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McCarter family to continue operating Volunteer Speedway in 2018

By Volunteer Speedway | 06 September 2017 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

McCarter family to continue operating Volunteer Speedway in 2018

By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway Media/Public Relations

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2017) — The 2017 racing season at Volunteer Speedway under the promotion of Gatlinburg businessman Mitch McCarter, his wife Tanya, along with sons Pierce and Mack, has been one of consistency in having more weekly events than over the past few years – and the future looks even brighter.

The McCarter family is excited to announce they’ve entered into an agreement with facility owners Joe and Phyllis Loven that will see them continue operating the track in 2018, and beyond.

“I’m very appreciative to the Lovens (Joe and Phyllis) for being able work out details to have the opportunity to operate ‘The Gap’ next year, and moving forward,” said Mitch McCarter earlier this afternoon when releasing the news his family would continue operating the track. “We’re working on plans for next season and let’s just say, 2018 is going to be big for Volunteer Speedway.”

A full race schedule is currently in the planning stages for 2018, which will feature weekly racing programs along with special events for touring series. Negotiations are taking place to secure coveted race dates with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series and Southern Nationals Series, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, plus possibly other touring series.

When taking over operations of Volunteer Speedway back in February of this year, McCarter stated his emphasis would be to once again bring back more weekly races.

“My family and I, along with all the track personnel who help out, we’ve really put a lot of effort into pumping life back into Volunteer Speedway this season,” McCarter said. “I really wanted to once again build back up strong weekly racing programs at the track, and I guess that’s one of the things I’m most proud of is we’ve been able to accomplish that. Racing is entertainment and you’re competing for people’s entertainment dollars, and it’s got to be affordable for families. For our five division weekly shows it’s $10 adult admission into the grandstands (kids 12-and-under admitted free), it’s a real bargain and fans are getting to watch some great racing action on the high banks.

“On race nights I’m all over the facility riding my ATV and it’s truly quite humbling to see the crowds in the grandstands and also race teams in the pits each week. I just want to express how much we appreciate everyone showing up whenever we open the gates, because without your support – there’s no way the track thrives and is a success.”

Besides operating Volunteer Speedway, the McCarter family also owns 411 Motor Speedway just outside of Knoxville in Seymour. Both tracks run the same weekly classes, under the same rules.

Volunteer Speedway (Recording Only): 423-235-5020 www.VolunteerSpeedway.com
Volunteer Speedway (General Manager): 865-257-7223
Joe Byrd (Tech Official): 865-776-1798

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