The Girls Are Back in Town: Amanda LeCheminant and Sophie Francis tackle 300 miles of Lake Havasu for a second go at the Mark Hahn Memorial NA Open title
The girls are back at it again! It’s that time of year that everyone is gearing up for the 2020 race season, and to get things started Team Phuckit is heading west next week to participate in the 16th Annual Mark Hahn Memorial 300 endurance race. For what will be their second attempt at taking home the naturally aspirated open title, Team Pilot Amanda Lecheminant and Broward Motorsports’ Sophie Francis will join forces as one of forty teams to brave the cold next Saturday morning in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Last year the ladies finished second in their class and eighth overall out of the forty four participating teams. For those unfamiliar with the three hundred mile race, it is a unique contest that to win, requires much more than the usual skill, grit and determination demonstrated by even the best of the best in the sport of jetski racing. Many will say that the race is “won in the pits,” where the teams must load onto beach carts mid-race to refuel, switch riders and address any mechanical problems. Running out of fuel is a legitimate concern for the riders who, without radios, must stay focused through each of the thirty ten-mile laps and find alternate methods to communicate with their teams.
Supporting the ladies in the pits this year will be Team Phuckit’s George Holmquist, British sports car racer Daniel Ryan, fellow jetski racer Jennifer Illing, and the members of the Broward Motorsports dream team, Eric Francis and Dennis Mack, who will also be competing in the race. Be sure to follow Team Phuckit’s adventures next week to find out how Amanda and Sophie take Lake Havasu by storm.