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Summer Drag Boat Races Return to LBL


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – The Kentucky Drag Boat Association (KDBA) is inviting visitors to come to Kentucky Lake at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and kick off the 2011 season. KDBA’s summer racing series will take place at Pisgah Bay on the north end of LBL.

Spectators are invited to bring lawn chairs or ground blankets to Birmingham Ferry and enjoy an exciting day of racing.  Racing events are scheduled for June 4th-5th, July 9th-10th, and August 6th-7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Time trials will be held on Saturday and the final races will take place on Sunday. There is a spectator fee of $5.00 per person; children under 12 are free.

The heart-pounding events feature blown-alcohol boats, hydros and jet-powered boats, and flat-bottom racers skimming the water at speeds exceeding 150 mph. 

“The KDBA summer drag boat races are a fun regional tradition,” said Gary Hawkins, Recreation Program Specialist at LBL. “It is a great event for spectators and adds an exciting, high speed element to all the other great outdoor recreation opportunities around the LBL region.”

George Onnybecker, of the KDBA adds, “We expect plenty of exciting racing events this year with racers from all over the country showing up to compete for prizes.” For more information contact KY Drag Boat Association by calling 1-800-732-0088 or visit

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review our website at each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, and temporary trail and road closures.  Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.




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