Kentucky High School Graduates Enjoy Victory Lap Instead of Traditional Ceremony

A speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, gave high school seniors a memorable graduation by bringing them together for laps around the track on May 23.

Drone footage from Kentucky Speedway shows the Gallatin County High School Class of 2020 gathered on the track. Local media reported that graduates and their families took their own cars and drove two laps of the track with a pace car leading the way.

Gallatin County Schools issued a statement to local media saying they wanted to make the “nontraditional graduation unforgettable” and the lap symbolized their final year of high school.

Kentucky Speedway said it was “honored to bring the Gallatin County High School Class of 2020 together one final time, inviting them to take a victory lap and cross the finish line on their hometown track.” Credit: Ryan Bailey/Kentucky Speedway via Storyful