- 1/8 mile & 1/4
mile Drag Strip, 1955 - Present
|Track Location: 14114 Kenton Station Rd., Morning View,
|Web Site: www.thornhilldragracing.com
|Contact Information: (859) 356-7702 (track),
I-75/I-71, take the exit 175 (KY 338/Richwood) and head east (.2 mi.)
to Rt 25/Dixie Highway.
Turn right on Dixie Highway. Take that to KY-16/WaltonNicholson Pike
(2.6 mi.) and turn right. Take KY-16 (4.5 mi.)
to Madison Pike, and then a slight left at Rt. 2042/Moffett Rd (1.5
mi.). Turn right on Kenton Station Rd., the Strip is on the right about
a half mile.
From I-275, take exit 79 (Taylor Mill Rd.) KY-16 anf head south
(2.7 mi.) to Wolf Rd. and turn Left. Take Wolf Rd. (.8 mi.) to
KY-177/Decoursey Pike. Turn right on Decoursey Pike. Take that (10.2
mi.) to Kenton Station Rd. Turn left on Kenton Station Rd., the
Strip is on the right about a 2/10 of a mile.
|Brief History: Track
opened as Thorn Hill Lake Drag Strip in 1955, and was run by a local
car club. Track was originally
the Thorn Hill Airfield and was built during Prohibition by
"Bootleggers" who were transporting moonshine by small plane. The early
Drag Strip was operated by Ralph Payne, and the surface was graded dirt
that was oiled down to prevent dust. Eventually the Starting
line area was paved, and sections of the strip were paved over the
years until the entire track was paved by 1958. In 2008 Gerald Meyer
purchased the facility, and made improvements to the Burn Out boxes.
Other improvements are coming in the near future. Some SCCA Autocross
events were also held there in the '60's.