Kentucky brings to mind a few things. Corvettes are one, because they’re built in Bowling Green. Bourbon is another because Kentucky is the only state that makes it. Racing also comes to mind, but until the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park was built in 2014, the racing usually involved Kentucky thoroughbred horses, not horsepower.
Now in its second year, “The Bourbon Barrel” is a combined event at NCM Motorsports Park put on by NASA Great Lakes, NASA Mid South and NASA Central. The track isn’t far from Kentucky’s “Bourbon Trail,” so the theme of the event makes perfect sense. And because the track is so convenient to so many major metropolitan areas, racers from all over often come to Bowling Green to join in the fun.
“Last year there were 10 regions represented here,” said NASA Great Lakes Regional Director Jay Andrew. “We usually have between eight and 10 regions represented. Supposedly