A few weeks ago, I was at the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., enjoying the event’s incredible street party while manning the new speedonthewater.com promotional trailer with site co-publisher Matt Trulio. On display a couple of spots up McCulloch Boulevard was the recognizable Team AMSOIL offshore race boat owned by Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine.
While I’m very familiar with the Douglas Marine-built 36-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran, which won a handful of national and world championships in the now-defunct Super Cat Lite class, the sight of the boat got me thinking about the long-standing relationship between Teague, who is both a colleague and a friend, and AMSOIL. Teague and driver Paul Whittier have been Team AMSOIL racers going on seven years, and the relationship—that’s the key word, since it’s more than a sponsorship—has proved to be a win-win for everyone. Trust me, I’ve seen it develop over the years.