Reporter: Rhanda Stewart
New Media Producer: Kerry Corum
It's been an Evansville tradition for years, but now it looks like Miss Bud will say goodbye to the Freedom Festival.
Anheuser-Busch has announced that this season will be the farewell tour for the Miss Budweiser Unlimited Racing Team.
The Miss Bud driver, Dave Villwock is also expected to step down after the season. He's had 41 wins, seven series championships and five gold cups.
The team and sponsorship has also brought thousands of dollars to the festival. So what happens now?
Freedom Festival President Sherman Greer says he's trying to focus on the positive. He just returned from a Hydroprop meeting in Seattle where Evansville was recognized for being an outstanding race sight.
Werner says they are already planning events for 2005, and said they are working hard to get the Blue Angels back. But, at the same time, they are watching their budget because it's always tough to come up with the money for events like this. It costs around $700,000 to make everything happen.
Are they planning on doing anything special for Miss Budweiser's farewell tour? They intend to plan some events around Miss Budweiser, but don't know exactly what yet.