Megan Reitenour, was invited by Ellen Greenleaf, Media Director for the Offshore Powerboat Racing Association to serve as the officiating flagman for the Sunday, May 17 Grand Prix 2009.
This was the first ever high speed boat race for Lake Cumberland to host. The idea behind the race was to let the world know that there is plenty of water in Lake Cumberland. The lake was the site for the best in speedboat racing as the Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association made its debut at the Holcomb's Landing boat ramp at Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, KY.
The spectators had the opportunity to see the boats up close, meet the drivers and team members and even watch as the 13,000 pound crafts were being loaded into the water with 100-ton cranes. Over 30 boats took to the water on Saturday for the qualifying runs, which was followed by heat races and a pro-am class. The boats were hitting speeds in excess of 150 mph. The starting of the race took place at Wolf Creek Dam and the participants made a circuit up near Lake Cumberland State Dock and then back to the dam, for the finish of the race.
Megan presided the race on the deck of the pace boat and was also involved with the checkered flag presentation to each of the division winners. Megan said, "I have a need for speed anyway, but this was definitely a different kind of speed than I'm use to, but just as awesome! The boats were just amazing and I had a great time with my dad and I being involved with the festivities. I really would like to thank Ms.Greenleaf for the invitation and all the race teams, staff and spectators for giving me such a warm welcoming and allowing me to be involved with the Grand Prix event here at Lake Cumberland."