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The second day of jet ski racing at Lake Tobesofkee kicked off this morning.

Beginner, novice and professional competitors hit the water. Whether they're local or well-traveled, experienced or still learning, racers are enjoying the speed on Lake Tobesofkee.

Mark Waldele is a jet ski owner from Lizella who has ample racing experience, mainly on the dirt hills of a motocross course.

"I race motocross. I raced that professionally for a little while, now I just do it part time," said Waldele. "I just like racing and anything to do with it. It's close to home. I live on the other side of the lake so I figured I'd come out and give it a shot."

For Sam Nehme, racing has been his life since he can remember. He drove 12 hours, from south Florida, to compete this weekend.

Nehme races in the sport class, with a souped up engine.

"This jet ski normally has a 701 engine in it. I've got an 1100 engine in it," said Nehme. "Much bigger engine, triple cylinder, makes for a lot more power, lot more fun."

Tomorrow is the last day of the race.For jet ski owners that want to try their luck on the course, sign ups will run from 7:30 - 8:30 am on Sunday, at Sandy Beach Park.

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