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Round 6    Muskegon, Michigan


Round 6 – Muskegon, Michigan
USWRA Triple Crown Challenge Series Round 2
Sponsored by Koppel's Tool

2004 U.S. Grand National - Final Round
Watercross Championships
Muskegon, Michigan

This round will be the  second stop of the USWRA Triple Crown Watercross Challenge Series and the final round of the 2004 U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships will be held at beautiful Muskegon, Michigan on Lake Michigan August 7th & 8th.  Muskegon is famous for having some of the hottest beaches Michigan has to offer.  Located in West Central Michigan, Muskegon’s huge wide beaches, and gorgeous sunsets it is truly a beautiful location to for the second stop of the USWRA Triple Crown Watercross Challenge Series.  See the Nation’s Best Watercross Riders as titles are on the line, compete on the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan.  From calm waters to 4 to 6 foot waves, you never will know the conditions of the water.  This will make for some great racing action for riders and spectators alike.

Muskegon has been a very popular race site among the riders in years past.  With it's wide long beaches, and large sandy hills at the coast line, it's easy to see why it's so popular.  At Muskegon we will see some of hottest racing action of the year with many riders from all over the Eastern United States participating in the USWRA Triple Crown Challenge Series.  Also that same weekend titles will be up at stake for all the Region 6 Riders as this will be the Final Round of the 2004 U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships with Overall Awards being given out after the competition.

With 20 laps on Lake Michigan with ocean-like water conditions, it doesn't get any better then that.  Lake Michigan can have some of the toughest water conditions in the United States, with it's constant chop and huge rollers.  Occasionally, you will see 4-6 foot waves to content with as well.  Buoy's are double anchored as this huge body of water can provide some interesting Personal Watercraft Racing.  The Freestyle competition will also be very entertaining as the competitors will be catching some huge air for some great aerial tricks.  This will be a crowd favorite guaranteed.


All of Region 6, Region 8, and Region 9 will be there as this will be an excellent benchmark and testing ground for the upcoming World Championships in October at Lake Havasu City, Arizona.



Round 6 Schedule
Muskegon, Michigan  
August 7th-8th, 2004


Saturday Schedule of Events

All Novice Closed Course Qualifying & Final Events
Pro-Am Women’s Ski Class
Novice Slalom Events

  7:00 am -   8:00 am  Technical Inspection & Rider Check In
  8:00 am -   8:30 am  Mandatory Riders Meeting
  8:30 am - 10:00 am  Novice Closed Course Practice
10:00 am - 12:00 am  Novice Slalom Course Open for all Novice Classes
10:00 am -   5:00 pm  Novice Closed Course Racing
  6:00 pm -  7:00 pm   Novice Awards Ceremony


Sunday Schedule of Events

Amateur, Expert, Pro-Am & Pro Closed Course Qualifying and Final Events 
Amateur, Expert, Pro-Am Slalom Events
Amateur Freestyle


  7:00 am -   8:00 am  Technical Inspection & Rider Check In
  8:00 am -   8:30 am  Mandatory Riders Meeting
  8:30 am - 10:00 am  Amateur, Expert Closed Course Practice
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Amateur, Expert Slalom Course Open
10:00 am -   1:00 pm  Amateur, Expert Closed Course Qualifying
  1:00 pm -   2:00 pm  Amateur Freestyle
  2:00 pm -   5:00 pm  Amateur, Expert Closed Course Finals
  6:00 pm -   7:00 pm  Amateur, Expert Awards Ceremony
  7:00 pm -   8:00 pm  US. Grand National Watercross Championships Season Overall Awards Ceremony


Host Hotel:  Days Inn – Muskegon, Michigan - (231) 733-2601 (big parking lot)

Other Hotel
Super 8 – Muskegon, Michigan – (231) 733-0088

Shoreline Inn (downtown Muskegon) has 49 rooms for Fri/Sat. Pricey though


Days Inn Muskegon has 4-5 rooms available for Fri/Sat.

Holiday Inn Muskegon has 32 rooms available for Friday night, none for Sat. night. Pricey though.


Directions to Site:  Take I-94 to 196 North to Holland, Michigan.  Take US-31 to downtown Muskegon to Sherman Blvd West (turn left on Sherman Blvd West).  Sherman Blvd West will take you to Pier Marquette (the race site).


Directions to Host Hotel:  Take I-94 to 196 North to Holland, Michigan.  Take US-31 to Downtown Muskegon exit.  As soon as you are on US-31 you will see the Days Inn on the right hand side of the road about ˝ a mile.


Important Information:  No Camping on-site.  Park closes at 11:00 pm.  What a fantastic race site.  Huge beaches with plenty of volleyball nets.  During the summer months the beaches are packed with people enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan.  Some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen have been at Muskegon.  This race site is located directly on Lake Michigan with unpredictable water conditions. 


For more information on the 2004 US Grand National Watercross Championships
contact Jacque Bryant at (317) 877-0789, Fax (317) 877-0789, mwctour@iquest.net




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