BEATRICE - The Gage County Ag society has named a new eye in the sky at the Beatrice Speedway. 

Tommy Denton, who has a long line of racing history in his lifetime, will take over the role of Director of Competition and Promoter starting January 1st of the new year. 

"Tommy brings with him a long history of experience and knowledge of the Beatrice Speedway and racing community," Beatrice Speedway said in a press release. 

Denton moved to Nebraska from Denver in the early 1980's and started racing at Beatrice Speedway and has been working and racing at the track for years. He's also held prior roles of track announcer, flagger in turns two and three, and has since held the role of infield pit announcer. 

He has also been Director of the Beatrice Speedway Hall of Fame since 2011, working to set in stone the history of the race track and its drivers. He currently also holds the title of promoter at Jefferson County Speedway, where he has worked the past six years. 

"We look forward to having Tommy on board and the passion he brings to promote the growth of Beatrice Speedway," the track said.