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Kathie Coulter Takes Over Promoter Role at Boyd's Speedway for 2018!
(January 5, 2018) Effective immediately, Boyd’s Speedway will be operated and promoted by Kathie Coulter of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She and track owner David Duplissey have agreed on a lease type agreement for the 2018 season. Duplissey and Dale McDowell are now removed themselves from the day to day operations of the facility.

“I was hired on as marketing director in the middle of last summer and I loved every minute of it. So when this opportunity arose, I knew it was my next step. I’m sure there’s going to be ups and downs, but no one wants Boyd's to succeed more than myself,” Coulter stated. Her grandfather, E.A. Boyd, is the track’s founder. “Racing is something that I have always had a passion for. I have literally spent every weekend of my life at a racetrack,” she laughed. “I have loved working with the drivers and fans, as well as the Chattanooga community. We had a few charity races and did some outreach and I would love to do more of that this year. There will be some changes coming, and hopefully the racers and fans will be happy with the adjustments. I’m really honored to have this opportunity. There’s probably only a handful of women promoters around, and I'm humbled to join that very small group.”

“I’m proud to have found someone like Kathie with the heart for the sport to assume to management and operations of the facility,” Duplissey said. “I enjoy traveling, and the constraints with the track limited that. I’m looking to retire, again, and maybe even get to race at Boyd's,” he joked. “Her family history with the track and her passion is why Kimberly and I felt she was the right person for the job.”

“I’m planning on doing more racing this year and this certainly will be a weight off of my shoulders,” McDowell said. “I’ll still be involved with the track rentals and having my schools at the track. So that part isn’t changing. I’m excited to do more customer work and with Shane and Sara relocating to Tennessee, I’ll be able to be at the shop more. I think this arrangement will benefit everyone involved,” he concluded.

The first race of the year will be the annual Cabin Fever which is being bumped a week later due to a scheduling conflict. All of those details will be released in the next couple days. The 2018 rules and full schedule will be released within the week.

“Our season starts in a few weeks but we are looking for sponsorship and advertising partners for the season,” Coulter said. “We have something for every budget and business. There’s a lot of excitement around the track right now and its the perfect time for people to join in.”

If you have any questions, interested in sponsorship opportunities, or anything else pertaining to events or races the track, contact Kathie at 423-595-6300. For track rentals and the Dale McDowell Driving School, call Dale at 423-580-1717.

 

 

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