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Round 3 - 4 Pontiac, Michigan

Round 3 - 4  -  June 26 & 27,  2004
2004 U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships
Pontiac, Michigan
Pontiac Lake State Park

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2003 Crawfish Video

2003 Pontiac Race Recap

 

After a three-week break, the tour will, once again, make its annual stop at beautiful Pontiac Lake State Park in Waterford, Michigan, on June 26 - 27, for Round 3 & 4 of the 2004 US Grand National Watercross Championships. Riders look forward to coming to Pontiac because of the nice facilities at this beautiful State Park.  Pontiac has plenty of sandy beach area, and Camping.  Nice Restrooms, make this a great place to camp, mainly because of the infamous Rider Party on Saturday Night at the Race Site.  Many Canadianís make the trip to Pontiac year after year, which makes for some great Racing Action as well.  In 2003, there was some great racing action with 175 riders attending from West Virginia, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada and from all over the Midwest.  Many Canadian's made the trip to Pontiac making the racing action even hotter.

 

Another big hit last year will again take place this year on Friday Night June 25th. Indy Al & Lil Alís 3rd Annual Crawfish Blowout will be in full swing.  Feast your appetite on 120 lbs of Live Crawfish from Nawlins.  Last yearís Event was a big hit for all the riders, Families, and Friends.  There were 200 people in attendance to enjoy the great food of this pitch-in Dinner.  Several Riders brought food, and appetizers, which provided some good eating.  Four picnic tables full of Spicy Cajun Crawfish were piled high for hours that evening giving those in attendance plenty of food.  This was a great time for all, as many socialized throughout the evening while enjoying some delicious food & beverages prior to a Great Weekend of Racing.

Everybody is Invited to this Special Pitch-In Friday Night.  If your last name is between A-J, bring a Salad or Appetizer.  If you name is between K-S, bring a Side Dish.  If your name is between T-Z, bring a Desert.  Check out last yearís Crawfish Blowout Video by Jamie Deer at  http://www.watercross.com/crawfish.wmv (4.2 mg).  For more Information, Contact Indy Al at (317) 490-2564, or send him a email at amjetski@aol.com

The water conditions at Pontiac is rough and unpredictable year after year.  The large about of boat traffic on the lake makes the water rough and grueling especially during the 15-20 lap Moto's.  There is no flat water racing at Pontiac.

 

Pontiac Lake State Park is located 30 minutes northwest of Detroit and is a hot spot of watercraft owners and racers. This site is regarded by many people, as the best site on tour.  There is plenty of sandy beach area that is manicured and the park is beautiful.  Many Canadianís make the trip to Pontiac year after year, which makes for some great Racing Action as well.

 

This site has played host to an IJSBA National Tour stop three times and will be the 3rd & 4th events this year. The water conditions are choppy and fast and very similar to what racers will experience at the World Championships. For all you Expert Ski riders, and log jump will be set up to add some excitement to the racing and entertain the spectators.  Visit our Pictures and Video Section of the website, and see Pictures and Video from the 2003 Season.

 

Host Hotel:  Concord Inn Waterford - (248) 666-8555

Other Hotels:  Holiday Inn Express - (248) 674-3434

Camping:  Available on site for $10-$15 per night.

 

Directions to Site:  Take I-75 to M-59 West. Take M-59 West approximately 11 miles to Williams Lake Road. (Note: M-59, Huron Road and Highland Road are all the same road) Turn Right on Williams Lake Road and the left on Gale Road. Pontiac Lake Recreation entrance is 1/2 mile on left.

 

Directions to Host Hotel:  Take I-75 to M-59 West. Take M-59 West approximately 10 miles till you pass Airport Road. (Note: M-59, Huron Road and Highland Road are the same road.) Concord Inn is on North side of M-59 right past airport (7076 Highland Rd). Concord Inn is only 1/2 mile from the site.  Call today if you want to get a room there.

 

Important Information:   Great site but hotels are expensive. This is a great place to camp with nice bathrooms on site. We will not be able to park/pit/camp in the previous location.  All participants will be required to park in the parking lot nearest the race site.  There will be a designated path to transport watercraft to and from the pits.  It might be beneficial to bring totes and four wheelers if you have one. Please do not abuse the 4-wheeler privileges. Please use your 4-Wheeler to transport your watercraft, and supplies only. And stay in the fenced in area designated for Watercross Participants. There are plenty of area Restaurants, and Hot Spots in nearby Waterford, Michigan.

 

Round 3 Ė Round 4 Schedule
Pontiac, Michigan

Friday Schedule of Events

5:00 pm  -   3:00 am   Indy Al & Lil Al 3rd Annual Crawfish Blowout.

Saturday Schedule of Events

All Novice Closed Course Qualifying & Final Events
Novice Slalom,  Amateur, Expert, Pro-Am & Pro Closed 
Course Qualifying and Final  Events.  Amateur, Expert, Pro-Am 
Amateur Freestyle 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 Closed Course Practice  
10:00 am -   5:00 pm Closed Course Racing  

10:00 am - 12:00 am Slalom Course Open                           
  1:00 pm -   2:00 pm Amateur Freestyle 
  6:00 pm -   7:00 pm Awards Ceremony 
  8:00 pm -   3:00 am Racer's Party at the Site

 

Sunday Schedule of Events

All Novice Closed Course Qualifying & Final Events
Novice Slalom,  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 -   8:15 am Mandatory Riders Meeting for Riders who did not Race on Saturday ONLY. 
  8:30 am -   9:00 am Closed Course Practice 
  9:00 am -   5:00 pm Closed Course Racing  
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Slalom Course Open for all Novice, Amateur, & Expert Classes 
  1:00 pm -   2:00 pm Amateur Freestyle 
  6:00 pm -   7:00 pm Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

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