Miss Madison wins Regatta


Jimmy Shane put on a show for the hometown crowd and was never challenged in the final race to bring home the HomeStreet/Miss Madison U-1 Unlimited Hydroplane in the 68th annual Midwest Tube Mills Madison Regatta.

The boat is owned by the city of Madison.

Shane pulled away from pole sitter Andrew Tate in the Delta/Real Trac U-9, Tom Thompson’s Reliable Diamond Tool U-11 and Dustin Echols Bucket List Racing U-440 to give Louisville native Cindy Shirley her first win as crew chief.

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Tate won heats 1-A and 3-A; Shane won Heat 1-B and 2-A; Thompson won Heat 2-B; and Echols took Heat 3-B to set up the finals.

This annual Ohio River race started in 1949 and this year consisted of three days of festivities including the Roostertail Music Festival Friday and Saturday with music, brews, food trucks, artists, apparel, parade (Friday) and fireworks (Saturday). Friday, Saturday, and Sunday saw action on the water featuring Grand Prix World boats and Unlimited Hydroplanes.

Shane and his crew were presented with the Indiana Governor’s Cup by Indiana Gov. Holcomb.

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