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The 2012 Hydro-Turf National Watercross tour resumes action after a three week break and visits the Southeast with the fifth stop taking place in Lake Hartwell, Georgia this weekend August 11-12 before culminating in Charleston, West Virginia for the National Championship final event August 17-18.

The Triple Crown of Watercross is this coming weekend to beautifulĀ Lake Hartwell at Tugaloo State Park in Lavonia, GA and the local community is laying out the red carpet for the Sea-Doo X-TEAM racers. The weekend will start with an invitation from the people of Lavonia to enjoy live music on Friday Night at Lavonia’s town square gazebo from 7pm-9pm. All the downtown restaurants will be open for fans to enjoy the local cuisine.

The Sea-Doo X-TEAM comes to Lake Hartwell with an overwhelming amount of momentum as RIVA/Neptune Racing rider Troy Snyder looks to extend his overall PRO Stock points lead on his Snyder Built backed Sea-Doo RXP-X.

I have been training hard to be able to squeeze all of the speed out of my (Sea-Doo) RXP-X that it has, and it has a lot,” said Snyder. “The RXP-X is the best production watercraft for racing ever built and am ready to ride it for all it’s worth to win this championship.”

Snyder carries momentum from the previous stop in Reno with a overall win as does Champion Powersports of Lake Norman’s Brian Baldwin after taking his first PRO Open win aboard his privateer RXP-X effort.

Brian Baldwin Pro Open Winner carries Momentum.

OnBoard stopped by Baldwin’s shop in North Carolina on Monday and he said he was ready to go. “I am in great shape and can’t wait to get on the track,” said Baldwin. “After that first win, i didn’t want to have that big of a break, i just want to keep (the winning) going. The RXP-X is the best watercraft I have ever ridden and I am ready to keep it going!”

On Saturday evening, Watercraft riders of Hartwell, GA will be hosting the Athlete’s Party with some southern BBQ; this is free to all competitors and just $8 for friends, families and pit crews!

Event online registration is open until Thursday 9PM, event check in/registration will be on Friday onsite from 1-5 PM and check in and late registration is onsite on Saturday 6:45 – 8:00 AM. Make sure you bring you IJSBA membership card and if you recently signed up online, make sure you bring proof of registration.