APBA Honor Squadron, Hall of Champions, Pro Commision, Competition records.
At the age of 16 Pete Hellsten began a 50 year racing career when he repaired a motor and designed a soap box runabout. He won many PRO Hight Point titles and set speed records with engines he designed and built. A PRO Comission corner stone for years, he was an original member of the Long Island Eastern Outboard Racing Club. He served in most every official capacty in many clubs and chaired Region 5 and APBA National Meetings. Pete earned a 1980 Hall of Champions induction and brought his children Chris, Curt and Kristi into racing. Just before he lost his battle with cancer in August 2001, Pete was setting up his new racing shop. Racing outboard hydroplanes was truely Pete Hellsten's passion. (Taken from the APBA Honor Squadron biography on Pete Hellsten.)