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M CON Racing join Class 1

Chris Davies on 10th August 2022

Powerboat P1 announced today that M CON Racing will be joining the UIM Class 1 World Championship in 2023.

Based in Kansas and currently focused on defending their APBA Super Cat national title, the M CON team of Tyler Miller and Myrick Coil will be competing next year in a canopied Skater 438 catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Competition engines and transmission package.

Team owner and throttleman Miller explained,


We decided earlier this year to race Class 1 in 2023 to continue to elevate our racing program and because of our pure passion to race offshore powerboats in the premier class. Our decision to run Skater Powerboats was based on the long-standing pedigree of safe and competitive masterpieces Peter Hledin has created for many years, together with the success M CON Racing has had to date in powerboats built by Skater.

The new, purpose-built Class 1 boat will be a Skater 438, equipped with the strongest cockpit canopy ever built by the company, surface drives and rudder steering. Miller anticipates the boat being completed at Michigan-based Skater by early March and, under the supervision of driver Myrick Coil, it will then move to Performance Boat Centre in Missouri for rigging. All initial testing will be carried out on the team’s home waters at Lake of The Ozarks. The M CON plan is to become a two-boat team next year by continuing to race their Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran in the Super Cat class.

Skater Powerboats founder and owner Peter Hledin, who for more than forty years has been the industry leader setting the pace by continually bringing innovation and advanced designs to the market, is excited to be building the new boat

The first 438 we built was dubbed Rockette, powered by twin Mercury Racing dual-calibration 1550/1350 engines, and now we have the first race version built for the Class 1 series. I think it will do extremely well and I’m really glad this is happening for Tyler. He’s a great gentleman and a loyal customer.

Hledin has built two race boats and a pleasure boat for Miller, making the new 43-footer Miller’s third Skater powerboat, and he sees this as an opportunity to build the Class 1 series and get people excited.

Powerboat P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala commented


M CON Racing is one of the most professionally run teams in offshore racing and this is an exciting decision by the current Super Cat national champions. They are always looking to break new ground in promoting and marketing the team, with Tyler and Lindsey bringing to the sport the outstanding energy and skills they demonstrate in running their successful M CON company. This significant development is testament to our ambition to return the UIM Class 1 championship to the pinnacle of powerboat racing. Peter Hledin is the ultimate craftsman so I expect this combination to really make a mark in the Class 1 series next year.

Huski Racing throttleman Steve Curtis said


I will be really excited to go head-to-head with Tyler. His record speaks for itself, so you know he’s going to be extremely fast. He also has the full backing of Skater Powerboats with his new boat. It’s great for Class 1 as we want the best of the best from around the world to compete against.

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