A Boddie Family Tradition
Although Team Boddie has most recently become a household name through the street racing circuit, it’s roots can be traced to the 60s. In the 60s, in the Bay View district of San Francisco, fast cars and street races became a staple in the Boddie family tradition.
The need for speed was evident when Kenny started racing in the very first car he owned, a 1956 Buick Roadmaster! Although it wasn’t the fastest, Kenny would take on anyone that wanted to race. Although he and Ronnie didn’t always win, their outgoing personalities, fearlessness, and genuine love for the sport drew people in.
Soon there wasn’t a street race that took place in the San Francisco area without the presence of Kenny and Ronnie Boddie. Eventually, these brothers owned the fastest cars in the city! Their repertoire included a multitude of cars including a 1968 GTO, a 1968 Firebird, a 1968 Road Runner, a 1969 Charger, a 1970 Roadrunner, four 1955 Chevy’s, a 1963 Nova, and the famous black and blue 1968 Camaro!
Jermaine Boddie’s Introduction to Racing
During the 70’s and 80’s, at almost every race you could guarantee you would see the Boddie kids! Collectively Kenny and Ronnie had ten kids and you can bet they were their biggest fans. The biggest fan of them all was Jermaine Boddie, Kenny’s third youngest son.
Just like his dad, Jermaine started racing any car he could get his hands on. Before he was even old enough to drive he was calling out people threatening to beat them in a race. While pursuing his love of basketball, in college Jermaine was nicknamed “Boddie”. Although Boddie loved playing basketball he had to follow his heart so, at 19 years old, he saved enough money to buy his very first race car, a 1970 Nova. But…three years later nothing compared to the moment when his father, Kenny, gave him the last race car he owned…the famous 1968 black and blue Camaro.
Team Boddie Racing: 2010 to Present
In 2010, Boddie painted the Camaro royal blue with orange racing stripes, and with the support of his father, his favorite Uncle Ronnie, family, friends, and the City of San Francisco, Boddie decided to pursue racing full time and started Team Boddie Racing!
A pivotal moment in Boddie’s career was in 2012 when he followed in his father’s footsteps and bought his current car, a 1963 Nova. Since this time, Boddie’s driving skills have placed him alongside the top rated drivers in street racing, and have allowed him to leave his mark on grudge race tracks all across the U.S. including Georgia, Texas, Nevada, and, of course, his home state of California.
Jermaine Boddie’s (a/k/a “Boddie”) driving skills have placed him alongside the top rated drivers in street racing, and have allowed him to leave his mark on grudge race tracks all across the U.S. including: Georgia, Texas, Nevada, and, of course, his home state of California.
In 2014, Boddie hosted his first annual grudge race, ‘No Excuses,’ which brought out drivers from all over California, and almost a thousand spectators. Soon, his immeasurable driving skills, good heart, and charismatic personality caught the attention of the hit television show Street Outlaws, on which he represented California with his Nova against Daddy Dave. Boddie’s Discovery Channel debut was followed by a race against Birdman of Texas on the street racing television show House Of Grudge. In 2017, Boddie made a return appearance on the 2017 Season Finale of Street Outlaws as part of Team Cali.
Boddie, with his race team, Team Boddie Racing, continue to make a mark on the street and drag racing scenes. Now, each year, Team Boddie Racing is proud to welcome hundreds of racers and thousands of spectators to Team Boddie events scattered throughout the West Coast and beyond. The bottom line is, Team Boddie events are where the fastest drivers in the country come to get it on! And, Team Boddie Racing is coming with a vengeance so, look for the Team Boddie logo and cars at a grudge race near you!
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