Craig Warner sets record at Long Beach to Catalina and Back race on Jet Ski Ultra 310R
Craig Warner showed once again that he is the man to beat in PWC offshore endurance racing as the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider won his fourth straight Long Beach to Catalina and Back race, setting a world record time in the process on his Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R.
Warner completed the nearly 60-mile race in 51 minutes and 21 seconds, bettering the previous record set in 1995 by more than three minutes. Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra PWCs swept the overall podium, with Mark Gerner finishing second and Michael Perry finishing third overall and winning the Manufacturers Stock class.
“The conditions were ideal for a fast, clean race,” Warner said. “Today’s results show just how versatile the Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft is. Over the last four years we have faced rough and choppy conditions all the way to the flat ocean we saw this year. Each time my boat handled it perfectly.”
Warner’s win is the eighth in a row for Kawasaki at the event, and Kawasaki riders took seven of the top-10 finishing positions in 2015.
Long Beach to Catalina and Back Race Results
1. Craig Warner, Kawasaki, Pro/Am Open — 51 Minutes, 21 Seconds
2. Mark Gerner, Kawasaki, Pro/Am Open — 51:52
3. Michael Perry, Kawasaki, Mfg. Stock — 56:20
4. Jeff Lane, Kawasaki, Mfg. Stock — 56:31
5. Curtis Marker, Yamaha, 4 Stroke Stock — 58:58
6. Anthony Radetic, Kawasaki, Mfg. Stock — 1 Hour, 0 Minutes, 26 Sec
7. Tom Cruz, Kawasaki, Vet/Master — 1:00.50
8. Tera Laho, Yamaha, Mfg. Stock — 1:01.52
9. Ryan Ellefson, Yamaha, 4 Stroke Stock N/A — 1:02.22
10. Dustin Steward, Kawasaki, Mfg. Stock — 1:02:47