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New Kansas Tourism Video Showcases Racing in Kansas

Sep 12, 2022

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TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism has released the latest chapter in its ongoing Story SeriesFull Throttle and Full Heart: Kansas Racing features Kansas native drivers sharing the magic of racing in Kansas.

“The racing industry is a valuable part of the economic success in many Kansas communities,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “Racing provides entertainment options for residents and brings tourism dollars into local communities and the state as a whole. We are proud of the racing legacy that Kansas has and will continue to have in the future.”

The video features professional drivers Clint Bowyer, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chase Junghans and Megan Meyer. Each of the drivers speak of their love for racing and how they got their start in Kansas. The release of the video coincided with the fall race weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.

“Racing is part of the culture of Kansas,” said Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe. “We have historic tracks across the state that have been the birthplace to many professional racing careers.  Everyone should experience the wild competition and thrilling speed of Kansas racing.”

You can watch the new video here. Viewers are encouraged to share the video on social media. The Kansas Tourism Story Series is an ongoing exploration of the faces and places that make Kansas such an incredible place to live and explore.

Other chapters in the Story Series include:

Exploring the Space Race at the Cosmosphere

Big Things In Small Batches at Union Horse Distilling Co.

Mountain Biking In Kansas! At Wilson State Park

A Cowboy State: A Tribute From The Kansas Poet Lariat  

The Smoke Show: A Story Of Kansas BBQ

Secret Kansas: Uncovering our History

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About the Kansas Tourism Division:

The mission of the Kansas Tourism Division is to inspire travel to and throughout Kansas to maximize the positive impacts that tourism has on our state and local communities. Kansas Tourism is a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce and works hand in hand with other Commerce community programs to elevate and promote Kansas as a tourist destination. Kansas Tourism oversees all tourism marketing and PR for the state, produces travel publications and advertising, manages state Travel Information Centers, manages both the Kansas By-ways program and the Kansas Agritourism program, approves tourist signage applications, produces the KANSAS! Magazine, and provides financial and educational support to the tourism industry in Kansas through grants, education, and support.