We’re getting stoked to head south tomorrow for the 6th Annual Texas Outlaw Challenge poker run. We’re excited to check out this unique venue. Traveling with me is our National Sales Manager Kevin Skiba and prop guru Scott Reichow. Tad Whitten is delivering our poker run village displays featuring our 1650 RACE and 565 sterndrives, an OptiMax 300XS outboard, Mercury Racing Propellers and Accessories. If you’re attending, stop by and check out our horsepower stable:) Be sure to pick up an assortment of Mercury Racing Sportswear, including the official Everything’s Big in Texas event T-shirts. Boat attendance last year was 127. They are anticipating 200 boats this year!
Event promoter Paul Robinson is excited to have our support. “Mercury Racing has been an original Outlaw Sponsor since our first event 6 years ago, Paul said. “This year they are on-site in a centerpiece display featuring their new 1650 HP engine that debuted at the Miami Boat Show. We are proud to have it make its Texas debut at our event,” said Paul.
Run to Kenny’s
Johnny O’Loughlin, driving his 1350 powered 48′ MTI, was crowned King of the Hudson after his 167 mph run last weekend in New York City. Any bets on who will be the fastest in Texas? We’ll have a good idea when the 100+ MPH Club Extreme Shootout is completed Friday morning. The first leg of the Gunslinger Poker Run & GPS Shootout takes place Friday afternoon. Apparently, the one and only stop on this short run is MTI and Mercury Racing customer Kenny Armstrong’s residence.
The main event takes place Saturday when boaters will have a choice of 11 card stops throughout Galveston Bay and Clear Lake.
Some of the Mercury powered boats registered for the event include:
- Kenny Armstrong’s 1350 powered 48′ MTI Phantom
- The beautiful 52′ MTI Black Diamond
- Mario Williams’ new 1350 powered 446 MTI, Big Bad Wolf.
- Dave’s Custom Boats will showcase a number of exotic catamarans, including their 1350 powered 41 Wide Body.
Can’t wait to get in with the outlaws! We’ll post all of the sights and sounds of this exiting event next week.