Fifty years ago, Bil Spaude started something of a dynasty when he entered his first kart race. In his early 20s, he had no way of knowing how his passion for motorsports eventually would affect his son and grandson.
Meet three generations of Spaudes, all of them racers. Bil Spaude, who is the mayor of the City of Bushnell, Florida, is the patriarch – the grandfather. Tod Spaude – the father – operates the TSRacing.com SuperStore, which is a go-kart shop located in Bushnell. Bret Spaude is the son, who, along with Andrew Aquilante, co-drives the Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) #35 WRX STI in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.