Sydney Australia, February, 2007 – The Southern 80 Ski Race which has been held for over 40 years was again held this past weekend. The Race takes place on the Murray River between Torrumbarry and Echuca on the second Sunday in February each year.
The event is a two up water ski race, which covers the river from Torrumbarry to Echuca with over 120 bends on this 80 kilometer race section. The race attracted 563 entries from all over Australia with international representation from New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA.
Once again Evinrude E-Tec has shown a clear set of heels in the MOC and SMOC classes with 5 races contested, winning all 5 and obliterating 3 long standing Mercury records with the winning SMOC class boats, all powered by fully homologated
Evinrude E-TEC™ 250 H.O. and Evinrude Outboard Motor Oil!
• SMOC Expert class Stalker Racing broke the 2004 race record.
• SMOC Social Class Stalker Racing broke the 2003 Mercury race record.
• SMOC Short Course Expert Evinrude Racing broke the 2007 Mercury race record.
BRP congratulates all crews and skiers of the winning SMOC teams;
Stalker Racing Driver Brad Groves, Observer Vikki Groves, Skiers Andrew Morgan
& Mark Williams;
Evinrude Racing Driver Tony Rowe, Observer Ian Kirk, Skiers Matthew Thompson
& Steven Berry, all powered by the Evinrude E-TEC™ 250 H.O.
With wins in the 2008 annual Bridge to Bridge Ski Race, the 2008 Australian National Ski Championships and now the Southern 80 event, the Evinrude E-Tec 250 HO is an excellent power plant with reliability and consistency the mainstay of this exceptional engine.
Once again this reinforces Evinrude E-TEC’s DQR (Durability, Quality, and Reliability) but also highlights how confident the company is with their product. BRP has chosen to offer a full 3 year warranty on all Evinrude E-TEC motors, even in the racing environment!
BRP also congratulates all crews and skiers of the winning MOC team, Ace Racing Driver Darren Spencer, Observer Philip Duus, Skiers Craig Males & Troy Bayer
• MOC Expert class Ace Racing won the class.
• MOC Short course Expert Ace Racing broken the 2007 race record.
Like all Evinrude E-TEC™ outboards, the 250 H.O. is compact and lightweight – an amazing 128 pounds (58 kg) lighter than some competitive engines of the same horsepower. With less weight comes improved fuel efficiency, less draft and improved boat handling, superior visibility while planing the boat quicker, and less stress on the boat transom.
The 250 H.O. Evinrude E-TEC™ pedigree including horsepower and advanced innovative features including the high-speed, nose cone Lightning™ gear case, manufactured from the toughest grade metals and alloys for increased strength and performance all makes for the ideal choice within this power band! Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx® snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC™, Can-Am™ all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, and Rotax® engines and karts.