Round one of the 2018 Pro Watercross Tour returned to Panama Beach, Florida looking a lot like 2017 with Yamaha watercraft racers and the Yamaha GP1800 sweeping the premier classes.
In Pro Stock racing, the starting line was a who's who of the best watercraft racers in the world led by the Aswar brothers Aero and Aqsa, Eric Francis, and Brian Baldwin.
Racing under the Dean's Team Yamaha banner, the Aswar brothers and Francis swapped holeshots and top-3 positions in the three-moto event. When the final points were tallied, it was Aero Aswar who finished first overall, followed by Aqsa Aswar, and Eric Francis. Yamaha racer Brian Baldwin was right there in the mix finishing in fourth.
In Pro Open action, Brian Baldwin flipped the script on his 90-mph GP1800 finishing first overall. Aqsa Aswar and brother Aero finished second and third on Pro Stock GP1800 WaveRunners, and Eric Francis finished fourth overall.
Congratulations to all Yamaha racers, their families, and Dean's Team Yamaha Racing for a successful tour opener.
The Pro Watercross Tour is off to Pensacola Beach, Florida for round 2 on May 12-13.