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    The 2018 LB2CAT - Long Beach to Catalina & Back Sunday, July 8th - 9:30 am

    The 2018 LB2CAT
    Long Beach to Catalina & Back
    IJSBA Offshore National Championships
    Sunday, July 8th, 9:30 am
    South Shores Launch Ramp, Long Beach

    May, 2018 Redondo Beach, CA-


    The greatest annual spectacle in Offshore PWC Racing ~ The 2018 Long Beach to Catalina & Back (LB2CAT) Offshore Endurance National Championships presented by Jettrim, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Sea-Tow, Jet Re-Nu, Oakley, Kawasaki, Skat-Trak, West Coast Watercraft Club, PWCOFFSHORE.com, Pro Rider Magazine scheduled for Sunday, July 8th at 9:30 a.m.


    The 52 mile round trip endurance race is one of the oldest offshore PWC endurance races and the hallmark of Offshore Endurance racing in the United States. Racer's from across the USA, Canada and Australia will descend on Long Beach for their chance at winning the most prestigous LB2CAT trophy and title of Champion for this IJSBA sanctioned National Championship event.


    The race is true test of man/woman, machine vs the elements as water conditions can be deceptively calm yet turn dangerously rough during the channel crossing and both the rider and their craft must be able to handle the punishment that Mother Nature can dish out. Most of the competitors practice for this race which is open to all comer's from the seasoned hardcore offshore riders to the weekend pwc enthusiast.


    IJSBA National champions will be crowned in all classes; Pro/Am Open, Vet/Master Open, 4 Stroke Stock, 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated Open and Manufacturer’s Stock (completely stock, no mods whatsoever*). Great giveaways for the Top 3 overall will be an added incentive as the news of the weekend of racing stirs interest in the entire pwc community to enter and be a part of this great annual race.


    Offshore racers from across the country, Canada & Australia will compete with the elite West Coast group of offshore endurance experts try to break the records in every class. 2017 winner Cyrille Lemoine, Irvine, CA on the #9 Yamaha will be on hand to defend his National Championship against some past winners including 22 time World Champion Mike Klippenstien, #212 Yam Ft. MacMurray, AL Canada and 5 time LB2CAT Champion Craig Warner #7 Team Kawasaki's from Ackworth, GA and a group of seasoned veterans including the 5 time Australian Endurance Champion, Christian D'Agostin. This years competition is going to be fierce!


    This race is open to the general public. The racer packet and entry form for this years event are available upon request to rpmracingent@yahoo.com


    For more information on how to get involved, please contact RPM RACING at (310) 318-4012 or via email rpmracingent@yahoo.com


    Please visit www.rpmracingent.com for all updates and information.


    *Mfg Stock Class rules: No mods allowed except; aftermarket grips, aftermarket seat cover, aftermarket bilge pump and aux. fuel tank).

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2018 Long Beach to Catalina & Back Info Sheet.pdf   2018 LB2CAT Entry Form PDF.pdf  
    Last edited by rpmracing; 05-14-2018 at 06:34 PM.


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    2018 LB2CAT Pre-Registered Entry List:


    Pro Am Open Mike Klippenstein, Ft. MacMurray, AL Canada #212 Yam
    Pro Am Open Mark Gerner, Aliso Viejo, CA #58 Kaw
    Pro Am Open Cyrille Lemoine, France, #9 Yam
    Pro Am Open David Palmer, Irvine, CA #23 Yam
    Pro Am Open Charlie Martinez, Buena Park, CA #9 Kaw
    Pro Am Open Arteen Kharrat, Yorba Linda, CA #45 Sea
    Pro Am Open Craig Warner, Dallas, GA #7 Kaw
    Pro Am Open David Chassier, Blois, France #41 Kaw
    Pro/Am Open Juan San Martin, Uruguay #30 Yam
    Pro/Am Open Johnny Custom, Harbor City, CA #70 Yam


    Vet Master Jeff Lane, Anaheim, CA #83 Kaw
    Vet Master Paul Pham, Los Angeles, CA #99 Kaw
    Vet Master Akira Tanaka, Torrance, CA #470 Kaw
    Vet Master Derek Diep Canoga Park, CA #789 Yam


    4 Stroke Stock Jacob Leu, Fresno, CA #511 Yam


    Mfg. Stock Sam Deluca, Huntington Beach, CA #13 Yam
    Mfg. Stock Cassius Sanders, Redondo Beach, CA #72 Yam
    Mfg. Stock Michael McCormack, Minden, NV #777 Sea
    Mfg. Stock David Uhler, Mercer Island, WA #77 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock David Schapel, Tustin, CA #4 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock Dan Lindgrin, Aberdeen, WA #311 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock Eric Garcia, Corona, CA #??? Kaw
    Last edited by rpmracing; 07-09-2018 at 12:55 PM.

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    Count me in

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    id love to attempt this race at least one in my life, looks like a blast

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    27days and counting

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    Updated

    2018 LB2CAT Pre-Registered Entry List:


    Pro Am Open Mike Klippenstein, Ft. MacMurray, AL Canada #212 Yam
    Pro Am Open Mark Gerner, Aliso Viejo, CA #58 Kaw
    Pro Am Open Cyrille Lemoine, France, #9 Yam
    Pro Am Open David Palmer, Irvine, CA #23 Yam
    Pro Am Open Charlie Martinez, Buena Park, CA #9 Kaw
    Pro Am Open Arteen Kharrat, Yorba Linda, CA #45 Sea
    Pro Am Open Craig Warner, Dallas, GA #7 Kaw
    Pro Am Open David Chassier, Blois, France #41 Kaw
    Pro/Am Open Juan San Martin, Uruguay #30 Yam
    Pro/Am Open Johnny Custom, Harbor City, CA #70 Yam
    Pro/Am Open Tony Hoa, San Gabriel, CA #88 Yam


    Vet Master Jeff Lane, Anaheim, CA #83 Kaw
    Vet Master Paul Pham, Los Angeles, CA #99 Kaw
    Vet Master Akira Tanaka, Torrance, CA #470 Kaw
    Vet Master Derek Diep Canoga Park, CA #789 Yam


    4 Stroke Stock Jacob Leu, Fresno, CA #511 Yam


    Mfg. Stock Sam Deluca, Huntington Beach, CA #13 Yam
    Mfg. Stock Cassius Sanders, Redondo Beach, CA #72 Yam
    Mfg. Stock Michael McCormack, Minden, NV #777 Sea
    Mfg. Stock David Uhler, Mercer Island, WA #77 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock David Schapel, Tustin, CA #4 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock Dan Lindgrin, Aberdeen, WA #311 Kaw
    Mfg. Stock Eric Garcia, Corona, CA #??? Kaw
    Last edited by rpmracing; 07-02-2018 at 06:23 PM.

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    Always have wanted to do this race. Have fun guys and gals!

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    We are just 2 days from the greatest annual spectacle in Offshore PWC Racing ~ The 2018 Long Beach to Catalina & Back (LB2CAT) Offshore Endurance National Championships presented by Jettrim, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Sea-Tow, Jet Re-Nu, Oakley, Kawasaki, Skat-Trak, West Coast Watercraft Club, PWCOFFSHORE.com, Pro Rider Magazine scheduled for Sunday, July 8th at 9:30 a.m.


    Please note the following information:


    Sunday, July 8th
    6:30 - 8:00 am Registration Open on Sunday at South Shores Launch Ramp (at the picnic table area). All racers must go through registration, sign the waiver, release and if needed purchase their 2018 IJSBA membership and Sea-Tow Membership (unless rider has Vessel Assist). Please get there as early as possible so we can close registration at 8:00 am and start the rider's meeting.


    6:30 - 8:00 am - Safety/tech inspection. Please make sure you have all the items required for this race (see attached doc).

    8:00 - 8:45 am Rider's meeting - All riders must attend.

    8:45 - 9:25 am - Launch and proceed to start area (outside of Queens Gate)

    9:30 am - The 2018 LB2CAT IJSBA Offshore National Championships

    12:00 - 2 PM Luncheon/Awards celebration at the Reef Restaurant - All riders/families and crew members are encouraged to attend.


    There is still time to register. We will be taking registration on the day of the race.

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    Mike Klippenstein wins the 2018 LB2CAT Race! 1st) Klippenstein 2nd) Lemoine 3rd) Paul Pham (Yamaha sweeps the podium). Klipper wins the race, Cyrille Lemoine misses the start of the race and starts in last place but battles back to take second overall on his Yamaha GP. Mark Gerner (Turbo Yamaha) and Craig Warner (Kawasaki ULTRA 310R) go out early with mechanical issues. Juan Francisco San Martin aka Juanfa of PWCOFFSHORE.COM Racing Uruguay wins the manufacture stock class on the Yamaha SVHO.
    Yamaha sweeps
    www.pwcoffshore.com
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    Was a great race & fyi I did not run the manufacturer stock this year I ran stock 58 minutes 1min faster then last year

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