Local 6 tests out the new Beacon Dragway
PADUCAH, KY-- After seven months of turning a private airport strip, racing is now open at Beacon Dragway.
Summitt Series racing officially starts at Beacon on Saturday night. The strip plans on having a 62 race schedule, and hopes to draw more than two-thousand people for every event.
Track co-owner Keith Murt considers Beacon the nicest dragstrip from St. Louis to Memphis, because everything from the asphalt to the timing system is brand new. It also helps that the purse at Beacon is sizable compared to other area drag strips, and that will help attract racers from several surrounding states.
They held media day at the new drag strip this week, and they actually let our Andy Waterman race. Click above to check it out.