Check out this article about Performance Boat Center’s success in raising money for H.E.R.O.E.S Care at the 2017 Support our Troops Poker Run!
PBC enjoyed spending the day with customers and friends raising money for H.E.R.O.E.S. Care in the 10th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run. Performance had taken lead sponsorship of the event, and continues to support the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Lake Race, and their signature Cigarette Rendezvous Fun Run — as just a taste of Performance Boat Center’s brand expansion.
The Performance Boat Center Service Team had become a central focus. Led by Andy Sanders, the team rigs race boats for customers from all over the world in Osage Beach. While The PBC/Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Team wants victory in every race, led by Driver Myrick Coil and Throttleman John Tomlinson, PBC believes the biggest accomplishment, the most satisfying, is when one of the boats they rigged wins.
“That is why we came up with the idea of having a race boat, to show what our service center is capable of,” General Manager Brett Manire says. “Our boat was an empty shell, we added the wiring, the engines, the graphics and our crew rigged the entire boat. When we pull off national and world championships because we have the fastest boat out there, that says a lot about how we are going to take care of our customers’ boats.”
The Superboat-class Performance Boat Center Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Skater Powerboats 388 Catamaran, powered by Sterling Performance Engines, took home the win at the Key West World Championship last year. For the 2016 season, Performance brought back to Lake of the Ozarks big wins from the National and Florida Circuit, taking the Triple Crown in the SBI Superboat Class and the “Golden Eagle Award,” for being voted by peers as exhibiting exemplary professionalism in the sport of powerboat racing, for being well liked, and for working hard to win.
“Any time you can win it is invigorating,” Manire said. “We go hoping the boat stays together and safe… winning is a bonus. We have some talented guys at Performance Boat Center. They are organized, and they go prepared, and that makes all the difference.”