“For the entire 2015 season the biggest story around the H1 Unlimited series was who would sponsor the Miss Madison Hydroplane after the shocking news that Oberto would not return in 2016. Now the shocking news is Jimmy leaves the Miss Madison as driver”
Once again Miss Madison fans are left in a state of shock after news broke late yesterday that Jimmy Shane would not pilot the newly sponsored HomeStreet Bank former Oberto U1 Hydroplane in 2016. What makes the news even more shocking is that Jimmy had recently made a post on his Facebook profile just weeks ago asking if fans were ready for the upcoming season.
Post on Social Media would suggest that fans are not very happy about the news of Jimmy’s departure.
Larry Gene Mofield Will this effect the Madison sponsorship if Jimmy was use as a reason to sponsor them?
Noah J Hewitt Yep. Larry is gone too. I wish the Madison team would post an announcement. As a fan I would like to know what the heck is happening to my team.
Brent Thacker Did Larry leave the team as well? There are rumors flying around Madison to the fact
“Jimmy Shane announces that he will not drive the U1 Homestreet Bank Former Oberto hydroplane in…” https://t.co/4bsXcy93Zm
— 🏁Raceday Live😷 (@HydroRacerTV) April 14, 2016
On April 3rd 2016 Jimmy posted to his Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/L3ZHF4
“We are 3 months away from the season opener in Madison, Indiana. What is everyone looking forward to most during the 2016 #h1unlimitedseason? I am looking forward to getting back in the #MissMadison and representing #HomeStreetBank around the circuit! See you all on the Ohio 4th of July weekend! #boatracing #hydroplane”
So whats next?
— 🏁Raceday Live😷 (@HydroRacerTV) February 20, 2016
HomeStreet At A Glance
Based in Seattle, HomeStreet Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Washington. HomeStreet began in 1921 as Continental Mortgage and Loan Company, initially offering financing for commercial real estate and home mortgages. HomeStreet evolved into a full service bank in 1986, further expanding its products and services in 2000 to include business banking and lending. HomeStreet Bank is consistently recognized by the federal government as “Outstanding” under the Community Reinvestment Act.