FOND DU LAC, Wisc. — Tim Seebold of Osage Beach, Mo.., drove his tunnel boat to an average speed of 113.701 mph on his way to victory at the final ChampBoat Series race September 2 in Kankakee, Ill. The race was run in conjunction with the Englewood Electric/Lineltex Outboard Performance Craft Nationals, an annual event run on the Kankakee River over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Outside of a brief encounter with fellow Champ class competitor and pole sitter Todd Bowden of Monrovia, Calif., Seebold led the entire 25-lap race for his third victory in the four ChampBoat Series presented by Mercury Racing events held this year.

Greg Foster of Orange, CA came into the event with a five-point lead over Seebold in the series standings. Starting fifth at the dock, Foster swiftly moved into fourth and passed Terry Rinker of Riverview, Fla., on lap eight to secure third position. Heavy traffic slowed Seebold's progress late in the race, giving Todd Bowden a chance to secure second place, finishing 1.88 seconds behind Seebold. Terry Rinker took third.

Seebold's victory earned him a total of 97 series points, a mere three-point advantage over Foster, who with his third place finish, ended the season with 94 points. Terry Rinker, Todd Bowden and Max Toler of Baton Rouge, LA rounded out 3-5 in series points.

Seebold is the first overall winner of the ChampBoat Series, which started this year, presented Mercury Racing.