A 'Desert Storm' Is On The Horizon
February 15, 2014
Once again, LakeRacer LLC and Teague Custom Marine have joined together to bring the best event in the country to you! Another collection of the most significant performance boats across the nation are once again planning to converge on Lake Havasu in April 23-27.
Wednesday's Kick Off
Wednesday kicks off the Desert Storm event with the Second Annual "Krusin' for
Kids". Underprivileged and special needs children and adults will be coming from all over Arizona to have their DREAMS come true, one KRUSE at a time. Volunteer participants will gather at the Nautical Resort and take our guests out on beautiful Lake Havasu for a "Kruse" and back into the Resort pool where they will enjoy a fun-filled day created just for them! Hosted by Lake Racer, Win Farnsworth, Teague Custom Marine and the Nautical Resort. We have teamed up with New Horizons who is bringing their clients and families to enjoy the festivities
Wednesday Evening – Lake Racer presents a silent and live auction at the Desert
Storm open house, hosted by Oregon Custom Marine, one of the nicest performance boat dealerships in Lake Havasu. The proceeds from the auction will be presented to our charity so they can continue the amazing work they do for families in need. Join us for a great evening of camaraderie with the best people in performance BOATING.
Thursday will continue the excitement with our downtown Street Party, opening
this year at noon. All of our participants and sponsors are invited to display their boats on McCulloch Boulevard which will be closed off for the event. Display and vendor booth areas can be purchased by our sponsors and the public. Last year's Street Party was spectacular and over 40,000 people turned out from all over the area, so of course we have to make it even bigger this year.
Registration and check in for the poker run and shootout will open Thursday night at the street party.
Friday's Take Off
Friday morning back at the Nautical Resort, the Poker Run takes off with registration, drivers meeting, and a parade through the London Bridge Channel beginning the run. With 5 card open from 10:45 am to 2:30 pm and a helicopter photo station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, there is a lot of fun BOATING action.
That afternoon back at the Nautical Resort we have a waterfront concert and beach party with the poker run participants getting front row rafting privileges. We'll have water taxis available to bring you into card turn-in where we will open the cards and record the results, the winners will be announced Saturday night at the Desert Storm Awards Party!!! The concert is open to other boaters by purchasing a raft-up flag in advance.
Starting at 6:00 p.m., at the Nautical Resort Poker Run Headquarters, we have a VIP party for Poker Hand turn in. Complete with dinner buffet, hosted Budweiser beer, sponsor tents, and wild card prizes. We open the cards and record the winners, and party the night away till the late hours.
Saturday's Shootout And Awards
Saturday morning begins at the Nautical Resort Poker Run Headquarters with registration and check-in for the Desert Storm Shootout. Then we move to the Site Six Marina for boat inspections and classification. The Shootout course starts off near Site Six Launch Ramp and runs two miles south on the California side. Set to run all day, we'll see who has the fastest boats in the West and who's crowned "King of the Desert"!
Spectators have a great view from areas around the Site Six Launch Ramp, our wet pits location (VIPS only). In the parking lot, we have display and vendor areas available.
Saturday night we host an awards party with live music as we award our participants with best-in-show, the top speeds in each shootout class and crown the new King and Queen of the Desert. Then we top off the awards with our winners of the Poker Run