Mercury Racing Announces $150,000 SBIP/APBA Prize Purse

FOND DU LAC, Wis. May 5, 2005 – Mercury Racing is pleased to announce a $150,000 Super Boat International Productions (SBIP)/American Power Boat Association (APBA) contingency prize purse for the 2005 racing season. The purse is to reward racers who use Mercury Racing-approved outboards and sterndrives in SBIP/APBA National Series events, and throughout the series, in Super Cat, Super V, Super V Limited and Super Stock class competition. Mercury Racing will support the contingency programs by providing on-site support at select 2005 SBIP/APBA race events, with the legendary Mercury Racing offshore product support truck and staff. The $150,000 SBIP/APBA contingency purse consists of $75,000 for SBIP/APBA 2005 National Series title winners, plus a $75,000 contingency purse for individual SBIP/APBA National Series race events and World Championship winners. The $75,000 purse for the winners at each individual SBIP/APBA National Series event will be distributed to Super Cat, Super Vee, Super V Limited and Superboat Stock class competition in accordance with the attached purse schedule. A minimum of three (3) boats per class must enter and officially start the race event to qualify for individual race event promotional credit. The $75,000 purse for SBIP/APBA National Series title winners will be distributed to the top five places in Super Cat, Super V, Super V Limited and Superboat Stock classes, based on the total points each race boat ac*****ulates in the SBIP/APBA National Series during the 2005 race season in each of the Super Cat, Super Vee, Super V Limited and Superboat Stock class competitions and in accordance with the attached purse schedule. A race team must use Mercury Racing approved HP525 EFI engines and SBIP/APBA class approved sterndrives or Mercury Racing 2.5 EFI Offshore Race outboards exclusively throughout the SBIP/APBA National Series for the 2005 racing season in order to be eligible for the title winner contingency fund purse and to be awarded a Mercury Racing retail value promotional credit. Individual First Place Winner Mercury Racing Retail Promotional Credit (Based on Eleven Events) Super Cat – $2,000 per event Super Vee – $2,000 per event Super Vee Limited – $750 per event Superboat Stock – $700 per event Overall World Championship Title Winner Mercury Racing Retail Promotional Credit Super Cat – $5,000 Super Vee – $5,000 Super V Limited – $2,550 Superboat Stock – $2,500 SBIP/APBA National Series Total High Points (Retail Value – Mercury Racing Promotional Credit) Super Cat: 1st Place – $12,000 2nd Place – $6,000 3rd Place – $4,000 4th Place – $2,000 5th Place – $1,000 Super V: 1st Place – $12,000 2nd Place – $6,000 3rd Place – $4,000 4th Place – $2,000 5th Place – $1,000 Super V Limited: 1st Place – $6,000 2nd Place – $3,000 3rd Place – $2,000 4th Place – $1,000 5th Place – $500 Superboat Stock: 1st Place – $6,000 2nd Place – $3,000 3rd Place – $2,000 4th Place – $1,000 5th Place – $500

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