HARMON EARNS REGION JET SKI TITLE
For the second straight year, La Grande's Jason Harmon is on top of the local jet ski scene.
Harmon is the International Jet Sport Boat Association Northwest Regional Tour Champion for Region 3 again.
Region 3 is comprised of Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Harmon is the No. 1 qualifier for the World Finals in Lake Havasu, Ariz., Oct. 3-10.
He was on the Pacific Northwest Tour from April to July. He raced nine times, picking up one first place, five seconds and three thirds.
Harmon competed in the Expert 1200 Limited class. Last year, he was in the Novice and Amateur class.
Of the nine races, he enjoyed winning race No. 8 in the Tri-Cities July 11.
There were 25 turns in the race.
He had one minute to ski around the track. Harmon completed 12 laps on a tight course.
"I did good," he said.
Harmon rebuilt the top end of his boat with new pistons. He said the water was choppy, so his strategy was to get out in front and not make a mistake.
The 39-year-old began competing in 1998. He has one more race to complete before gearing up for the World Finals. He will compete in the Tri-Cities Sept. 18-19.
Harmon is also a promoter for Anthony Lakes snowmobile races.