Guest, Jimmy Shane

Guest Name: 
Jimmy Shane
Guest Occupation: 
Oh Boy Oberto Hydroplane Driver
Guest Biography: 

HOMETOWN: Havre de Grace, Maryland

CURRENT CITY: Covington, Washington

OCCUPATION: Integration Engineer, Blue Origin, LLC

Jimmy Shane joins the Miss Madison Race Team in 2014 as the 21st driver of the community owned hydroplane.

Since being named A.P.B.A. Region 4 “Rookie of the Year” in 2001, Jimmy has won countless races and awards as he gained experience in the Limited Classes. An accomplished fabricator, he has also designed and built record-setting hydroplanes and runabouts. Jimmy first test-drove an Unlimited hydroplane in 2006 in Celina, Ohio and entered Unlimited competition as a substitute driver at Tri-Cities, WA in 2007. He raced his first full season in the Unlimited series in 2012. Jimmy has quickly accumulated 6 race wins including back-to-back U.I.M. World Championships in 2012 and 2013 and is the 2013 H1 Unlimited Season Champion.

Jimmy is employed as an Integration Engineer at Blue Origin, LLC in Kent Washington. He and wife Bianca both come from boat racing families and reside in Covington, Washington with their son Colton.