P1 AquaX races will be held at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor on Sept. 9-10. The free event features professional and amateur competitions, as the world’s best racers vie for valuable points ahead of the AquaX World Championships, held in December in Key West, Florida.
“Our exhilarating international [PWC] racing series crowns the fastest talent in the world and we are thrilled to bring this competition to Chicago,” said P1 AquaX managing director Azam Rangoonwala. “There’s no better waterfront to showcase our sport, and there’s no better sports town than the Windy City.”
Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor plays host to the high-speed water event, where pro riders will race between 23-28 nautical miles, reaching speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. The weekend features three professional and three amateur races over two days, with multiple stand-up races throughout each day. The P1 AquaX pros will compete for 30 minutes, plus one lap, depending on conditions, which averages out to 17-20 laps per race. Stand-up races are 15 minutes, plus one lap. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the final races on Sunday afternoon.
“Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor is the ideal location to host this exciting event,” said Scott Stevenson, executive vice president of Westrec Marinas. “Easily accessible and featuring beautiful lakefront and skyline views, 31st Street Harbor is one of Chicago’s newest lakefront destinations, and we look forward to inviting Chicagoans and out-of-town visitors to enjoy its waters this September at P1 Chicago.”
A special bonus for the Chicago race, P1 Chicago, Yamaha and CSN Chicago will be offering fans the opportunity to win a Yamaha WaveRunner and tow trailer by entering an exclusive P1 AquaX Chicago contest at CSNChicago.com/P1Chicago.