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Motor Sports

  • Accidents mar Madison Regatta, wrecked boat wins

    A hot, muggy weekend of racing on the Ohio River was dampened by two serious accidents on the water during the Madison Regatta Sunday.

    In the final outcome, Miss Madison’s Oh Boy! Oberto was declared the 2011 Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup champion. It was a bittersweet victory. The winning hydroplane was a broken battler and winning driver Steve David, a bruised warrior, learned of his victory in a hospital emergency room.

  • Speedway manager: Prepare for impact on area economy

    Communities in close regional proximity to the Kentucky Speedway need to begin bracing for the economic impact of next July’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
    That was the message expressed by Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger during a media day at the track last week. Ticket sales are already “way up” over previous years, he said, and the Cup race is still eight months away.

  • Kentucky Speedway bustling to prepare for Sprint Cup

    An exhaustive construction effort is underway at Kentucky Speedway to get ready for next July’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the track.
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced in August that the Gallatin County facility had been awarded a July 9 date on the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule. SMI owns the track that has hosted the Indy Racing League and NASCAR’s Nationwide and trucks series since 2001.

  • Unlimited hydroplanes due at Doha, Qatar

    The Hoegh Dubai, carrying the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane fleet, was to arrive in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, Nov. 4 (Friday, Nov. 5 in Qatar), according to the Web site www.h1unlimited.com.

    The hydroplanes are in the Middle East for the Qatar Marine Sports Federation’s 2010 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship. The event will be held November 18-20 on Doha Bay.

  • Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison wins hometown Governor's Cup race

    Madison’s city-owned Unlimited hydroplane U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto, driven by Steve David, capped a near-perfect weekend by winning the 60th running of the Indiana Governor’s Cup Race over the July 4th weekend.

     

  • Kentucky Speedway will host Sprint Cup race in 2011

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011.