charlie1Charlie Grooms, the Vice Chairman of H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes and President of the Miss Madison Racing Team that is sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, will serve as Acting Chairman of H1 with the retirement of Chairman Steve David until a new Chairman is named.

“The sport has some excellent momentum and I am excited step in at this time to step in and keep it going,” said Grooms. “The Board of Directors will meet in the next week to discuss strategy and proposals for 2017 and beyond.”

Grooms has been with the Miss Madison Team since 1977, when his uncle Jon Peddie was named driver.  He was promoted to Crew Chief and Team Manager in 1980 and held that position with the team until 2006 when Mike Hanson retired as a driver and took over the Miss Madison Crew Chief position.

As President of Miss Madison Inc., Grooms oversees all aspects of the team including sponsorships, logistics, budgeting, personnel and other administrative duties. When not racing, he runs Mothers Grilled Wings,  a company that produces and sells flame grilled chicken wings in Kroger stores nationwide.  Grooms, a resident of Madison, Ind. is married to wife Nancy and they have three children, Codi, Cati, and Cortni.