2015 LB2CAT Offshore National Championship Race
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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!
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