Each year, a group of powerboaters heads to Saratoga for our Annual Powerboaters Snowmobile Rally in January. It’s a chance for powerboaters to get together and have loads of fun in the snow! The event will be hosted by Michael “Doc” Janssen and will be held at our resort. If you are a powerboater and want to register for this event, call 307-326-5261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Powerboaters Snowmobile Rally hosted by Michael “Doc” Janssen and company at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyo., in late January, is unlike any other event we cover for speedonthewater.com, and not just because it happens on snow or takes place in a state in which we’ve never covered a performance boating event.
It’s because of the incredible quaintness and closeness that the multi-day event, which starts with Janssen and his incredibly charming team and is capped off by the picturesque, old-fashioned town of Saratoga in southeast Wyoming. Not only is the food and drink selection impressive—the property’s state-of-the-art Snowy Mountain Brewery is the third oldest brewery in the state—the fact that you can saddle up at the bar, hit the natural hot springs or the pool, or head out in the wide-open white wilderness of the Medicine Bow Mountains with some of the most accomplished offshore racers on the planet is an added bonus.
Yep, it’s that time of year again when veteran powerboat racers, such as Janssen, Billy Mauff, Randy Sweers and others, shed their uniforms, lifevests and tennis shoes for snowsuits, helmets and boots, and hit the frozen water to satisfy their need for speed.
“I never want to miss the (rally), it’s an amazing event,” said Randy Sweers, the driving force behind FB Marine Group who races the PlayTradez Doug Wright catamaran in the competitive Super Stock class. “I have introduced a lot of guys to the sport and the event, and everybody absolutely loves it. I’ve been bringing my son, Chase, for the last few years and he’s becoming a better mountain rider every year.
“Doc puts on a first-class event with amazing food and accommodations,” he added. “The staff at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort is always super accommodating and Doc has the best guide in the business there to take care of everyone. You can’t miss Mike Kustic in his pink onesie suit—he’s the master at getting your sled out when you’ve buried it in a 6-foot tree hole, so you want to make friends with him! Every year I attend, I get to see some of the guys that I race with and against and also meet some new people. It’s definitely a “don’t want to miss” event that should be any speedboat enthusiast’s calendar.”