The sixth stop of the King of Wake series is the fourth stop of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard. It will take place in the greater Louisville area in Elizabethtown at Freeman Lake Park on July 18-19. Kentucky has hosted many grass-roots wakeboarding events and is continuing to produce some solid rippers, such as MasterCraft team rider and Kentucky native Bryan Hutton. The Louisville stop will prove to be a crucial event, as riders will vie for much-needed points in order to be in the running for the Tour title.
The King of Wake is an eight-event series points race. The top athletes who qualify into each contest will compete to earn points towards the series standings. Athletes are ranked according to total points earned throughout the eight-event season. Following the final contest of the season, the highest total points-earner in the series will be crowned the King of Wake.
To keep the points race tight, the King of Wake series features the "Chase for the Crown" format. The Chase limits the eligibility for crown to the top-ten highest points-earners, midway through the season. Following the fifth stop of the series, only the current top-ten ranked athletes in the standings will receive a point bonus, adjusting their totals to keep the points race tight, and making only the top-ten eligible for the King of Wake crown.
All athletes will still compete at each of the remaining contests in the series, but only the ten athletes involved in the Chase will have the remaining three stops to top each other in the standings for the King of Wake crown.
The final stop of the Pro Wakeboard Tour and 7th stop of the King of Wake series will be in Sparks/Reno, Nevada August 14-16.