In 2019, an exhilarating mix of 265 high-performance center consoles, catamarans and V-bottom sport boats took on the Florida Speedboat ClubAnnual Key West Poker Run. The number of boats fell to 180 still strong entries in the following pandemic year, which also saw Offshore racing world cancel their concurrent Key West Offshore World Championships.
But with registrations still open and currently at 230 boats and just over a month before the November 10-15 event, the total will likely exceed that of 2019.
“I think we’re about 20 boats ahead of where we were in 2019,” said Stu Jones, the president of the Pompano Beach-based club, who is thrilled to come out of his successful Emerald Coast Powerboat Week Poker Run. outfit. “It’s not a record yet, but it is how fast we are going.”
For the first time in the 29-year history of the Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run, the cigarette racing team has become the title sponsor of the event, Jones said.
“Our main manufacturing sponsors also include Blackwater /Deep impact, Midnight Express, MTI, Mystical motor boats, Nor-Tech (celebrating its 30th anniversary this year) and Nautical performance center, “he said.” All of them come to Key West with a strong presence. “
One of the oldest backers of the Florida Powerboat Club, Nor-Tech will be widely represented in Key West next month
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