By any measure, offshore powerboat racer Tyler Miller of Wathena, Kan., has enjoyed a very big year. By the time the 2022 season ended, the M CON team owner and throttleman had starred in a Speed On The Water “In The Lead” series video, earned an American Power Boat Association Super Cat National Championship and a Union Internationale Motonautique Super Cat World Championship, began having Skater Powerboats build him a new catamaran for Class 1 competition in 2023 and announced that Monster Energy drink will sponsor his Class 1 team.
Ferocious competitors and first-class human beings, the M CON team’s Tyler Miller (right) and Myrick Coil are headed to the APBA Hall of Champions. Photo by Cole McGowan copyright Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore.
And as if all that weren’t enough, Miller was informed last week that he and his M CON team driver Myrick Coil, who will join him in the Class 1 catamaran and in the team’s existing Skater 388 Super Cat-class raceboat next year, will be inducted into the American Power Boat Association Hall of Champions on Saturday, January 28, at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle.
Miller and Coil will be joined by fellow APBA Hall of Champions offshore racing inductees Dean Stahlman and Nate Hunt of the Predator team, which campaigns a 41-foot Apache V-bottom in the Bracket 400 ranks.
“When I received the phone call from Becky at APBA I couldn’t believe what I was hearing— and then I was speechless,” Miller said. “The 2022 season for M CON Racing and all of our supporters had been a season for the record books already, and then to receive the honor of being inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions in the same year makes it none less than the ending to a ‘perfect’ season.’”
For Coil, the APBA Hall of Champions induction is his second. His first came last year when he and fellow Super Stock-class Performance Boat Center teammate Rusty Williams earned the distinction.
The M CON team earned Super Cat-class national and world championships in 2022. Photos by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“It’s pretty crazy to get it in back to back years even though it is with two different teams,” Coil said, then chuckled. “I guess if you race enough boats you will luck into one every once in a while.
“I’m really honored,” he continued. “And I’m extremely happy for Tyler and the entire M CON team for receiving an award that comes from a prestigious organization such as APBA.
The Predator offshore racing team of Dean Stahlman and Nate Hunt also is being honored for its performance with induction into the APBA Hall of Champions.
Added Miller, “I am so very humbled, honored and proud of the induction, what it means to me and what the American Power Boat Association stands for in all aspects of the sport we cherish. It takes endless amounts of perseverance and dedication to achieve the season we have been blessed with, and none of it is possible without one of the best teams and teammates in offshore racing and for that I am forever grateful.”
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