OSS: Series news 2009-02-04

Mercury Racing Sets $150,000 Prize Purse for 2009 Offshore Super Series FOND DU LAC, Wis., Jan. 29, 2009 - Mercury Racing will once again support the Offshore Super Series (OSS) with a $150,000 contingency prize purse for the 2009 racing season....

Mercury Racing Sets $150,000 Prize Purse for 2009 Offshore Super Series FOND DU LAC, Wis., Jan. 29, 2009 - Mercury Racing will once again support the Offshore Super Series (OSS) with a $150,000 contingency prize purse for the 2009 racing season. The purse is to reward racers who use Mercury Racing-approved outboards and sterndrives in OSS National Series events in OSS Cat Lite, OSS Vee, OSS Vee Lite and OSS Cat Outboard class competitions.

In addition, OSS Super Charged 850 Cat Class competitors using Mercury Racing-approved OSS 850 SCi engine packages will be rewarded through an additional and separate Mercury Racing promotional program. Mercury Racing will support the contingency programs by providing on-site support at all 2009 OSS race events, with the legendary Mercury Racing offshore product support truck and staff. Mercury Racing has supported OSS since its inception in 2004.

To be eligible for these promotions, racers must meet certain criteria and complete a program registration form provided by Mercury Racing. The current Mercury Racing logo (a minimum of 36-inches in length) must be prominently displayed in an appropriate fashion on both port and starboard sides of each race boat, as well as on both port and starboard sides of the deck of each race boat. Mercury Racing logo graphics painted on the boat must be approved by Mercury Racing. Mercury Racing logo decals will also be made available to eligible teams.

The $150,000 OSS contingency purse consists of a $75,000 contingency for OSS National Series title winners along with a $75,000 contingency for individual OSS National Series race event and World Championship winners.

A $75,000 purse for OSS National Series title winners will be distributed to the top five places in OSS Cat Lite, OSS Vee, OSS Vee Lite and OSS Cat Outboard classes, based on the total points each race boat accumulates in the OSS National Series during the 2009 race season.

The $75,000 purse for the winners at each individual OSS National Series event will be distributed at OSS Cat Lite, OSS Vee, OSS Vee Lite and OSS Cat Outboard class competition. Each first place class winner using Mercury Racing-approved HP525 EFI engines and OSS class-approved sterndrives, or Mercury Racing 2.5 EFI Offshore Race outboards in the OSS National Series for the 2009 racing season, will be awarded a retail value promotional credit per event. The overall World Championship title winners in these classes will also be awarded a retail value promotional credit.

-credit: oss

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