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LB2CAT Race 2017 Date Announced - July 9, Be There! 

2016-Mike Klippenstein / Yamaha SVHO wins the LB2CAT Race, Yamaha De-thrones Kawasaki!
  
 
 The Most Prestigious Offshore Race in the United States, The "LB2CAT"
JULY 9, 2017
ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE  
2015, Craig Warner Wins LB2CAT - 6th Title 
2015:  Craig Warner and Mark Gerner Crush previous LB2CAT Time Record by three minutes!!

Craig Warner: 51 Mins 21 Sec
Mark Gerner: 51 Mins 52 Sec

(2015 Warner & Gerner destroy previous record by 3 Minutes
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2015 Top Three Podium:
1) Craig Warner, Kawasaki ULTRA 310R
2) Mark Gerner, Kawasaki ULTRA 310R
3) Michael Perry, Kawasaki ULTRA 310R 






 2015 LB2CAT Race Pictures CLICK HERE
 LB2CAT OFFSHORE PLATINUM CLUB (Race Winners):
2016: Mike Klippenstein, YAMAHA SVHO Turbo
2015: Craig Warner, ULTRA 310R KAWASAKI (6th Title) 51 Mins, 52 Seconds (Record Time)  

 2014: Craig Warner, ULTRA 310R KAWASAKI (5th Title - all time leader!)
 2013: Craig Warner, ULTRA 300X, KAWASAKI (4th Title)
2012:  Craig Warner, ULTRA300X, KAWASAKI 
2011: Tom Phan, ULTRA300X, KAWASAKI 
2010: Kim Bushong, ULTRA250X, KAWASAKI 
2009: Craig Warner, ULTRA260X, KAWASAKI 
2008:  Craig Warner, ULTRA250X, KAWASAKI 
2007:  Nick Vanis, RXT 54:38 (min), SEADOO 
2006:  Pat Roque, RXP 53:29, SEADOO 
2004:  John Anick, RXT of Vanick Racing 68:00, SEADOO 
2003: Doug Brown, SEADOO GTX 
2002:  Chris Macclugage, KAWASAKI  
2001:  Billy Womack POLARIS (4 Titles)
2000:  Billy Womack POLARIS
1999:  Billy Womack, POLARIS 
1998:  Mark Dobson, YAMAHA 
1997:  Billy Womack, POLARIS 
1996:  Brian Hanhart, YAMAHA 
1995:  Victor Sheldon, KAWASAKI 
1994:  Scott Watkins, YAMAHA 
Top Three Record LB2CAT Times
1.  *2015 - 51:21 by Craig Warner, Kawasaki ULTRA 310R
2. 2015 - 51:52 by Mark Gerner, Kawasaki ULTRA 310 
3. 2006 - 54:32 Pat Roque SeaDoo RXP


Manufacture's LB2CAT Overall Win Count: 

Kawasaki: 10
Polaris: 4
Yamaha:4  
SeaDoo: 3
Honda: 0 

From RPM Racing Enterprises - 2015 LB2CAT Offshore National Championship Race RPM, 1803 Morgan Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone(310) 318-4012 Fax (310) 372-7427 Rossdbos26@yahoo.com
Warner now the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) with 6th LB2CAT Win!! Sets new world record with time of 51 minutes, 21 seconds!! July 19. 2015
Long Beach, CA
He did it again, and this time has the distinction of being called the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.) in the annals of American PWC Offshore Endurance racing !!! With a new world record time of 51 minutes and 21 seconds, the defending IJSBA PWC Offshore Endurance National Champion, Craig Warner, #7 Monster Energy, Kawasaki,PwcOffshore.com sponsored rider from Ackworth, GA on his Minoru Kanamori Factory Kawasaki prepared Ultra has now ventured into a place that no other PWC Offshore Endurance racer has ever gone with 6 National Championships, 4 consecutive years in a row at The Hot Products Long Beach To Catalina & Back IJSBA National Offshore Championships presented by Hydro-Turf, Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Jet Re-Nu, Oakley, Kawasaki, Skat-Trak, PWCoffshore.com, Watercraft Rider Magazine, West Coast Watercraft Club, Pro Rider Magazine & Del Amo Motorsports, Long Beach. Today's win marks yet another new chapter in Offshore Endurance PWC Racing history as Warner is the only one 6 time winner and he now has the distinction of a world record holder as well. Finishing 11 seconds behind Warner in Second was veteran podium finisher and fellow PWCOFFSHORE.COM team rider, Mark Gerner, #58, Aliso Viejo, CA on a Kawasaki Ultra. Both Warner and Gerner smashed the previous record of 54 minutes and 32 that has held since 2005! 3rd Place overall went to Michael Perry from the Manufacturer Stock Class from Corona, CA #27 with a time of 56 minutes and 20 seconds. 
Despite all the predicted doom and gloom that Hurricane Dolores was supposed to wreak havoc with the race course the near flat conditions of the Pacific Ocean helped set the stage for an all out assault by the 33 racers that took the start. The racers stormed out Queen Gate on their way to the turn boat some 26 miles across the channel with wide open throttles. Some 24 minutes after the green flag dropped it was Warner at the Sea-Tow Turn boat followed closely by veteran closed course World Champion, Mike Klippenstein, #212, Ft. MacMurrary, Alberta, Canada, who would later succumb to a $2.00 fuel clamp failure which prematurely ended his hopes of taking the victory from Warner then Gerner and returning Offshore Endurance veteran Lee Phan, Santa Ana, CA # 88 on a Yamaha. Yamaha and Kawasaki would do battle for the entire race for the top spot, in the end Kawasaki would capture 8 out of 10 spots in the top 10.


With 9 rookies taking the start including Ryan Ellefson, #29 Menifee, CA who finished 9th overall and 1st in the 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated class on his Yamaha VXR garnering his 1st IJSBA National Championship!, Today’s event also saw 4 women take up the challenge with veteran pwc racer and world champion Tera Laho, #64 on a Yamaha FX SVHO from Lake Havasu City, AZ finishing 8th overall and 4th in the Manufacturer Stock Class with a time of 1 hour 1 minute and 52 seconds, LB2CAT newcomer and Jettribe Factory Rider, Ashley Sponaugle coming out of from Tampa, Florida on her Factory Kawasaki #66 Ultra and finished in a very respectable 13th overall with a time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 43 seconds and 2nd year racer Brittany Marker # 22 Oceanside, CA riding a Yamaha taking the 14th overall and 2nd in the 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated class with a great time of 1 hour 5 minutes 46 seconds. PWCOffshore.com sponsored rider Brandi Price rounded out the field of women competitors finishing 22nd overall and 9th overall in the Manufacturer Stock class, on the biggest and most competitive classes of the event.


Congratulations to everyone that participated, their crews and families that supported them in their efforts!


Overall Results:
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Craig Warner Ackworth GA #7 Kaw Pro/Am Open 51 Mins 21 Sec* Monster Energy, Kawasaki 
2nd- Mark Gerner, Aliso Viejo, CA #58 Kaw Pro/Am Open 51 Mins 52 Sec 
3rd- Michael Perry Corona, CA #27 Kaw Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 20 Sec Kawasaki
4th- Jeff Lane Anaheim, CA #83 Kaw Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 31 Sec 
5th- Curtis Marker, Oceanside, CA #24 Yam 4 Stroke Stock 58 Mins 58 Sec
6th- Anthony Radetic, Abbeville, GA #8 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 26 Sec
7th- Tom Cruz, Oceanside, CA #5 Vet/Master 1 Hour 50 Sec
8th- Tera Laho Lake Havasu City, AZ #64 Yam Mfg. Stock 1 Hour, 1 Mins 52 Sec
9th- Ryan Ellefson, Menifee, CA #29 Yam 4 Stroke Stock N/A 1 Hour 2 Mins 22 Sec
10th- Dustin Steward, Playa Del Rey, CA #348 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 2 Mins 47 Sec
11th- Jonathan Mangan, Phoenix, AZ #69 Kaw Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 4 Mins 32 Sec
12th- Charles Anderson, Lake Havasu City, AZ #55 Yam Vet/Master 1 Hour 5 Mins 34 Sec
13th- Ashley Sponaugle, Tampa, FL #66 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 5 Mins 43 Sec
14th- Brittany Marker, Oceanside, CA #22 Yam 4 Stroke N/A 1 Hour 5 Mins 46 Sec
15th- Marlon Macadilig, Los Angeles, CA ‪#‎X‬ Sea 4 Stroke Stock 1 Hour 6 Mins 13 Sec
16th- Mike Klippenstein, Ft. MacMurray, Al, Canada, #212 Yam Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 7 Mins 00 Sec
17th- Mickey Musick, Temecula, CA ‪#‎69X‬ Kaw 4 Stroke N/A 1 Hour 11 Mins 43 Sec
18th- Jason Gigliotti, Scottsdale, AZ #412 Kaw Vet/Master 1 Hour 12 Mins 25 Sec
19th- Terry Rowden, Costa Mesa, CA #100 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 13 Mins 32 Sec
20th- Christopher Cantle, Los Angeles, CA #52 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 15 Mins, 57 Sec
21st- Shawn Mulkey, Orange, CA #248 4 Stroke Stock 1 Hour 16 Mins 19 Sec
22nd - Brandi Price, Santa Ana, CA #12 Kaw Mfg Stock1 Hour 17 Mins 48 Sec
23rd – Michael McCormack, Folsom, CA #777 Kaw Vet/Master 1 Hour 18 Min 45 Sec
24th- Frank Gavit, San Marcos, CA #75 Sea Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 39 Min 01 Sec
25th- K.C. Heidler, Irvine, CA #2 Kaw Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 40 Min 01 Sec
26th- Justin Retzer, Visalia, CA #117 Kaw 4 Stroke N/A 1 Hour 43 Min 52 Sec
27th- Michael Retzer, Visalia, CA # 111 Kaw 4 Stroke N/A 1 Hour 55 Min 30 Sec


DNF- Charlie Martinez, Buena Park, CA #9 Kaw 4 Stroke Stock
DNF- Brandon Warner, Corona, CA #102 Kaw Mfg. Stock
DNF- John Feeney, Corona Del Mar, CA #755 Kaw Pro/Am Open 
DNF- Pat Roque, Huntington Beach, CA #1 Kaw Pro/Am Open
DNF- Santiago Kuan, Whittier, CA #30 Yam 4 Stroke Stock
DNF- Lee Phan, Santa Ana, CA #88 Yam Pro/Am Open


* New World Record


Results by Class:


Pro/Am Open
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Class Time 
1st- Craig Warner Ackworth GA #7 Kaw Pro/Am Open 52 Mins 21 Sec* Monster Energy, Kawasaki
2nd- Mark Gerner, Aliso Viejo, CA #58 Kaw Pro/Am Open 51 Mins 52 Sec 
3rd- Jonathan Mangan, Phoenix, AZ #69 Kaw Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 4 Mins 32 Sec
4th - Mike Klippenstein, Ft. MacMurray, Al, Canada, #212 Yam Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 7 Mins 00 Sec
5th- K.C. Heidler, Irvine, CA #2 Kaw Pro/Am Open 1 Hour 40 Min 01 Sec


DNF- John Feeney, Corona Del Mar, CA #755 Kaw Pro/Am Open 
DNF- Pat Roque, Huntington Beach, CA #1 Kaw Pro/Am Open
DNF- Lee Phan, Santa Ana, CA #88 Yam Pro/Am Open


Vet/Master Open 
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Class Time
1st- Tom Cruz, Oceanside, CA #5 Vet/Master 1 Hour 50 Sec
2nd- Charles Anderson, Lake Havasu City, AZ #55 Yam Vet/Master 1 Hour 5 Mins 34 Sec
3rd- Jason Gigliotti, Scottsdale, AZ #412 Kaw Vet/Master 1 Hour 12 Mins 25 Sec
4th- Michael McCormack, Folsom, CA #777 Kaw Vet/Master 1 Hour 18 Min 45 Sec


4 Stroke Stock
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Class Time
1st - Curtis Marker, Oceanside, CA #24 Yam 4 Stroke Stock 58 Mins 58 Sec
2nd- Marlon Macadilig, Los Angeles, CA #X Sea 4 Stroke Stock 1 Hour 6 Mins 13 Sec
3rd- Shawn Mulkey, Orange, CA #248 4 Stroke Stock 1 Hour 16 Mins 19 Sec


DNF- Charlie Martinez, Buena Park, CA #9 Kaw 4 Stroke Stock
DNF- Santiago Kuan, Whittier, CA #30 Yam 4 Stroke Stock


Mfg. Stock 
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Class Time
1st - Michael Perry Corona, CA #27 Kaw Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 20 Sec 
2nd- Jeff Lane Anaheim, CA #83 Kaw Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 31 Sec 
3rd- Anthony Radetic, Abbeville, GA #8 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 26 Sec
4th- Tera Laho Lake Havasu City, AZ #64 Yam Mfg. Stock 1 Hour, 1 Mins 52 Sec
5th- Dustin Steward, Playa Del Rey, CA #348 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 2 Mins 47 Sec
6th- Ashley Sponaugle, Tampa, FL #66 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 5 Mins 43 Sec
7th- Terry Rowden, Costa Mesa, CA #100 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 13 Mins 32 Sec
8th- Christopher Cantle, Los Angeles, CA #52 Kaw Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 15 Mins, 57 Sec
9th - Brandi Price, Santa Ana, CA #12 Kaw Mfg Stock1 Hour 17 Mins 48 Sec
10th- Frank Gavit, San Marcos, CA #75 Sea Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 39 Min 01 Sec
DNF- Brandon Warner, Corona, CA #102 Kaw Mfg. Stock


A special Thank You to the entire RPM Staff: Aaron Cress, April Holtzclaw, Steve Rasmussen, Sean Brown, Stephanie Theroux, Shawn Alladio, West Coast Watercraft Club- Lewis, Fadi & Sam!

PWCOFFSHORE.COM (Mark Gerner) presents Monster Energy Kawasaki's Craig Warner with the offshore racing's "Best of The Best" Award for setting the all time LB2CAT Title Record with 6 Titles! Craig Warner designated "Best Ever" in Offshore Racing. Congratulations Craig Warner!  
Racers provide feedback on this race to the promoter CLICK HERE


2014:

Make sure to get your copy of the RACE COVERAGE DVD's HERE     
2014:   Craig Warner of Monster Energy Kawasaki Wins! (5th Title!)
Kawasaki sweeps podium!
Additional 2014 LB2CAT Race Pictures CLICK HERE  

2014 LB2CAT Podium:
1st:  Craig Warner / Champion, Kaw ULTRA 310R 
2nd:  KC Heidler, Kaw ULTRA 300X
3rd: Manuri Kanamori, Kaw ULTRA 310R


Minuru Kanamori, 2014 LB2CAT
 KC Heidler, 2014 LB2CAT

Mark Gerner at 2014 LB2CAT

Australian Champion Christian D. at 2014 LB2CAT 

Below Craig Warner at 2014 LB2CAT 
 Below, Jeff Lane at 2014 LB2CAT 

Below, Michael Perry at 2014 LB2CAT 

Below Mark Gerner at 2014 LB2CAT



 2013 - 1st Place Craig Warner, Kawasaki






Below, Craig Warner at 2013 LB2CAT Race

2013 LB2CAT Race Article,
click
HERE


FROM ROSS WALLACH OF RPM RACINE ENTERPRISES:  July 21, Long Beach, CA

Craig Warner, #7 Monster Energy, Kawasaki, PwcOffshore.com sponsored rider from Wildomar, CA has now reached a milestone of Offshore PWC Racing with his 4th Overall win at the The 2013 Jettribe Long Beach To Catalina & Back IJSBA National Offshore Championships presented by Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Oakley, Optima Racing, Bomber Eyewear,Skat-Trak & www.PWCOffshore.com Today's win marks a new chapter in Offshore Endurance PWC Racing as there are now two - four time winners. Billy Womack, the other holder of 4 wins of the prestigous IJSBA National Championship race and inductee into the PWC Offshore Hall of Fame, was on hand to congratulate Craig on his win after he picked up the checkered flag for another back to back win. Second place went to veteran podium finisher and founder of PWCOFFSHORE.COM, Mark Gerner #58, Aliso Viejo, CA and the bronze went to K.C. Heidler, #2 Tom's Truck Center, PWCOFFSHORE.COM of Irvine, CA who raced with a healing broken leg.

The Pacific Ocean looked unusually calm this morning prior to the race but that all changed after the flag dropped and racers stormed out Queen Gate on their way to the turn boat some 26 miles across the channel. Water conditions immediately turned rough as the racers were met with moderate chop (2-4 foot) and the occasional large swell from nowhere. 28 competitors attempted the test of ability, machine and the elements and 25 finished the grueling 52 mile sprint. The unusually low attrition rate could be attributed to the growth of the Mfg. Stock Class (bone stock, no modifications allowed) which had just over 1/4 of the entire field. In the end the racers enjoyed this annual event and the race proved why it is the "Grand Daddy" of all PWC Offshore Endurance Races!

Congratulations to everyone that participated, their crews and families that supported them in their efforts!

Overall Results:
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Craig Warner #7 Kaw 1:02:41 Pro/Am Open
2nd- Mark Gerner #58 Kaw 1:05:31 Pro/Am Open
3rd- K.C. Heidler #2 Kaw 1:05:54 Pro/Am Open
4th- Michael Perry #27 Kaw 1hr:07 Mins:035 Mfg. Stock
5th- Jeff Lane #83 Kaw 1hr:11 mins:30 Mfg. Stock
6th- Nick Vanis #13 Kaw 1hr:11 mins:34 Pro/Am Open
7th- Tera Laho #64 Yah 1:13:46 Mfg. Stock
8th- Akira Tananka #470 Kaw 1:16:55 Super Stock Ltd.
9th- Jared Hardin #21 Kaw1:16:55 Mfg. Stock
10th- Santiago Kuan Kaw #30 1:20:14 Amateur Open
11th- Tommy Kolleck #777 Kaw 1:20:34 Super Stock Ltd.
12th- Dave "Pirate" Tew Kaw #33 1:20:38 Mfg. Stock
13th- Tom Cruz #12 Kaw 1:21:42 Super Stock Ltd.
14th- Eric Hardin #5 Kaw 1hr:22 mins:36 Mfg. Stock
15th- Cheng Leu #411 Kaw 1hr:23 mins:13 Pro/Am Open
16th- John Feeney #755 Kaw Amateur Open
17th- Bill Scott #51 Kaw 1hr:27 mins:12 Mfg. Stock
18th- Scott McIntosh #007 Kaw 1:37:26 Amateur Open
19th- Chris Dobbins #52 Yam 1:38:49 Amateur Open
20th- Rich Piquette #5x Sea 1:40:01 Amateur Open
21st- Kevin Edwards #283 Yam 1:45:59 Mfg. Stock
22nd- Mike Mendez #909 Kaw 1:49:33 Pro/Am Open
23rd- Derek Newton #57 Kaw 1:50:41 Amateur Open
24th- Richard Ignacio #816 Sea 1:56:01 Amateur Open
25th- Frank Gavit #75 Kaw 2:01:58 Mfg. Stock
DNF- Anthony Chalue #88 Sea Amateur Open
DNF- Scott Burtness #600 Kaw Pro/Am Open
DNF- Pat Roque #77 Kaw Pro/Am Open

Results by Class:

Pro/Am Open
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Craig Warner #7 Kaw 1:02:41 Pro/Am Open
2nd- Mark Gerner #58 Kaw 1:05:31 Pro/Am Open
3rd- K.C. Heidler #2 Kaw 1:05:54 Pro/Am Open
4th- Nick Vanis #13 Kaw 1:11 mins:34 Pro/Am Open
5th- Cheng Leu #411 Kaw 1:23 mins:13 Pro/Am Open
6th- Mike Mendez #909 Kaw 1:49:33 Pro/Am Open
DNF- Scott Burtness #600 Kaw Pro/Am Open
DNF- Pat Roque #77 Kaw Pro/Am Open

Amateur Open
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Santiago Kuan Kaw #30 1:20:14 Amateur Open
2nd- John Feeney #755 Kaw Amateur Open
3rd- Scott McIntosh #007 Kaw 1:37:26 Amateur Open
4th- Chris Dobbins #52 Yam 1:38:49 Amateur Open
5th- Rich Piquette #5x Sea 1:40:01 Amateur Open
6th- Derek Newton #57 Kaw 1:50:41 Amateur Open
7th- Richard Ignacio #816 Sea 1:56:01 Amateur Open

Super Stock Ltd.
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Akira Tananka #470 Kaw 1:16:55 Super Stock Ltd.
2nd- Tommy Kolleck #777 Kaw 1:20:34 Super Stock Ltd.
3rd- Tom Cruz #12 Kaw 1:21:42 Super Stock Ltd.

Mfg. Stock
Pos. Name Number Mfg. Time Class
1st- Michael Perry #27 Kaw 1:07 mins:035 Mfg. Stock
2nd- Jeff Lane #83 Kaw 1:11 mins:30 Mfg. Stock
3rd- Tera Laho #64 Yah 1:13:46 Mfg. Stock
4th- Jared Hardin #21 Kaw1:16:55 Mfg. Stock
5th- Dave "Pirate" Tew Kaw #33 1:20:38 Mfg. Stock
6th- Eric Hardin #5 Kaw 1:22 mins:36 Mfg. Stock
7th- Bill Scott #51 Kaw 1:27 mins:12 Mfg. Stock
8th- Kevin Edwards #283 Yam 1:45:59 Mfg. Stock
9th- Frank Gavit #75 Kaw 2:01:58 Mfg. Stock

A special Thank You for the RPM Staff: Aaron, Debbie & Denice, Joe, Jay!!

The US offshore national championship race - July 21, 2013.  Craig Warner is pursuing his 4th Offshore National Title and attempting to tie Billy Womack's record 4 titles! Be there!  

The Man In The Arena
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." 


2013 LB2CAT Race Classes:

 Pro Open Class:   Professional Level. All IJSBA Modifications authorized.  IJSBA Modifications are authorized.  This is an "open" class.  Must carry a "PRO" card.
Veteran Master Class: Racers that are 35 and older are allowed to race in this Class. Modifications are authorized in this class. These racers can’t hold a "PRO" card.
Manufacturer Stock Class:  No modifications are authorized in this class but an after market bilge pump ONLY.  300X Racers, the override and/or washer modification is not authorized.  Winning craft will be checked for compliance after the race.  STOCK means STOCK
Super Stock Limited: Hull modifications are allowed i.e. lifter wedges, handlebars, seat covers, etc. You are not authorized to do anything to the Power train. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THE POWERTRAIN.
Amateur Open Class: Modifications to the Power train is authorized in this class 
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From Ross Wallach:  The 2013 Jettribe LB2CAT IJSBA Offshore National Endurance Championships 
We are just over two months away from The 2013 Jettribe Long Beach ...To Catalina & Back IJSBA National Offshore Championships presented by Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Hot Products, Hydro-Turf, Optima Racing, Bomber Eyewear,Skat-Trak & www.PWCOffshore.com scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m.
Attached please find the entry form. Please completely fill it out, save it and email or mail it back to RPM Racing Ent. before the discounted pre-registration deadline Sunday, July 7th, 2013. If you wish to pay by check or cash (onsite) please indicate it on your entry form. To mail an entry with check, please send the check payable to RPM RACING ENT. to:
RPM RACING ENT.
1803 Morgan Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Please note that I have attached the Rider info and Inspection check list of items required for the race. Please do not show up to tech/registration without these items as you will NOT be allowed to participate in the race. Also, please note VHF Radio's are now mandatory. 
This race is sanctioned by the IJSBA and as such all racers must show proof of health insurance coverage when they check-in at registration on Sunday morning.

Lat/Long for Long Beach to Catalina & Back Race:
Turn Boat (Avalon) Start/Finish Line (Adj. to Transom of Queen Mary)

N 33 21.461                 N 33 45.263

W 118 19.400                 W 118 11.192

Note: This race is 27 miles offshore over to the turn boat outside of Avalon and back. 
Once again, Sea-Tow has stepped up and offered a racer discount for all TCO participants. Attached is the Sea Tow Application. Sea-Tow offers our racers a 15 month membership at the Sunset Rate of $149!! Again, the Sea-Tow membership is good anywhere in the U.S! Ask any racer that has used the service, they were glad they had it as it more than paid for itself! 
If you have any questions about Sea-Tow, please contact Sea-Tow directly: Captain Chris "Mac McCarthy
(562) 592-2808 Email mac@seatow.com Website: www.seatow.com 
For all updates and information, please visit www.rpmracingent.com or www.pwcoffshore.com 
If you have any additional questions, please email or call Ross (310) 318-4012.
Thank you for your support!

Ross Wallach, President
RPM RACING ENTERPRISES
1803 Morgan Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Reef Restaurant on July 21 located at 880 Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
Their number is (562)435-8013  This restaurant is within walking distance of the launch ramp.        

The address for the launch ramp is:  South Shore Ramp,  590 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Tech check at the South Shore Ramp Sunday from 6 am to 7:45 am
Rider meeting Sunday at 7:45 am
Wet at 8 am 
Green Flag at 9 am
 
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Closest hotel to the launch ramp is literally AT the ramp, The Marriott Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown:  600 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lgbri-residence-inn-long-beach
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2012 LB2CAT Offshore National Championship - was July 22, 2012, Craig Warner Wins!

2012 LB2CAT Pictures Click Here

2012 Podium
1st: Craig Warner, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
2nd: Mark Gerner, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
3rd: Tyler White, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
   


Below - Craig Warner of Monster Energy Kawasaki sweeps the Triple Crown of Offshore in 2012 


LB2CAT OFFSHORE PLATINUM CLUB (Race Winners): 

2015: Craig Warner, ULTRA 310R KAWASAKI (6th Title) 51 Mins, 52 Seconds (Record Time)  
 2014: Craig Warner, ULTRA 310R KAWASAKI (5th Title - all time leader!)
 2013: Craig Warner, ULTRA 300X, KAWASAKI (4th Title)
2012:  Craig Warner, ULTRA300X, KAWASAKI
2011: Tom Phan, ULTRA300X, KAWASAKI
2010: Kim Bushong, ULTRA250X, KAWASAKI
2009: Craig Warner, ULTRA260X, KAWASAKI 
2008:  Craig Warner, ULTRA250X, KAWASAKI
2007:  Nick Vanis, RXT 54:38 (min), SEADOO
2006:  Pat Roque, RXP 53:29, SEADOO
2004:  John Anick, RXT of Vanick Racing 68:00, SEADOO
2003: Doug Brown, SEADOO GTX
2002:  Chris Macclugage, KAWASAKI 
2001:  Billy Womack POLARIS (4 Titles)
2000:  Billy Womack POLARIS
1999:  Billy Womack, POLARIS
1998:  Mark Dobson, YAMAHA
1997:  Billy Womack, POLARIS
1996:  Brian Hanhart, YAMAHA
1995:  Victor Sheldon, KAWASAKI
1994:  Scott Watkins, YAMAHA

Manufacture's LB2CAT Overall Win Count:
Kawasaki: 10
Polaris: 4
Tied for 3nd Place: Yamaha: 3, SeaDoo: 3
Honda: 0



2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 LB2CAT Race Coverage DVDs, CLICK HERE 
Below, 2012 Podium

Check it out and see what its all about! 



PWCOFFSHORE.COM has reserved a helicopter and film crew and it remains our intent to create another DVD for the 2013 LB2CAT! Due to there being one helicopter and how spread out the racers tend to become throughout the race, the current plan is to focus on the top 10 on the way out to the turn-boat, with focus on the top 5, then top 3 as they get closer to the turn-boat, get the top 10 going around the turn-boat, then focus on the top 5 for the first half of the return leg, then the top 3 for the last 25% of the race, then the leader as he /she gets through the break-wall. Should we have enough sponsorship for two helicopters, we should be able to get much better coverage of all racers! Got go-pro video? Please send us an email at pwc@pwcoffshore.com and we’ll see if we can work it in.

LB2CAT Navigation Planning:
For those of you that might not be familiar with the race or traveling in from other parts of the country, remember that part of the challenge and fun of this race is that there is navigation involved, we recommend you do some pre-planning. The race starts at the Queen Mary in Long Beach for a straight line shot to exit the Queen’s Gate break wall. The Queens Gate is an approximately ½ mile wide “break” (opening) in the rock wall that separates the Pacific Ocean / Channel from Long Beach Harbor. The break wall is about 1 mile from the start / finish line. Once you exit queen’s gate, you head across the open channel to the turn boat lat and long off the coast of Avalon, make the turn around the turn-boat, and then head back to the finish line at the Queen Mary that is located behind the break wall. Remember, you will be given a lat and long for the turn boat located approx. ½ mile off of Catalina Island, and one lat and long for the finish boat. **You have to go through queen’s gate prior to getting to the finish boat by the Queen Mary. If you dead reckon directly from the turn boat lat and long to the finish line lat and long, you will have a direct line through the rock wall. So, ensure that you have a lat and long that gets you to a point within that approx. ½ mile opening within Queen’s Gate entrance into the harbor, and then go to the finish boat. As part of your navigation plan, it is up to you to determine where within the Queen’s Gate opening you want to set as your destination point to enter back into the harbor; center-mast of Queen’s Gate? Left within the gate, right etc. Suggest you run the course prior or just quickly go out the morning of the race and set a mark within Queen’s Gate that you are comfortable with as your entry point back into the harbor. Remember, if you dead reckon from the turn-boat to the finish lat and long, you will have the rock wall as an obstacle, make sure you have a lat and long for somewhere within the Queen’s Gate entrance, then go to the finish line. **Racers:  It is YOUR responsibility to determine what lat and long you navigate to at the Queens Gate entrance back into the Long Beach Harbor.  You will only be given the turn craft lat and long and the finish boat lat and long!  Go out the day before or the morning of the race, and set your lat and long for the location at Queens Gate that you are most comfortable with and consistant with your naviagation plan back into the harbor.

2011 PRESS RELEASE FROM ROSS WALLACH OF RPM RACING ENTERPRISES:
Congratulations to Tom Phan #35, Moreno Valley, CA on capturing the 2011 Long Beach to Catalina & Back presented by Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Tom's Truck Center and Dana Point Jet Ski. With almost perfect weather and on a borrowed boat, Tom Phan marched to victory after the two favorites, Craig Warner #71 RSM, CA Monster Energy/Kawasaki and #58 Mark Gerner, Aliso Viejo, CA PwcOffshore.com riders both retired with motor woes. Warner was the early favorite, winning both Round #1 of the Triple Crown of Offshore Racing - Dana Point to Avalon & Back and Round # 2- Dana Point to Oceanside & Back. Gerner was 2nd to Warner in both rounds of the Triple Crown but it was Phan's day as he passed Gerner approximately 1.5 miles from the breakwater on the return to Long Beach and set his sights on his 1st LB2Cat win finishing just shy of the record with a time of 54 minutes 55 seconds. TAD Racing entry Tyler White was hot on Phan's heels but would end up in the 2nd spot overall and 1st in the Pro/Am Class with a time of 55 minutes 10 seconds. Third Place went veteran racer, K.C. Heidler, #7 Irvine, CA Tom's Truck Center entrant who finished a mere 25 seconds behind White. It is of note to all that this years LB2Cat was an international event with two entries from Australia- David Baker, #169 and Warren Leighton #4 who traveled across the pond to compete and say they'll be back next year!!!  Congratulations to Steve Friebe #58, Clovis, CA Clawson's Motorsports sponsored rider on winning the overall title for the 2011 Triple Crown of Offshore Racing! Friebe returned to the racing scene in 2011 after a year off and was a dominant force in offshore endurance racing during all three rounds of the Triple Crown of of Offshore Racing. Ten points behind Friebe was was K.C. Heidler #7 Irvine, CA Tom's Truck Center who took 2nd Place in the 2011 TCO overall standings. K.C. had a tremendous year and looks to be a potential threat for the 2012 TCO. 3rd Place overall in the 2011 TCO went to John Feeney, #10 Corona Del Mar, CA.On behalf of RPM Racing Enterprises, we want to thank all staff, volunteers and race teams that participated in the LB2Cat and all three rounds of the Triple Crown of Offshore Racing!

Official Results:Pos Boat # Name Class Time1 35 Tom Phan Amateur Open 0:54:552 3 Tyler White Pro/Am 0:55:103 7 K.C. Heidler Pro/Am 0:55:354 10 John Feeney Amateur Open 0:57:235 50 Steve Friebe Pro/Am 0:57:556 77X Tom Cruz Amateur Open 0:58:007 8 Lee Phan Pro/Am 0:58:508 33 Andy Wise Vet/Master 0:58:569 777 Tommy Kolleck Amateur Open 1:01:47 10 470 Akira Tanaka Amateur Open 1:01:5511 30 Santiago Kuan Super Stock Ltd. 1:02:1412 99 Paul Pham Pro/Am 1:03:0013 234 Russell Libby Vet/Master 1:06 min:15 Sec14 21 Robert Carreon Pro/Am 1:06 Min:55 Sec15 131 Derek Newton Amateur Open 1:07min:35 Sec16 68 David Aldrich Amateur Open 1:10:2017 4 Warren Leighton Sportsman 1:10:30 18 411 Cheng Leu Pro/Am 1:14:5019 194 John Spranger Sportsman 1:25:10 20 169 David Baker Sportsman 1:26:1521 999 Omar Leon Sportsman 1:36:35 71 Craig Warner Pro/Am DNF58 Mark Gerner Pro/Am DNF98 Kim Bushong Vet/Master DNF19 Brian Steeves Pro/Am DNFPro/Am Open Overall Pos Boat # Name Mfg. Time1 3 Tyler White Kawi Ultra 0:55:102 7 K.C. Heidler Kawi Ultra 0:55:353 50 Steve Friebe Sea Doo RXTX 0:57:554 8 Lee Phan Kawi Ultra 0:58:505 99 Paul Pham Sea Doo RXTX 1:03:006 21 Robert Carreon Kawi Ultra 1:06 min:55sec7 411 Cheng Leu Kawi Ultra 1:14:5071 Craig Warner Kawi Ultra DNF58 Mark Gerner Kawi Ultra DNF19 Brian Steeves Yam SHO DNFVet/Master Open 1 33 Andy Wise Kawi Ultra 0:58:562 234 Russell Libby Kawi Ultra 1:06min:15sec98 Kim Bushong Kawi 250X DNFAmateur Open 1 35 Tom Phan Sea-Doo RXTX 0:54:552 10 John Feeney Kawi Ultra 0:57:23 3 77X Tom Cruz Kawi Ultra 0:58:004 777 Tommy Kolleck Kawi Ultra 1:01:47 5 470 Akira Tanaka Kawi Ultra 1:01:556 131 Derek Newton Kawi 15F 1:07min:35sec7 68 David Aldrich Yam FZR 1:10:20Super Stock Ltd. 1 30 Santiago Kuan Kawasaki Ultra 1:02:14 Sportsman 1 4 Warren Leighton Kawi Ultra 1:10:302 194 John Spranger Sea Doo RXTX 1:25:103 169 David Baker Kawi Ultra 1:26:15 4 999 Omar Leon Kawi Ultra 1:36:35

LB2CAT and Back in Less Than 60 minutes Craft Badge
If you are one of the few and the proud that has made it to Catalina and Back on LB2CAT Race Day in a time less than 60.00 minutes, then you rate one of these badges on your craft!     


Race Pictures, CLICK HERE

First Women to Cross the Line at the LB2CAT
2015: Tera Laho, Yamaha
2014:  Brittany Marker, Yamaha
 2013 Tera Laho (7th Overall)
2009 Shawn Alladio Kawasaki Ultra 250X 48 years Manufacturer Stock
2008 Shawn Alladio Kawasaki 15-F  47 years old ProAm
2007 Brittany Wildman (20th Overall)
2006 N/A
2005 N/A
2004 Shawn Alladio Yamaha FX140 Women's Division 43 years old
2002 N/A 2001 Shawn Alladio Yamaha XLT1200 Stock-National Open Stock Champion (World Cup Gran Prix)
2000 N/A
1999 N/A
1998 N/A
1997 N/A
1996 Shawn Alladio Pro Ski Yamaha Limited Super Jet (stand up)
1994 Shawn Alladio Pro Ski Overall Series Champion Yamaha 601 Super Jet (stand up)

2010 LB2CAT Results - CLICK HERE

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Santiago Kuan at 2015 LB2CAT 

Mike Klippenstein at 2015 LB2CAT "The Klipper" Below 



Mike Klippenstein at 2015 LB2CAT 




Start of 2013 LB2CAT - Below

Below, Craig Warner at 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Craig Warner at 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Mark Gerner at the 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Mark Gerner at the 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below Jeff Lane at 2013 LB2CAT Race 



Below, Ross Wallach and Crew

Below, David Pirate Tew at 2013 LB2CAT

Below, KC Heidler at 2013 LB2CAT / Turn-Boat

Below, Mark Gerner at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, KC Heidler of PWCOFFSHORE.COM CORE Racing

Below, Scott McIntosh at the 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Mike Mendez at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Mike Mendez at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Jeff Lane at 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Jared Hardin at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Jeff Lane at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Mark Gerner at 2013 LB2CAT Race (2nd Overall)



Below, Craig Warner Champion at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below, Mark Gerner at 2013 LB2CAT Offshore Race (2nd Overall)

Below, Mark Gerner at 2013 LB2CAT Race

Below Tera Laho, World and National Champion Standup Racer participating in the 2013 LB2CAT 

Below, KC Heidler selected as PWCOFFSHORE.COM Warrior Award Winner for 2013 

Below, 2013 LB2CAT Champion Craig Warner

Below, Mark Gerner, 2nd place overall - 2013 LB2CAT offshore National Championship 

Below, Craig Warner, 2013 Champion - count-them: 4 LB2CAT Championships!

Below, Iron-Man Triathlete KC Heidler, 3rd overall Podium at 2013 LB2CAT 

Below, KC Heidler, 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Santiago Kuan - 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Akira Tananka at 2013 LB2CAT











Below, Tom Cruz at 2013 LB2CAT

Below, Richard Ignacio at 2013 LB2CAT









 



Below, Craig Warner at 2012 LB2CAT Race



Below, Tyler White TAD Racing Texas

Below, Craig Warner

Below, Tyler White, Ross Wallach and Doug White 2011 LB2CAT 

Below, Mark Gerner at 2009 LB2CAT

Below:  Santiago Kuan



Below:  Ross Wallach of RPM Racing Enterprises, KC Heidler and Tyler White  

Below, Craig Warner, 2012 TCO

Below, Shawn Alladio

Below, Mark Gerner

Below, Robert Carreon 2009



Below, Mark Gerner

Below Doug White, Andy Wise and Tyler White of TAD Racing - TEXAS in the house  
 Below:  Mark Gerner of PWCOFFSHORE CORE Racing  









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