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2022 Events Calendar Article

The 2022 JetSki Race Schedule & Events Calendar

By Krisdy Riddle

If we have learned anything in the past two years, it is that nothing can stop the thriving passion of our sport. Regardless of all the uncertainty, many opportunities have bloomed for the vintage community to allow more riders of all ages, genders, and skill levels to get their foot in the door to ride and race. We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of the 2022 jetski events and race calendar that is your ticket to a great riding year.

Closed Course Racing

West Coast

Jet Jam Racing Tour

Jet Jam has partnered up with RPM Racing Enterprises to provide a 6-round closed course racing series, including class options: 550, 650/750, X2, & Sport Spec. Jet Jam is an IJSBA sanctioned league and abides by the IJSBA rulebook.

Round 1 Best of the West Series Kickoff

March 19-20 - Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Round 2 Nedra Atwood/Gary Hart Memorial

April 9-10 - La Paz County Park in Parker, AZ

Round 3 Huntington Beach Moto Surf & Freeride

May 7-8 - Huntington Beach, CA

Round 4 Race for Cure

June 4-5 - Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Round 5 Lake Elsinore Open of Water X

August 20-21 - Launch Point in Lake Elsinore, CA

Round 6 Best of the West Series Championship

September 16-18 - Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Full Throttle WaterX

Full Throttle WaterX is a brand new racing league offering a wide variety of vintage class options and prizes. The FTWx team holds years of experience in our sport and aim to bring a new racing experience for racers, by racers. Full Throttle has released their updated vintage class racing series which includes: Ski Open, 550 Mod, 550 Limited, X2 Open, X2 Limited, and Super Chicken. The limited class option is a great opportunity for those looking to save cash on their build and race less powerful, more similar jet skis.

Round 1

March 25-27 - Havasu Landing Resort & Casino, CA

*Non-points Event

April 30 - Parker, AZ

Dual Slalom Bracket Racing, Freestyle Competition

Round 2

May 20-22 - Havasu Landing Resort & Casino, CA

Round 3

June 10-12 - Camp Far West Lake, CA

Round 4

August 5-7 - Camp Far West Lake, CA

Round 5

September 9-11 - Havasu Landing Resort & Casino, CA


Great Lakes Watercross

Great Lakes Watercross has announced a 7-round series supported by 2 Wicked Promotions. GLW utilizes a 3-moto system with 2 motos on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Race classes include: 550, 650/750, X2, Sport Spec, & Super Chicken. The 2022 jetski events and races are sanctioned by the IJSBA and require membership to participate in races. Their tracks may include log jumps and/or ramps.

Round 1 Season Opener

June 4-5 - Lure Bar & Grill in Rome, WI

Round 2 Racing & Freestyle Triple Crown

June 18-19 - North Beach Racine, WI

Round 3

July 9-10 - Washington Park Beach in Michigan City, IN

Round 4

July 30-31 - Lakefest La Porte, IN

Round 5 Racing & Freestyle Triple Crown

August 13-14 - Pennoyer Park in Kenosh, WI

Round 6 Series Championship

August 27 - Lure Bar & Grill in Rome, WI

Family Day Sunday

Nauti Water Racing

Nauti Water Racing presents the Jettribe Mid-America WaterX Series with a 7-round series to earn points towards the Central Nationals Championship. They offer Vintage ski and Vintage X2 class options, and are an IJSBA qualifier.

Round 1 Season Opener

May 14-15 - Somerville, TX

Round 2

June 4-5 - Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Round 3

July 2-4 - Llano, TX

Round 4

July 16-17 - Lawrence, KS

Round 5

July 30-31 - Chattanooga, TN

Round 6

August 4-5 - Sulphur Springs, TX

Round 7 USA Central Nationals

August 6-7 - Sulphur Springs, TX

Round 8

September 10-11 - Pomona, KS

Jet Jam
Jetski race photos
Kenny Wong
JetJam Racing

Photo credits: Kenny Wong and  Chris Liu

East Coast

Pro Watercross

Pro Watercross is a 7-round racing league with venues varying from lakes, rivers, and oceans. PWC has provided racing and recreational fun for the past 25 years. Vintage classes offered are: 550 Superstock, 650/750 Open, X2 GP, and Sport.

Round 1

April 30-May 1 - Pompano Beach, FL

Round 2

May 7-8 - Panama City Beach, FL

Round 3

June 4-5 - Riviera Beach, FL

Round 4

June 25-26 - Hartwell, GA

Round 5

July 23-24 - Racine, WI

Round 6

August 13-14 - Lake Charles, LA

Round 7 Liqui Moly World Championship

November 3-6 - Naples, FL

East Coast Watercross

East Coast Watercross is a Region 8 IJSBA sanctioned organization and requires an IJSBA membership. Each race day equates to one round of racing, with 2 motos per day rain or shine. They offer a class for X2, Vintage Ski, Sport Spec, & Super Chicken.

Round 1

May 21-22 - Location TBD Webster, MA

Round 2

June - Date & Location TBD

Round 3

July 30-31 - Location TBD Plattsburgh, NY

Round 4

August 27-28 - Location TBD

Round 5

September 10-11 - Sylvan Beach, NY

P1 AquaX National Championship - Race to the Bahamas

The race series kicks off in Florida where global race promoter P1's headquarters is based, where it's also adding Junior Enduro for riders between 14-15 for the first time. The 5-venue series is a 5-month program that excitedly sees its return of the World Championship in the Bahamas. A racing season capping at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas doesn't sound too bad us!

P1 AquaX National Championship - Race to the Bahamas

PRO Enduro, AM Enduro, Junior Enduro

Round 1

April 30-May 1 - Kissimmee / St. Cloud, FL

Round 2

July 2-3  - Sarasota, FL

Round 3

July 9-10 - Michigan City, IN

Round 4

August 12-14 - Dayton, FL

Round 5

September 3-4 - St. Petersburg, FL

Bahamas Pro Enduro World Championship

November 4-7 - Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas International AM Championship

November 4-7 - Nassau, Bahamas


Michigan City/La Porte Indiana Series

July 9-10 - Michigan City, IN

July 30-31 - La Porte, IN


Lake Havasu, AZ - 1-9 October

2021 IJSBA World Finals Holeshot

World Finals means the end of the 2022 jetski events season is near, but of course, first, it is going to go out with a bang!

And don't miss the Vintage Jet Ski Museum, presented by Jettrim, honoring some of those who have made a tremendous impact on our sport. Visitors are given the opportunity to relive the glory days that paved the way for jet ski racing while delving into remarkable stand-up builds amongst vintage posters, and banners. Check out the 2021 Vintage Jet Ski Museum including photos here.

In 2021, the Vintage 550 Class was the second largest class of the entire event!

If that's got you tempted, then listen in to the 2020 Champion, Wyland Reden's, tips on getting race ready or 2021 Champion, 'Dangerous' Dan Fitzgerald

Off-Shore Racing

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Mark Hahn Memorial 300

The 2022 Off-Shore season starts off with the 18th annual Mark Hahn Memorial 300, the world’s longest jet ski race consisting of 10-mile laps and pitstops.

February 26 - Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Free Ride

Photo credit: KDW Photos (Mark Gomez)

Daytona Freeride

The Daytona Freeride initiates the race season with the first freestyle tour of the year and has grown in popularity tremendously. Taking place right next to the Hard Rock Hotel, Daytona Freeride offers surf riding competitions and a chance to witness world champion freestylers. The event is open to stand up jet skis, X2s, and blasters only. But of course, all are welcome to attend.

January 13-16 - Daytona Beach, FL

Photo credit: B. Robinson Photographer (Waze Daze)

Wave Daze

Wave Daze is a 3-day recreational riding event that expects over 100 participants annually from around the nation and Canada. The event usually takes place twice a year, taking place in Spring and early Fall. Visitors have the opportunity to enter raffles and race with all classes “run what you brought”. Classes include: Blaster, Open, and Standup; winners receive a cash payout.

April 7-10 - Virginia Beach, VA

Photo credit: Shannon Byrd

Run Whatcha Brung JetSki Regatta

An annual favorite, RWB Poker Run has historically featured a jet ski poker run on the Colorado River collecting poker chips at the local floating bars. Past events have also included a regatta, freestyle competitions, a timed slalom course, and a ‘jet ski parts’ race. The event also includes an all day raffle with a bonus raffle for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind jet ski.

June 3-5 - Pirates Den Resort in Parker, AZ

Find out everything you need to know in preparing for the RWB here

Photo credit: Brave the Wave

Brave the Wave

Riders from all over the country travel to Brave the Wave for freestyle fun and racing. On top of closed course racing, they are also working to provide a slalom course option as well. Cash prize incentives are awarded to class winners.

The Michigan Wave Makers are always encouraging new participants to learn and have a great new experience in the jet ski world. When you go to race, you may be a pro or at your first race (even if you’ve been saying otherwise 😉).

August 6 - Lake Orion, MI

Alright, go grab some race fuel and get those skis ready, we’ve got racing to do!