It’s been 40 days since Myrick Coil and John Cosker sped down the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout course at 208 mph in Don Onken’s 51-foot Mystic Powerboats catamaran to cement their name in history on the event’s Top Gun trophy, and I would assume Coil still gets an enormous smile on his face when someone asks him about the run in American Ethanol, which is powered by quad 1,700-hp alcohol-burning engines.
After running 208 mph in the American Ethanol Mystic, Myrick Coil (left) and John Cosker (right) proudly held the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Top Gun trophy over owner Don Onken’s head. Photo courtesy George Denny/LakeOzarkRacing.com
At least that what I envisioned when I reached him on his cell phone last week at the Douglas Marine/Skater Powerboats facility where he was working on the new Performance Boat Center Skater the Osage Beach, Mo., dealership and service center is planning to race in the Superboat class at next month’s Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla.
Obviously I couldn’t see him, but I could hear the inflection in his voice when I asked him to reflect on the Shootout and joining an elite club of performance boaters who have run faster than 200 mph, including Cosker, Mystic’s owner and founder, and his friend and former employer Dave Scott, who campaigned the Nauti Marine- and Anheuser-Busch-backed boats for many years.
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