In April 23 Issue
Official announcements came this week although plans have been underway for months.
The first Offshore Super Series Powerboat Race ever held in Kentucky will be held on Lake Cumberland.
What’s so great about this and what’s all the fuss about?
It is great and we hope a lot of fuss is made about it.
It is great because it will be first time Lake Cumberland has had national attention and will have the national news media showing there is plenty of water in Lake Cumberland and the repair work on Wolf Creek Dam is not interfering with activities.
The event will last all weekend with spectacular parties, great local entertainment, and autograph sessions with the drivers, not to mention the best in offshore racing with over 30 boats roaring by at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.
“This will be a great opportunity to showcase Lake Cumberland,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “We hope this becomes an annual event and will tell the country what a great asset we have in Lake Cumberland.”
Racing teams and their boats will start arriving on Thursday, May 14. Race Village will come alive on Friday as teams prepare to test their skill on the race course. On Saturday, there will be test runs, heat races and two class races. The final races will run on Sunday, with the sought after trophy presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Halcomb’s Landing near the Wolf Creek Dam, just south of Jamestown, will be the headquarters for the event, providing great views of the lake and the races, which will be covered by Fox Sports Network and Extreme Magazine.
This is one of those great moments for Lake Cumberland to show the world the lake is not dry and Lake Cumberland is still big and beautiful.
Many of the surrounding counties have joined together in helping sponsor the event with a major sponsorship coming from the state.
It is great to see so many join together to promote the lake area.