PRO WATERCROSS SLALOM DRAGS
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ALL COMPETITORS should try to arrive and park on Wednesday. WATER IS CLOSED.
COURSE is CLOSED. TUNING | TESTING | STARTING GATE PRACTICE ONLY
7:00 AM Set Track
8:00 AM Set Track
9:00 AM Set Track
11:00 AM LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM Starting Gate Practice - PRO/AM SKI GP Everyone gets 1 opportunity to dial in launch pad
1:00 PM Starting Gate Practice - SPORT SPEC Everyone gets 1 opportunity to dial in launch pad
2:00 PM Starting Gate Practice - IROC STOCK Everyone gets 1 opportunity to dial in launch pad
3:00 PM Starting Gate Practice - JR SKI10-15 Everyone gets 1 opportunity to dial in launch pad
4:00 PM Starting Gate Practice - PRO/AM SKI GP Any competitor that has NOT dialed in launch pad 4:30 PM Starting Gate Practice- SPORT SPEC Any competitor that has NOT dialed in launch pad
5:00 PM Starting Gate Practice- IROC STOCK Any competitor that has NOT dialed in launch pad
5:30 PM Starting Gate Practice- JR SKI10-15 Any competitor that has NOT dialed in launch pad
6:00 PM WATER CLOSED TO COMPETITORS
7:00 AM STAFF CALL | SAFETY INSPECTIONS BEFORE ON WATER. RIDERS see JEFF
8:00 AM Mandatory Riders Meeting
8:30 AM Team Faith Devotional
9:00 AM Timed Qualifying (1 RUN each LANE per Competitor per Class)
9:00 AM Pro/Am Ski GP Timed Qualifier
9:51 AM Sport Stock Timed Qualifier
10:36 AM Jr. Ski 10-15 Timed Qualifier
11:21 AM IROC Stock Timed Qualifier
11:56 PM LUNCH BREAK
12:26 PM ROUNDS
12:26 PM IROC Stock ROUNDS
12:51 PM Jr. Ski 10-15 ROUNDS
1:16 PM Sport Spec ROUNDS
1:41 PM Pro/Am Ski GP ROUNDS
2:10 PM HEATS
2:10 PM IROC Stock HEATS
2:25 PM Jr. Ski 10-15 HEATS
2:40 PM Sport Spec HEATS
2:55 PM Pro/Am Ski GP HEATS
3:15 PM Water is closed from 3:15 To 4:15
4:15 PM SEMIS
4:15 PM IROC Stock SEMIS
4:24 PM Jr. Ski 10-15 SEMIS
4:34 PM Sport Spec SEMIS
4:44 PM Pro/Am Ski GP SEMIS
4:57 PM FINALS
4:57 PM IROC Stock FINALS
5:03 PM Jr. Ski 10-15 FINALS
5:10 PM Sport Spec FINALS
5:17PM Pro/Am Ski GP FINALS
5:23 PM ALL CHAMPIONS ON PODIUM
5:30 PM END OF DAY
FOR THE NASHVILLE EVENT WE ARE ONLY ALLOWING 4 CLASSES: PRO/AM SKI GP, SPORT SPEC, IROC STOCK, AND JR SKI 10-15.
However, in future events Pro Watercross Slalom Drags will offer 7 classes for you to compete in. The following is a list of our Classes and the corresponding IJSBA or Pro Watercross class you might consider competing in. Its important to remember that we have designed this event with rider skill in mind. Although you may not have the fastest ski in your particular class, many more variables come into play such as reaction time, starting gate setup strategy, slalom ability, line choice and sprinting ability.
Premier Ski Class
The best stand-up racers in the world race this premier PRO SKI class to test their skills against their competitors at the highest level.
YOU MUST BE AN ESTABLISHED PRO SKI RACER IN ANOTHER RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION TO RACE THIS CLASS.
The following are corresponding classes from other organizations:
PRO WATERCROSS CLASSES
Pro-Am Ski Stock
Pro-Am Ski GP
Pro Ski Mod
Pro Ski GP
Pro-Am Ski Stock
Pro-Am Ski GP
PRO HYDROCROSS INVITATIONAL
STARTING GATE SYSTEM & PROCEEDURE
Pro Watercross Slalom Drags utilizes an adjustable Starting Gate System. It consists of a floating dock with 2 specially sized “slips” which are called “Gates” that are capable of “docking” 2 individual watercrafts in 2 separate lanes called Lane 1 and Lane 2. The slip size is 54” wide by 148” long and can accommodate the largest Runabout Class race watercraft. Each Gate has a height-adjustable watercraft lift. The lift in each Gate allows the competitor to custom set his/her own watercraft height thus causing “resistance” when the watercraft motor is running so as to be able to rev the watercraft engine in preparation/anticipation of the start of the race. [Example: a competitor may require his/her watercraft to have 3000 rpms of “thrust” or throttle being applied to have the best opportunity for a good start. He/She would set the height of the lift specific to his/her watercraft in an effort to create resistance on the bunks of the lift so as to be able to start and run his/her watercraft at the desired rpms, yet without propelling his/her watercraft physically off of the lift until the start of the race commences.]
SP:1.1 Each competitor will be given an opportunity to practice and “dial-in” his/her watercraft lift height setting prior to any Timed Qualifier, Round race, Heat race, Semi, or Final.
SP: 1.2 A Drag Race-style Light Tree will be implemented for each start. Each Gate will have access to viewing a Light Tree that will “tell” each competitor when it is time to start the race. A series of lights will light in a predictable timed sequence. When the green light is lit, the race commences and competitors may accelerate towards the first turn in each of their specific lanes. A laser beam or electric eye will be affixed in the most forward position of each Gate and will sense when/if a competitor “goes” before the green light lights. It also records each competitor's reaction time and sends the information instantly to a computer at the announcer’s tower and is available as a topic of discussion to the fans! If a competitor accelerates prior to the green light being lit and breaks the plane of the laser with any part of his/her watercraft, it will be considered a “Red Light '' on behalf of that particular competitor and he/she will be disqualified from the competition. There will be no red flag as a result of any competitors “red lighting”, they will simply be black-flagged by the course marshal as they are navigating the course which will indicate to them that they need to vacate the course.
SP:1.3 Staging for a race will start immediately after the race prior has left the starting line. Competitors will have been called to “Pre-Staging” via the Staging Steward 2 races prior. A designated lane on the boat ramp will be for entry into the water for the “Pre-Staged” competitors only.
SP:1.4 Start Procedures will be quick. Once the last competitor from the previous Class is cleared from the course, the Dock Stager will verify that each competitor in the current race is loaded into his/her Gate and ready. At that time a white top lights that represent “PRE-STAGE” will light and the "Starter" will let each competitor know to "watch the lights" at which time an automatic sequence of countdown lights will start with 1-second between them. The order will be the following: a yellow, followed by a yellow, followed by a yellow, and then green. Green indicates the start of the race. No competitor will be permitted to accelerate in such a way to break the plane of the laser beam until the Green light is illuminated. In the event a competitor(s) breaks the laser beam prior to the green light, a red light will light on the Gate for that particular competitor and that competitor will be DQ'd. There will be no red flag starts.