Sunday, August 03, 2008

Team AMSOIL Offshore Dominates in St. Clair

One weekend after attending AMSOIL’s 35th Anniversary celebration, the AMSOIL Offshore team traveled to St. Clair, Mich. to compete in the annual OPA St. Clair River Classic offshore race held on the St. Clair River. Tens of thousands of fans packed the town and the shores to watch the big boats compete up close.

During the first test session on Saturday, Team AMSOIL apparently struck a submerged object in the river and destroyed a propeller. Because the propeller that was destroyed was one that would have likely been used in Sunday’s race, the rest of the day was spent trying alternative set ups and timing the boat around the race course. Bob Teague and Paul Whittier logged over 160 miles testing to perfect the set up, speed and handling of the AMSOIL Offshore Race Boat. Practice on the race course was timed to achieve quick and consistent lap times around the 6.3 mile course.

The extensive testing definitely paid off when the green flag dropped on Sunday. This would be another highly competitive battle in the Super Cat Lite class between the Motley Crew Team and Team AMSOIL. AMSOIL took the lead on the first straightaway and continued to extend the lead on the fleet throughout the entire race.

The win in Saint Clair extended Team AMSOIL’s OPA points lead. Currently, Team AMSOIL is in first place in the points chase in OSS, OPA, and tied for first in POPRA.

The AMSOIL Offshore Race Team continues to have great results with the new AMSOIL 15W50 Dominator Racing Oil and the array of AMSOIL lubricants used in every component and system in the race boat.

Next stop for Teague and Whittier is the OSS Race in Kenner, La this weekend.

Until then, we'll see you at the races.