I'm sure some others will fill in some of the blanks but I recall APBA being the only game in town back in the 70s.Originally Posted by 97BossHammer
Then some of the bigger high dollar teams hired John Carbonnel to run a series just for the them. It was called OPT, Offshore Professional Tour. It lasted a few years until the money stopped flowing and some of the teams left the sport.
OPT went under but John kept going as SBR, Super Boat Racing.
Around the same time, the group in NJ decided APBA wasn't doing things the right way and formed US Offshore.
SBR had some financial problems and started SBI, Superboat International.
US Offshore fell apart when Bill Gifford decided to call it quits and then OPA filled in where Bill left off.
Billy Frenz also ran a series in Long Island called NPBA - National Power Boating Association.
Then came APBA Offshore LLC, which has now become APBA offshore Racing.
Sorry, no timelines but I do have a TShirt from each of them.