Three generations, the winningest driver in the history of the sport, the top two winners in the US. one Motorsports Hall of Fame induction, innovation in the sport that transcends all motorsports all add up to a legacy that will leave its mark on racing for decades to come.
The 75-year legacy is unique in that they are not only the owners, they are actually racing. Bill Seebold Sr. built the first boat he raced at the age of 25 and started racing in 1939, 10 years before the start of NASCAR. Bill Jr., “Billy”, started racing when he was 11. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999 after winning more than 900 races and 69 World and National Titles in his 46-year career. He retired after the 1997 season. He won many of those races over his sons Mike who started racing at the age 13 and Tim who started at 8 and won his 1st Championship and World record at age 17.
Their drive, dedication, work ethic and passion for the sport have been passed down through the generations. Bill Seebold Sr. started racing in 1939. His drive for perfection was passed on to his son, Bill Jr. and grandsons Mile and Tim. 75 years later, sons Mike and Tim Seebold have won 61 of the 112 major Formula One races contested since the beginning of the 1995 season. The brothers have won seven North American Champ Boat titles. Before retiring, Bill Seebold won North American championships in 1989, 1993, 1994 and 1997. Mike won the title in 1982, 1992 and 2000. Tim was the champion in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2007, 2016 and the all time winningest driver in US history with 36 victories.
Tim started Seebold Sports in 1993, A Power Sports Business and the Largest Polaris Watercraft Dealer in the World for 5 straight years. Tim sold the business in August of 2014 and now is dedicating himself full time to the business of Formula One Powerboat Racing.
Bill started Seebold Racing over 40 years ago and later sold to Tim in 1998. Seebold Racing is a Racing Business that specializes in designing and building the boats, motors and the many related parts for customers all over the globe. Along with developing the boats and technology they managed several powerboat teams along the way including the 28 year long run of the World Famous Bud Light Formula One Team. One of the longest running Corporate Motorsports Sponsorships of All Time!
In 2016 Tim Seebold Raced retired from racing with his Last Lap Season under the NGK Spark Plugs Sponsorship racing 13 races around the country while winning 7-1st Place, 2-2nd Place and 3-3rd Place Finishes becoming the USF1 Series World Champion, APBA National F1 Champion and the APBA SST 200 North American Champion.
In 2017 Tim has again teamed up with NGK Spark Plugs and the APBA to develop the all new NGK F1 Powerboat Championship and is in the process of developing this new series to help bring back Formula 1 racing to the masses with series races , TV and social media line up like that has never been done before. More information will be coming as it develops.