Evansville Courier Press: Freedom Festival drops boat racing entirely -

The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville announced today that next year’s Freedom Festival will not include boat racing and also will be more condensed.GAGE officials cited the cost of bringing the smaller ChampBoats to Evansville ($100,000 plus associated expenses) and the lack of public support for them at this year's festival June 18-21.

Freedom Festival dropping boat racing >>

EDITOR'S NOTE: ChampBoats costs $100,000+?!? Seems if they were willing to pay that much for a series that won't draw like the Unlimiteds will, it doesn't make sense they'd pay a little more and bring in the big draw. Hmm.

Villwock back 'home' again to race at Thunder

"I really like the race course and the people around it. It's in a town center. They are really fun people to be around. I guess I'm in a good mood when I'm there and that hasn't hurt the racing." - Dave Villwock, U-16

Villwock back 'home' again to race at Thunder >>