Desert Storm

May 2–7th, 2017

Desert Storm

Lake Havasu is a Mecca for performance boating so it’s only natural to have the largest poker runs West of the Mississippi there.  Desert Storm Poker Run is one of the best events in the performance boating industry and never ceases to impress.  With a street party on Thursday, boat parade and poker run on Friday and a shootout on Saturday you’re in for an exciting weekend of boating.  Don’t miss your chance to check out this premier West-coast event.

Where You Can Find Us:

Desert Storm is the second stop on our 2017 Steel Wheels Tour. The Mercury Racing mobile marketing truck will again be our home base for the 12th annual Desert Storm Street Party, Thursday, May 4th.  We like to reference 1550 McCulloch Boulevard as our temporary address at the largest street party of its kind. Mercury Racing representatives will be on-site to meet and greet customers and fans.

Special Things to Look For:

We will be showcasing the all-new QC4v 860 sterndrive and 400R Carbon Edition outboard. We are also promoting the Race to Repower program featuring the 520/540 and 565 sterndrive engine pacakges. Be sure to check our new line of Mercury Racing merchandise available for purchase at the truck as well.  We’re sure you will be impressed with the wide variety of custom boats equipped Mercury Racing propulsion on display.

From Our Blog

MAX5 Street Party!

It’s party time! The Mercury Racing Experience truck is front and center at the Desert Storm Poker Run Street Party. Our temporary address is easy to remember…1550 McCulloch Boulevard! 🙂 We are excited to once again be a part of the largest performance boat gathering West of the Mississippi. Performance prop  guru Scott Reichow is […]

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Boiling Water in the Desert

I had a blast at Desert Storm this year. (Or should I say “once again this year!”?) The first West Coast showing of our new 565 was at the Havasu Boat Show just last week — and we had one on display at Desert Storm’s street party and another in a 24 Nordic!  And in […]

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Rendezvous in Havasu

I just got off the phone with our National Sales Manager, Kevin Skiba. Kevin is on his way back from Arizona after the Lake Havasu Boat Show.  It sounds like the show was a resounding success. Kevin and drive technician Dave Vehrs represented Mercury Racing at the show. Other Mercury reps included Brad Hammel from Mecury […]

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Protect Your Investment

As you prepare for the upcoming boating season, remember to check the condition of your props to ensure they are in good condition and ready to go. To keep them in good shape, use propeller covers. We’ve developed an all-new cover specifically for Mercury Racing CNC Cleaver propellers. The 18-inch diameter cover features a tough, […]

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Breakout Show!

My first indication this was going to be a breakout Miami show was first thing Thursday. We had a huge gathering of media and trade professionals  for our 10:05 a.m. press conference. Kevin Grodzki was first up to unveil the Mercury 150 Fourstroke outboard for its debut appearance at the world’s largest boat show. Fred […]

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1350 McCulloch Boulevard!

The 2011 Desert Storm Poker Run is over. And man, what a show it was. We arrived Wednesday in time for the Desert Storm open house party at Oregon Custom Marine (OCM). OCM is a Frisini Motorsports dealer selling Spectre, Sonic and Frisini Motorsports boat brands. We had a great time. We caught up with old friends and […]

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Desert Storm! Hoorah!

In less than 24 hours we’ll be boarding a plane for our trek to Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the Desert Storm Poker Run. When you live in Wisconsin – you need a full day of travel when your destination is… well, just about anywhere. We fly into Phoenix and then drive 3-1/2 hours to Havasu. […]

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On The Road Again

The Mercury Racing truck is back on the road! Dave Vehrs, one of our drive technicians who has extensive over the road trucking experience,  is the driver. Dave left Fond du Lac Sunday. His destination? Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the Lake Havasu Boat Show, April 8-10 and the Desert Storm Poker Run, April 27-30. Dave plans to arrive in Lake […]

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