Columbus, Ohio-based Powerboat Nationals announced that it will be adding a new series to its racing line up that features a high performance, budget-friendly personal watercraft.
Powerboat Nationals will be racing the Sea-Doo Spark in its own exclusive series at select Hydro-Cross events in 2019. The Sparks racing in this new series will be the same watercraft that are seen on dealership showroom floors.
Final Spark Series technical specifications are under review and will be announced later.
“We wanted to create and promote a series that was affordable, competitive, and, most importantly, fun,” said Powerboat Nationals managing director Dan Bunting. “The Spark is a fast, exciting boat that will get people out of their seats and into our sport without breaking their budget.”
Bunting continued, “We also want to rebuild the ‘What wins on Sunday sells on Monday’ aspect of racing that has been lost in other types of motorsports. We fully intend to work with Sea-Doo/BRP and local dealers to grow Spark sales, the Spark series, and our Hydro-Cross racing in general.”
Highlights of the Hydro-Cross Spark series will be included in Powerboat Nationals’ television coverage that will be seen nationally and regionally on nine television networks including MAVTV.
Founded in 2014, Powerboat Nationals is a national touring series that provides world-class tunnel hull powerboat and PWC racing on rivers and lakes across North America.