Madison Regatta

P1 USA boats to join Unlimiteds
on Madison Regatta race schedule

Organizers want to keep
the water busy all weekend

From H1 Unlimited

(June 2011) – The Madison Regatta will open the season for the Air National Guard Hydroplane Series in 2011 and will be joined by the boat racing tour Powerboat P1 USA. In all, both series will compete at four race venues, H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole has announced.

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2011 Madison Regatta
Schedule of Events

• Saturday, June 25: Little Miss Pageant (ages 5-8). Noon at the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
• Saturday, June 25: Miss Teen Pageant (ages 14-17).
6 p.m. the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
• Saturday, June 25: Remote Contol Boat Races. 10 a.m. at Krueger Lake inside Jefferson Proving Ground.
• Sunday, June 26: Kickoff Party with Music on the River. 3-11 p.m. at Madison Bicentennial Park. Free admission. Coolers, chairs allowed. Featuring Davy Harmon (3-3:30 p.m.); Danny Lee Anderson (3:45-4:15 p.m.); Downgrade (4:30-5:30 p.m.); Wildheart Band (5:45-7 p.m.); Daryl Hewitt Blues Band (7:30-8:45 p.m.); Slick River Rockets (9:15-10:30 p.m.)
• Monday, June 27: Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Beauty Pageant (ages 18-26). 7 p.m. at the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium. Tickets $8.
• Tuesday, June 28: Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. Bed Race. 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of Jefferson County Courthouse.
• Tuesday, June 28: Free Movie Night. Featuring the movie “Madison” at dusk at Madison Bicentennial Park. Madison Community Concert Band to perform at 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 29: ISU Insurance & Investment Group Waterball Fight. 5:30 p.m. on Vaughn Drive and Broadway Street.
• Wednesday, June 29: WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance.
8-11 p.m. at Firemen’s Park, foot of Jefferson Street and Vaughn Drive. ($5 Vintage Button required for admission)
• Thursday, June 30: Lady & the Lion Media Party & Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the VIP Tent at the riverfront. (Open to the media, race drivers, team owners, race officials, Regatta sponsors, chamber members, city and county officials and their guests only.)
• Thursday, June 30: Music on the River. 5 p.m. - midnight. (see below)
• Friday, July 1: Madison Regatta Parade. 6:15 p.m. on Main Street beginning at Jefferson Street.
• Friday, July 1: Music on the River. 5 p.m. - midnight. (see below)
• Friday, July 1: Country Music Concert on the Air National Guard Stage at Madison Bicentennial Park. Featuring singers Paul Overstreet, Jon Randall Stewart, Lee Roy Parnell and Presley Tucker. 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15 for Regatta badge holders; $25 for non-badge holders; $10 for active military and reservists. Tickets available at gate.
• Saturday, July 2: The Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Walk/Run. 8 a.m. walk; 8:30 a.m. run, beginning at the Madison Consolidated High School.
• Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3: Grote Industries Air Shows. See times, Page 8. Takes place over the Ohio River.
• Saturday, July 2: Music on the River. 1 p.m. - midnight. (see below)
• Saturday, July 2: American Legion Post No. 9 Fireworks Spectacular. Approximately 10 p.m. at the riverfront. (Free admission)

Music on the River

(Sponsored by Arvin Sango Inc., Big-O Tires, Duke Energy, Ghostnote Music, Northside Liquors at Fireman’s Park on the riverfront. A $5 Vintage Button or Regatta wristband is required for admission Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.)
• Thursday, June 30: Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands 5-10 p.m. Followed by “The Wheel” in concert from 10:30 p.m. - midnight.
• Friday, July 1: 95.3 WIKI-FM presents The Texaco Country Showdown featuring the nine winners from the regional contest. J.D. Shelburne to perform at 9:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 2: WORX 96.7 FM and WXGO 1270 AM present Battle of the Bands winner at 1 p.m.; Down for Peace at 2:30 p.m.; 812 at 3:34 p.m.; Broken Spurs at 5:15 p.m.; Andrea Davidson at 6:45 p.m.; Walk the Moon at 8:30 p.m.; and The Illusion after the fireworks.
• Tickets: $20 through June 26. $25 thereafter. To order, call (812) 265-5000 or visit: www.MadisonRegatta.com. Tickets also available at several local stores and the Regatta office on Vaughn Drive. VIP and other passes available. Souvenir buttons $5. Pit Tours $5. Programs $5.

In addition to taking part in the Madison Regatta on July 1-3, P1 USA will race at the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit on July 8-10 and Bayfair in San Diego on Sept. 16-18. H1 Unlimited is expected to join the P1 USA tour for a stop in Houston on Sept. 2-4. It will be the first time Unlimited hydroplanes have raced on Clear Lake since the late 1980s.
“We welcome this opportunity to combine forces with P1 USA at several events here in the United States,” Cole said. “P1 is a fixture internationally and with H1 Unlimited’s growing international following thanks to the race in Doha, Qatar, we believe there are more opportunities to do combined events.”
Midwest Tubes in Madison has agreed to sponsor the P1 USA race program at the Madison Regatta.
Madison Regatta race course to be modifed because of bridge project
Madison Regatta Inc. has been working in tandem with the Milton-Madison Bridge Committee to develop a site plan for the 2011 Lucas Oil Madison Regatta. The impending bridge construction project has made it necessary to relocate and shorten the race course to accommodate the H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes during bridge construction.
The 2011 Lucas Oil Madison Regatta will be held July 1-3 on a two-mile course this year. Current design parameters have turns three and four in line with St. Michael’s Avenue. Turns one and two will line up in the Plum-Vernon Street area.
Madison Regatta president Crystal McHargue said at a recent Madison Regatta meeting that plans continue to move smoothly in preparation for this year’s event.

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