BILLY GLUECK CRANKS OUT ANOTHER DOUBLE KEY WEST WORLDS VICTORY
Fireworks were flying in 2008 during offshore throttleman Billy Glueck’s inaugural year running side-by-side with driver Brett Lee Furshman in Miccosukee Indian Gaming. Hungry for multiple Key West Worlds trophies for their mantels, the Floridian partners picked up dual victories, running Furshman’s Fountain in Super Vee and Production 2 Class.Story by Dina Paolella
MIAMI MOTORCYCLE SHOP VISIT LEADS TO TITLE SPONSOR
Last month when Swiss-born, Miami-resident Marcell Brunner stopped by Erik Vauth’s House of Thunder motorcycle shop to check out some choppers, both the European businessman and German-born store owner had no idea the visit would lead to a 2013 Key West Worlds sponsor deal for Erik and racing partner Scott Rutherford’s P3 Titan Energy Drink offshore race boat. Story and photos by Dina Paolella
Fast boats weren’t the only talk of the town during November’s Speed Week in Key West. America’s all-time favorite hamburger has also established itself in the offshore boating scene thanks to Powerboat Racer-turned-Poker Runner Gino Gargiulo’s new Duval Street eatery - BurgerFi. By Dina Paolella
MISS GEICO CROWNED KEY WEST CHAMP….“WE HAVE THE BEST BOAT ON THE PLANET…”
Throttleman Scott Begovich and driver Marc Granet of the Miss Geico team were all smiles Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The performance duo claimed World Champion status at the SBI 2013 Key West World Championships, following a tooth-and-nail fight against relentless competition in the Superboat Unlimited class.
BAJA MARINE INC. LAUNCHES NEW 26 OUTLAW OUTBOARD AT FLIBS
Baja Marine Inc. shined bright in the spotlight at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with its new Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard, the first in a series of outboard-powered Baja Outlaws, ranging from 23 to 35 feet, the company said in a release.
2013 KEY WEST SUPER BOAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS ANYONE’S GAME!
The ultimate test of man and machine, further challenged by an unpredictable ocean, takes place this week as the 33rd Annual Key West World Championship gets underway with the first leg of its three-part series this Wednesday, November 6.
While the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, which kicks-off this week in Fort Lauderdale, FL., October 31 through to Nov 4, will have plenty in store for the go-fast crowd, be sure to visit Sunsation Powerboats and Doller Offshore for the showcasing of Sunsation’s new 34 CCXF Fishing Center Console.
LUCAS OIL OCEAN CUP TEAM SETS NEW ENDURANCE RECORD
October 12th marked the day the four-man crew of Andy Hindley, Nigel Hook, Dan MacNamara and Lance Ware prepared to break the San Francisco to Los Angeles speed record, while at the same time set another by extending their Pacific Ocean adventure 35-miles further to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. - By Dina Paolella
The PRA poker run tour came to close this past weekend in Cape Coral, FL, with a bevy of performance that took on the excellent waters of the Gulf, while enjoying first-class amenities at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village.
With the show season ramping up across the U.S. this month, expect to see some slick changes to Statement Marine’s SUV center consoles, including the company’s 35 OB, which is set to be showcased at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of October.
The latest issue Poker Runs America magazine has just got off the presses. In this issue we profile long-time poker runners Wayne and Julie Casey, feature a special report on understanding outboard engine technology, plus coverage and photography of the Lake of The Ozarks shootout and Bill Tomlinson's record-breaking 224 mph! Boats tests, poker run coverage and the latest in boating news are other highlights! Visit: http://www.pokerrunsamerica.com/magazines/pra/current
After four years of restoration, veteran poker runner Chris Ridabock of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, was proud to run his recently retrofitted 40’ Profile during a PRA poker run last month. The model was completed earlier this year following extensive modifications to the stringer system, hull, deck, and interior.
1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN EXCLUSIVE; TRAILER OF REGGIE FOUNTAIN DOCUMENTARY
When Reggie Fountain speaks, people listen. There’s no better testament of this than when the King of Offshore attended the Poker Runs America 2013 1000 Islands Poker Run in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, meeting and greeting with poker runners along the slips and throughout the event.
When Reggie Fountain speaks, people listen. There’s no better testament of this than when the King of Offshore
attended the Poker Runs America 2013 1000 Islands Poker Run in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, meeting and greeting
with poker runners along the slips and throughout the event.
If there’s any indication that Fountain Powerboats – now under ownership of Baja Marine Inc. – is on the right path for success, it was the checkered flag victory in the Superboat Vee Class at the 23rd New York Super Boat Grand Prix by owner Mark Gibbons of Absolutely Not, a 30’ Fountain Lightning SVL.
Reggie Fountain made the long-distance trek to our recent annual poker run in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
In an interview with PRA, the King of Speed discusses a new documentary on his life, written and
directed by John Potts of America Performance Media. The documentary is scheduled for release this fall.
After last year’s breakdown at the 2012 1000 Islands Poker Run, Bill Tomlinson returned to the St. Lawrence River region for the annual event a few weeks ago, this time with his turbine-powered Mystic running strong and in top form.
Poker runs are always full surprises when it comes to new models. At the recent PRA 1000 Islands Poker Run mid-August, heads turned once again – this time towards Dave and Dawn Scotto’s new SL52R Outerlimits powered by Mercury Racing’s new 1650 hp power houses.
The August 9-11 weekend brought the who’s who of the go-fast crowd together for a full-weekend of running the St.
Lawrence River for the PRA 1000 Islands Poker Run in Kingston, ON, Canada. With a full gamut of performance in
attendance, special guests Reggie Fountain, Mike Fiore of Outerlimits Powerboats, Kenny Hohwiesner of Velocity
Powerboats, and Joe Schaldenbrand of Sunsation...
Bright sunshine and clear skies brought out the masses downtown Kingston on Day One of the 1000 Islands Poker Run as more than 40 crews showed off their offshore arsenal along the slips and during the annual street party.
At least two reputable high-performance engine manufacturers are so far reporting a busier year than they have seen in quite sometime – a realization of steady business in this segment of the boating industry.
With a company history that spans more than four decades with industry-veteran and former offshore world champion Steve Stepp at the helm, Velocity Powerboats of Sanford, FL., has been sold to a private Florida-based company. The acquisition was officially finalized Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
As 2013 The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, scheduled for August 17-25, marks its 25th anniversary, performance enthusiasts can expect a higher level of enthusiasm, not too mention a series of new activities to push the envelope even further. Event organizer Ron Duggan explained that while rumors are still circulating about who will be competing in the shootout, it’s a...