FOND DU LAC, Wisc. — Mercury Racing has announced the winners of the 2001 Mercury Racing American Power Boat Association (APBA) Offshore Factory, Super Cat Light Inboard and Super Cat Light Outboard Class Contingency Purse. The $50,000 prize purse is awarded to the top five Factory 1, Factory 2 and Super Cat LightInboard and top two Super Cat Light Outboard place finishers.
The top five Factory/Super Cat Light Inboard and top two Super Cat Light Outboard positions are calculated based on the cumulative total of a raceboat's points for the racing year in the National Factory Pro-Series per the Mercury
Racing contingency program guidelines.
APBA Factory Pro-Series Offshore High Points National and World Champions are awarded the Russell J. Burke Memorial trophy. First introduced in 1998, the family of four perpetual traveling trophies honor the late Russ Burke, a Field project engineer for Mercury Marine, who was killed in a car accident in 1997.
Burke was close to all involved in sport boating and was a great proponent of APBA Factory offshore racing. The historical trophies, taken out of the Kiekhaefer Mercury archives, were first awarded to Mercury racers in the 1970s.
The Russell J. Burke Memorial trophies are based on the total of a raceboat's points accumulated in the National APBA Factory Pro Series during the race season and at the APBA Offshore World Championships.
2001 Russell J. Burke Memorial Trophy Winners
|Factory 1||Chesapeake Inn||B.J. Maher|
|Factory 2||Team Virgin||Todd Klindworth|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||Team Tellium||John Kiely|
|Super Cat Light Outboard||Flow Master||Todd Werner|
2001 Mercury Racing APBA Offshore Contingency Purse Winners
Class, Position, Boat Name, Winner/Owner
|Factory 1||First Place||Chesapeake Inn||B.J. Maher|
|Factory 1||Second Place||Twisted Chyx||Theresa Eubanks|
|Factory 1||Third Place||Boathouse||Angelo Buffomante|
|Factory 1||Fourth Place||Purple Haze Racing||Ron Latawie|
|Factory 1||Fifth Place||Viper Marine||Curt Watkins|
|Factory 2||First Place||Team Virgin||Todd Klindworth|
|Factory 2||Second Place||Utz Quality Foods||Pier 57 Boat Sales and Service|
|Factory 2||Third Place||Twisted Styx||Robert Eubanks|
|Factory 2||Fourth Place||Let's Play Racing||Darian and Kevin Hatcher|
|Factory 2||Fifth Place||Snap On Talk N' Tools||Brian Ross|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||First Place||Team Tellium||John Kiely|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||Second Place||How Sweet It Is||John Petersen|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||Third Place||Zipp Express||Daniel Francis|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||Fourth Place||Peppers||George Stancombe|
|Super Cat Light Inboard||Fifth Place||Team Yahoo||Curtis Morris|
|Super Cat Light Outboard||First Place||Flow Master||Todd Werner|
|Super Cat Light Outboard||Second Place||Snakeman Racing||John Robinson|