Austin: Let’s Hold Off on Declaring Race Season Dead

Motor Mile Speedway announced earlier today that it has shuttered plans for the 2020 season. Immediately that spread through social media like wildfire with many wondering what tracks would...

Analysis: Economic Challenges and Competitive Market Doomed East Carolina

East Carolina Motor Speedway, the region’s longest operating asphalt oval, is the latest track in the region to close its gates amidst a competitive market and a sluggish economy. East...

Opinion: Grading Motor Mile Speedway’s Return

595 days took place in between the final race of the 2017 season and the first race of the 2019 season.  Following the completion of the 2017 season on...

Opinion: 602 Tour Modifieds Beginning to Grow into Something Special

The fledgling Prestoria Racing Alliance (PRA Tours) is facing the same challenges that so many sanctioning bodies encounter during their formative years. With several different classes of racing under...

Langley Austin’s 2018 Christmas Wish List

Every year I (used to) publish a list of Christmas wishes for the Late Model Stock Car racing community.  Some are meant to be serious and some are meant...

Restrictor Plates on Late Model Stock Cars? It Nearly Happened

"We were all set to go with the restrictor for 2019 and then NASCAR approved the Ford upgrade and that changed everything for us."

Opinion: Take a Page from the South Boston Playbook

As racetrack owners and promoters planning their 2019 seasons are in full swing this month, I thought it’d be a good time to one praise one regional track for...

Opinion: It’s Time to Stop the Engine Madness

To say that the engine combinations and changes every year are out of control in Late Model Stock Car racing would be an absolute understatement. Unfortunately, there are no...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Martinsville 2018

The 2018 edition of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway is in the books and it was definitely one we'll be talking about for a long time...

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: CARS Tour Opener Edition

The Do the Dew 150 at Tri-County Motor Speedway was, for the most part, a huge success for the CARS Tour. But with every event, there are good things,...