The NCM Motorsports Park kicked off the event season with a Mardi Gras celebration.  Hosted by Flora Templeton Stewart and the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club, the event included a variety of craft vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, live music, and a nighttime parade!

The event marks a significant milestone for NCM Motorsports Park. Recognized for its world-class racing facilities and top-notch driving experiences, MSP is committed to staying true to its Southern Kentucky roots by inviting the community to enjoy everything the facility has to offer.

Mardi Gras

“Mardis Gras at NCM Motorsports Park is about much more than celebrating an annual festival. It’s about bringing our community together for a vibrant celebration while supporting a worthy cause,” said Khristian Ervin, Event and Sales Coordinator. “We are honored to partner with Flora Templeton Stewart and the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club for this special event and look forward to creating lasting memories for attendees.”


The festival kicked off with “Kiddie Krewe Parade” for the younger crowd, and also included a “Krewe of Barkus” puppy parade for the four-legged friends. More than 30 brand mascots from across the region posed for pictures, including the Hamburgerler from McDonald’s and WKU’s own Big Red.  Taking the excitement to the next level was the iconic Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobil that took a spin on track!

Oscar Meyer Truck

“We are thrilled to join forces with Flora Templeton Stewart and the Bowling Green Kawanis Club to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to Bowling Green,” said Greg Waldron, Executive Director. “This partnership allows us to not only celebrate with our community but also allows us to partner with an amazing organization dedicated to serving the families of Warren County.”


The festivities culminated with a nighttime parade down pit lane and a fantastic concert by local entertainer, Tyrone Dunn.  It was the first celebration of its kind at the track, but organizers say it certainly won’t be the last.