The last time Merc, Eickert and Sterling squared off was back in 99 or so when they were running the Class 1 injected motors in Open Class? Wasn't Drambui closing out a season second to Alcone and both were running Sterlings. Drambui switched to Eickert towards the end of the season and reversed the competitive situation with Alcone. I think Drambui won the Worlds that year as well. Next year after the opening race in FL where Drambui
was dominate vs Alcone I think Alcone went overseas to run. I believe Drambui took National and Worlds that year? I can't remember the last time Merc was a major player in Open Class.