Jimmy Shane's U-1 Miss HomeStreet took the top honors with a 2-1/2 mile lap speed of 163.431 mph at the 53rd annual HAPO Columbia Cup hydroplane qualifying on Friday.
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The Tri-Cities in southeast Washington consists of the cities Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco and is a growing metropolitan area where 300 sun-filled days offer visitors a year-round outdoor paradise along the Columbia River.
Cindy Shirley became the first woman crew chief to win a H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series championship final after her driver, Jimmy Shane was victorious driving the U-1 Miss HomeStreet / Miss Madison in the 68th annual Indiana Governor’s Cup in front of what appeared to be a record crowd.
For the past few years the Ohio River and weather conditions have not be friendly to the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series.
It is a homecoming of sorts for Cindy Shirley, first year crew chief of the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison H1 Unlimited hydroplane.
The tiny town of Madison, Indiana is known for its vast historic district – the largest in the country – as well as its quaint shops and its beautiful views of the Ohio River. But on the first weekend of July the city comes alive with the sites and sounds of H1 Unlimited hydroplanes racing on the river.
Andrew Tate driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac H1 Unlimited hydroplane captured the inaugural Southern Cup title on Lake Guntersville.
Eight H1 Unlimited hydroplane race boats are expected to compete June 22-24 on the fastest race water in the South.