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2016 Madison Regatta Saturday Schedule

“MADISON, Ind. — Going out in the second section of qualifying for the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane season opener, Jimmy Shane in the U-1 HomeStreet Bank took the top position for this weekend’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort.

Shane, the defending national high point champion, had the fastest lap on the 2.89 mile Ohio River course with a speed of 145.877″

Photo credit Madison Regatta


7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Course Setup

9:00am — 9:30am Driver Physicals

9:30am –10:00am Driver’s Meeting

9:00am — 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours

10:00am –10:30am Opening Ceremonies featuring tribute to Vietnam Veterans

10:30am –10:50am Grand National Saturday Qualification Heat #1

10:50am –11:10am National Modified Saturday Qualification Heat #2

11:10am –11:30am Grote Industries Air Show w/Aerobatic Pilot Cliff Robinson

11:30am –12:30pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only

12:30pm — 1:15pm VFW Post #1969 Driver’s Autograph Session

1:15pm — 1:35pm National Modified Saturday Qualification Heat #3

1:35pm — 1:55pm Grand National Saturday Qualification Heat #4

1:55pm — 2:20pm Clifty Engineering & Tool Co. Unlimited Heat 1A

2:20pm — 2:40pm National Modified Hydroplane Saturday Final

2:40pm — 3:00pm Grand National Hydroplane Saturday Final

3:00pm — 3:25pm Morgan Foods Unlimited Heat 1B

3:30pm — 4:00pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Unlimited

Heat Winners

4:00pm — 5:00pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only

5:00pm River Opens


5:00pm — 12:00am Music on the River, co-sponsored by Arvin Sango, Big O Tires, Northside Liquors, & Riverboat Inn at Fireman’s Park on the Riverfront (See Event Schedule for list of bands)

7:30pm River Closes for Air Show & Fireworks

7:45pm Grote Industries Twilight Air Show featuring Cliff Robinson

Approx 10:00pm Fireworks Spectacular, Co-Sponsored by American Legion Post #9, the City of Madison Indiana & Jefferson County Board of Tourism

*Note for Saturday, July 2nd: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. Saturday night’s Music on the River event (after Heat 1C has concluded), Twilight Air Show and Fireworks are free to enjoy.

  • *River Opens Following Conclusion of Fireworks Display

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