Warner Wins Fourth Straight Long Beach To Catalina PWC Race

Kawasaki pilot sets new world record

Craig Warner proved that he remains the to beat in PWC offshore endurance racing as the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider won his fourth straight Long Beach to Catalina and Back race.

As an added bonus, Warner set a new World Record time aboard his Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R. Warner completed the nearly 60-mile race in 51 minutes and 21 seconds, bettering the previous record set in 1995 by more than three minutes. Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra PWCs swept the overall podium with Mark Gerner finishing second, Michael Perry finishing third overall and winning the Manufactures Stock class.

“The conditions were ideal for a fast, clean race,” says Warner. “Today’s results show just how versatile the Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft is. Over the last four years we have faced rough and choppy conditions all the way to the flat ocean we saw this year. Each time my boat handled it perfectly.”

Warner’s win is the eighth in a row for Kawasaki at the event and Kawasaki riders took seven of the top-10 finishing positions in 2015.

Craig Warner Race WinWarner celebrates his victory and new world record. (Photo courtesy WatercraftRider.com)

1st- Craig Warner Kawasaki Pro/Am Open 51 Mins 21 Sec*
2nd- Mark Gerner, Kawasaki Pro/Am Open 51 Mins 52 Sec
3rd- Michael Perry Kawasaki Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 20 Sec
4th- Jeff Lane Kawasaki Mfg. Stock 56 Mins 31 Sec
5th- Curtis Marker, Yamaha 4 Stroke Stock 58 Mins 58 Sec
6th- Anthony Radetic, Kawasaki Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 26 Sec
7th- Tom Cruz, Kawasaki Vet/Master 1 Hour 50 Sec
8th- Tera Laho Yamaha Mfg. Stock 1 Hour, 1 Mins 52 Sec
9th- Ryan Ellefson, Yamaha 4 Stroke Stock N/A 1 Hour 2 Mins 22 Sec
10th- Dustin Steward, Kawasaki Mfg. Stock 1 Hour 2 Mins 47 Sec