SEBRING, Fla. – ProWatercross, a national jet ski racing tour, will open its 2021 season at the home to one of the world’s most iconic races with its debut race on Lake Jackson on April 10-11.
Entering its 26th year, ProWatercross has grown from being a startup to the national governing body on jet ski racing. The two-day event features multiple divisions and categories based on the make, model, and engine size of the skis as well as the age and skill level of the competitors.
“We are excited to bring our first event of the 2021 season to Sebring,” said Jennifer Handler, President of ProWatercross. “The rich history of racing in the area coupled with a great location near the downtown district of Sebring will make for a great event in April.”
The inaugural race will be held on Lake Jackson’s Veteran’s Beach. The first day of racing highlights the pro division with the amateurs taking center stage on Sunday.
“To have a new racing event that utilizes our wonderful lakes and will help make an impact on our local economy is tremendous,” said Casey Hartt, Lead Marketing Consultant for Visit Sebring. “Thanks to our friends at Airstream Ventures, we look forward to using this event as a new marketing vehicle for our destination to an ideal market.”
The races are expected to draw 250 racers from around the country for three days, with an expected economic impact of more than $500,000. The races will also be broadcast live through Facebook and YouTube, with a 30-minute recap show airing on CBS Sports Network.
“We are excited to match our partners at ProWatercross and Visit Sebring together for this inaugural race,” said Alan Verlander, President, and CEO of Airstream Ventures. “Bringing a new type of racing to an iconic destination like Sebring will make for a great weekend to kick off their season.”