we are excited that we are able to have name the LiquiMoly ProWatercross national champions this weekend,” said AJ Handler, CEO of the LiquiMoly Prowatercross Tour. “We are looking forward to a great championship event at a beautiful venue here in Vilano Beach, who has done so much to embrace the event.
“We want to thank our friends in Palm Beach County for their efforts. These are different times and appreciate their efforts to bring our tour to the area.”
Airstream Ventures, in partnership with the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau and St. Johns County Parks & Recreation, worked to bring the now national championship to Vilano Beach.
“It takes a team effort to bring nationally televised events like this to our area and we couldn’t do this without the support of the entire community,” said Alan Verlander, CEO of Airstream Ventures. “We are excited that our event has been designated the national championship and look forward to a great weekend of racing.”
The racing kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. at Vilano Beach, with the final professional motos scheduled to start at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the amateur races take the spotlight starting at 11 a.m. with the final round starting at 2 p.m.
“Hosting the national championship of the LiquiMoly ProWatercross Tour is an honor for Florida’s Historic Coast and we look forward to the competition this weekend,” said Richard Goldman, President and CEO of the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Fans can follow the action LIVE all weekend on Prowatercross.org, with a 30-minute recap show scheduled for August 23rd at 11 a.m. on CBS Sports Network.
TIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE TO BE DECIDED THIS WEEKEND
With the national championship moved to this weekend’s event in Vilano Beach, Bryan Baldwin enters with a slim two point lead over Troy Snyder in the pro-am runabout box stock division, with Tim Miller sitting in third 17 points behind with an outside shot to catch the leaders.
In the stand-up ski class, Camden Powell holds a 10-point lead over Jimmy Wilson and 13-point lead over Aaron Geweke as all three contenders will be battling for the title.