Amateur races take off soon as Hungary battens down the hatches and prepares for PWA Action.
In just one days time, PWA Racers will take to the waters of Lake Balaton for the first ever Nestea PWA Racing World Cup here in Hungary. Prior to the start of official competition, the Nestea AmSlam contest provides a great opportunity for would be champions to pit their wits against seasoned pros in a friendly, all-comers, racing extravaganza.
Yesterday's racing saw Kevin PRITCHARD (Starboard, Gaastra) dominate pro's and amateurs alike to lead the event overall, ahead of Pawel HLAVATY and Ron RUITER, with veteran racer and PWA Chairman Phil MCGAIN (Gaastra) close behind in fourth. Local Hungarian talent came in the form of Oliver GLOFACK in fifth place just behind McGain.
The AmSlam continues through today, before PWA Championship racing begins for real on Thursday. Steve ALLEN (Fanatic, Neil Pryde) currently leads the Nestea PWA Racing World Championship race ahead of 2003 World Champion Micah BUZIANIS (F2, North Sails) and Antoine ALBEAU (AHD, Neil Pryde).
Following on from the success the first racing event in Gran Canaria, all eyes will be on the shores of Lake Balaton to see who will prevail by the mid point of the tour.
Can Allen hold of Buzianis, or will Albeau and Pritchard come from behind…?