Mercury Racing Celebrates 50 Years

Throughout the year, the company will schedule activities to commemorate the anniversary.

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Over the years, development of new Mercury performance and racing engines, hydrodynamic testing and race-boat rigging was conducted at Lake X. Courtesy Mercury Racing

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Mercury Racing is celebrating its 50-year milestone with events planned throughout the year to commemorate the anniversary.

A kickoff event was held at the Miami International Boat Show, with the introduction of the Mercury Racing V10 400R outboard and the Ventera performance propeller.

“For a half-century, the organization known today as Mercury Racing has been at the forefront of marine high performance,” Stuart Halley, Mercury Racing general manager, stated in a press release. “One constant has been the unwavering dedication of our employees, dealers and suppliers, and our boatbuilder partners, racers and customers who have always pushed us to lead the race and to lead the industry.”

The Mercury Marine Hi-Performance Products Department was established in 1973. It evolved to include outboard, sterndrive and performance products for racers and performance pleasure boaters alike.

Where’s the big party? In honor of the 50-year celebration, Mercury Racing is planning a Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge festival of powerboat racing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, from August 11-13.

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