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Performance Boat Center, M CON Win Saturday OPA Race

As the Offshore at the Ozarks Cat Edition event, presented by Performance Boat Center, resumed on Saturday, driver Myrick Coil and throttleman Rusty Williams in Performance Boat Center were the winners in Super Stock class, punishing the competition after failing to score a podium finish in Friday’s racing. However, it was second-place finisher STR (with owner/throttleman Shaun Torrente and driver Eric Belisle) taking the overall win for the class, having won both heats on Friday and ultimately amassing the all-important high-points needed for the championship. 

Third place was taken by Phase 5, followed by FJ Propeller, Jack Hammer, Team Allen Lawn Care and LPC. (It was more than a little intense to see those last two boats running neck and neck, as they had last year right before blowing over simultaneously at Race World Offshore’s Key West World Championships last season.) TNT Caddyshack, owned and raced by Ryan Beckley, did not finish, and CR Racing, having been damaged in Friday’s heats, did not compete.

All four Super Cat boats started in Saturday’s 15-lap bout—but only one would finish. SV Offshore and Dependable had dropped out of Friday’s race early on, but much like Performance Boat Center’s come-from-behind magic, Dependable was the front-runner on this second day of Super Cat racing. Three boats—Dependable, SV Racing and M CON—traded off the lead in an exciting and tight race in the first half. Ironically, Gone Again—which had won both Super Cat heats on Friday—was not running on all its cylinders on Saturday, according to team owner Kenny Mungle; the boat dropped out of the race after only a few laps. As on Friday, SV Racing also eventually dropped out of the race. That left Dependable with a sizable lead over M CON, with driver Myrick Coil and throttleman Tyler Miller in the cockpit of the Skater 438. 

But with eight laps down, M CON stole the lead from Dependable, which inexplicably came off the course a couple of times before dropping out altogether. The race down to just one boat, competition ended early, according to rule. Coil had won both of the day’s classes; but at the time of this writing, it was not clear who the overall Super Cat winner was. In the official broadcast, Gone Again was named the unofficial total points winner for Super Cat Class, but Coil told Speedboat he thought M CON took the win on points.

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