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The fans packed the shore of the Ohio River to watch history on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Cindy Shirley (Everett, Wash.) became the first woman crew chief to win a H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series championship final after her driver, Jimmy Shane (Maple Valley, Wash.) 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. Shane, behind in national points prior to this weekend’s event came racing with vengeance on Sunday. He won one of his two preliminary heats against Andrew Tate in the U-9 Auxier Marketing presents Delta/Realtrac. The pressure was on to gain some valuable points over Tate. In the championship final, the two continued their season-long duel as expected. Shane grabbed the inside lane and made a picture-perfect start over Tate. Shane pulled the early lead, but Tate charged back on the second lap, gaining to within one roostertail of Shane. Shane held Tate off for the remaining three laps. On the last lap Tate again gained ground on Shane and went two mph faster than Shane on the fifth and final lap. In the end, there just were not enough laps…
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Andrew Tate (Walled Lake, Mich.), driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac H1 Unlimited hydroplane captured the inaugural Southern Cup Championship Final. The five-lap race on the 2-1/2 mile racecourse turned into a two-boat duel between Tate and Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet. Tate pulled a early lead and at one point was a over half of a roostertail ahead. But on lap four, Tate hit some rough water and he said, “the boat just didn’t want to settle in and wanted to get away from me. I knew Shane was coming, so the gloves came off, so to speak, and I worked the front wing”, Tate said. “My canard was my best friend.” As Tate exited the last turn, Shane had pulled up along side of Tate as the two made one last effort to be the first to the finish line. The two were deck-to-deck all the way to the end, as Tate narrowly beat Shane by one boat length. Tate averaged 152.004 mph and his fastest single lap in the final race was 153.272 mph. Shane averaged 151.960 mph and set the fastest single lap of the race at 156.092 mph on the last lap. “This is one…
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