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Renee Hill Racing Puts Together a Spectacular 2012 Watercraft Race Season

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Renee Hill races on a K&N sponsored Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft
Renee Hill races on a K&N sponsored Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft
Another successful season is in the books for Team Hill Racing. The southwest-based watercraft racing team, anchored by veteran rider Renee Hill and her son, Tyler, competed in the World Finals of Watercraft Racing and Renee won the Hot Products Cup Non-Aspirated points championship.
Renee Hill has 16 years of experience on the water
Renee Hill has 16 years of experience on the water
"I am very satisfied with my season,” said Hill, who has over 16 years of experience on a watercraft. "Especially within the regional races. I bought a Seadoo RXP-X in September and at the World Finals even rode a boat that I borrow from a friend from Bolivia."

Renee Hill's win in the Hot Products Cup earned her an automatic birth in the World Finals, where she finished fourth in the Women's Runabout class during the pro weekend, despite some mechanical issues. Tyler finished second on his Seadoo HX in both the Sport Spec and Sport Modified classes. Still, Renee Hill's season wasn't without some obstacles to overcome.

"In the final race (of the Hot Products Cup), I was the only woman racing against the men and even a sixteen-year-old kid. It was awesome to get up on the podium for the third time this season, knowing I had to race hard to achieve this goal. I enjoyed being able to thank my sponsors, like K&N, for their support over the years."

Renee Hill enjoys watercraft racing more than casual rides on the river
Renee Hill enjoys watercraft racing more than casual rides on the river
Renee Hill started racing watercraft because she enjoys the challenge of racing on a course and being able to compare talents with other riders.

"I love the thrill of going into the first turn, water spraying, just hoping that as you turn that first buoy, your race boat is the first one out. Then it is up to you to stay out front and win the race. I get excited every time I cross that finish line as long as I feel that I have done the best I can. When I go to Lake Havasu, I enjoy riding watercraft on a buoy course more than taking a joy ride along the river."

"Also, I know it hurts a lot less if you fall off a watercraft. Water is more forgiving."

Renee Hill's son Tyler, also races personal watercraft
Renee Hill's son Tyler, also races personal watercraft
Renee Hill plans to run for two World Championships next season; one in the Runabout Naturally Aspirated class, and the other in the Women's Runabout class. She hopes her time on her new Seadoo for the Women's class will help prepare her for next season. Renee Hill also wanted to thank K&N for providing her and her son with equipment capable of winning championships.

"We use K&N Filters on all of our race watercraft as well as all of our support vehicles, like our Quads and Razor. We also use K&N products in our trucks, automobiles, Harley's and dirt bikes. K&N has been a sponsor of mine since 1996 and has helped me immensely over the years. I couldn't have won any of my World Championships in the past without K&N products and truly appreciate the support that K&N gives me."

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