U-91 Miss Goodman Real Estate

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Jeff Bernard
Jeff BernardDriver

A fourth-generation boat racer who first raced a powerboat when he was only 9 years old, Bernard has collected an impressive number of trophies in his racing career.

Bernard got his first ride in a H1 Unlimited hydroplane in 2005 when he was 20 years old, driving Fred Leland’s U-99 Miss Lakeridge Paving in Seattle. A year later, he joined the Precision Performance Engineering’s team driving the U-5 Formula Boats from 2006-2010.

Born in Allen Park, Michigan, and currently a resident of Kent, WA, Bernard earned his first unlimited race victory at the 2008 Indiana Governor’s Cup in Madison, Indiana, driving the U-5 Formula Boats, then won the Bill Muncey Cup in San Diego later that season. His third career win came in 2009 at Evansville, Indiana. He also has collected a total of 27 preliminary heat victories during his H1Unlimited hydroplane career and finished second in the final national driver point standings three times.

In more recent years the 34 year-old co-drove the U-7 Spirit of Detroit with Bert Henderson in Detroit in 2018, the U-7 Graham Trucking in 2016, the U-21 Fox Plumbing and Heating in 2014, and the U-17 Miss Red Dot in 2012.

He also has been the back-up driver and radio spotter for the Spirit of Qatar race team when Kip Brown was driving that boat in 2013 and served that role for the Miss Madison race team in 2015.

Bernard holds nine national championships in limited hydroplane racing, 11 regional championships, three Summer National titles, two world championships, three Western Divisional titles, one Eastern Divisional title, one North American championship, and holds several world speed records. He also has been inducted into the APBA. Hall of Champions three times.

Bernard is employed by the Boeing Company, is married to Christabelle, and has two children: Blakely and Rilynn.

Jimmy Shane
Jimmy ShaneDriver

Jimmy Shane has already earned a notable place in the 115-year history of the sport. Though relatively young at 33 years old and with 11 years of driving in the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series, he has already become only the second driver in history to win five consecutive national driving championships. With 17 race victories to his credit, he also stands as the most successful active driver in the series.

Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and now a resident of Maple Valley, Washington, and Shane is another competitor who grew up in a boat racing family. His parents, Stuart and Robin, as well as his sister Kelly, have all been national champions in various American Power Boat Association’s inboard hydroplane divisions. With strong influences from his family and boat builder Bill Roberts, Shane started driving boats at 10 years old and steadily moved up through outboard and inboard classes.

His first ride in an H1 Unlimited hydroplane came when he was 21 years old and was given the opportunity to test a boat in 2006. His debut on a racecourse came the following year when he became the backup driver for Ted Porter’s Precision Performance Race Team, where he saw action in the U-1/U-7 Formula Boats for two seasons. He didn’t see any unlimited action for a year but rejoined Porter’s team in 2010, and in 2012 became an instant front-runner in the U-7 Graham Trucking. Just three races into that season, he scored an impressive win in the Lamb-Weston Columbia Cup in Tri-Cities.

After strong finishes at the Albert Lee Cup in Seattle and the Bill Muncey Cup on San Diego’s Mission Bay, Shane then won a closely contested final heat to become the champion of the 2012 Oryx Cup U.I.M. World Championship in Doha, Qatar. That win secured an impressive second place in the 2012 driver and team series high-point standings.

Just one month later, Shane again found himself holding the Oryx Cup and U.I.M. World Championship trophies, this time after returning to Doha and winning the 2013 season opener. He then went on to finish the season strong with wins in Seattle, Coeur d’Alene, and San Diego, and edged Steve David and his U-1 Oberto for the driver and team national high points titles.

He joined the Miss Madison Race Team in 2014, where he became the latest in a long line of drivers for the only community-owned boat in the sport. He won just two races that season, but earned enough points along the way to win the national championship for his team and claim his second straight driving title. Among those two victories was the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit, which was only the second Gold Cup win in the 53-year history of his new race team.

Shane says his favorite thing is the spectacle of a 7,000-pound boat turning a sharp corner at 200 mph, and he has certainly seen a great deal of that during the last several years. He won another prestigious Gold Cup and another national championship in 2015, the final year that the team raced with the Oberto partnership. He then added three more race victories to the tally and another national championship in 2016 with the boat racing under the banner of Miss HomeStreet, then won a third Gold Cup as well as a victory in Seattle last year to capture his fifth consecutive national title.

When he is not driving hydroplanes, Shane is employed as an integration engineer with Blue Origin, the company that builds rockets and spaceships for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. His favorite activities are playing golf and being with his family: his wife, Bianca, and children, Colton and Hudson.

Charlie Grooms
Charlie GroomsRepresentative Owner

Charlie Grooms:

Charlie has been with the team for more than three decades, starting by washing parts when his uncle, Jon Peddie was named the team’s driver in 1977. Over the years he graduated through the ranks to become crew chief. When Mike Hanson retired from driving, Grooms became Team Manager allowing Hanson to move into the Crew Chief position. Grooms oversees all aspects of the team including sponsorships, logistics, budgeting, personnel and other administrative duties. When not racing, Grooms runs Ladder 51, a company that produces flame grilled chicken wings. Grooms, a resident of Madison, Ind. is married to wife Nancy and they have three children, Codi, Cati, and Cortni.

Miss Madison Team:

The community-owned Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison race team claimed first-place honors in the National High Point Championship in 5 of the last 7 years, adding their fifth title in 2014.

Community-owned by the City of Madison, Indiana, 2015 is the Miss Madison team’s 55th consecutive year of competition. No other team can match the Miss Madison’s record for consecutive seasons of participation. Under the sponsorship of Oberto Meat Products of Kent, Washington, since 2000, Miss Madison has, since 1961, played host at the annual Madison Regatta.

The Miss Madison team has four victories on the hometown Ohio River race course. These include the 1971 American Power Boat Association Gold Cup with driver Jim McCormick, and the 2001, 2010 & 2011 Indiana Governor’s Cup contests with Steve David behind the wheel. The 2011 win came at a high price however, having been awarded to the U-1 after a massive collision with the U-96 Spirit of Qatar in the final heat. Steve David was lucky to emerge with only a couple broken ribs after one of the most dramatic and terrifying accidents in Unlimited hydroplane history.

Eight different hulls have raced as the Miss Madison in the past 53 years, although two of those were rentals.

Miss Madison has twenty first-place trophies on the shelf. The team’s first major triumph was the 1965 Dixie Cup at Guntersville, Alabama, with George “Buddy” Byers as driver. Steve David accumulated the most race wins (15) at the wheel of the Miss Madison, and the team added three more wins in 2015, along with their second consecutive APBA Gold Cup.

Mike Hanson
Mike HansonCrew Chief

Mike Hanson:
Mike Hanson, widely known in racing as “The Boat Doctor” and as the architect of much of Miss Madison’s success is returning to the team as Crew Chief for 2021. Working out of the HomeStreet Racing shop in Tukwila, WA, Hanson, his brother Larry and the Miss HomeStreet Crew Members have prepared the built-in-2018 “U-6” for competition. They are also readying the team’s 2007 hull for competition as the U-91 Miss Goodman Real Estate as well.

Hanson, driver of the Miss Madison from 1988 to 1998 and Crew Chief from 2004 through 2014 was largely responsible for the team’s mechanical success in those years.

Mike has done it all in boat racing, from building race winning hulls to being a race winning driver. He has captured 4 trophies including the 2001 A.P.B.A. Gold Cup and a legendary drive from the trailing boat position in San Diego in 1993.

U-91 Miss Goodman Real EstateCrew
  • Brandon Dupleich
  • Richard Dunn
  • Chris Fanaris
  • Brock Fehler
  • Pat Furnish
  • Jimmy Gilbert
  • Trey Holt
  • Julie Hooton
  • Mark Hooton
  • Mike Jackson
  • John Leschinski
  • Scott Liddycoat
  • Cindy Shirley
  • James Snell
  • Matt Sontag
  • Gary Spanner
  • Travis Ulsh
Goodman Real Estate - Seattle, WA
Goodman Real Estate - Seattle, WAPrimary Sponsor

  • Team Website: www.missmadisonhydro.com
  • Founded: 1961
  • Home Port: Madison, IN
  • Boat Colors: Black/Gold
  • Primary Sponsor: Goodman Real Estate
  • Builder: Madison
  • Public Relations: Mark Hooton
  • Hull Built: 2007
  • Engine: Lycoming T-55/L-7 Turbine
  • 2019 Boat Points: 0
  • 2019 Driver Points: 3212
  • 2019 Driver Season Finish: 6th