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  • David Campbell
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 PM
    Although outside alcohol will continue to be allowed into areas set aside for race spectators, patrons of the Madison Regatta’s Roostertail Music Festival will have to buy and consume their alcohol within that festival area.
  • David Campbell
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:00 PM
    Former New Albany basketball star Romeo Langford attracted sell-out crowds everywhere he played this past season and Madison Consolidated High School was no exception. Now Madison will get another chance to see the Indiana Mr. Basketball up close.
  • Shane, Shirley claim test session has Madison team ready for Guntersville
    David Campbell
    Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 AM
    H1 Unlimited hydroplanes hit the water for the first time this season with the series’ annual “Spring Training” test session on the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities, Washington on Friday.
  • David Campbell
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM
    The H1 Unlimited series will hold preseason testing on Friday but fans of the U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison will have to wait until another day for the debut of the team’s newest boat.
  • Dan Cole resigns Regatta helm; Matt True taking over
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:00 PM
    Citing health and other reasons, Madison Regatta President Dan Cole has resigned from that position and the board of directors immediately, and the organization will move forward with Vice President Matt True taking over as president.
  • Courier Sports Staff
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:00 PM
    SEATTLE — The Seattle-based Oberto Sausage Company, the 100-year-old family-run business that is a former sponsor of both Miss Madison Racing and the H1 Unlimited hydroplane series as well as other hydroplanes, is being sold to a Canadian conglomerate.
  • Mark Campbell
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:00 PM
    Advanced sales for this year’s Midwest Tube Mills Madison Regatta and Roostertail Music Festival have been strong to date and space is quickly filling up for hospitality tents, recreational vehicle parking and music festival VIP tents.
  • Shirley to crew chief Miss Madison
    David Campbell
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:00 PM
    In her 15 years with the Miss Madison Racing Team, Cindy Shirley has done a little of everything, from mixing glues to installing safety systems. But now, Shirley will take on the biggest job there is and have a chance to stamp her name on history in the process.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 2:58 PM
    EVANSVILLE – Dorothy Hopp, Jerry’s wife, was the only one who had much sense. She decided to stay home in Snohomish, Washington, instead of traveling all the way across the country to Egg Harbor, New Jersey, and back again in a week.

  • Miss Madison on schedule to have both boats ready by season opener
    David Campbell
    Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:00 AM
    The start of the 2018 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series season is just 12 weeks away and Miss Madison Racing appears to be on schedule to defend its 2017 season points championship.
  • Special to the Courier
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:00 PM
    KENNEWICK, Wash. — H1 Unlimited celebrated the 2017 season and took a look forward to 2018 during its 53rd annual Champion’s Gala at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick, Washington, Saturday.
  • Midwest Tube Mills is title sponsor
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:00 PM
    Rick Russell likes his racing noisy so when the Madison Regatta brought the Grand Prix racing series to the Regatta a couple of years ago Russell not only came back to the riverfront for the first time in years but stayed and enjoyed spending time with several boat racers who reminded him a lot of the ASA and dirt trackers with whom he has long been associated.
  • Madison team expects new HomeStreet hull to arrive late this month
    David Campbell
    Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM
    Like most H1 Unlimited teams, the four-time defending National Champion U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank team is hard at work this winter preparing for the 2018 season. But unlike the other teams, the HomeStreet crew is not working on one boat, but two.
  • Regatta action on points race, RVs
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:00 PM
    Madison Regatta took action Wednesday night to revise its policies on recreational vehicle camping for next July’s event as negotiations continue with H1 Unlimited to stage a points race with at least eight Unlimiteds for the 2018 Indiana Governor’s Cup.
  • Regatta announces new pricing structure
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:00 PM
    Madison Regatta Inc. has announced a new pricing structure for the 2018 race weekend that should generate more revenue for the cash-strapped organization while basing admission fees on whether fans want to attend the boat races, the music festival or both.
  • Regatta awarded $50K motorsports grant from state
    Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 3:02 PM
    Officials hope to bring back a festival atmosphere to the Madison Regatta activities next year with a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
  • Antique race boats to roar on river this weekend
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:03 PM
    Fans of old-time hydroplane racing have had this coming weekend in Madison highlighted on their calendars since last September’s inaugural Madison Vintage Thunder saw dozens of vintage and replica race boats descend on the Ohio River for two days of exhibition racing.
  • Miss Madison Racing wins 4th straight national title
    David Campbell
    Monday, September 18, 2017 3:03 PM
    Jimmy Shane and the Miss Madison Racing Team continued their Budweiser-like run of dominance, picking up their fourth-straight National High Points Championship in San Diego on Sunday.
  • Regatta takes action to cut into $41K debt
    David Campbell
    Friday, September 15, 2017 3:03 PM
    In a move to cut away at the Madison Regatta Inc’s debt, the organization took the unusual step of extending President Dan Cole’s tenure an extra year at the organization’s general membership meeting this week.
  • Five boat season finale may make exciting racing
    David Campbell
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:03 PM
    The abbreviated 2017 H1 Unlimited season comes to an end this weekend when a small fleet of hydros descend on San Diego for the HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair on Mission Bay.
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