Yamaha PWC Racers Dominate National Tour Finals

WaveRunner Riders Win 3 of 4 National Championships

Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
  • Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
    Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
    Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
    Yamaha rider Dustin Farthing won his 17th national title.
KENNESAW, GA -- Yamaha WaveRunner® riders stole all the glory at the seventh and final round of 2012 UWP_IJSBA National Tour in Charleston, WV with wins in the Pro Runabout Open, Pro Runabout Limited, Pro Runabout Stock, and Pro-Am Runabout Naturally Aspirated classes.

Most importantly, Yamaha FZR rider Dustin Farthing, Yamaha VXR rider Rob Greenwald, and FX SHO rider Dennis Mack won national titles in the Pro Runabout Open, Pro-Am Runabout Naturally Aspirated, and Pro Runabout Limited classes respectively.

Farthing’s three-moto sweep at round 7 punctuated a near perfect season with the Mountain Motorsports/Farthing Racing pilot winning 20 of 21 motos.

Greenwald finished the tour with 19 moto wins and a perfect 7 for 7 on the tour. This is the second year in a row that the VXR has finished the national tour unbeaten.

Mack flexed his muscles all summer long with consistent podium finishes to win the Pro Runabout Limited title on his Yamaha FX SHO. This is the first closed course national title for the FX SHO.

In other racing action, Dean's Team rider Abdullah Al Fadel pulled out a strong win in Pro Runabout Limited action aboard his well tuned Dean's Team FZR; and Ryan Hardwick, aboard his Mountain Motorsports FZR, blistered the Pro-Am Stock class for the round 7 overall win. Hardwick finished the tour in third place.

“This was an amazing tour with Yamaha racers really dominating across the board,” said Yamaha’s Race Director Scott Watkins. “To have won three different runabout classes with three different models from our lineup is truly an achievement that I don’t think has been done before.”

PWC racing action resumes in October at the IJSBA World Finals held annually in Lake Havasu City, AZ.