Thanks to the generosity of many who wanted a ride in one of Colorado performance boater Win Farnsworth’s hot rods, the 11th annual Casper Boat Club “Super Heroes” Poker Run on Wyoming’s Alcova Reservoir raised more than $80,000 for Jason’s Friends Foundation.
Farnsworth donated his time and money to run both of his impressive high-performance catamarans—a DCB Performance Boats M41 Widebody dubbed Silver Lining, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines, and the jaw-dropping turbine-powered 50-foot catamaran from Mystic Powerboats, Low Altitude—on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday morning (July 24-26).
Win Farnsworth’s father-in-law Jack Lenhart seemed to enjoy his first ride in Low Altitude on Wyoming’s Alcova Reservoir.
“We provided 34 rides in Silver Lining and three in Low Altitude,” said Farnsworth, who ran 172 mph in the Mystic on the lake that sits at a lofty 6,000 feet. “I don’t know how much fuel we burned or how many miles we ran, but I know it was a lot. We averaged over 120 mph in Silver Lining throughout the weekend.”
Farnsworth, who lives part-time in Wyoming and never misses the poker run, said he took a special group that included his father-in-law Jack Lenhart out in the Mystic on Saturday (August 1) to raise extra money for the charity close to his heart, Jason’s Friends Foundation.
“After 21 years, he finally got in a boat with me—I’m not sure if he is excited that he didn’t die or that he couldn’t contain his emotions because of the incredible speed and handling of this bad-ass machine,” Farnsworth said referring to the photo of Lenhart above. “Low Altitude never seems to let people down when it comes to putting a smile on their faces.”
With three Shootout wins under his belt in 2015 already in the 50-footer (read the stories: GLOC Performance Boat Challenge, Texas Outlaw Challenge, Desert Storm Poker Run), Farnsworth is looking forward to the upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and also afterward when he can let Low Altitude rest for a bit. He also added that the organizers behind the Casper Boat Club Poker Run are considering adding a top-speed shootout to the event in 2016 similar to the shorter, three-quarter mile course like the one at the inaugural GLOC Performance Boat Challenge.
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