Andrew Tate Captures HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair

Andrew_CupsAndrew Tate took home the Bill Muncey Cup presented by HomeStreet Bank at San Diego Bayfair on Sunday and Miss HomeStreet Bank’s Jimmy Shane won his third consecutive H1 Unlimited National Championship.

Tate in the Realtrac/Delta gear saved his best for the last race of the season by jumping out to an early lead and holding off a hard-charging J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking boat. Kelly nearly passed Tate but by Lap 4 Tate pulled ahead for good. Kelly finished second and Shane took third in the final.

“The Bill Muncey Cup is definitely a prestigious award that I’m very proud to have my name on with the U-9 team,” said Tate, who won his third race of the season that wrapped in San Diego.

Earlier in the day, Shane locked up the national championship when Tate was penalized for crossing through a restricted area on the course and lost points, which helped Shane’s Madison, Indiana-based team win its eighth national championship since 2008.

“Our team goal is always the national championship and we accomplished that goal this year,” said Shane, who celebrated his fifth national championship. “I’m honored to be in great equipment with a great team, great sponsor and that’s what it takes to win a national championship.”

During Sunday’s heat races both Shane and Tate were victors. In fact, every heat during the weekend was won by either Shane or Tate.

Shane was doing double duty this weekend on Mission Bay and captured the final in the piston-powered Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplane race.

It was another year of solid attendance for HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair, which is traditionally the last stop for many boat racing tours.

“HomeStreet Bank has been an incredible partner for San Diego Bayfair,” said Bob Davies, race director. “We thank HomeStreet’s CEO Mark Mason and his great team for their support.”


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2017 H1 Unlimited Schedule

June 2Test session-Tri-Cities, WA
June 17Test session-Guntersville, AL
June 30-July 2MainSource Bank Madison Regatta-Madison, IN
July 28-30HAPO Columbia Cup-Tri-Cities, WA
August 4-6Albert Lee Cup at Seafair-Seattle, WA
August 25-27Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest-Detroit, MI (two races)
September 15-17San Diego Bayfair-San Diego, CA


H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes are the fastest circuit racing boats in the world, powered by turbine engines producing 3000 horsepower, topping 200 MPH and trailing a 60 foot tall, 300 foot long wall of water called a “roostertail”. The driver then turns left, hooked into the water with a 4 foot tall, 400 pound fin that throws another wall of water that hangs in the air all the way through the turn. When you add in the danger of having one of these 6,500 pound boats take off like an airplane and combine it with 12 boats and 12 drivers all wanting to win, it equals unrivaled excitement!

This year we bring even more to each event with the addition of the supercharged V-8 Grand Prix boats, fire-breathing hydros capable of blistering acceleration and 175MPH+ top speeds!

Follow the H1 Unlimited circuit beginning in Madison, Indiana, the home of the only community-owned hydroplane on the circuit for the Indiana Governor’s Cup Madison Regatta on the Ohio River.

From there we head west to the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington to the HAPO Columbia Cup for a sun-baked weekend on one of the super speedways of the series – look for speeds topping 200 MPH before the boats turn left!

Seattle, Washington hosts the Albert Lee Appliance Cup on the historic Lake Washington hydroplane course. The Seafair event always results in great racing as a majority of the teams have home bases and sponsors in the greater Seattle area and a win in their hometown is tops on everyone’s list.

At the Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in Detroit, Michigan you will see some spectacular racing on one of the most spectacular courses on the circuit – the Roostertail Turn has to be experienced at least once in your life!

The season winds up on beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego, California at Bayfair. The finale is sure to include a battle for the season high points championship, guaranteeing deck-to-deck battles until the final checkered flag!

Follow the 2017 H1 Unlimited circuit, and if you haven’t experienced Unlimited racing in person, choose an event, get down to the shore and see what makes this sport the most spectacular on the water!