Dan The Man on his RXP


Montgomery, AL – August 3, 2009 – The RIVA Racing HydroDrag series is seeing two racers rise to the top of this new form of PWC racing with Stan Hightower and Dan Okeefe claiming big wins in the Summer National event ...Hightower claimed three class wins while Okeefe continued his dominance in the premier HydroDrag Unlimited class...

Hightower on his Sea-Doo RXP-X took the first of his three event wins with a best of class 77.2 mph... extending his overall HydroDrag series lead in both the Limited and Stock classes aboard his Extreme Propulsion/PPG sponsored Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft.

Hightower would go for his forth event win reaching the premier HydroDrag Unlimited final against class favorite Dan Okeefe of Osage Beach, MO. Okeefe, owner of Jet Draft Performance, is undefeated in the HydroDrag Unlimited class and would face the red hot Hightower in the final – the only other racer to win a HydroDrag Unlimited final (Fall 200. Both would get great starts off of the WaterTop Launch Pad™ starting system but it would be Okeefe on his Turbo Sea-Doo RXP that would take the win and extend his overall series lead in the class.

“I am glad to get that win” said HydroDrag Unlimited final winner Dan Okeefe. “I raced with about four hours of sleep after driving 10 hours from Lake of the Ozarks (MO) and wasn’t sure if my ski was going to run the way it should, but the Jet Draft RXP pulled it out for the win. I am looking forward to the Fall event where hopefully ALL the fast guys will show up.”

Okeefe also mentioned a possible “Call Out” challenge against France’s Franky Zapata who is rumored to have the quickest racing PWC in the world. Add the return of record speed holder Julio Rivera of Puerto Rico (100.5 mph) to the Unlimited mix and the RIVA Racing HydroDrag Fall National will be a can’t miss event for racing fans.

Duke Zorn of Titusville, Florida posted the fastest top speed of the day in the HydroUnlimited class with a run of 88.8 mph on his #172-U conversion ski. Vince Williams of St. Charles, MO posted the fastest run in HydroLimited aboard his new Jet Draft Performance Yamaha FZR...
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