In the MidSouth, torrential rains, thunderstorms and tornado’s have devastated portions of Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. The devastation throughout the region is gripping but the folks are trying to get back to some level of normalcy. The people have been working their way back to life but the cost of pulling themselves back on their feet is immense. We here in California think we have weather but really we don’t.
There are different ways to help and many Americans have come through to generate aid but for business, they can’t wait and for the people of Western Kentucky, a timely event will help business with a shot in the arm – The 8th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion will still take place at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Father’s Day weekend, June 18-20. It can’t happen soon enough.
With a boost in the local economy of $4million, Nostalgia drag racing, still growing in popularity even during the Recession, will offer a monetary enhancement which will be very welcome to the area.
I read some real heart-wrenching stories and incredible pictures but have to admit, these Americans seem prepared for whatever comes along and handle it the best they can. The community is doing everything they can to get the track and park ready and it’s quite remarkable what they’ve done so far.
The will of the Bowling Green community to the pull together and make certain that their venues are ready is wonderful to see. Couple it with one of the more popular events of the year for the area and their seems to be a special situation arising out of this Springs damage. So if you want to see real Americana at a very reasonable cost, watching the most exciting racing anywhere (plus a car show and swap meet), Father’s Day weekend at Beech Bend will fit the bill.
Weather always has the final say especially in drag racing (I’ve had my say on what we could do though) and we haven’t yet figured out how to stop it raining but with an event that grows every year, I’m sure this year won’t be any different at the historic Beech Bend … God willing and the creeks don’t rise.