Hydro Racing

Evansville's future on hydro circuit in doubt

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Evansville Freedom Festival Board of Directors has sent a short press release, relinquishing the organization's responsibilities for the riverfront event, including the Thunder on the Ohio unlimited hydroplane race.

"We are saddened and surprised by this sudden announcement regarding the Freedom Festival and the announcement regarding its volunteer Board of Directors. The news came without notice and much detail," said Sam Cole, the ABRA Chairman. "We are committed to Evansville and Thunder on the Ohio, which has been a mainstay on the Unlimited circuit for almost 30 years."

Evansville has had issues before but in each case, the Freedom Festival organizers were able to save the event.