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Desert Storm in Sight

I know it’s only January, but as of today, the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is officially only three months away. With some new wrinkles in store for 2015, there’s already plenty of excitement brewing for the event, which begins on Tuesday, April 21 with a meet-and-greet at Pirate Cove Resort and concludes with Saturday night’s awards party at the new poker run headquarters—London Bridge Park.

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Boaters from across the country are expected to take part in the Desert Storm Poker Run in April. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image

While the host hotel is still the Nautical Beachfront Resort, London Bridge Park is set to feature a two-day beach party on Friday (the day of the poker run) and Saturday (the day of the top-speed shootout) that is expected to be a highlight of the event this year and an extension of the poker run’s successful Street Party, which takes place on Thursday along McCulloch Blvd.

“The event is coming along nicely,” said Jim Nichols of LakeRacer LLC, the organization behind the poker run that is teaming up with Lake Havasu-based DSM Events to enhance the 2015 event. “Since announcing the addition of ‘Power in the Park,’ things are really starting to come together. We have a lot of vendors buying in and we’ve got some cool things planned.”

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