The Rinker Family’s Quest for Glory: Can They Dethrone the Legendary Seebold Dynasty?

A Thrilling Battle Awaits with Fierce Competition

In the exhilarating world of the APBA Redline Oil Outboard Performance Craft National Championships, two family names have long dominated the leaderboard: Seebold and Rinker. The Seebold family, under the leadership of the esteemed patriarch Bill Seebold, has reigned supreme with an impressive 29 overall OPC National Championships (Bill Seebold 17, Mike Seebold 7, Tim Seebold 5). However, the determined Rinker family, led by the talented Terry Rinker with 18 titles to his name, is now poised to ascend and challenge the Seebold dynasty for the ultimate glory (24 total, Terry Rinker 18, Ashton Rinker 3, Rob Rinker 2, Chris Rinker 1).

Last year’s 2022 championships witnessed the rise of new National Champions, injecting fresh excitement and raising the stakes for the upcoming competition. Spencer Love, recently inducted into the prestigious APBA Hall of Champions, proved his mettle by capturing two titles in the fiercely competitive F150 and F1 categories while Neal Marsh showcased his mastery in the Tri-hull class. Meanwhile, Mark Schmerbach elevated his championship count to an impressive seven, with Chris Fairchild not far behind at five while both adding APBA Hall of Champions accolades and Brian Tabara solidifying his presence with three overall national championship titles.

As the 2023 championships draw near, all eyes are fixed on Springfield, Ohio, where Wake the Lake 7 and the APBA Redline Oil OPC National Championships will take place from August 25th to 27th. The stage is set for a thrilling battle, with the Rinker family armed with an arsenal of talented racers poised to challenge the Seebolds’ legacy.

With Chris Rinker and Terry Rinker at the helm of their formidable big tunnel boats, and the dynamic trio of Mason, Tanner, and “Scary” Jerry Rinker commanding the Tri-hull category, the Rinker family possesses a wealth of loaded bullets in their chamber. Their experience, skill, and unwavering determination make them a force to be reckoned with.

However, standing in their way are previous national champions who have left their mark on the sport. Spencer Love’s induction into the Hall of Champions solidifies his status as a formidable contender, while Grant Schubert’s proven track record as a 2021 APBA Hall of Champions inductee adds an extra layer of competition. These seasoned champions have honed their skills and know what it takes to reach the pinnacle of success.

The clash between the Rinker family and their challengers promises to be a spectacle of speed, skill, and strategy. The competition will be fierce, and every twist and turn on the water will be crucial in determining the outcome. Fans and competitors alike can expect a thrilling battle that will keep them on the edge of their seats.

As the Rinker family sets their sights on dethroning the legendary Seebold dynasty, their determination knows no bounds. Chris Rinker asserts, “We respect the Seebolds and their legacy, but we are ready to create our own family legacy. We have worked tirelessly, and our racers are primed to take on any challenge. We have our eyes on the prize.”

With loaded bullets in their chamber and the fire of competition burning in their veins, the Rinker family is prepared to give their all at Wake the Lake 7 and the APBA Redline Oil OPC National Championships. Will they have what it takes to surpass the Seebolds’ record and etch their name in APBA racing history? Only time will tell.

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled battle, where past champions collide and rising stars shine. The 2023 championships in Springfield, Ohio, promise to be a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all racing enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on witnessing history in the making as the Rinker family aims to ascend to the top and claim their place among the legends of outboard performance craft racing.


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