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With 25 turns around over 27 buoys in the Potomac River, professional and novice Jet Ski race enthusiasts gave watercrafts race fans the show of their lives. Last weekend, Colonial Beach took center stage as the 2010 Hydro-Turf APBA Watercross National Tour included the town as their newest featured tour attraction.
The featured race included the Pro Runabout competition, which was won by Dusting Farthing (men) and Amy Green (women) on both days of the event. Both racers are considered to among the best watercraft athletes in the country.
Other than the obvious bragging rights, as the winner of the competition, a $10,000 cash award and sizeable consolation awards were an incentive to finish first or at the top of the racer’s class.
The 2010 series consists of five double round events featured throughout the United States
Sponsored by the town of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland in partnership with the APBA, onlookers were treated with the rare experience of seeing some of the top racers in the world of water cross racing. Although many years ago Colonial Beach had been the site of regional watercraft racing, this particular event was historical for its national prominence.
The town of Colonial Beach left no stone unturned as it gave the contestants, their crews, print and television media outlets and the public the red carpet treatment. Among the festivities featured was the “Kick-Off Party” held at the Town Stage Area and after race parties given at the Riverboat and High Tides Restaurant.
Day-one winners included the following racers: Josh Block, Novice Ski Stock, West Harrison, IN; Mike Bellamy, Novice Runabout Ltd., Monticello, GA; Tim Brown, Amateur Run NA Limited, Manassas, VA; Conrad C. Conrad, Pro-Am Ski Stock, Belle River, Ontario; Kevin Green, Veteran Ski Open, Lebanon, TN; Megan O’Donnell, Women’s Novice Ski, Ltd., Woodstock, GA; James Golden, Beginner Ski, Powhatan, VA; Mike Phenes, Run 800 Open, Ruther Glen, VA; Troy Snyder, Expert Run Open, Bradenton, FL; Drake Lewis, Beginner Runabout, Edenton, NC; Jeff Windgrove, Amateur Ski Open, Springfield, VA; Justine Price, Amat Run 4-Stroke Stock, Kodak TN; Scot Mckenna, Sport Spec, Ashland, VA; Ross Delconte, Sport Modified, Fords, NJ; John Clark, Amat Modified 800 Ltd., Pennsauken, NJ; Braxton Stock, Jr. 10-12 Stock, Powhatan, VA; Troy Snyder, Pro-Am Runabout Stock, Bradenton, FL; Corey C. Corey, Pro-Am Ski, Belle River, Ontario; Dustin Farthing, Pro-Am Runabout Open, Port St. Lucie, FL; Amy Green, Women’s Runabout, Chino Hills, CA.
Day-two winners included the following racers: Josh Block, Novice Ski Stock, West Harrison, IN; Robert Basile, Novice Runabout Ltd., Logan Twp., NJ; Tim Brown, Amateur Run NA Limited, Manassas, VA; Ryan Zamler, Pro-Am Ski Stock, West Bloomfield, MI; Kevin Green, Veteran Ski Open, Lebanon, TN; Megan O’Donnell, Novice Women’s Ski Ltd.; Andrew Stockton, Beginner Ski, Midlothian, VA; Derek Fuoco, Run 800 Open, Genesio, NY; Troy Snyder, Expert Run Open, Bradenton, FL; Chris Maher, Beginner Runabout, Edgewater, MD; Josh Block, Amateur Ski Open, West Harrison, IN; Michael George, Amat Run 4-Stroke Stock, Conyers, GA; Mike Bellamy, Expert Runabout Ltd., Monticello; Wayne Ordon, Sport Spec, Schenectady, NY; DJ Kelly, Sport Modified, Burlington, NJ; John Clark, Amat Runabout 800 Ltd., Pennsauken, NJ; Braxton Stockton, Junior 10-12 Stock, Powhatan, VA; Troy Snyder, Bradenton, FL; Conrad C. Conrad, Pro-Am Ski GP; Dustin Farthing, Pro-Am Runabout Open, Port St. Lucie, FL; Amy Green, Women’s Runabout Limited, Chino Hills, CA.