It’s time to put down that wrench, wipe the grease off your hands with that red rag you got in your back pocket, and grab your gearhead friends and family for a little screen time. The Last Race hits theatres and on demand platforms November 16, 2018. Special screenings are being held across the country on November 14 that will have an exclusive conversation between NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and EPSN’s Marty Smith, with extra features. Check your local theatre or the website for times and locations.
Here you’ll find an exclusive clip breaking down the sad state of how many short tracks have been lost, just in the Long Island area. If you find something in this clip or the film that resonates with you or your community we hope that you’ll get out there and support this grassroots form of motorsport from disappearing completely.
About the film: “The Last Race is an intimate portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of passionate blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold on to an American racing tradition as real estate development threatens its survival. Award winning filmmaker Michael Dweck’s stirring imagery takes you inside the world of grassroots racing and eye to eye with the cars’ snarling grilles and white rollbars that protrude like bones out of scarred metal. Yet a patient camera lets us know the drivers as everyday people and learn that the racetrack is tied to a deep sense of identity. The track is on the only piece of undeveloped land in the area—it’s worth millions—and the only thing keeping the bulldozers at bay is track owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s love of the track and its community.”