Michigan City Offshore Grand Prix

August 1–31st, 2015

From Our Blog

Race to Repower Havasu!

Spring is in the air and we are ramping up for another exiciting, action packed summer. Our mobile marketing truck is heading West in support of the Lake Havasu Boat Show, round one of our 2017 Mercury Racing Experience Tour. The show runs Friday, April 7 through Sunday April 9. We are excited to show our […]

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Thunder in Paradise!

Kevin Skiba and I just returned from the 10th annual Boyne Thunder poker run. It is rare to come off of any travel feeling refreshed. But this event was refreshing – in many ways. As I had mentioned in my previous post, Boyne City is very close to my home town of Sault Ste. Marie. […]

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Boyne Thunder

Photos: Naplesimage National Sales Manager Kevin Skiba and I are traveling to Michigan later this week to attend the 10th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run. Tad Whitten will meet us there with the Marketing display truck. Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, a few hours North of Boyne City, I have fond memories of […]

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OptiMax Powers Fairchild to SST 200 UIM/APBA World Championship

Photos: Paul Kemiel Photographics Reigning SST 120 World Champion Chris Fairchild won the 2012 SST 200 UIM/APBA World Championship Sunday, July 22. The championship consists of four heats of racing at the PNC Trenton Roar on the River outboard tunnel boat race, an annual event that takes place on the Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan. […]

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OptiMax Powers Fairchild to SST 120 UIM/APBA World Championship

Photos:Paul Kemiel Photographics I first learned Chris Fairchild won the 2011 SST 120 UIM/APBA World Championship Sunday, July 24, in a voice mail  from my photographer buddy, Paul Kemiel. The championship consists of four heats of racing at the PNC Trenton Roar on the River outboard tunnel boat race, an annual event that takes place on the […]

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OptiMax Powers Kris Shepard to Bay City F2 Victory

Photo Credits: Paul Kemiel Photographics Kris Shepard of Antioch, Illinois, driving his Mercury OptiMax 200XS SST race outboard Hoffchild hull, won the 30-lap Dow Bay City River Roar Formula 2 race Sunday, June 26.  The race was round two of the 2011 Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour tunnel boat racing series. See my blog, Shaun Torrente Wins […]

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Shaun Torrente Wins Bay City River Roar

Photo Credits: Paul Kemiel Photographics The 24th annual Dow Bay City River Roar tunnel boat race, round two of the 2011 Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour, concluded Sunday, June 26. And like the past 23 years – this year didn’t disappoint.  Bay City, Michigan  was one of my favorite stops when I followed the series’ with […]

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The Little Engine That Does!

I am excited about the growing popularity of Mercury’s 60 EFI FormulaRace outboard.  The engine, which is built at Mercury’s outboard manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, was originally designed for the Mercury FormulaFour outboard tunnel boat racing series:  That Scandinavian series, featuring one-design 14-foot tunnel race boats powered by a production Mercury 60 h.p. four stroke, was  originated […]

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