Paintsville Tourism cuts big check for upcoming drag races
The upcoming Arm Drop Drag Race got a financial boost this week when Paintsville Tourism contributed $42,000 to help fund the event. The Hillbilly Arm Drop Drag Race is a joint city venture between Prestonsburg and Paintsville, and will be holding its second annual race at the Combs Airport on May 5.
Commissioners Wade Smith and William Stricklin, with Paintsville Tourism, were both on hand Tuesday night to present the check to Prestonsburg Motorsports. The admission fee will remain $5. For an extra $5 visitors will be allowed to visit the pit area, after signing a waiver. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the pits unless they are with a specific entrant.