FOND DU LAC, Wis. Oct. 19, 2006 – Mercury Racing is pleased to announce winners of the $75,000 Offshore Super Series (OSS) National High Points contingency prize purse for the 2006 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 competition. OSS Cat class competitors using Mercury Racing-approved OSS Cat engine packages were rewarded a separate Mercury Racing Winners Circle promotional credit program. Mercury Racing supported the contingency programs by providing onsite support at all 2006 OSS race events, with the legendary Mercury Racing offshore product support truck and staff.

OSS National Series Total High Points
(Retail Value – Promotional Credit)
OSS Cat Lite:
1st Place –Hooter’s Hotel & Casino/Page Racing - $12,000
2nd Place – Popeye’s Famous Chicken/Stan Ware Racing - $6,000
3rd Place – Reliable Carriers/GT Motorsports - $4,000
4th Place – Professional Marine Racing/Phoenix Sales & Service - $2,000
5th Place – Speed Racer/Randy Kent - $1,000

OSS Vee:
1st Place – Miccosukee Indian Gaming/Fever Racing - $12,000
2nd Place - Fury/Ray Delaney - $6,000
3rd Place – Black Pearl/Black Pearl Racing - $4,000
4th Place – Love Muscle/David Branch - $2,000
5th Place – Bad Boy Powerboats/God Speed - $1,000

OSS Vee Lite:
1st Place – Screamin’ Eagle/Allen Campbell - $6,000
2nd Place – Wild Ride/Larry Kostelac - $3,000
3rd Place – None - $2,000
4th Place – Laveycraft/Kevin Cooper - $1,000
5th Place – Typhoon/Randy Schleuss - $500

OSS Cat Outboard:
1st Place – Mojo/Mojo Racing - $6,000
2nd Place – Mapei/GB Racing - $3,000
3rd Place – Medalla Light/Airspeed Racing - $2,000
4th Place – Bermuda Berrycuda/Chris Marshall - $1,000
5th Place – DoubleEdge Motorsports - $500

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

The $75,000 purse for OSS National Series title winners is 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 2006 race season.

The $75,000 purse for the winners at each individual OSS National Series event were distributed to 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 2006 racing season, was awarded a retail value promotional credit per event. The overall World Championship title winners in these classes are also being awarded a retail value promotional credit.

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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Released: 10/19/2006-RM