PADUCAH, KY-- For the last seven months, crews at Beacon Dragway in Paducah, have been working tirelessly to turn a once private airport runway, into a drag racing strip. On Saturday, all of that hard work came to fruition.
The grandstands were full of fans, anxious to see what the new racing venue was all about. Many people we talked with were extremely happy with the new dragway. Track co-owner Keith Murt told us a couple weeks ago he expects to have around 2,000 to 3,000 fans every weekend, and that was definitely the case on Saturday.