Following the release of the opinion article “It’s Time to Stop the Engine Madness” on Monday, the Late Model Stock Car racing community is abuzz about getting together and making real changes to level the engine game.
One of those members of the short track racing community took to Facebook to encourage other track owners to join him and get a meeting put together. Ron Barfield, owner of Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC posted on Facebook Tuesday and several other track owners chimed in wanting to be a part of a potential meeting.
The Madness Must Stop. What Do You Race Track Owners Think About Us Having A Track Owners Meeting And Lets All Get On The Same Page! It Could Be Good! Lol
Those responding included Michael Diaz owner of Southern National Motorsport Park in Kenly, NC, Charlie Hansen operator of Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, NC and Bob Lowery (via track PR rep Andy Marquis) of Carteret County Speedway in Swansboro, NC.
Former Wake County Speedway lessee Mike Stodder has offered to facilitate the meeting at his business Accent Imaging in Raleigh, NC. Stodder operated the track in 2015-2017 before turning the reigns over to Hansen in 2018. Stodder has been a racer and sponsor in short track racing throughout the region for years and still has a Mini Stock car that he competes in from time to time.
There are only four track owners to agree to participate so far but many more are wanting to be a part of fixing the problem. Call your track owner and let them know that they need to participate to help fix the growing problems in Late Model Stock Car racing.