Latham: Enough is Enough

THOMASVILLE, NC :: I haven’t written anything in a while, work and other things have had my time tied up. But, after the terrible events of this past weekend,...

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...

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."

Marquis: My Short Track Draft

Around this time every year, our friends at Speed51.com do a “Short Track Draft” and they ask a panel of “industry experts” to participate.  After filing mine out, I...

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...

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: 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...

Remembering the Nightmare at Myrtle Beach Speedway

Opening week of Speedweeks at Myrtle Beach was something of a horror movie at times last year when the track played host to a handful of controversial and bizarre...

Marquis: I Stand with The Turners

As Josh Berry said on Saturday night, “enough is enough.” Ace Speedway, singled out by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, was forced by a court today to shut down, days...

Opinion :: By the Book or Common Sense?

It seems every week we hear of some call not being made correctly at some track. I mean it's a pretty normal thing for racers and fans to complain...