THE see and be seen event in the boating industry! Named "One of the Top Five Poker Runs in the Nation" by Performance Boats Magazine, the 17th Annual Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout is a world-class collection of the most prestigious performance boats from across the nation! All performance boaters are invited to participate! The air will be buzzing with the racers' helicopter teams flying above the boats right above the water. Use the Event Details link below to read more.




11:30am-1:30pm Meet & Greet Pirate Cove Resort

10am-1pm Krusin' for Kids Powerboat Rides London Bridge Resort docks
1pm-4pm Kids Pool Party & Lunch London Bridge Resort pool area

12pm-9:30pm Desert Storm Street Party McCulloch Bl. (Downtown District from Capri Bl. to Acoma Bl.)

10am Poker Run Channel Parade Starting in Thompson Bay through Bridgewater Channel
10am Power in the Park** Party
Rotary Community Park
10:45am-2:30pm Poker Run card stations open The Island to the Parker Dam and back
1pm-2:30pm Drivers Aerial Photo Shoot Near Havasu Landing
3:30-9:30pm Power in the Park** Concert
Rotary Community Park

9am-2:30pm Desert Storm Shootout Site Six Launch Ramp to Spectator Point (approx. 2 mi.)
10am Power in the Park** Beach Party continues Rotary Community Park

**Jump to important notes regarding Power in the Park


Bridgewater Channel Parade of Power Boat Parade
Downtown Havasu District(along McCulloch Bl.) Thursday Night Street Party
English Village Best viewing for Boat Parade
Havasu Landing Drivers aerial photo shoot
London Bridge Beach Best viewing for Boat Parade
London Bridge Resort & Docks Kruisin' for Kids, viewing for Boat Parade
Nautical Beachfront Resort Convention Center Poker Run and Final Shootout registration, mandatory Captains and drivers meetings
Rotary Community Beach Power in the Park Beach Party & Concert, viewing for Boat Parade, Awards Ceremonies
Site Six Launch Ramp & Docks Shootout tech inspection and start
Spectator Point Desert Storm Shootout end
Springberg-McAndrew Park(on McCulloch Bl.) Poker Run & Shootout participant registration and check-in during Thursday Night Street Party
Thompson Bay Parade of Power Boat Parade start

**Bridgewater Channel Beaches directly in front of Rotary Beach will be closed to all boat parking except Desert Storm participants flying a green Desert Storm pennant during the Power in the Park Beach Party. The Bridgewater Channel walkway and beaches on the city side are open to the public. Rotary Community Park itself is open to the public (on land) as everyone is invited to the Power in the Park Beach Party; the only restriction is no boat parking at Rotary Beach. Remember, it is illegal to swim across the channel.

Spectator boaters, please be extra careful if you're boating on the lake over the weekend as boat traffic will be unusually heavy - and fast. Personal watercraft drivers, if you plan on being on the water during the weekend's events, you are urged to peruse our Boating Safety section which provides specific laws pertaining to PWC's while on the water - Please don't jump wakes! All PWC's are legally required to stay at least 60' from any vessel when outside a no-wake zone. Larger vessels have less control than smaller vessels.

2015 STATS

2015's King of the Desert Storm Shootout: 182 MPH -- by Win Farnsworth's boat "Low Altitude", a 50 ft Mystic C5000R, powered by twin 1850 hp T53 turbine motors. 2015 brought 177 boats registered, up 25% over 2014.

Informally kicks off the Desert Storm event with a meet and great luncheon atPirate Cove Resortin Park Moab. You can drive, boat, or fly to this great venue and check out the new 2016 updates to the great resort.

"Krusin' for Kids"
: Under-privileged and special needs children and adults will be coming from all over Arizona to have their dreams come true, one 'Kruse' at a time. Volunteer participants will take guests out for a 'Kruse' around the lake, starting at the London Bridge Resort, and back again to the Resort's pool area where they will enjoy a fun-filled day created just for them. 'Krusin' for Kids' is hosted byLakeRacer LLC,Teague Custom Marine, andNew Horizons. There are several participants who have volunteered to take the public for boat rides for donations to New Horizons; please contactJim RussellorJim Nicholsif you would also be interested in doing this.


Desert Storm Street Party: Located in Lake Havasu's Downtown District is ELECTRIC -- and last year's turnout was over 10,000 people! Many of the boats racing will be on display up and down the boulevard and will take your breath away with their massiveness. Whether you enjoy viewing extreme sport boats or just want to speculate on who will win this year, you do not want to miss out on the excitement of the Desert Storm Street Party.


Desert Storm "Parade of Power": Over 150 boats participated in last year's event and more are expected for 2016! Drivers will be displaying their boats on parade from Thompson Bay and through the Bridgewater Channel. The best views will be along London Bridge Beach and along the Bridgewater Channel. The event master of ceremonies will be announcing the participants and describing their incredible boats as they pass the park. Live radio broadcast of the event will be on Radio Central as well. Other viewing locations include The Nautical Beachfront Resort, The English Village, and Rotary Beach. 

Desert Storm Poker Run
: After the parade, the drivers will be taking off for the Poker Run, picking up cards at various card stops on the lake. Poker stops: #1 Havasu Springs (Wozencraft Insurance), #2 Steamboat Cove (TBD), #3 Chemehuevi Station (Pirate Cove promo boat), #4 Havasupai Station (Nordic Boats), #5 Thompson Bay (Swoop Motorsports). Card stops are open from 10:45am-2pm. A helicopter photo station will be up and running from 1-2:30pm near Havasu Landing. Card turn-in at 6pm in the Power in the Park VIP tent (wristbands will be required, VIP open only to Desert Storm participants).

Spectre Powerboats Desert Storm & Power in the Park Presented by Shugrues: Rotary Community Park, open 10am daily. The beach party will extend the Thursday Street Party as vendors and displays can/will move to Rotary Community Park. Boat displays, vendors, live music, beer garden, food vendors, Fly Board demos, Big O Burnout Contest (with cash purse), Havasu Hundred Hot Vehicle Show, Skyboard Rider show, two days of live action on the KJJJ/Flying X Stage, an outlaw Grand National Boat Race right off of the beach, an IJSBA Freestyle Exhibition, motorcycle jump and more! This event is free to all spectators thanks to Shugrue's presenting sponsorship!


Desert Storm Shootout: Drivers run a two-mile course starting near the Site Six Launch Ramp south along the California side of the lake. 30 different classes will be competing with over 67 runs, and the speeds are breathtaking! Best viewing for the Shootout will be on the surrounding bluffs on the Island near Site Six to Spectator Point.

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