If you’ve never heard of Gravity Falls Motorsports, then take five, and allow us to introduce you to a group of some of the most selfless car and racing enthusiasts you could possibly meet. Although the creation of this group only dates back a couple of years, what these folks have managed to accomplish in such a short period of time is pretty impressive and has touched the lives of many along the way.
Gravity Falls Motorsports began in the winter of 2012, its’ birth spawning during a luncheon between two gentlemen: Adam Ferguson and Danny Boyd. Boyd reminisced, “Adam said he would like to do something car related for the community at his restaurant, so we decided to do a cruise-in. I volunteered to help organize the event.” Joining in on the founding group, Boyd’s good friend, Aaron Roberts became involved, and the ball was off and rolling. Ferguson’s’ restaurant, Pop’s Southern Style Barbecue, located in Morehead, Kentucky, would become home to the first event on the docket: Pop’s 1st Annual Cruise-In.
Chatter about Pop’s 1st Annual Cruise-In began to circulate throughout the community, and a suggestion arose that Shriners Hospitals for Children be chosen as the charity to benefit from the cruise-in.
For those of us that are cartoons fans, whether or not you want to fess up to it, Gravity Falls may ring a bell. Aired on the Disney Channel, the cartoon Gravity Falls made appearances on the television in the US in 2012. With references to Masons and Shriners, and the fact that the guys felt Grunkle Stan reminded them of one of the local Shriners, Gravity Falls Motorsports became the identity for the newly founded group.
“After the huge success with the 1st Annual Cruise-In at Pop’s Southern Style Barbecue, we – myself, Ferguson, and Roberts – wanted to try our hand at racing,” shared Boyd. “The 1st Annual Armdrop Drags was born in 2013. I-64 Motorplex donated the use of their facility for the 1st Annual Armdrop Drags. Another God and family driven fundraiser for the Shriners Hospitals for Children was a huge success!”
Written by Tabitha L. Sizemore