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Seafair 2015

August 1, 2015

Seafair 2015

Seafair 2015 activities are in full swing on Lake Washington in Seattle. Friday highlights included qualifying and a first for long time unlimited hydroplane and Miss Madison sponsor, Art Oberto.  After 40 years of sponsorship and support for the unlimited, the 88 year old Art "Oh Boy" Oberto went for his first ride.  The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's David Williams took Art for a ride in the vintage Oh Boy! Oberto.  Art was full of smiles and thumbs up after his ride.The current U1 Oberto sponsored Miss Madison took the 2nd spot in qualifying with a speed of 148.880 m.p.h. just behind

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GOLD!

July 29, 2015

GOLD!

Upon arriving in the Lampson Pit Area, Jimmy Shane and the U1 Oberto sponsored Miss Madison crew set out to defend their 2014 APBA Gold Cup and Tri-Cities Water Follies Columbia Cup championships.  After a weekend of hard work searching for the right engine and gearbox combination, battling the conditions and the competition, they emerged as 2015 APBA Gold Cup champions.A DMZ violation by Jean Theoret in the U96 Ellstrom Elam Plus in the winner-take-all APBA Gold Cup final heat opened the door and Jimmy Shane pushed the Oberto Miss Madison past J. Michael Kelly in the U5 Graham Trucking for t

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Madison Regatta Overcomes the River

The water level of the Ohio River was high for Madison Regatta weekend canceling race activities for Friday.  A modified schedule was adapted for the weekend with Grand Prix West racing on Saturday.  On Sunday, the water was still high and the debris in the water made it impossible for a full race schedule for the unlimiteds.  An exhibition was held with 5 of the teams participating in 2 rounds of heat racing and a final.  The U-5 finished first in the final followed by the U-1 Oberto and the U-7.

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Final Season with Oberto

The 2015 season will be the last for the Miss Madison to carry the Oberto name.  The Oberto company has decided to go in a different direction with their marketing and advertising.  This season, Art Oberto will continue the sponsorship in a farewell tour.

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2014 In the Books; Now it's on to 2015

In February the 2014 race season officially concluded as the boat and support truck returned home from Doha, Qatar to the Madison race shop. On February 21st at the H1 Awards Banquet in Seattle, the Oberto sponsored Miss Madison Race Team received recognition for the accomplishments of the 2014 season.  Larry Hanson was honored as Crew Chief of the Year, Oberto as Sponsor of the Year, Jimmy Shane as National Champion Driver and the team collected the Martini & Rossi Trophy for the 2014 National Championship. Above:  Bianca Shane, Nancy & Charlie Grooms and Jimmy Shane with the APBA G

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Positive News for Return to Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (January 9, 2015):  H1 Unlimited is pleased to announce a co-operative agreement with a new organization, Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta, LLC, towards the staging of the Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race on August 14, 15 and 16, 2015. In making the announcement, H1 Chairman Steve David said, "We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with this new organization made up of very influential members of the Coeur d’Alene community who are passionate about returning our sport to their beautiful locale.” David added, "There is still a lot of w

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APBA Hall of Champions Induction

U1 Oberto Beef Jerky Miss Madison driver, Jimmy Shane, will be inducted into the American Power Boat Association Hall of Champions for the 2014 season.  Induction ceremonies will be held during the APBA Hall of Champions banquet on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as a part of the APBA Annual Meetings January 21-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Detroit Metro hotel.  For more information, visit www.apba.org.

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City of Madison News:
What's Happening in Madison

Madison, Indiana offers a variety of festivals and special events throughout the year.  Come to Madison for Regatta and any of the many celebrations the city has to offer! As dates and times are subject to change, please check the status of an event before you make your plans to attend.Contact the Madison Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 601 West First Street, Madison, IN 47250, call 800-55

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