FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Oct 3, 2019) – Mercury Racing, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), unveiled its new 4.6-liter 450R V8 FourStroke outboard in June 2019. Today the powerful, supercharged engine that is handcrafted in Fond du Lac, Wis., finds itself in the Top Four of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

The competition, sponsored annually by the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, highlights the state’s manufacturing industry that employs one of every five people in Wisconsin. The 2019 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest started with 150 nominees and collected more than 210,000 votes in the first three rounds of competition. The fourth and final round features Mercury Racing on the ballot and runs until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The winner will be announced at 12:45 p.m. on October 8 at the WMC Foundation’s Business and Industry Luncheon.

“Our mission at Mercury Racing is to push boundaries that deliver a Wide Open experience for our customers,” said Steve Miller, director of marketing, sales and service at Mercury Racing. “This contest nomination recognizes the technology, experience and creativity of our manufacturing team and we hope we can rally with the community to bring the title of Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin to Fond du Lac.  We encourage all of our friends and partners to vote and vote often for Mercury Racing.”

Designed and developed in-house on a dedicated Mercury Racing production line, the 450R offers unrelenting power and delivers industry-leading power-to-weight ratio all in a compact, efficient package that runs on 89-octane (95 RON) pump fuel. To vote for Mercury Racing’s 450R in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest, please visit madeinwis.com daily until 12 noon on Tuesday, Oct. 8.