The AMSOIL Offshore Racing Team led both of its races from start to finish in the fierce OSS Cat Lite competition in both Cat Lite heats held at Lake Cumberland, KY on Sunday, May 10th. The Team AMSOIL 368 Skater was re-fitted with new Mercury 525 EFI engines and components just prior to the trip from California.

The new equipment was tested on Saturday by Bob Teague and Paul Whittier logging over 160 miles trying different set up combinations. The extensive testing combined with the newly prepared boat paid off by a dominant performance during the Sunday’s two races in which the finish points of each race were combined to determine the final winner.

Team AMSOIL started on the pole position in each Cat Lite heat and battled in beginning of each race with Team Propstop through the first couple of turns until gaining the lead. In each race, Team AMSOIL continued to extend the lead. At the end of the second race, Team AMSOIL established a lead on the rest of the fleet of nearly one-half lap.

This was the first offshore race ever held at Lake Cumberland. The spectators loved the event and Team AMSOIL was very popular with the fans as well as a number of AMSOIL dealers in the area.

Team AMSOIL credits the winning performance and reliability of its boat to the outstanding lubricants used in the engines and all systems in the boat. The new 15W50 Dominator Racing Oil allowed Team AMSOIL to log over 4000 racing miles on its Mercury Racing engines last year with not one engine problem. The Team has also proven that the absolute best oil for a Mercury dry-sump VISSM drive is AMSOIL “MCF.” After two years of racing, Team AMSOIL’s VISSM drives are still in new condition.

Team AMSOIL captured virtually every title possible in the Cat Lite Class during the 2008 racing season. The Team is the current OPA Cat Lite High Points Champion, OSS National and High Points Cat Lite Champion, and SBI Super Cat World Champion. Team AMSOIL is also the holder of the OSS World Endurance record for Miami to Bimini and back, and captured the POPRA World Kilo Record in its class with an official average speed of 131.981mph. Team AMSOIL is now headed to Ocean City, Maryland to compete in the first race of the Triple Crown Series on May 31st. As the defending champion of the Triple Crown Series, the Team intends to keep its title in the Northeast circuit.

The AMSOIL Offshore Race Team is extremely proud to announce the continued support of AMSOIL Inc. The company’s great sponsorship package, dedicated racing department team and superior lubricants all make it possible for Team AMSOIL Offshore Racing to achieve success! Teague Custom Marine is an authorized AMSOIL dealer and offers the complete line of high performance lubricants in its store and for purchase online. United We Race!

Next stop: OPA Race – Ocean City, Maryland – May 30 & 31, 2009

See you at the races!

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