Boyd's Speedway Season Rolls On

Friday, March 28, 2014
Racecars at Boyd's Speedway
Racecars at Boyd's Speedway

With the two biggest races of the season, the Cabin Fever and the ShamRock, now in the record books, Boyd's Speedway is gearing up for it fourth race of 2014 season with its "Nitty Gritty" Weekly Racing Program.  

Five divisions of racing action is set to get underway early Saturday evening, weather permitting. Late Models in the form of Steel-head and Crate's will co-host the top two divisions. The A & B-Hobby and Mini classes will also see action as on-track activities are slated for 7 p.m. according to the track official web-site www.boydsspeedway.net. 

Riley Hickman, Jamie Perry, Michael Paige, Jerry Coffman, Jeff Smith, Josh Beagan, Kenneth Taylor, Booger and Dallas Brooks, Boonie Gulett, Dustin Stephens, Michael Courtney and Bruce Kimber have all already visited victory lane this season.  

Boyd's Speedway is on the Tennessee/Georgia state-line in East Ridge and Ringgold. Head South off Exit #1 at I-75, turning right at the second red light (Scruggs Road) and the track is a block away on the right. Gates open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Pit access is $25 and general admission tickets are $12 for adults. For more information call 706.891-6803.


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