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Old 03-28-2009, 05:45 PM
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So I had a chat with Strip Poker Rob today, he's at the OSS race.

Apparently Mercury Racing made an announcement they were pulling the plug on sponsorship for OSS???

Anyone hear the same?
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I talked to a customer at the Race and he said the same, no more support from Merc. Racing.
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I heard Biloxi was the last race.
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With the economy the way it is and Mercury being the largest Hi Performance of boat engines. Performance boat sales being way down, I can't blame them its either sponsor or start cuttng back and Mercury is already shutting down some key plants. Hopefully 2009-2010 starts to show signs of improvement.
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I see it as an opportunity for some other manufacturer's
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Look for "The Hill" to be relocated to Stillwater.
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Is also heard some people at the race saying Lake X is shutting down. Can anyone verify that?
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I see it as an opportunity for some other manufacturer's
There you go someone seeing the glass half-full...

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Brutal!!


I'm not their accountant obviously, but it would be surprising if the "other" companies that compete with Merc are doing any better than they are, ESPECIALLY doing well enough to try filling Mercury's spot in racing.

Isn't Mercury pretty much the sole sponsor in SBI as well?
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