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Join us April 27th-30th at the 2011 Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu, AZ for the best time on (and off) the water!  Powers RV, Sportchassis and Strut have joined forces for a great time at Poker Run.  We will have a large booth at the event with VIP paid parking for any Sportchassis customer, on-site factory service, a tequila tasting and customer appreciation BBQ party Friday night, and much more!  The Nautical Resort once again will be the center of the events.  We look forward to seeing you there!!



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LakeRacer LLC Desert Storm Event Information.
APRIL 27 – 30, 2011
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 2011!
Wednesday will begin the long weekend with special children and their families from all over Arizona, journeying to Lake Havasu for the event of a lifetime. Together with the Arizona Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Havasu For Youth Organization, LakeRacer and the Platinum Powerboat Club present the second annual Desert Storm “Putin on the Wish”! Providing exciting rides in high performance powerboats and raising funds to help these great charities continue their work! Wednesday night: We are hosting an open house party at the newest Lake Havasu Boat dealership, Oregon Custom Marine. Join us for Beer and Brats provided by Romer Beverage and the Lake Havasu Marine Assocation.
Thursday will continue the excitement with a down town 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 years Street Party was spectacular and over 14,000 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 morning back at the Nautical Resort, the Poker Run takes off with registration, drivers meeting and a parade thru the London Bridge Channel beginning the run. With 3 card stations in the morning, Lunch catered at the Nautical Inn, 2 card stations and a helicopter photo station in the afternoon, there is lots of fun boating action! That evening back at the Nautical Inn we have a huge Pool Party while we open the cards and record the winners, which will be announced Saturday night at the Awards Party!!!
Saturday morning begins with registration and check in for the Desert Storm Shootout. The Shootout Course starts off in Thompson Bay and runs two miles south on the Arizona side. Set to run all day with a break for lunch, we’ll see who have the fastest boats in the west and the King of the Desert!!! Spectators have a great view from Rotary Park Beach and we have display and vendor areas available there as well.
Saturday night we’ll award the top speeds in each class and crown the new King of the Desert! Dinner will be served and loads of prizes given out including the winning hands of the Poker Run, at a huge outdoor party at the Nautical Resort.
For the Desert Storm participants, sponsors and spectators, LakeRacer LLC is again producing a 64 page event magazine with over 5000 issues; advertising in this publication is our sponsors, participating advertisers. We can also showcase your business, several levels ads are available, 1/4 page, ½ page, full page or two page facing ads. Please contact Jim Nichols if you would like to advertise or sponsor. Event Registration forms can be downloaded at Make checks payable to LakeRacer, L.L.C. You can also visit our online store and sign up online with your credit card. If you have any questions, emails can be sent to Jim Nichols at
LakeRacer LLC Desert Storm Event Information.
Event Schedule:
April 27, 2011 Wednesday
“Putin on the Wish”
10:00 Am to 4:00 PM “Putin on the Wish” for Make-A-Wish Foundation and Havasu For Youth Children. Event Coordinated with Platinum Powerboat Club. Hosted by the Nautical Resort.
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Open house and Welcome party at Oregon Custom Marine’s new showroom for Fracini and Spectre Powerboats. Beer and Brats provided. 1515 Industrial Blvd, Lake Havasu City
April 28, 2011 Thursday – DESERT STORM STREET PARTY
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Park the boats on Main Street – Vendor booth setup. Contact (602)578- 5975 to display your boat, Must be a registered participant or sponsor. (Limited # of Boats, call for your spot)
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Street Boat Show and Street Party. Open to everyone.
5:00 PM - EVENT REGISTRATION for Poker Run and Shootout on McCullock across from BJ’s saloon. Look for the LakeRacer Motor home.
9:15 PM to 11:00 PM – Make-A-Wish Live Auction at Mad Dogs Saloon! Please support this great charity by biding on these wonderful donations!
April 29, 2011 Friday – DESERT STORM POKER RUN
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Poker Run sign in - Nautical Resort cove area. Shootout Registration open all day.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Poker Run Captains meeting - Nautical Resort cove. Mandatory Attendance for all Captains!!
10:00 AM - Fleet gathering for the channel parade - Thompson Bay off Nautical Inn beachfront.
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Havasu Springs Station #1 (Wozencraft Ins.) opens for first card.
Havasu Landing Station #2 (Nordic Boats.) opens for second card.
Thompson Bay Station #3 (Alpine Electronics) opens for third card.
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch!
Nautical Resort hosts lunch in the Conference Center
Event Schedule:
April 29, 2011 Friday – Continued
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM – Afternoon Run, no official start due to permit rules, take your time and enjoy the cruise!
Black Meadow Landing Station #4
(Sharkskinz Graphics ) open for fourth card.
Crazy Horse Station #5 (Wakezone Insurance) opens for fifth card.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Photo Station (Pirate Cove Marina) – Unlike other events, you helicopter photo is included in your package, BUT, you must visit the photo station and line up for helicopter photos. Boats are released one at a time, and you’ll get 2 to 3 great photos! Suggestion – maximum 60 MPH!
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Poker Run Outdoor Party, Live Music, Pizza and Budweiser at the Nautical Resort Cove. Poker Hand Turn in 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the event registration tables. Visit with your friends and our sponsors! Enjoy the evening don’t just stand in a huge line, come back when the line in smaller!
9:30 PM – LakeRacer Presents a Round Eye Fireworks Display!
April 30, 2011 Saturday – DESERT STORM SHOOTOUT!
Run the two mile course from Thompson Bay to Copper Canyon along the Arizona shoreline. With over 30 different classes available, you’ll compete against boats like yours! Safety equipment is required; see rules in the registration packet.
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM – Final Shootout Registration, Nautical Resort
8:00 AM – Drivers Meeting for Shootout
8:30 AM - Tech inspection begin at starting line houseboat.
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - Shootout – Thompson Bay
12:00 Noon – 1:30 Pm Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 4:00 pm Shootout Continues – Thompson Bay
Dinner and Awards Party – Open air celebration on the Nautical Resort Golf Course!

Wrist Bands are Required to attend!
6:30 PM Cocktails and live music.
7:00 PM - Dinner 8:00 PM - Awards and Prize Raffles -
9:30 PM – The party continues!
May 1, 2011 - Sunday
Enjoy your own boating activities and be safe traveling home

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