Proffitt Family To Promote Volunteer Speedway (TN) In 2023
Barry Proffitt of Isom, Kentucky, his son Josh, and the Proffitt family will promote weekly racing in 2023 at Volunteer Speedway, the 4/10-mile dirt track located in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
Barry Proffitt’s involvement working in dirt racing in Southeastern Kentucky dates back over 30 years ago to the early ’90s when he began helping out at Thunder Ridge Raceway located in Prestonsburg, assisting promoter Chris Blair. Once Blair left, Barry was elevated into the position as promoter of the 3/8-mile facility which, in addition to its dirt-track for auto racing, also featured thoroughbred horse racing and legalized betting in the Commonwealth.
Following a decade at Thunder Ridge Raceway, Barry Proffitt took over operations at Mountain Motorsports Park in Isom, where he promoted racing from 2000-2006.
Having worked for 30 years in the coal industry (strip-mining) operating heavy equipment, Barry Proffitt took on the task of building Lucky 7 Raceway in Whitesburg, which opened in 2008; he promoted racing there through 2011.
Barry Proffitt and his family went back to operating Mountain Motorsports Park from 2020–2022. Historic flooding in Southeastern Kentucky in July badly damaged the facility, prematurely ending the racing season.
A race schedule with rules adjustments and class breakdowns for 2023 will be announced at a later date.
For more information, visit volunteerspeedway.com.