COR Class Objectives
The Classic Outboard Runabout class is designed for the racer who would like to purchase a race boat at a relatively low cost that could double as a family boat when not racing, and who does not want to compete in the “fast” classes of today. The 2.0 class has gained popularity in recent years due to the Enduro races run at the Parker 300. The Classic Outboard 2.0 class may be described as a throwback to the very popular “Utility” class of racing in the 1950s.
The rules for this class are aimed at safety, yet will provide a speed that racers, both young and old, will appreciate. During past races and after thorough testing, we have found that the Classic Outboard 2.0 Class, running under the following rules, can and will achieve speeds on a long course in the 80s. In the current rules below we have added weight and length to ensure that the boats will run in the low 80s, which will be a continuing “target” speed for this class.
The 2.0 Mercury V-6 is the primary engine for this class; however, as you will see, provisions have been made for the Mercury inline 6 and V-4 OMC engines to compete also. Cost projections for these motors to be “built” are near $2500. The enthusiasm this class generates can be seen in the safety, targeted speed ranges, and relative inexpensiveness as racing goes.
The COR classes compete under the Special Events Committee of APBA and will be managed as such by the Special Events Chairman with the assistance of the COR Class Chairman.