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Landon Stallard new owner at Volunteer Speedway — facility improvement projects underway; next race on Saturday, June 8

By Volunteer Speedway | 29 May 2019 | 2019 | | 0 Comments   

New Volunteer Speedway owner Landon Stallard with son Kyle.

Landon Stallard new owner at Volunteer Speedway — facility improvement projects underway; next race on Saturday, June 8

BULLS GAP, Tenn. —It’s a new era for racing at Volunteer Speedway moving forward.

Landon Stallard, a very successful 42-year-old construction company owner from Kingsport, has purchased “The Gap” from longtime track owners Joe and Phyllis Loven.

Stallard, whose 13-year-old son Kyle is an aspiring racer and who also wants to be hands-on working with his dad at the track learning the ins-and-outs of the operation, is beginning work on the facility with a number of improvement projects underway  (painting grandstands, walls surrounding track and buildings, upgraded entrance at the road, mowing/weedeating property, etc.). It’s all about eye-appeal, and making the place look better.

That means a change in the schedule and no racing on (June 1). The next race is scheduled for Saturday, June 8. … The 2019 race schedule for the remainder of the season is being reworked, with hopes of being able to add some special touring series events.

“I appreciate the opportunity which Joe and Phyllis have given me,” said Stallard, who said he has been attending races at the track since he was 10 years old. “They (Lovens) really wanted me to have the track because they see the passion I have for it (racing) and everything fell into place. There’s a lot of history and tradition with Volunteer Speedway for over 40 years, since back in the mid-1970s. We’re going to give ‘The Gap’ new life, it’s a new beginning.

“I went to the racers individually and told them I’m not coming in here acting like I’m the boss. Without the racers and fans we don’t have this place, so I want to respect their opinions. They can call me seven days a week. If something makes sense and we can fix it, we’re going to do it. This is as much their track as it is mine.”

Volunteer Speedway: (423) 235-5020