What's been called the greatest annual spectacle in Offshore PWC Racing ~ The 2016 Hot Products Long Beach to Catalina & Back (LB2CAT) Offshore Endurance National Championships presented by Jettrim, Hydro-Turf, Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Jet Re-Nu, Oakley, Kawasaki, Amsoil, Skat-Trak, Yamaha, West Coast Watercraft Club, PWCOFFSHORE.com, Watercraft Rider scheduled for Sunday, July 17th at 9:30 a.m. The 52 mile round trip endurance race is one of the oldest Offshore PWC endurance races and the hallmark of Offshore Endurance racing in the United States. Racer's from across the country & Canada will descend on Long Beach for their chance at winning the most prestigous LB2CAT trophy and their share of the prize money for the IJSBA National Championship event. The race is true test of man/woman vs machine and the elements as water conditions can be deceptively calm yet turn dangerously rough during the channel crossing and both the rider and their craft must be able to handle the punishment that Mother Nature can dish out. Most of the competitors practice for this race which is open to all comer's from the hardcore offshore rider to the average pwc enthusiast.
IJSBA National champions will be crowned in all classes; Pro/Am Open, Vet/Master Open, 4 Stroke Stock, 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated Open and Manufacturer’s Stock (completely stock, no mods whatsoever*). A minimum of $1,000 purse and giveaways for the Top 3 overall will be an added incentive as the news of the weekend of racing stirs interest in the entire pwc community to enter and be a part of this great annual race.
Offshore racers from across the country and Canada will compete with the elite West Coast group of offshore endurance experts try to break the records in every class including the new overall record set 1 year ago by 6 time LB2CAT Champion Craig Warner, #7 Monster Energy, Factory Kawasaki, PwcOffshore.com from Ackworth, GA when he broke the existing record that stood for over 10 years on his way to his 6th overall win with a blistering time of 51 Mins 21 seconds for the challenging channel crossing proving why he's the man to beat. However, the 3 time Hot Products Dana Point to Oceanside & Back winner Mike Klippenstein, Ft. MacMurray, AL, Canada on his #212 Yamaha R & D T1 Turbo fresh off his 3rd consecutive win at Round #1 The Hot Products Dana Point to Oceanside & Back looks to challenge Warner for the overall which pits Kawasaki vs. Yamaha for dominance in this event. Past class winners including; Tom Cruz, Oceanside, CA #5 Kawasaki 300X in the Vet/Master class, Curtis Marker, Oceanside, CA #24 Yamaha FX SVHO in the 4 Stroke Stock Class, Ryan Ellefson, #29 Yamaha FX SVHO from Menifee, CA in the 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated class & Michael Perry Corona, CA #27 Kawasaki 300X from the Manufacturer Stock class will be on hand to defend their 2015 IJSBA National Championship titles.
This race is open to the general public. The racer packet and entry form for this years event are available below.
*Mfg Stock Class rules: No mods allowed except; aftermarket grips, aftermarket seat cover, aftermarket bilge pump and aux. fuel tank).
Please click the OFFICIAL LB2CAT ENTRY FORM . Please completely fill it out and email, fax or mail it back to RPM Racing Ent. before the discounted pre-registration deadline Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, ($25 late fee for entries recieved after 7/3/16) or please email Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org your name, hometown, hull mfg & model, class entering & race# to be considered pre-registered.
Please note the Inspection Checklist 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. Auxiliary tanks are allowed for all classes, including Mfg. Stock.
Please print the LB2CAT Rider Information Sheet which contains all the information you will need for this race.
Lat and Long:
N 33 45.263
W 118 11.192
N 33 21.461
W 118 19.400
Note: This race is approximately 26 miles to the turn boat (outside of Avalon)
Schedule of Events:
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
6:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.- Registration/tech inspection (all riders) - South Shores launch ramp parking lot.
Note: All Racers must check in and "clear registration" and be inspected prior to rider's meeting.
8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.- Mandatory Rider's Meeting (all racers) South Shores launch ramp parking lot (pits).
8:30 a.m.- 9:25 a.m.- Racer's launch and proceed to Start/Finish line area
9:30 am - 11:30 am - Round # 2 Hot Products LB2CAT - IJSBA National Offshore Championships
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Awards Ceremony - Reef Restaurant Banquet Room (located adjacent to Maya Hotel, approx. 5 min. walk from South Shores launch ramp)
Please check back for all updates and info. Please forward this link to anyone that is interested in participating!
I look forward to seeing everyone at this great event!!!
For more information on the race and the weekend, please contact RPM RACING at (310) 318-4012 or via email: email@example.com
Ross Wallach, Race Director
RPM RACING ENTERPRISES
1803 Morgan Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone (310) 318-4012
Fax (310) 372-7427