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Headed for the start of the final heat in the Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes North American Championship Race are (from left) Ed Preston in the GPW-1, Greg Hopp in the GPW-15 and Jamie Nielsen in the GPW-55. Preston, the defending GPW National Champion won the race, Hopp finished second and Kevin Eacret in GPW-18 (not pictured) finished third. Neilsen failed to finish.

BY OWEN BLAUMAN | H1 Unlimited

MADISON, Ind. – U-6 “Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison” and the hydroplane’s driver Jimmy Shane from Maple Valley, Wash. had a perfect weekend winning the 112th American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup trophy during the Madison Regatta on the Ohio River. Shane drove the home town owned hydroplane to a victory in front of an estimated 40,000 fans that were on their feet screaming from the river banks.