The Madison Courier has confirmed the rumor that's been floating around for the past month: The U-37 Beacon Plumbing unlimited hydroplane is up for sale. Beacon Plumbing has pulled out of the sport as a sponsor.
"Jane and I have decided to pursue other interests and have been trying to sell the U-37. We have lost Beacon (Plumbing) as a sponsor but we are presently speaking with a couple potentials that are showing some interest ... Our team is still together and they are looking forward to racing next year. If we do not find a buyer and we do find a sponsor, then Jane and I will race the U-37 until we do find a buyer."
U-37 owner Billy Schumacher in the MADISON COURIER
If a buyer isn't found before the start of next season, Schumacher told the Courier they plan to race in 2009.