UPDATE: Lake Cumberland Speedway hopes to be ready for event Saturday, following storm damage last week
Race track in Pulaski County suffers severe damage
UPDATE (5/9/22) – Clean-up continues at the Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside following severe storms last Friday. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit the area. Race track officials say about 80% of the repair work has been completed and they hope to have the area ready to go by Saturday in time for a big race.
The race track says fences are back up, bleacher repairs are well underway, along with scoreboard repairs and electric work.
Lake Cumberland Speedway officials say the community stepped up to help in a big way over the past several days. The track posting on social media Monday saying in part, “We Thank You so much for all the kind offers and gestures but we don’t want any hand outs as we will get thru this,” said promoter Brandon Hardgrove. “So many kind people in our racing community as we can not thank you enough for your kind hearts!”
ORIGINAL POST 5/6/22
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lake Cumberland Speedway suffered damage after severe weather swept through the area Friday afternoon.
According to a post shared by the race track, ticket buildings, lights poles, scoreboards, signs, fences and the bleachers were destroyed, “Everything all destroyed that we’ve worked so hard on however we will get thru this.”
The race track says no one was injured.