Rising Star Podcast – Mike Ray (Episode 2)

On this weeks episode of the Rising Star, host Langley Austin dials up one of the nicest people in short track racing, Mike Ray. Ray works the souvenir booths at both Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, NC and Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC but this weekend he’ll be going racing for the first time in 22 years.

He’ll be driving a car that he bought from former Eastern North Carolina racer Bruce Martin. Ray spent 12 years paying off the car while it was on layaway and another five years after getting it in his possession to get the car ready to race. He’ll make his first start in the Southern Ground Pounders on Friday night and talks about the journey to get his car ready and his excitement to get behind the wheel.

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Langley founded what you see today because he saw a gap in coverage for Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC), which race primarily throughout the southeast region. His passion and determination for LMSC helped grow the brand of not only Race22.com but the reputation of LMSC racing. He still leads the charge here today while he also works to help some of the regions tracks with their graphics, social media and promotion as well as promoting races and tracks from time to time to continue the growth of short track racing.