Following the no-points Regatta of 2017, the die-hard hydro fans of Madison, Indiana are ready for a rumble on the river and the running of a "for-points" Indiana Governor’s Cup this coming Independence Day weekend. The Wild Bill Cantrell Race Course will remain a 2-mile oval rather than its traditional 2.5 mile layout.
The paltry fleet of five Unlimiteds that will contend for the Governor’s Cup will include:
U-1 Miss Homestreet Bank
U-9 Auxier Marketing
U-11 Reliable Diamond Tools Presents J&D’s
U-99.9 Miss Rock
440 Bucket List Racing Team
HydroDan’s Three 2 Think About:
Keeping Up With The Jonses: Mike and Lori’s U-9 was an absolute rocket at Race 1 in Guntersville. Andrew Tate was able to drive around the U-1 HomeSteet bank in the final heat, a rare feat in the H1 series the past several seasons. Look for the Governor’s Cup to come down to the U-9 and U-1 once more.
Home Cooking: Reigning 2017 National Champion Jimmy Shane will defend his National Points crown in front of all 13,000 owners of the The U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank / Miss Madison. If running on his home water is not motivation enough, perhaps his current 520 point deficit will be.
Old Reliable: Through the course of the past several seasons, one thing you could count on is Scott Raney’s U-11 showing up to put on a show for the fans on the beach. Unfortunately, at many of those same races you could also count on the U-11 to suffer from bad racing luck. A reversal of fortune occurred at Race 1 in Guntersville where the Reliable Diamond Tools excited with a solid second place in points. Driver Tommy Thompson only trailed Tate’s U-9 by a mere 505 points.
Posted on: Jul 03 2018 11:02 PM UTC
Edited on: Jul 06 2018 06:14 PM UTC