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Atkinson Dam revs up for jet ski winter titles

SPEED TO BURN: The QPWC held the first round of the winter titles at Atkinson Dam on the weekend.
SPEED TO BURN: The QPWC held the first round of the winter titles at Atkinson Dam on the weekend. Tom Threadingham

WATERSPORTS: SPEED demons of a different kind converged on the waters of Atkinson Dam for some high speed action on Sunday.

The shoreline was scattered with a range of high-powered jet skis, as racers skimmed across the dam's surface for the first round of the Queensland Personal Watercraft Club (QPWC) Winter Titles.

Atkinson Dam will play host to a further four rounds of the winter titles over the next few months.

QPWC president Dan Fox said it had been a great start to the season.

"It was fantastic and you couldn't have asked for a better winter's day," Fox said.

"There was some close racing in a couple of the classes.

"For the first race meet of the season we were happy with it and looking forward to the next one."

Fox said Atkinson Dam's location and facilities made for a great location to host the winter titles.

"It's a great location for racing. We've got guys from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba racing and it's a bit of a central location for them," he said.

"We have four more rounds to go at Atkinson Dam and then we'll break for Christmas and come back in February for five rounds at Redcliffe."

Fox said among the weekend's racing, a standout was Justin Calvert who won the Naturally Aspirated on his debut in the class.

Results:

Ski Open
1st James Xveres
2nd Michael Stevens
3rd Justin Windsor

N/A and Sports
1st Justin Calvert
2nd Jamie Eade
3rd Clyde Grant


Beginner Runabout
1st Brett Douglas
2nd Sam Barrott
3rd Fraser Heaton


Amateur Stock
1st Mathew Atallah
2nd Wade Clucas
3rd Dave Albert


Pro/Am Stock
1st Mitch Wyatt
2nd Mark Dallow
3rd Greg Hack


Pro Open
1st Brendan Boyd
2nd Dan Fox
3rd Justin Belczowski

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