Heavy Hitters in Arizona

25.03.2015 in Racing News

With almost 110 high-performance catamarans and V-bottoms registered and a month to go before the event, the Desert Storm Poker Run (April 21-26) in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is shaping up to be another blockbuster. While longtime organizer Jim Nichols of Lake Racer LLC isn’t…

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Race Organizers Seek Newbies

20.03.2015 in Racing News

In an effort to attract first-time offshore racers, as well as competitors who may have been out of the sport for some time, the Offshore Powerboat Association and the New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Association are offering a “one-time” $300 registration fee to rookies for entry…

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Buffalo Poker Run Distances

14.03.2015 in Racing News

In response to participant demand, the Buffalo Poker Run on Lake Erie in Western New York shortened its course for the 2014 event, which attracted a 118-boat field. Among the record-setting fleet was the largest number of 40-plus-foot high-performance catamarans and V-bottoms the run had…

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Jacksonville Poker Run

13.03.2015 in Racing News

One of the most eagerly anticipated poker runs of any given performance-boating season, the Jacksonville River Rally Charity Poker Run June 4-6 has opened registration. For the second year in a row, the run, which benefits Camp Amigo—a North Florida camp for children who have…

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Blueprint for Speed

12.03.2015 in Racing News

Jay Nichols/ Wilson Custom Marine “blueprinted,” or fine-tuned, the lower units on Mercury Racing No. 6 drives powering this 39′ (11.9m) Nor-Tech, and the boat’s top speed increased by 11 mph. A week after a white-knuckle 106-mph ride in his 39′ (11.9m) Nor-Tech offshore performance…

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