News from Team IlmorIssue No. 3

Greetings Team Ilmor!


It's springtime, and Ilmor is running at full throttle.  Between IndyCar, ARCA, boat shows, and new product development, we've had our hands full bringing the best powertrain products and services to our partners, teams and customers worldwide.  This month's newsletter will provide you with updates from Ilmor's exciting spring schedule.


If you haven't seen our recently redesigned website,, we invite you to visit today.  Learn about Ilmor's history, technologies, services and product lines, including our recreational marine engines, high-performance marine engines and drives, and V-Twin motorcycle engines.  We're constantly adding to the "Community" section of our website with new events, "Team Ilmor" updates, and links to our active social networks.  Be sure to share the news about our website with your friends and fellow Ilmor fans.


We hope to see you at the many Ilmor events this spring.  Thank you again for your ongoing support of the Ilmor brand. 


Kind regards,

The Ilmor Team

IndyCar Race Season Begins

Izod IndyCar LogoIlmor is thrilled to begin another action-packed IndyCar season as a supporting partner to Honda Performance Development.

The kickoff race, the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, is this Sunday, March 27 at 12:30pm EDT.  A 1.8 mile, 14-turn circuit through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas, this course is famous for its difficult turns and long straights, and will make for an exciting and heart-stopping race. For more information about the race teams and drivers, as well as event broadcasting information, please visit

Two weeks after St. Petersburg, IndyCar continues its 17-race season in Birmingham, Alabama on April 10.  Additional event details are available on the IndyCar website or on Ilmor's community event calendar.

Boat Show Summary
The Ilmor team has had a busy winter attending boat shows around the world to showcase our high-performance engines and drives, and to debut our new MV8 engines in cooperation with MasterCraft Boat Company.  Ilmor engines could be seen on display in Los Angeles, Oslo, Seattle, London, Toronto, Houston and Edmonton, and dozens more were featured by our boat manufacturer partners both in the USA and abroad.   

Ilmor's biggest show was the Miami International Boat Show, where our full engine line-up was shared with the marine community.  The MV7-10 and MV10 725 engines, both displayed with INDYŽ Stern Drives were front and center, with MV8 5.7L, 6.0L and 6.2L capturing the interest of boat owners and manufacturers alike.  We were also proud to showcase the MDI6-320, our first marine diesel engine currently in development. 

Several of our partners had Ilmor products on display in Miami, including Outerlimits, Hustler, Frisini Motorsports, Teague Custom Marine and Hering Propellors.  We'd like to extend our congratulations to our partner MasterCraft Boat Company for winning the coveted 2011 Innovation Award for their electrically powered ZeroFlex Tower 5p (ZFT 5p), given by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The Los Angeles Boat Show was also a hit, with several manufacturers displaying Ilmor engine and drive products in their boats and display stands, including Dave's Custom Boats, StanCraft, Eliminator, Hallet, Nordic, Hering Propellors, and MasterCraft.  Special thanks to our partner Teague Custom Marine for showcasing our MV10 725 with INDYŽ Stern Drive, along with several more INDYŽ Stern Drives paired to their 800hp engines. 

Overall, the season has been a great success, and several new engine and drive orders are currently in production for Ilmor enthusiasts across the globe.  We look forward to rounding out the boat show season at the Lake Havasu Boat Show from April 8-10.  For more event details, please visit Ilmor's community event calendar.
2011 Desert Storm Poker Run
Ilmor High-Performance is a proud key sponsor of the 2011 Desert Storm Poker Run, one of the year's most exciting performance boating events and the start of the spring boating season. 
From April 27-30, boaters from across the country will meet on Arizona's beautiful Lake Havasu for a long weekend of fun, sun and speed!  Be sure to stop by our display tent to see our MV10 725 and INDYŽ Stern Drive, and to purchase some new branded apparel - you could even receive a free Ilmor gift!

We encourage Ilmor-powered boat owners to attend and share our unique blend of performance, endurance and head-turning good looks with all performance boat enthusiasts.  Who knows?  Our one-of-a-kind Poker Cards may bring you some extra good luck at the poker card turn-in party, hosted by Ilmor, on Friday night at the Nautical Inn.

For more information about the Desert Storm event, click here to view Ilmor's event calendar.
Taking Talladega - ARCA Racing Series
Armstrong Talladega VictoryAfter an exciting season start at Daytona, the ARCA Racing Series 250 at Talladega Superspeedway is coming up on Friday, April 15 at 4:00pm EDT.  The race consists of a grueling 94 laps around the historic Superspeedway, which is 2.66 miles long (the longest oval speedway in the USA), four lanes wide, banked 33 degrees on each end, and has a backstretch almost 4,000 feet long - a perfect combination for speed, thrills and extremely competitive racing. 

Currently, two drivers are confirmed to race with the Ilmor-developed Dodge R5 engine.  Dakoda Armstrong, driving the #22 car for Cunningham Motorsports, will return to Talladega where he won his first ARCA race in 2010, after winning the pole position.  Newcomer Maryeve Dufault will make her first appearance at Talladega driving the #12 car for Tony Marks Racing. 

For more information about the ARCA Racing Series 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, please visit or check out Ilmor's community event calendar for upcoming races.
About Us

Ilmor Engineering was founded in 1984 when engineers Mario Illien (IL) and Paul Morgan (MOR) reached out to Roger Penske with a plan to build a better engine for the IndyCar racing series. Since then, legendary drivers like Andretti, Unser, and Castroneves have all driven cars powered by Ilmor engines.  Ilmor now has over 235 IndyCar race wins, 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, 44 Formula 1 wins, and two Formula 1 World Championships. Ilmor continues to design and manufacture engines for IndyCar, NASCAR, ARCA, USAC Midget, and Desert Truck.


In 2003, Ilmor applied its expertise to the marine industry, and created a completely unique engine for high performance powerboats based on the 8.3L Dodge Viper V-10. In 2007, Ilmor expanded its competitive tradition into powerboat racing, winning three consecutive World Championships in Powerboat P1 racing and capturing an APBA / SBI (USA) Championship in the P1 class with manufacturing partners Fountain Worldwide and Chaudron Powerboats.


The positive response to Ilmor's products and customer service has resulted in Ilmor becoming a major supplier of powerboat engines and drives to boat makers all over the world, paving the way for product expansion. In 2008, Ilmor began designing a series of inboard GM-based V-8 engines, each with unique Ilmor developed parts for durability, efficiency and performance. In 2010, Ilmor opened its state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot marine engine assembly and test facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, specifically committed to managing the long term growth of our marine products.


Ilmor still follows the same principles put in place by its founders: innovative solutions, precision engineering and manufacturing, high quality, reliable products, and unrivaled customer support.


To learn more about Ilmor, visit us at

In This Issue:
IndyCar Race Season Begins
Boat Show Summary
2011 Desert Storm Poker Run
Taking Talladega - ARCA Racing Series
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