Everyone is excited for our entry into Class 1 and we are thrilled for our partnership with Monster Energy! Still your favorite team…. now rocking our new title: Monster Energy M•CON Racing. We can’t wait to see what this new adventure brings to team M•CON and Monster Energy! Continue reading for coverage from Speed On The Water about the announcement made in Key West.
In a multi-year agreement starting with the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 2023 season, Monster Energy will be the title sponsor of the M CON Racing team. The new team, which currently has a Skater Powerboats 438 under construction at the Douglas, Mich., facility, will run as the Monster Energy M CON Racing team. The partnership was announced during a Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore press conference this afternoon in Key West, Fla.
“We love racing, power and larger-than-life opportunities here at Monster Energy and we were immediately captivated by what we all saw,” said Dave Gowland, Monster Energy vice president of motorsports, in a press release. “We’re always all-in here at Monster and we’re enthused to sponsor M CON in the Class 1 race series.”
Based in Kansas, the M CON Racing team of owner/driver Tyler Miller and throttleman Myrick Coil will share the cockpit of the 43-footer, which will be powered by dual Class 1-spec, Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. It will be the first Class 1 boat completely built to meet the current UIM safety and construction standards.
“We decided earlier this year to take the next leap in the sport by joining Class 1 in 2023 because of our pure passion to race in the premier class,” said Miller, who also plans to continue to field his Super Cat-class M CON Skater 388 cat next season. “We hope to be on the water with our new Skater by early April for testing at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and our aim is quite simply to get on the podium as often as possible next season.
“It’s a big deal for us and for offshore racing that Monster Energy is coming onboard and we want to put on a great show for the fans and our new sponsor,” he added.