With almost all Pro Mens entry spots already filled, the 2009 series is promising to be the hottest competition seen on Australian soil in years!
Veteran Tour riders such as Brad Smeele and Harley Clifford will be up against former champs such as Jeff Weatherall and Daniel Watkins, not to mention current reigning champ Dean Smith. And if the competition isn’t hot enough for you with these big names battling it out for the title, add to the mix American riders Trevor Hansen and Cory Bradley. This will be one hell of a competition and none of these riders will be going down without a fight! Jeff Weatherall has already stated that he WILL be taking back the crown and be showing no mercy.
With over $30 000 up for grabs in cash and prizes and the brand new 2009 Air Nautique 210 as the official tow boat, the 2009 season promises to be huge!
This is the 7th year the tour has been running in Australia and the third year that it will be towed by an Air Nautique boat. The tour stops will be varied this year as well, with at least one stop being an obstacle free event promoting an all-round rider to take on the champs crown. Australia’s own Dean Smith has taken out the honours for the past two years following Kiwi Jeff Weatherall’s victory in 2006 and Daniel Watkins reign for the previous 3 years running. With the level of riding in Australia at an all time high – it is anyone’s game in 2009.
Round 1: 25 – 26th Jan Penrith Regatta centre, NSW
Round 2: 31 – 1st Feb Stoney Park, NSW
Round 3: 6 – 7th Feb Nudgee Brisbane, QLD