AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Its rapid growth is owed to a simple, yet challenging race format that appeals to todays personal watercraft users.
This year the program will include the unveiling of a professional level race series and expansion of two further championships in the Great Lakes region of the USA and in Southeast Asia.
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Jetskiing, Outdoor activities, Drumming, Selling luxury Real Estate
'Well, Ive been married for 10 years now (got married at 20) and have a daughter who is 2. My family is #1 and I love spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter. I'm an outdoors guy so anything outside is my thing. Since I live in Fl, I love the water life and of course jetskiing. Im also a drummer and I still make time to jam here and there. I sell luxury Real Estate in Naples so when Im not working you'll find me out on the water or building a motor for one of my skis or hanging out with the fam.'
Having been into anything speed-related for most of his life, Derek began to shift his focus onto jet skis a few years ago and started having fun with it - recreationally riding in rough waters and checking out some drag racing event in South Florida. A couple years ago, he begun his career of full time racing and is fully committed to taking the time to train and focus on doing well to accomplish his goals!
'I've always been into speed sports. I have some 1000hp cars in the past (Toyota Supra, Evos) and thats always kept my need for speed craving happy. About 5 years ago, I sold the cars and picked up a jetski. I got a 2012 RXPX and instantly knew that it was my next deal...'
Derek wants to build himself as a top rider - towards some championships and having a great, success filled career. His family will always remain his #1 priority!
Derek graduated auto-engineering school with a superb 4.0GPA followed by acceptance into a special Mercedes Benz program. He initially aspired to work for Mercedes Benz, but the economy back in 2006 put Derek as a Master Certified tech in a dealer at the age of 22.
'I wrenched for a few years until my "people/business personality" took over and led me in a different career direction. I'm happy to have the expensive knowledge of engineering behind me as it helps with all aspects of racing...'