Racing & Poker Run News

Fun, partying, speed and excitement was the key to last weeks 2016 Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout that brought out thousands of boating enthusiast for a week in Havasu only a few weeks after some bad forest fires almost devastated some key watering holes. With the street party as always starting the events fun many new boats and exotic rides lined the streets for some up close look at the boats the event was sure to be an amazing one. Although for one attended as most have over the interest these past few days didn’t go as planned when a gorgeous MTI burned down to the water line after some issues thankful no one was reportedly hurt during the incident. The poker run was as always a great success with runners taking over the lake and thousands of spectators watching the boats hit up key spots to pickup their cards. After the fun was done with run the fastest of the group got ready for the weekends shootout and despite tough weather, big numbers were put by a number of participates but the over all King Of Desert Storm went to the Low Altitude Mystic owned by Win Farnsworth,…
Port Niches River Fest always a big event that take over the area with tunnel boat racers putting it down for thousands of fans. We have heard reposts that many people have not received this years schedule so here it is: FRIDAY, April 29th Noon - 2:00 p.m. Special Needs Carnival Session - Invitation only thru School 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. S.P.O.R.T. POWERBOAT TESTING 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mighty Thomas Carnival & Vendors - OPEN 6:00 p.m. – Midnight Entertainment Complex - OPEN 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Mike & the Moon Pies - RIVERFRONT STAGE 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. - Shinyribs - RIVERFRONT STAGE 10:30 p.m. – Midnight - Josh Abbot Band - RIVERFRONT STAGE SATURDAY, April 30th 6:00 a.m. - Two-day Fishing Tournament - STARTS 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - S.P.O.R.T. DRIVER REGISTRATION - INSPECTION & BOAT TESTING 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Photo Contest Registration - Judging at Noon - HEBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY with Reception at 2 p.m. 9 a.m. – Midnight - Entertainment Complex - OPEN 10 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Mighty Thomas Carnival & Vendors - OPEN 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Classic Car Show - Sponsored by: Melancon’s Funeral…
This March vintage boat racers headed out for the 2016 Spring Regatta to bring in the new year and as expected this spring regatta was the largest in CRA (Classic RaceBoat Associations) history with more outboard, hydroplanes and skiffs than ever before. Several new restored boats were displayed for the first time as well including the latest addition to our BoatStars Vintage Race Team "Red Bird" our second Switzer Wing to join our lineup making for a truly special time as four wings took to the water for the first time since the early 70's as well as making some history with our CEO Chris Boyd and Vintage Team President Ted Boyd running together for the first father and son wing run ever. This event is a must attend for any history buffs as some of the most well known names from the sport can be seen hanging out and joining the action including greats like Bill Seebold, Bill Sirus, and Gene Letham to name a couple. Check out some of the shots below from the weekend and plan to come out in the Fall for the CRA Fall Thunder Regatta in November as numbers are set to be even…
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