Dan Hoover – Crew Chief
  • DSC_5068HOMETOWN:  Tri-Cities, WA
  • CURRENT CITY:  Madison, IN
Dan Hoover became Crew Chief of the HomeStreet Bank sponsored Miss Madison prior to the 2016 season.  Dan relocated to his Madison, Indiana and continues working with the community to develop the volunteer base of the HomeStreetBank crew while directing the operations of the team. Dan Hoover’s racing career started in 1996 when he purchased a Pro Stock flat bottom boat from Al LaPointe (Security Race Products) and Jim Codling (racer, Official). A short time later Dan was hired to assist with the turbine engine and dynamometer testing program for the new Appian Graphics Jeronimo team by former Unlimited hydroplane driver and Appian Crew Chief John Walters. In 2001, Dan moved to the Las Vegas, Nevada area and joined Kim Gregory's U.S.A. Racing Partners U-10 unlimited team. Dan was in charge of the engine program, learned hull repair and race set-up. In 2004, Dan became Crew Chief. In 2005, he moved to Florida to work for Mystic Power Boats where he was Crew Chief and test driver for the factory turbine-powered race catamarans. During this time he oversaw construction and rigging of the race cats and a 70 foot express yacht. While Dan was “away” from the Unlimiteds, his talents were still in high demand in the sport. In 2006, Dan assisted the U-7 Formula Boats.com II unlimited hydroplane team as they won their first National Championship at San Diego’s Bayfair. In subsequent years, Dan was offered other Crew Chief positions, but waited for the right fit. In 2013, he returned to unlimited racing with the Decatur, Indiana-based Graham Trucking U-5 Unlimited team, winning the World and Season championship. In 2014, Dan joined the Miss Madison team, winning the H1 Unlimited National High Points Championship and APBA Gold Cup in 2014 and 2015. With the Madison team, he has had a number of different responsibilities, including propellers, shore to cockpit radio communications and engine / gearbox “on deck” prior to becoming Crew Chief.