On the 13th and 14th of October, Mark Perlowski of Newcastle Jet Ski Centre proudly represented Kawasaki at Lake Mac Big Weekend held at Lions Park, Eleebana in the Hunter region. The weather was far from ideal, but the Hunter community braved the elements to gather for a weekend of watercraft racing that Kawasaki was well represented in.
Newcastle Jet Ski Centre put forward two entries in the Premier Pro/Amateur Open Class on Saturday, both riding Kawasaki SX-R’s; Tom Aitken on the GP SX-R, and Jake Beekman on the Stock model SX-R. The riders took off to an astounding start, putting on a great show maneuvering around the track that featured a log-jump. Tom Aitken took first place in the thrilling event, Jake pursuing in second place. There were many other Kawasaki SX-R’s participating in the race, delivering a display of skills for the community.
On Sunday, the day brought on many new challenges for the Newcastle Jet Ski Centre team. Tommy and Jake performed admirably during the 10 lap race, both riders recording a 1-2 moto score and performing well above their competitors.
Mid-afternoon brought about the second moto race starring a double log-jump. Tommy and Jake finished with superb 1-1-1 moto scores for the overall win, displaying the powerful capacity and performance of the SX-R Jet Ski.
“We are very happy with speed and performance of the Kawasaki SX-R” reports Mark Perlowski from Newcastle Jet Ski Centre. “We have implemented two stages of upgrades since the Australian titles in June to increase the performance of the team. It’s been an exciting time for us to see those improvements in action.”
Newcastle Jet Ski had three Jet Skis on display, choosing to focus on the Kawasaki SX-R which was well accepted by the approximately 20,000 spectators attending over the weekend. The improving weather and excitement generated by the roaring sound of powerful watercraft, combined with the performance of Newcastle Jet Ski Centre riders made for a spectacular day out.
Reported by Mark Perlowski of Newcastle Jet Ski Centre
Photography by Mike King from OZPWC