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3rd @ Seafair, but Get the

Jimmy Shane and the Oberto Racing Hydroplane gathered third-highest points at this weekend’s Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seattle’s Seafair and maintained the season’s high-points lead by 973 points over closest competitor J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking. Shane’s 1350 points were a combination of becoming the fastest Qualifier (156.243 MPH) along with good and bad “racing luck” on the course. In Saturday’s Heat 1B, the Oberto was struck by Dave Villwock’s Beacon Plumbing hydroplane and suffered damage which hampered the hull’s handling. Oberto finished heat 1B in third

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Heat 1B @ Seafair

August 3, 2014

Heat 1B @ Seafair

Saturday at Seafair included morning testing and the first round of racing heats for the H1 hydroplanes.  In Heat 1B, Dave Villwock in the U37 Beacon Plumbing collided with the U6 Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored hydroplane owned by the City of Madison prior to the start.  Jimmy Shane was able to drive the injured U6 to a 3rd place finish in the heat.  The Oberto crew began the repairs on the boat as soon as it touched the trailer to be prepared for 2 more rounds of preliminary heats and the winner take all final for the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup on Sunday.

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Top Qualifier @ Seafair

August 2, 2014

Top Qualifier @ Seafair

The Oberto Racing hydroplane, driven by Jimmy Shane and owned by the citizens of Madison, Indiana holds the fastest Qualifying speed (156.243 mph) at today’s Seattle Seafair event on Lake Washington. Shane’s speed earns the team another 100 points toward the National Championship and extends the Oberto team’s qualifying streak to four consecutive races in 2014. The Oberto hydroplane underwent extensive repairs this week in the Seattle area, after sustaining damage in an elimination heat at last Sunday’s HAPO Columbia Cup in Pasco, Washington. Shane was pleased with his boat's ride and

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Shane & Oberto Capture Columbia Cup

Reservations Booked Under "Bernie's" Tree for Another YearOberto Racing and Jimmy Shane extended their season high points lead with another stunning victory in today’s HAPO Columbia Cup in Tri-Cities, Washington. The Oberto Racing hydroplane was damaged badly in elimination heat 3B when former champion driver Dave Villwock dislodged a course marker buoy, then veered wildly to the right, slamming into Oberto’s left sponson and sending the U-6 off the race course. Villwock was disqualified from the heat and his Beacon Plumbing hydroplane was too badly damaged to continue competition. When th

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Race Day in Tri-Cities

July 26, 2014

Race Day in Tri-Cities

Jimmy Shane piloted the Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored U6 hydroplane owned by the Citizens of Madison to the top qualifying spot for the 2014 Hapo Columbia Cup at Tri-Cities Water Follies with a speed of 163.247 mph.Heat 1A on Saturday was a battle of fast boats with the U1 coming across the line first followed by the U6 Oberto and U37 Beacon Plumbing.  Racing action will continue on Sunday with 2 additional rounds of elimination heats and the winner take all final heat.

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Next: Tri-Cities Water Follies

The Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored Miss Madison hydroplane is set to leave home base in Madison, Indiana to make the cross-country trip to Tri-Cities, Washington for the next stop on the H1 Unlimited Series, the HAPO Columbia Cup.  Tentative schedule for the event:Friday, July 25, 20148:00am Park opens8:15am 1 Liter Hydroplane Testing9:10am Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing10:10am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing11:30am HAPO Over the River Air Show1:40pm 1 Liter Hydroplane Testing2:15pm Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing3:00pm H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifying4:00pm Vintage Hydroplane Dash4:20pm 1 Liter

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APBA Gold Cup Champs!

July 14, 2014

APBA Gold Cup Champs!

 2014 is a season of "new" for the Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored Miss Madison - new driver - Jimmy Shane, new crew chief - Larry Hanson , a new look for the boat and a slightly new name.  But on Sunday, July 13th, an old friend came home to the team as Jimmy Shane and the Oberto crew captured the 2014 APBA Gold Cup on the rough Detroit River.  Larry and Tyler Hanson brought the Oberto/Miss Madison home to Madison, Indiana in style with a victory lap around town before heading to the race shop. By the Numbers - “43-40-14-28-1”Sunday’s victory by Jimmy Shane in the Oberto Beef Je

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City of Madison News:
Always Something in Madison

Madison Regatta 2014 is in the books, but there are many reasons to visit Madison anytime.  From music festivals in the park to the Ribberfest to the annual Chautauqua Festival to local historic sites, Madison has much to offer.  Visit www.visitmadison.org for more information. 

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