There are four teams signed up for the Offshore at the Ozarks race. Interestingly, none of the registered teams have had the same driver and throttleman for a full season and M•CON fits that group with our new 2021 team. M•CON racing duo Tyler Miller (throttleman) and Myrick Coil (driver) will be racing on their home water and could be considered a team favorite. Continue reading below for more information.
For the first time in a long time ahead of a Supercat-class contest, there is no odds-on favorite for an upcoming event. Not one of the four teams currently committed to the two-day, three-race Offshore at the Ozarks-Cat Edition set for this weekend (October 2-3) in Central Missouri has run a full season with the same driver and throttleman in the cockpit.
That no Supercat team has competed this season—not even at the Offshore Powerboat Association’s Crystal Coast Grand Prix, the first race of the year, earlier this month—adds even more intrigue to the fascinating mix. Here’s a quick look at each team in the fleet coming to the Performance Boat Center-backed Offshore Powerboat Association-sanctioned event.
Tyler Miller, the Kansas-based owner and throttleman of the M-Con team had hoped to use the 2020 season to fully dial in the team’s new 438 Skater catamaran. Instead, thanks to well-worn COVID-19 circumstances, he logged time testing the 43-footer powered by fresh Sterling Performance engines on the Lake of the Ozarks with Myrick Coil, the throttleman of the Super Stock-cass Performance Boat Center team that took first place in its class in last year’s six-race American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series and finished second overall in the 2019 Race World Offshore Key West Championships.
Miller will throttle and Coil will drive. Miller has six-plus years of racing experience under his belt and Coil has twice that and change, but they have yet to share a cockpit in race conditions. Still, based on combined seat time in offshore races and hardware (though still unproven) they could be considered a favorite of sorts to come out on top at the Lake of the Ozarks, which also happens to be the team’s home-water.
The bigger question is: Will Coil driver for the M-Con team in 2021?
“Well, it’d be nice but you’ll have to refer to Myrick on that,” Miller said, then laughed. “He’s a hot commodity.”