Gallatin Co. seniors take victory lap around Kentucky Speedway

Published: May. 23, 2020 at 5:07 PM EDT
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Kentucky Speedway and Gallatin County High Schol partnered together this weekend to give the Class of 2020 a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The graduating seniors got to take a victory lap around the oval track up in Sparta, Kentucky.

Kentucky Speedway was honored to bring the Gallatin County High School Class of 2020 together one final time,” said Mark Simendinger, executive vice president and general manager of Kentucky Speedway.

“We are so proud to have celebrated our local seniors today by inviting them to take a victory lap and cross the finish line on their hometown track. It’s also befitting because our finish line is also our start line, and these graduates are now beginning a whole new chapter in their lives. We hope they stay on their desired track to see just how far they can go. From all of us at Kentucky Speedway – congratulations and best of luck.”

Gallatin County High School released this statement:

“Gallatin County Schools is honored to partner with the Kentucky Speedway. While there are many things that are beyond our control right now, Gallatin County Schools is committed to do everything we possibly can to ensure that our Class of 2020 graduates are acknowledged for their accomplishments."

"Kentucky Speedway has assisted with this endeavor and offered our graduates a once in a life time experience that make their untraditional graduation unforgettable. Through the years, Kentucky Speedway has supported our school district and students in many ways. However, providing the Class of 2020 with a final lap around the track to symbolize their final year of high school is truly remarkable. Gallatin County Schools, along with the Kentucky Speedway, wish the Class of 2020 the very best as they race off toward their next adventure.”