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Boyd's Speedway: Our Story

Boyd's Speedway was the vision of the founder and track’s namesake, E.A. Boyd. Ground was broken on the location in 1951. The first race was held October 5th, 1952.

One of the most interesting facts about the speedway is the location itself. Mr. Boyd wanted to build the track in a different area of East Ridge, which is a suburb of Chattanooga. A local councilman was adamant that there wasn’t going to be a racetrack in his city. So, E.A. purchased several acres right on the Tennessee/Georgia line. He strategically placed the track just across the state line in Georgia, therefore the council couldn’t hinder his vision. Present day, when entering the facility or parking in the pit area, you are on the Tennessee side. The track itself and main grandstand is in Georgia.

Boyd's has had several different owners and names in its 65 year history including Chattanooga International Speedway, Chattanooga Raceway Park, Stateline Speedway, and Tennessee Georgia Raceway. It has set idle a couple times over its life, but remains one of the oldest tracks in Georgia. Boyd’s has been both dirt and asphalt, and even held NASCAR races back in the 60’s and 70’s. Several famous drivers run on the hallowed track including Bobby and Donnie Allison, Freddy and Harold Fryar, Jody Ridley, Marty Robbins, Red Farmer, and Neil Bonnett, just to name and few.

Now Boyd’s is owned by David and Kimberly Duplissey (D&M Motorsports) and operated and promoted by E.A. Boyd’s granddaughter Kathie Coulter. The track now holds roughly 20 events a year, including special super late model events with the Schaffer’s Southern National Series (regional) and the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series (national), along with several other touring series races for other divisions. The track has 6 classes in competition for local racers including Limited Late Model, Crate Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby, Street Stock, and Hot Shot.

Upon taking ownership in 2014, D&M Motorsports has made several improvements at the facility, such as new pit restrooms and concessions, VIP and hospitality area, and a full size dirt late model simulator video game room. They have also updated the lighting, electronic scoring systems, big screen tv’s around the facility for live timing and updates, just to name a few.


Boyd's Speedway: Track Facts

Times / Admission / Etc.:
- Usually Race on Saturday
- Pit Gate Opens at 4:00PM
- Main Grandstand Opens at 5:00PM
- Driver’s Meeting at 6:30PM
- Racing Starts at 7:00PM
- Regular Show Grandstand Admission - Adults $10.00 w/ Kids 12 and Under FREE
- Regular Show Pit Admission - $25.00 w/ Transponder Rental for Drivers $10.00
- Special Event Pricing Varies

Amenities:
- Beer sales (you must be 21 to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol on Boyd’s Speedway premises)
- Animals are welcome, but must be leashed and owner must clean up after the pet or service animal
- We take all major credit cards at both gates and concession stands
- Family section with no smoking or drinking
- Concession stands
- Souvenir shop
- Air conditioned and heated restrooms
- Fan zone featuring the Boyd’s Speedway Simulator Car
- VIP Suite seating
- Handicap sections
- Big screen TV’s around the facility showing live timing
- Camping is permitted; however, we do not offer hookups

Other Information:
- Coolers will not be permitted in the grandstands for 2018
- Stadium seats and lawn chairs are allowed, but there is limited area to set up lawn chairs
- All bags may be subject to inspection at any time

Official Hotel:
The official host hotel for Boyd’s Speedway is the Best Western Plus, which is located within 3 minutes of the track. Call 423-893-7979 and tell them you are with Boyd’s Speedway to receive a special rate!

 

 

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