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2015 National Champs & Bayfair Champs!

For Immediate Release from H1 Unlimited:Sunday, September 20, 2015Oberto Sponsorship Ends On Two Championship NotesSAN DIEGO—When a wonderful, long-time relationship ends on a high note, it becomes a Broadway play. And when a wonderful, long-time sponsorship relationship ends with an H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Points Championship and the season finale championship together, it is called the San Diego Bayfair Regatta.Jimmy Shane and the Oberto Beef Jerky team won both the H1 National High Points crown and the Bayfair Regatta hydroplane race Sunday for the second consecutive year sending the Ober

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Top Qualifier/ 1 Heat Win @ San Diego Bayfair

SEPT 18:  The U1 Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored Miss Madison took the top qualifier spot at San Diego Bayfair with a lap speed of 159.503 m.p.h. followed by the U27 Dalton Industries at 158.931 m.p.h., U3 Home Street Bank at 157.800 m.p.h. and the U5 Graham Trucking at 156.092 m.p.h.  With the qualifying results, the U1 increased its lead in season high points to 666 over the U5, currently in 2nd place.SEPT 19:  In Heat 1B, Jimmy Shane found himself in lane 4 with the U5 Graham Trucking, U11 Peters & May and U100 Carstar all to his inside headed to the start of the heat.  Jimmy charged to

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Season Finale Set in San Diego

September 5, 2015

Season Finale Set in San Diego

The next and final stop on the 2015 H1 Unlimited race circuit is the Bill Muncey Race Course on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA, September 18 - 20. The weekend will be full of racing action from multiple classes and the H1 season high points race will be decided by the end of the day on Sunday. For more information on the schedule and events visit www.sandiegobayfair.org. Links for live streaming are available at www.h1unlimited.com.

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Victory in Detroit

August 24, 2015

Victory in Detroit

H1 Unlimited Release:  Over the course of the 2015 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane season, Jimmy Shane in the Oberto and J Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking have put on a show that few boat racing fans will forget.On Sunday, the two drivers didn’t disappoint the fans along the Detroit River shoreline. Shane held off Kelly this time to win the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in a battle that is becoming commonplace.“Growing up I heard about rivalries like (Bill) Muncey and (Dean) Chenoweth, now we have Kelly and Shane and I think we can expect more races like we had today,” said Shane. “

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Next: UAW/GM Hydrofest Detroit

 The next stop for the H1 Unlimited hydroplanes is this weekend, August 22 & 23, in Detroit, MI for the UAW/GM Hydrofest.  Jimmy Shane and the Oberto/Miss Madison will defend their 2014 victory on the Detroit River.  Tentative event schedule is below and for more information visit www.detroitboatraces.com  TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULESaturday August 228:00-10:00     Unlimited testing 10:00-10:30    F2 Tunnel boat testing 10:30-11:00    GP testing 11:00-11:50     Lunch 12:00-2:00     Unlimited Time Trials 2:10-2:25        GP1A presented by Urban Science 2:30-2:45

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Seafair: Competitive Final/Unfortunate Penalty

Overall, it was a good weekend in Seattle for the Oberto sponsored Miss Madison crew, driver Jimmy Shane and sponsor, Art Oberto, coming out of Seafair with the lead in H1 season high points.Prior to qualifying on Friday, Art Oberto had his first ride in an unlimited hydroplane when David Williams took him out in the 1975 vintage Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane.The 2015 U1 Oberto qualified 2nd at 148.880 m.p.h. and took 3 preliminary heat wins. In the winner-take-all  final heat, the U1 battled for 5 laps with J. Michael Kelly in the U5 and won the heat on the water. An incident in the first turn o

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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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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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