Lagopoulos Dominates IJSBA Opener; Wins Three Classes

Eric Lagopoulos dominates IJSBA National Tour opener with wins in Pro Open, Pro Stock, and Pro 800 classes.

18th May 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

Eric Lagopoulos had a huge day at the opening round of the UWP IJSBA National Tour in Panama City Beach, Florida, sweeping the Pro Open, Pro Stock, and Pro 800 runabout classes. Lagopoulos chose to ride a stock Sea-Doo RXP-X in the Open class, even though much of the field was on more highly modified machines.

“The water conditions were really rough,” explained Lagopoulos of the decision. “The RXP-X worked perfect … as I always felt in complete control, knowing exactly what the PWC was going to do. I was able to focus on going as fast I could, which was key to winning today.”

Lagopoulos collected $2500 for the day, as well as a $460 bonus from Sea-Doo’s X-Team Bounty program.

“Winning all three Pro runabout classes, collecting a big purse, and earning Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty money is a dream race day.”

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About the author:

Jeff Hemmel

Jeff Hemmel writes for, Boating,, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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