auto racing

It's time for a big summer weekend of racing at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. 

Provided, Kentucky Speedway

The Kentucky Speedway in Sparta staged its first race event sixteen years ago this month. Since then it has hosted NASCAR, ARCA and other racing events, along with concerts and a variety of special events and racing experiences. 

Doug Newberry / Cincinnati Soap Box Derby

Update 10/08/15, 9:40 a.m.: Cincinnati Soap Box Derby President Doug Newberry says the last race of the season is canceled. The race had been scheduled for Saturday. 

Original Post: The Cincinnati Soap Box Derby may be ending operations.  The group that organized downhill races for youth doesn't have enough support to continue beyond this season.

Kentucky Speedway Season Preview

Mar 15, 2013

With better weather on the way, racing fans in this area are beginning to plan for the upcoming Kentucky Speedway season. Lee Hay, an avid NASCAR fan, happily welcomes in Mark Simendinger, the general manager of the Kentucky Speedway, to preview the 2013 race weekends and especially this year’s third running of the Quaker State 400 on Saturday, June 29.