UA Local 85 Makes a Big Splash in the Saginaw River in 2019

July 10, 2019

Saginaw Michigan’s UA Local 85 Plumbers and Steamfitters& HVACR Service Technicians Union is returning to the 2019 Rockin’ the River with Mendana Racing in a way they have never been before.  “This is our third year with Mendana Racing” comments Business Agent, Jamie Badour.  “We originally involved ourselves with Mendana Racing as a result of a friend we had on the team, this year, we decided to go big, and we hope the deck is stacked!”.

UA Local 85 serve as the primary sponsor for this year’s Rockin’ the River (formerly River Roar) of Miami, Florida’s Carlos Mendana in the #27 Pugh Hull as well as Ocala, Florida’s Steve Lee in the #26 Gran Prix Hull in the Formula Lights class.  Both drivers are former champions of the Bay City Race, Mendana in 2012 and Lee in 2016. 

In addition to the sponsorship of the two former champs of the Formula Lights class, UA Local 85 will also serve as a secondary sponsor for both #21 boats, driven by three time APBA Hall of Champions driver, Jose Mendana, Jr. from Lutz, Florida who will be performing double duty in the Formula One and Formula Lights classes.

“United Association Local Union 85 Plumbers, Steamfitters & HVACR Service Technicians are very proud to sponsor Mendana Racing at the 2019 Bay City Rockin’ the River Race.  The officers, members and staff live, work and play in this community and are honored to be a part of this very successful event.  We would like to wish every driver safe and fast laps, and hope to see as many of our 1300 members as the event as possible." Comments Business Manager Justin Pomerville  "God Bless the Labor Movement and Organized Labor!”

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

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  • 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)
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