After an extended hiatus, The Owensboro/Daviess County Motorsports Festival is returning to Daviess County.
The 2019 festival will showcase activities that fostered the racing careers of international names in their respective motorsport, as well as offering numerous opportunities for fans to discover why motorsports are important to the community.
A weekend of racing-related activities will kick off at Windy Hollow Raceway Park on Friday, August 2, 2019, followed by a family day at the SportsCenter on Saturday.
The festival will wrap up with a full county-wide race event, ending at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Sunday August 4, 2019.
“When you think of Kentucky, you think of bluegrass and bourbon. When you think of Owensboro, you think of motorsports. Owensboro has always been a breeding ground for racing legends. Just think; the Waltrips, Greens, Haydens, Bill Sterrett, Army Armstrong and Jeremy Mayfield have all come from Owensboro. It is time that motorsports is brought back to the forefront to celebrate the rich history of the sport and competitors who are currently making a name for themselves in the area,” said Blake Smith, commentator/broadcast journalist.
During the festival, fans will get the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers, interact with members of the community, and learn more about the 130-year-old sport.
(This story was originally published on November 7, 2018)