Thursday, January 15 2009
The details for this years Thunder on the
Although the details have been not finalized,
The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE) will conduct its own event on the last weekend of June, which had been the traditional opening weekend for the American Boat Racing Association unlimited hydroplane series.
“We are proceeding toward finalizing the sale agreement with the Freedom Festival,” ABRA chairman Sam Cole said today. “It took us one and a half months to get all the documentation. Hopefully it will be finalized within the next week or two.”
The ABRA board of directors voted on Nov. 21 to acquire the physical assets of the Evansville Freedom Festival along with specified liabilities as a first step toward hosting the 31st running of Thunder. It agreed to move forward with obtaining the necessary approvals and commitments needed to stage the race, including an alignment with an
“I’ve been told things will work out with the city,” Cole said. “We’ve rescheduled it for late August,” Cole said. “That fit in well into our schedule.”