Farm Bureau Insurance – Hayes/Otto Agency will be Rockin’ the River Again in 2019

July 03, 2019

Farm Bureau Insurance – Hayes/Otto agency is excited to begin their next chapter in boat racing by taking the role of primary sponsor for the Mendana Racing #21 Formula Light driven by Jose Mendana, Jr at the upcoming Bay City Rockin the River.

After a two-year hiatus, the Formula Lights class will be making it’s return to the Saginaw River, and Michael Hayes can’t be happier.  “We really missed the event coming to Bay City last year and the lack of Formula Lights at the abbreviated event in 2017.” Hayes commented.  “For my kids, this is one of their many highlights of summer, so that makes it an obvious highlight of mine.  The fact that we can again be involved with what I’m sure will be a front running boat with Jose and an all-around great group of people at Mendana Racing makes it even more exciting!”

Jose Mendana, Jr echoes Michael’s remarks, “It’s always great to come back to a familiar face, and in this case, a familiar family.  We’ve watched Michael’s kids grow up over the years and it’s great to see a family so involved not only in boat racing, but the community as well.”  “We’re glad they will be coming on board again and hope to improve on our finish of 2nd the last time they ran with us in Bay City.”

In the past two years, Michael has also welcome Bryan Otto to his team, who brings an additional six years of experience to the office.  As Farm Bureau Insurance Agents in the Bay City area, Hayes/Otto provides some of the best life, home, auto, farm, and commercial insurance available here in Michigan. In fact, they can probably provide for all of your insurance needs. 

Throughout its history, Farm Bureau Insurance has recognized the special needs of its clients, the people of Michigan, and Hayes proud to carry on that tradition of customer service.  “I work with each client to specifically match their needs to the coverage that best fits those needs. I believe that no one should pay for coverage if it's not necessary, and we feel we provide an exceptional value supported by superior service and trusted advice. As one of our clients, you can expect fast, fair, and honest treatment.”

Stay tuned to and follow us on Facebook at Mendana Racing for more updates leading up to next weekend’s race in Bay City, MI.

Michael Hayes can be found on the web at

Bryan Otto can be found on the web at

// Schedule

  • Highlands Spring Classic Highlands, TX Apr 02  -  Apr 03  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • Port Neches Riverfest Port Neches, TX Apr 29  -  May 01  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • Powerboat Nationals Liqui Moly Formula Lights Series Race Branson, MO May 14  -  May 15  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • Liqui Moly Region 7 Championship Branson, MO Jun 18  -  Jun 19  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • Marietta Riverfront Roar Marietta, OH Jul 09  -  Jul 10  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • APBA Central Divisional Championship Branson, MO Jul 23  -  Jul 24  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • APBA Eastern Divisional Championship Ravenswood , WV Aug 06  -  Aug 07  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • APBA North American Championship Branson, MO Sep 10  -  Sep 11  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • F1 Powerboat Highlands Fall Classic Highlands, TX Sep 23  -  Sep 25  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
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