August 15th, 2008 by gkraft
I have always wanted the SBI and APBA Offshore Racing division to be one, and I am pleased that they ended up that way.Â The sport of Offshore Powerboat racing is full of raging egos and the biggest pocketbook usually is in the lead.Â A sport where the PRIZE money barely covers the fuel costs, yet alone the Hotel and T & E.Â The crews are dedicated wonderful people just like you and your friends, they work hard, play hard, and drive hard.Â The Offshore racers are bold adventurers, like Nigel Hook and Mike Seebold, and the real professionals like JT make one proud to have a chance to know them.
Support the SBI and APBA Offshore, go to the races, spend some money, have fun, and wish you were in the seat of one of them, for it is a honor to meet such brave men and women, and the sport is just a blast!
Michael Allweise did so many positive things for the sport, and Big John of SBI is a character, the business of Event Marketing for Offshore Racing is difficult at a minimum, and the effort is always greater and never matches the income from the sport, people do it because they love it…
I am so proud and glad to have had the opportunity to participate, and dearly miss it.Â A sport that gets in your blood so to speak, and then the Legend of Offshore, Reggie Fountain is the man behind the curtain.
I always told folks that I was a “Professional Spectator” cruising to the Offshore races back in the day in my Lazzara motor yacht, with my TalkStory Offshore Racing Team sponsored by the incredible Dick Lazzara and Team Lazzara.Â So if you have the desire go buy a yacht and create a Offshore Race Team and enjoy man, enjoy life as it is on the edge.Â And there is no better way to spend money, for money is a short term thing, and life is meant to be lived.
All the best.
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