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.
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.
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.
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
- Regular Show Pit Admission - $25.00 w/ Transponder Rental for
- Special Event Pricing Varies
- 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
- 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 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!