An agreement has been reached to sell the Georgia dirt track; Tennessee mansion back on the market
Boyd’s Speedway is a 1/3-mile oval located in Ringgold, Georgia. The track rests extremely close to the Tennessee state line.
On May 16th, Boyd’s Speedway hosted their ‘Fans in The Stands’ night. It was highly anticipated as the first event at the track, with fans allowed entry since the pandemic began.
Later in the night, David Duplissey, the Boyd’s speedway owner entered the scoring tower and struck an employee, several times. The alleged assault of the employee lasted about a minute as he ducked from the blows.
“Somebody go over there and stop that,” a fan yelled from the grandstands below the altercation. “Somebody needs to arrest that man. Is there any police outside?”
Gary Sisk, the Catoosa County Sheriff stated the altercation stemmed from the employee telling Duplissey not to grade the track. Duplissey was on a piece of track equipment as the employee in the tower was supposedly trying to get cars on the track.
Following the incident, Boyd’s Speedway halted operations. The next nine events at the Georgia dirt track were canceled.
In September, the track re-opened with a $2,500 to win super late model event. Four more races were run to close out the 2020 season.
Now, the current owners have entered an agreement to sell the track. An event under the new ownership is already pending for January.
Russell Racing enters into agreement to purchase Boyd’s Speedway
“North Georgia based Russell Racing announced today that it has reached an agreement to purchase Boyd’s Speedway from D&M Motorsports Inc. The sale is expected to be completed by December 31, 2020.”
Russell Racing is led by local entrepreneur Emerson Russell.
“I am so thrilled at the opportunity to continue the legacy of 67 years of racing at Boyd’s Speedway,” Russel stated.
He added, “The team has been working hard to put together an exciting 2021 Race Schedule that includes 24 events starting with The Cabin Fever in January and running through the November Gobbler Event.”
Russell Racing plans to release its 2021 race calendar in the coming days.
David & Kimberly Duplissey
The current track owners issued the following statement via social media on the sale:
“Hello and Happy and Holidays from Boyd’s Speedway Management. We have exciting news about the future of the facility. Mr. Emmerson Russell and I are in the process of transitioning ownership of Boyd’s Speedway.”
“We will work together to ready the facility for the annual Cabin Fever Race in late January. D&M Motorsports would like to thank all the fans and racers for their support. There are too many people for us to list but we would like to thank each of you for everything you’ve done for Boyd’s Speedway over the past years.”
“Going forward we hope you continue your support for the Dirt Racing Sport by supporting the new management of Boyd’s Speedway. We hope you share all the excitement and enthusiasm for the plans Emmerson has for improving the facility and therefore improving the racing for the fans and racers.”
David & Kimberly Duplissey concluded, “Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!”
Duplissey home for sale
The track isn’t the only thing for sale. The Chattanooga, TN business address of D&M Motorsports Inc was listed on the market since shortly after the altercation at the track.
Address: 502 Browns Ferry Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419
The mountain home is modern masterpiece in the shape of a castle. It sits on 676(+/-) ft of riverfront land while mountains surround the 26 acre property.
Built in 2013, the Tennessee castle home consists of 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a 5 car garage and 17.772 sq feet.
The Tennessee mansion was listed on May 21st, 2020 for $8,000,000.
In August, the property entered a pending sale. In September, it was placed back on the market at the same $8M price tag.
View the full Tennessee real estate listing here.