Mercury Racing has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Spectre P1 SuperStock USA Championship racing series. The news was announced in a press release this morning from the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company.
Mercury Racing 300XS outboard engines are the exclusive powerplants for P1 Panther raceboats.
The one-design, single-engine race series features identically rigged 28-foot P1 Panther –V-bottom raceboats, each powered by a Mercury Racing 300XS outboard—the exclusive power for series. The 300XS features a V-6 powerhead coupled to a robust mid-section fitted with a heavy-duty swivel clamp bracket assembly and race-proven Sport Master gearcase—all “designed to endure the harsh offshore racing environment,” according to the release.
“The performance of the P1 Panther with the 300XS is outstanding,” said Martin Sanborn, a spokesman for the series, in the release. “Acceleration and top speed are dramatically improved, and the tracking and handling is crisp and nimble. It’s like a new boat.”
Mercury Racing’s Erik Christiansen and Powerboat P1 USA’s Azam Rangoonwala
“Our new alliance with Mercury Racing, the acknowledged leader in the marine high performance industry, is testimony to the growth and stature of the P1 SuperStock series,” said Azam Rangoonwala, managing director of Powerboat P1 USA, in the release.
The 2017 P1 SuperStock USA Championship season kicks off May 20 in St. Cloud/Kissimmee, Fla.
“Powerboat P1 is a rich part of our racing heritage” said Erik Christiansen, Mercury Racing’s general manager, in the release. “We are excited to feature our 300XS outboard in this highly competitive one-design racing environment, where setup and skill is key to winning.”
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