Team AMSOIL Offshore’s winter hiatus is officially over and they made the trip to Lake Havasu City, Arizona to kick off the 2012 season in a big way. After some off-season paint work on the transom of the boat, mechanical checks to all systems, and some fresh stickers, the sleek silver Skater race boat was ready for its close up. The Team traveled to Lake Havasu for the latter part of April to attend two major high performance boating events, the Lake Havasu Boat Show and Desert Storm Performance Boat Week. Teague Custom Marine is the presenting sponsor of both events, which secured a prominent position for the Team AMSOIL boat to be on display during all festivities.
The Lake Havasu Boat Show was held April 20-22 at Windsor State Park, which is an outdoor location is situated right next to the lake. The Team AMSOIL boat was displayed in the corner position of Teague Custom Marine’s booth, where most of the foot traffic came by as they entered the show. The Lake Havasu Boat Show has been gaining momentum over the past couple of years and is well on its way to becoming the largest boat show in the southwest. Over 125 exhibitors supported the boat show. Other attractions enhanced the boat show during its 3-day run such as water ski races and a classic car show.
After the close of the Lake Havasu Boat Show, the Team transitioned into Desert Storm, a 5-day affair that began on Wednesday, April 25. This event includes charity boat rides for kids, an outdoor street party, the Desert Storm Poker Run and a speed shootout competition. The Desert Storm Performance Boat Week is designed for the high performance powerboat enthusiast and is esteemed as one of the best poker run events in the nation.
The outdoor street party for Desert Storm on April 26 was packed with friends and fans from near and far that crammed the streets until nearly 10pm. It is estimated that over 100,000 people walked thought the mile and a quarter stretch of McCulloch Boulevard in downtown Lake Havasu City.
Thousands of people were given the opportunity to view the AMSOIL #77 Offshore Race Boat on display along with the Team’s Freightliner, and vendor booth where AMSOIL Offshore Race Team apparel and AMSOIL product was for sale. Bob Teague was on hand to take photos, greet fans, and was interviewed by several media outlets.
A live feed of the street party action was broadcast on popular boating website www.RiverDavesPlace.com. The street party featured high performance boats that would be in the event’s poker run, exotic tow rigs and vehicles, and various vendors of marine products and accessories.
Friday was the Desert Storm Charity Poker Run, which had about 150 pleasure boats signed up from around the nation. The AMSOIL boat was proudly displayed at the entrance of the Desert Storm Poker Run Village at Nautical Beachfront Resort, the official event headquarters. The boat remained in place during Saturday’s festivities as well, which included a red carpet Hollywood themed awards night.
We are proud to announce that AMSOIL is returning sponsor for the 2012 AMSOIL Offshore Powerboat Series sanctioned by OPA Racing. The 2012 AMSOIL Offshore Powerboat Series begins in Ocean City, MD on May 11-13. Cameras will again follow the Team AMSOIL members and other racers throughout the racing series to bring viewers a behind the scenes look at offshore powerboat racing. The shows are projected to be one hour long each, with a rebroadcast of each episode. Coverage of the AMSOIL Offshore Powerboat Series is set to air Fox Sports Network later this year.
In addition to presenting the AMSOIL Offshore Powerboat Series, AMSOIL has sponsored the race course Turn Buoys. So look for the big AMSOIL pillows with the orange top out on the water.
AMSOIL’s great sponsorship package, dedicated racing department team and superior lubricants all make it possible for Team AMSOIL Offshore Racing to achieve success! The AMSOIL Dominator Racing Oil continues to be proven as the best choice for the Mercury Racing 525 EFI engines. The Team has also proven that the absolute best oil for a Mercury dry-sump VISSM drive is AMSOIL “MCF.” Teague Custom Marine is an authorized AMSOIL dealer and offers the complete line of high performance lubricants in its store and for purchase over the phone. There are also opportunities available for you to become a dealer!
See you at the races!