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Name: Jerry Schmidt (Schmitty)

Age: 36

Where are you from: Monroe, Michigan

IJSBA Member (years): 12

Racing Number for the 2003 Season: #15

How many years have you been Racing Watercraft: 10

What Watercraft do you own (past/present):
Present: 2 - 800 SX-R Kawasaki
Past: 1995 and 2 - 1996 Yamaha Super Jet, 2 - 1992 Kawasaki SX

What Classes do you Race:
Expert Ski Superstock and Pro-Am Ski Stock

National/World Championship finishes (past/present): 2004 APBA National Champion Expert Ski Superstock and 8th place Pro-Am Ski Stock

Regional finishes (past/present):

US Grand National Watercross Championship Tour
Vets Ski 1st
Pro-Am Stock Ski 2nd
Expert Ski 3rd
2003 - 1st Overall Expert Vets Ski
2nd Overall Expert Ski 

ABPA 2004 (raced at 3 events)
Pro-Am Ski Stock 11th
Expert Ski Superstock 4th

IJSBA Northern Division National Tour
2nd Overall Expert Superstock Ski
5th Overall Expert Limited Ski
7th Overall Expert Vets Ski

Monster Energy Tour
4th Overall Pro-Am Stock Ski
3rd Overall Expert Vets Ski
4th Overall Expert Superstock Ski
3rd Overall Expert Limited Ski

2003 - Qualified 1st Regionally for the World Championships for Expert S/S Ski
2nd Place Overall Expert Ski Rider 2002 
1st Place Overall Pro-Am Ski Rider 2001
2nd Place Overall Expert Ski Rider 2001
1st Place Overall Expert Ski Rider 2000

What has been your biggest thrill in Watercraft Racing:
My biggest thrill was the first dash for cash race in Region 6 in 2000. This was the first RACING action I have been in that was so elating. Tony Sleeman (region 6 racer) and I were battling it out - he would be ahead one lap and then I was one lap. This is what racing is all about.

What has been your biggest disappointment in Racing:

What are your Racing Goals:
To dominate the Expert Ski class for 2005, and to earn an invitation to World Championships in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

What past sports have you participated in: Football, Basketball, BMX

What do you like to do with your free time (Hobbies):
Performance Engine Work on All Types of Machines, Exercise, Farm, Travel Mountain Bike, Snowmobile

Sponsors/People you would like to thank: 
K & J Fabrication
Factory Pipe

Wife's Name: Tammy and daughter Jaren (future Novice Ski Champion)

Pets: none

Team Name: Fast Forward Racing




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