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For Immediate Release:

Mercury Racing Extends Offshore Race Customer Loyalty Program

HP525 EFI Dry Sump Six Drive Engine Package Rewards For
Competitors in Qualified Race Classes

FOND DU LAC, Wis. Feb . 1, 2008—Mercury Racing is pleased to announce an extension on its highly successful customer loyalty program for current offshore racers. The program, which features special pricing and promotional rebates on HP525 EFI dry sump six sterndrives, rewards race teams that compete in qualified race classes. Mercury Racing reserves the right to determine qualified races and classes. The special pricing offer goes into effect immediately.

Quantities are limited to class engine configuration. Proof of an existing or new race boat from a participating race team or OEM boat builder is required for purchase. Qualified race teams, who purchase HP525 EFI dry sump six drive packages or engines only, are eligible for rebates on complete engine packages or engines on a per-certified race basis.

Rebates will be paid for each HP525 EFI dry sump six drive package or engine only purchased based on the following conditions:

1) Proof of a registered race boat (used or new).
2) Proof of purchase of HP525 EFI dry sump six drive package(s) or engine(s).
3) Proof that qualified program participant officially entered and started a race using the HP525 EFI dry sump six drive package or engine in a qualified offshore race class in a certified race within 12 months of the purchase date.

Mercury Racing will issue participating race teams a $1,500 rebate per HP525 EFI dry sump six drive engine package per qualified race. The maximum rebate is $24,000
per qualified boat with HP525 EFI dry sump six drive engine packages or engines based on a maximum of eight qualified races.

Rebates will be issued to participating race teams in the form of a check upon the receipt and verification of rebate materials. The deadline for applying and qualifying for rebate checks is 12 months from the date of purchase. It is the responsibility of the racer to provide proof of above conditions.

Call 920-924-2036 or 920-924-2032 for pricing details and engine availability.

2008 Mercury Racing Offshore Cat Outboard Customer Loyalty Program
2.5 ROS Rewards for Competitors in OSS Cat Outboard Class

FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 1, 2008— Mercury Racing is pleased to announce an Offshore Cat Outboard class customer loyalty program for the 2008 season.

Customer Loyalty Program

New for 2008 is the Mercury Racing Offshore Cat Outboard class customer loyalty program. The program, which features promotional cash rebates on 2.5 ROS engine powerheads, and partial powerheads, rewards race teams that compete with Mercury 2.5 ROS engines in the OSS Cat Outboard Class.. Mercury Racing reserves the right to determine qualified races. The special pricing offer goes into effect immediately.

Quantities are limited to three (3) per qualified race boat. Proof of an existing or new race boat from a participating race team or boat builder is required to make a purchase. Qualified race teams, who purchase and race 2.5 ROS powerheads, and partial powerheads,are eligible for rebates on a per-certified race basis.

Rebates will be paid for each 2.5 ROS powerhead, and partial powerhead purchased based on the following conditions:

1) Proof of a registered race boat (used or new).
2) Proof of purchase of 2.5 ROS powerhead(s) or partial powerhead(s) including purchase date.
3) Proof that qualified program participant officially entered and started a race using the 2.5 ROS powerhead or partial powerhead as sold by Mercury Racing in a qualified OSS Cat Outboard certified race within the 2008 race season.

Mercury Racing will issue participating race teams a $375.00 rebate per 2.5 ROS powerhead purchased or $200.00 rebate per 2.5 ROS partial powerhead purchased per boat for each qualified race. The maximum rebate (up to a maximum of three (3)) per qualified boat may be any combination of the following 2.5 ROS configurations based on a maximum of eight qualified OSS races:

• $375.00 per 2.5 ROS powerhead, maximum quantity (3), maximum qualified races (8) = $9,000.00 total rebate.
• $200.00 per 2.5 ROS partial powerhead, maximum quantity (3), maximum qualified races (8) = $4,800.00 total rebate.
• The rebate will be issued to participating race teams in the form of a check upon the receipt and verification of rebate materials. The deadline for applying and qualifying for rebate checks is December 1, 2008. It is the responsibility of the racer to provide proof of above conditions.

For pricing details and parts availability, interested parties should call Jim Goerlitz at 920-924-2036. Checks will be distributed at the end of the 2008 race season.

Mercury Racing Announces Offshore Race
Customer Loyalty Program for 2008
Rewards Competitors in OSS Vee Lite Race Class

FOND DU LAC, Wis. Feb. 1, 2008 – Mercury Racing is pleased to announce it is again offering its highly successful customer loyalty program for the 2008 offshore racing season. The program, which features special pricing and promotional rebates on HP525 EFI Single/Bravo sterndrives, rewards qualified race teams that compete in the OSS Vee Lite race class. Mercury Racing reserves the right to determine qualified races. The special pricing offer goes into effect immediately.

Quantities are limited to Vee Lite class single engine configuration. Proof of an existing or new race boat from a participating race team or OEM boat builder is required for purchase. Qualified race teams, which purchase HP525 EFI Single/Bravo sterndrives or engine only, are eligible for rebates on complete engine packages or engines on a per qualified race basis.

Mercury Racing will issue participating race teams a $1,000 rebate per Mercury Racing HP525 EFI Single/Bravo engine package or engine per qualified race. The maximum rebate is $8,000 per qualified boat with HP525 EFI Single/Bravo engine package or engine based on a maximum of eight OSS qualified races.

Rebates will be issued to participating race teams in the form of a check upon receipt and verification of rebate materials. The deadline for qualifying and applying for rebate checks is 12 months from date of purchase. It is the responsibility of the racer to provide proof of above condition

Call 920-924-2036 or 920-924-2032 for pricing details and engine availability.

Mercury Racing Sets
$150,000 Prize Purse
For 2008 Offshore Super Series

FOND DU LAC, Wis. Feb. 1, 2008 – Mercury Racing will once again support the Offshore Super Series (OSS) with a $150,000 contingency prize purse for the 2008 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.

In addition, OSS Super Charged 850 Cat Class competitors using Mercury Racing-approved OSS 850 SCi engine packages will be rewarded in an additional and separate Mercury Racing promotional program. Mercury Racing will support the contingency programs by providing on-site support at all 2008 OSS race events, with the legendary Mercury Racing offshore product support truck and staff. Mercury Racing has supported OSS since its inception in 2004.

To be eligible, racers must complete a program registration form provided by Mercury Racing. The current Mercury Racing logo (a minimum of 36-inches in length) must be prominently displayed in an appropriate fashion on both port and starboard sides of each race boat, as well as on both port and starboard sides of the deck of each race boat. Mercury Racing logo graphics painted on the boat must be approved by Mercury Racing. Mercury Racing logo decals will also be made available to eligible teams.

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.

A $75,000 purse for OSS National Series title winners will be 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 2008 race season.

The $75,000 purse for the winners at each individual OSS National Series event will be distributed at 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 2008 racing season, will be awarded a retail value promotional credit per event. The overall World Championship title winners in these classes will also be awarded a retail value promotional credit.
Individual First Place Winner Promotional Credit (Based on Eight Events)
OSS Cat Lite - $2,500 per event
OSS Vee - $2,500 per event
OSS Vee Lite - $1,250 per event
OSS Cat Outboard - $1,250 per event
Overall World Championship Title Winner Promotional Credit
OSS Cat Lite - $5,000
OSS Vee - $5,000
OSS Vee Lite - $2,500
OSS Cat Outboard $2,500

OSS National Series Total High Points
(Retail Value – Promotional Credit)
OSS Cat Lite:
1st Place - $12,000
2nd Place - $6,000
3rd Place - $4,000
4th Place - $2,000
5th Place - $1,000
OSS Vee:
1st Place - $12,000
2nd Place - $6,000
3rd Place - $4,000
4th Place - $2,000
5th Place - $1,000
OSS Vee Lite:
1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $3,000
3rd Place - $2,000
4th Place - $1,000
5th Place - $500
OSS Cat Outboard:
1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $3,000
3rd Place - $2,000
4th Place - $1,000
5th Place - $500

Contact Mercury Racing Race Sales Manager Jim Goerlitz at (920) 924-2036 for additional information regarding the 2008 Offshore Super Series (OSS) contingency prize purse.

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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