Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane (right) and crew chief Mike Hanson lift the APBA Gold Cup after winning it on Sunday. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane (right) and crew chief Mike Hanson lift the APBA Gold Cup after winning it on Sunday. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Jimmy Shane capped off a perfect weekend with the perfect ending by winning the APBA Gold Cup and the Indiana Governor’s Cup at the Madison Regatta on Sunday.

Shane, driving the hometown U-6 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison, was the fastest qualifier and won all four preliminary heats. He was just as dominate in the final, taking advantage of a penalty by Andrew Tate to roll to the easy win.

The victory gave the Miss Madison team its fifth APBA Gold Cup title, but first on its home course since the magical 1971 season that inspired a movie.

“I honored to get a win here at Madison. It means a lot for me, but I’m more happy for the fans on the shoreline,” Shane said. “This means the world to them and I’m just ecstatic that they’re able to experience this. Forty-eight years later and their grandchildren get to experience what they got to experience in 71. It’s just an honor to be a part of it.”

Tate, the defending Gold Cup and national champion, led for the first lap in his U-1 Delta/Realtrac but hooked in the first turn of the second lap, just as Shane had taken the lead. Tate recovered to finish second physically, but he had actually been penalized one minute for jumping the gun and actually placed fifth.

Bert Henderson finished second in the U-7 Spirit of Detroit while J. Michael Kelly recovered from a rough start to place third in the U-12 Graham Trucking. Tom Thompson was fourth in the U-11 J&D’s.

(This story will be updated)