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    Lars,
    Is there any video of Mercury's 60 EFI FormulaRace outboard available?
    Mark Nelson






    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Today there is a story on the Swedish Power Boat Federations
    home page about the SL 60 Race in Holland this weekend.

    The race after Holland is the first ever World Championship in
    a "clean SL class", but the pro motor want to call the class Formula Mercury,
    The Federation SL 60!!

    I guess there is a conflict growing...

    The SL 60 World Championship race is in Sundsvall, Sweden July 19....
    13 boats so far is has entered the race

    www.svera.org

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    Default Mercury 60 EFI FormulaRace



    CONTACT: Rick Mackie
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    Phone: 920-924-2032
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    E-mail: rmackie@mercmarine.com
    New Mercury 60 EFI FormulaRace
    Latest Four Stroke Outboard From Mercury Racing

    FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 22, 2008 Mercury Racing is pleased to announce the introduction of the all-new Mercury 60 EFI FormulaRace outboard. The 60 h.p. in-line four-cylinder engine expands Racing’s breadth of low-emissions 4-strokes; an offspring of the soon-to-be released Verado 350 SCi. The two join Mercury Racing’s line of OptiMax “XS” series of low-emissions 2-stroke consumer outboards.
    The engine, built at Mercury Marine’s state-of-the-art outboard manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, was designed specifically to meet increasing demand for engines in support of the popular Mercury FormulaFour outboard tunnel boat racing series. The series, featuring one-design 14-foot tunnel race boats powered by a production Mercury 60 EFI 4-Stroke outboard, was originated byBrunswick Marine Sweden and their dealer Mikael Frodé. A total of 10 boats compete on the Scandinavian circuit (Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway) with an additional six boats scheduled to join the fleet in 2008.
    Although racing is basically exempt from emissions regulations, event promoters are beginning to realize that they need to create new classes and/or update existing boats with emissions compliant power. The 60 EFI FormulaRace provides racers and promoters with an affordable modern engine which is also environmentally responsible. Racing communities throughout Germany, Poland, China and the Middle East have expressed interest in the Mercury FormulaFour series.
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    Released: 04/22/2008-RM


    Mercury 60 EFI FormulaRace – Page 2 of 2

    Back to the Future
    The 60 EFI FormulaRace features a production 60 h.p. four-cylinder powerhead mounted on a short (15” - 381 mm) shaft, die-cast mid section with race-inspired solid upper and lower mounts. Power is transferred to the water through the production 1.83:1 gearcase. A line of Mercury Racing Lab Finished® stainless steel propellers are available. An accessories kit sold with the engine includes competition steering bars.
    The 15” mid section, five inches shorter than a normal (20”- 508 mm) model, lowers the engine’s center of gravity. The lower center of gravity, combined with solid engine mounts, enhances boat handling and overall performance.
    North American tunnel boat racing is stagnant in regards to new entries into the sport. Entry level classes currently feature antiquated “dirty” OMC 45 & 60 race engines which have been out of production for years. Turn-key, entry-level equipment is non-existent.
    The U.S. based F-1 ChampBoat Series is planning to bring the Mercury FormulaFour series concept to the states in 2009. ChampBoat promoter Mike Schriefer envisions the Mercury 60 EFI FormulaRace outboard and the FormulaFour class concept as the breath of life that U.S. outboard tunnel boat racing is in dire need of. Schriefer plans to launch a powerboat racing school featuring 12 identical turn-key spec boats. The school will be used to promote safety first with new state-of-the-art race boats and power. The school will enable “graduates” to rent or buy the boats for competition in the new ChampBoat Series F-4 class.

    About Mercury Racing

    Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems to discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling powerboating experience on the water.
    Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories.
    Mercury Racing-powered boats worldwide win more races and set more records than any boats powered by other marine engine manufacturers.
    Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational products, including pleasure boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, and bowling and billiards.
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    ya, it is Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MN1 View Post
    Lars,
    Is there any video of Mercury's 60 EFI FormulaRace outboard available?
    Mark Nelson

    I have placed a question in Sweden about a tape from a SL60 -
    Formula Four - Formula Mercury Race.

    One response and he need a few more days to put one together.
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

    My racing web site SVERA.se....http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/

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    Default Fund Raiser for 60 EFI Mercury Formularace

    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...play.php?f=124

    I case some missed my fund raiser...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...play.php?f=124

    I case some missed my fund raiser...

    Very good Ron,

    I will for the first time in my life support a "Mercury thing" and send you
    some money.
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

    My racing web site SVERA.se....http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/

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    Maybe this one will work..

    http://www.sl-60.de/
    Lars Strom

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    Hey there,
    looks great to see how much interest there is in sl60 racing.
    We started with this class in Germany in 2008, after having seen it in Sweden the year before. We started with 6 boats in this first season and at some races we could start together with the scandinavian drivers, so that we had between 6 and 12 boats (WM in Sundsvall) on the jetty.
    In Germany we organised 5 races this year, the last one will be this weekend in Lauffen/Neckar. One more we had in the Netherlands (Lobith) and then there was Sundsvall, what means 7 races in this new class altogether.
    So we, the drivers, are very satisfied.
    The beginning of October there will be an official testing in Sweden for new potential drivers, in Germany we will have one a week after (with up to now 4 highly interested drivers).
    I know about interest in Finland and in Italy as well.
    So, we are looking forward for a new, maybe really international class.
    I keep my fingers crossed that it will also be running (that means: that it also will be raced) in the US.

    Regards from Germany
    Simone
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    The last SL60 race for the Int. ADAC Formula Mercury Cup is coming up on 20/21. September in Lauffen/Neckar, Germany.
    Furthermore we will present the Formula Mercury on all relevant boat fairs the next months (Interboot Friedrichshafen, September 2008, Hanseboot Hamburg, October 2008, Motorshow Essen, November 2008, Boot Düsseldorf, January 2009)

    BR
    Simone

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