The Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN is for sale according to a Facebook post made by the track’s owner. On Sunday evening, Landon Stallard took to the social media site to explain his reasoning for offering the historic racing facility to potential buyers.
Stallard indicated that he will continue to operate Volunteer Speedway until a new owner is in place. He also hopes that the property will remain as a racing facility.
Here is the text of Stallard’s Facebook post:
“After months of hard thinking and lots of prayers I’ve made the decision to put the Gap up for sale. It’s definitely a hard choice seeing I’ve put my heart and soul into the place to make it the best it could be for the fans and the teams.
I know this decision won’t be well accepted, but I’ve gave it my all, but there’s not enough hours in the day for me to spend what time is needed for my construction business which I have to make my first priority for me and my kids future.
I want to thank all the fans, sponsors, race teams, my great staff,community and last but not least God for the opportunity.
We will continue to operate until sold. Please stay tuned to the tracks page for announcements.
I’m confident someone will end up with it that can carry on what we have going well into the future.
I’ve already received hundreds of messages and I’ll try to respond.
Any serious inquires can email me:
The track was owned by Ed Turner in its early years then by Joe and Phyllis Loven later on. 411 Motor Speedway owner Mitch McCarter leased the track in 2017 and ran it until the lease expired in 2018. For a short time in 2019, FASTRAK Racing Series owner Stan Lester operated the facility along with Phyllis Loven.
Throughout its history, Volunteer Speedway has hosted some of the biggest series and stars of the dirt racing world. Its location just off of I-81 and its proximity to Bristol Motor Speedway have made it one of the most popular venues in the region.
Stallard stepped in and took ownership midway through the 2019 season. During his tenure, a number of big shows were held as well as weekly events. The track had also partnered with 411 Motor Speedway, Smoky Mountain Speedway and Tazewell Speedway to form an alliance to aid in scheduling and other matters of concern.
InsideDirtRacing.com will continue to follow this developing story.