OWENSBORO, Ky. --
Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 14:25 PM
Windy Hollow Dragway Set to Reopen
Courtesy of Jay Hullinger
Joins NHRA Summit Racing Series
Windy Hollow Dragway in Owensboro, Ky. is set to reopen with pre-season test and tune March 31 and
its first NHRA Summit Racing Series points race on Saturday, April 7th. The track will be open
every Saturday through October and will be operated by Johnathan and Jennifer Jones from nearby
As an NHRA member track, Windy Hollow will be offering racing for kids 8 to 17 years of age in
half-scale Jr. Dragsters, fun racing for street-legal type cars and trucks and classes for special
built drag cars with the top categories covering the eighth-mile distance in under 5-seconds and
reaching top speeds of near 150 mph.
Racers will have the opportunity to qualify at Windy Hollow for the NHRA Summit Racing Series North
Central Division Finals which will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Sept. 14-16.
Winners from the Indy event advance to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships held at
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 8-11.
Additionally, Jr. Drag racers may qualify at Windy Hollow to participate in the NHRA Jr. Drag
Racing League Eastern Conference Championships to be held at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway in July and
the North Central Division Jr. Championships to be held at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio, Sept. 8
The track has a number of special events planned during the season including the NHRA Jr. Dragster
Challenge, April 28; National DRAGSTER Challenge, May 12; NHRA King of the Track presented by
Summit Racing Equipment, June 23 and other fun events.
"We are excited for weekly racing to resume at Windy Hollow and plan a number of events that racers
and fans alike will enjoy," said new operator Johnathan Jones. "We're working hard to get the
track ready for our initial test and tune days and our official opening event, April 7th."
Windy Hollow Dragway is located 6 miles southwest of U.S. 60 by-pass just west of SR 81 on Windy
Hollow Road. For additional information look to the track's website www.windyhollowdragway.com or phone the
track at 270-836-2921.
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