Bowling Green is geared for hot rods!

We're gearing up for another turbo charged year of our own brand of Kentucky horsepower in 2018 with the return of many national auto shows, and the addition of a few new ones. Here are the motorsports events taking over 'Vette City this year!

*The following events are all open to spectators and the general public. Some require registration. Dates and times are subject to change, please verify on event websites before traveling.

2018 Signature Events

9th Annual Challenger FestChallenger on drag strip
April 13-14, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway/ Holiday Inn University Plaza


Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion V 
April 20-22, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

Corvette event

Michelin NCM Bash 
April 26-28, 2018
National Corvette Museum


17th Annual NMCA Bluegrass Nationals
May 17-20, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway


37th Annual National Corvette Homecoming (Cancelled)
CANCELLED-May 31-June 2, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn


OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car
June 2-3, 2018
NCM Motorsports Park

Hot Rod Power Tour

HOT ROD Power Tour
June 8-9, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

16th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance
June 14-16, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

Camaro Fest VIII
July 13-14, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway/NCM Motorsports Park

Car Craft Summer Nationals
July 20-21, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

The Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals
August 9-11, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

National Corvette Museum 24th Anniversary Celebration
August 30-September 1, 2018
National Corvette Museum

Holley LS Fest 9
September 7-9, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway / NCM Motorsports ParkMotorsports_LSFest

20th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals
September 27-30, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway

38th Annual Buick GS Nationals
October 24-27, 2018
Beech Bend Raceway


Beech Bend Raceway hosts regular weekly drag racing events in addition to these major automotive events. Meanwhile, out at the NCM Motorsports Park, opportunities for spectators are available nearly every weekend as most events are open to the public at no charge. For those who want to take a spin themselves, visit the website to learn about Hot, Touring and Parade Laps.