From the time he was 15, Bob Wartinger has been building and racing powerboats.
Bob has won 24 US National Championships, and 3 World Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006. He set 124 national and international speed records in the last 40 years, an average of over three a year, and currently holds the outboard speed record of 284 km/hr (176.5 mph).
Competition racing is enjoyable, but what draws Bob to break records is the technical challenge involved. He enjoys working on and driving his own boats as well as driving those of others.
His exciting stories along with life lessons learned are being described in a book scheduled for release in 2011.