Two Girls, One Ski: Team Pilot Amanda teams up with Reigning Pro Women’s World Champion Sophie Francis to take on the last Mark Hahn Memorial 300 in History!
The notorious Mark Hahn Memorial is the longest personal watercraft race in the world, covering a total of 300 tough miles in 30 successive laps of a ten-mile course, starting off the beach at Crazy Horse Campgrounds in the PWC mecca of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Having been tackled (and won) by some of the sport’s greats, it has been a bucket-list item for Team Phuckit since they first heard about it several years ago. Now in its fifteenth and final run, it was time to step up to the plate for this now-or-never opportunity to face the challenge and bring home the ultimate bragging rights.
After making the early decision to run the race, it was quickly decided that Amanda would pilot the watercraft while George takes the lead on running the pit stops that will play the most crucial role in the 300-mile race. The next big decision was to choose a partner able and willing to share the crazy adventure, but that choice was easy and it was Sophie Francis that the teammates had at the top of their list. Determined to put together a winning “girl power” team, Amanda knew Sophie was the only woman for the job. Sophie, the Broward Motorsports rider who currently holds the IJSBA Pro Women’s World Title and finished in the top ten in the 2018 P1 AquaX Pro USA Series, is a true force to be reckoned with. “Sophie was the only girl I’d want riding with me for a race as epic as this,” said Amanda. “Not only does she have the proven talent, but I know she’s a total badass and will make sure we give the guys a run for their money.”