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Less than a week after winning his third consecutive Superboat Vee world championship in Key West, Fla., in November, Michael “Doc” Janssen invited fellow offshore racers and performance boat enthusiasts to join him for a winter poker run involving his other go-fast hobby—snowmobiles.

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When it’s too cold to boat, Dr. Michael Janssen prefers to hit the frozen water terrain of the Snowy Mountain Range on his snowmobile. Photo by Rodrick Cox

Janssen’s Snowy Mountain Brewery offshore racing team, which runs a canopied 30-foot Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats V-bottom, was once again sponsoring the sixth annual Snowy Range Snowmobile Poker Run in Wyoming coming up on Saturday, Feb. 7. He figured some of his powerboat friends who enjoy his same need for speed would get a kick out of running a snowmobile in the event, which benefits Upper Platte Valley Search & Rescue.

Well, he was right. Although his powerboat friends took it to the next level and decided to do their own run the weekend before (Jan. 29-31) and turn it into a fundraiser for the Fiore Family Fund. Leave it to loyal Outerlimits owners like Mark Tuck of Virginia, Dave Scotto of Ontario, Canada, and Joel Begin of Quebec, Canada, to jump all in on an idea like this.

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