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Yamaha Riders Dominate Palm Beach AquaX Races; Lead the Pack Going Into Final Week

The P1 AquaX Pro Enduro Series returned to action this weekend in Palm Beach, FL after a two-month break. With plenty of action over the weekend, the race proved worth the wait.

Yamaha came into the round sitting atop the standings, as 4 of the top 6 positions in points were held down by Dean’s Team Racing riders on Yamaha WaveRunners.

Aero Aswar came into the round as the points leader. Chris MacClugage came with some momentum fresh off his IJSBA Pro Runabout Stock World Championship in closed course racing. Mike Klippenstein hoped to build off of his win in the Runabout Endurance race at the IJSBA World Finals, and Travis Zielasko came fresh off another Amateur World Title looking to continue his strong run to finish in the top 10 as a rookie Pro.

Conditions on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean brought in waves that were taller than the racers. Big air was expected by spectators, and they were not disappointed.

The first race kicked off with Chris MacClugage pulling the hole shot, a sight that would become all too familiar for his competitors over the weekend, and he would go on to take the first moto.

MacClugage continued to cruise to victory in moto 2 and 3, pulling the hole shot and never looking back for the rest of the weekend’s races. The crowd got even more of a show then expected with the action the ocean conditions brought, and with MacClugage showing dominance over the field with his Yamaha FZ WaveRunner lapping up to the 4th position every race.

The clean sweep vaulted Chris all the way to second for the series points and in prime position to win the overall Pro Enduro title next weekend.

Aero pulled out a 2nd in the second moto of the weekend. His resilience paid off as he stays in the top position and holds the points lead going into the final round.

Mike Klippenstein, your current #1 P1 AquaX World Rider and defending Pro Enduro Champion, stayed consistent and finished 3rd overall for the weekend. With Aero and MacClugage battling for the Championship this year, Mike sits close behind in points and looks like a good bet to finish in the top 3 overall for the year.

P1 AquaX racing action continues this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.