Racing Returns: Boyd's Speedway Back On Track

Friday, April 04, 2014
Two Late Models sliding through turn four of Boyd's Speedway: Andy Pickelsimer (# 1) and Tyler Adams (# 747)
Two Late Models sliding through turn four of Boyd's Speedway: Andy Pickelsimer (# 1) and Tyler Adams (# 747)
- photo by Eddie Cloer

After being washed out by Mother-Nature a week ago, Boyd's Speedway is ready to get back on track with racing action returning to the Tennessee/Georgia bordered 3/8ths mile dirt track this Saturday night.

The Weekly Racing Program of five divisions of racing action is set to get underway around 7 p.m. Saturday with two divisions of Late Models (Steel-head and Crate) co-hosting the top of the race card. The A B-Hobby and Mini divisions will also see action according to the track's Facebook page and official web-site www.boydsspeedway.net.

The track is on the Tennessee/Georgia state-line between East Ridge and Ringgold off Scruggs Road and Hwy. 41 near Exit #1 on I-75. 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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