Winchester: Langston Motorsports preview

Langston ready to rame Winchester Winchester, IN (Tuesday, August 26th, 2003) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Mike Langston and his Langston Motorsports team head to Winchester Speedway this weekend looking to rebound from some ...

Langston ready to rame Winchester

Winchester, IN (Tuesday, August 26th, 2003) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Mike Langston and his Langston Motorsports team head to Winchester Speedway this weekend looking to rebound from some disappointing finishes, with all aspects of turning some heads by the time they walk away from the brutal short track on Saturday night.

"The race results have not been what we are looking for this year, but that's all a part of racing and I hope that Winchester will bring this team everything that we're looking for," said owner/driver Mike Langston.

The newly formed ARCA RE/MAX series teams heads to the track with two goals in mind, finishing the race, and attract a sponsor. "Right now, we don't have a sponsor for the race," said the Georgia native. "We've been fortunate to have 3M and Jani-King on board our machine for a couple of events this year, but we're looking for a sponsor for the rest of the year and for 2004 as well."

Langston, a successful late model driver has purchased the No. 66 ARCA RE/MAX Series team, which was formally owed by Mark Thompson.

"We're looking to do this (ARCA) full time next year, and we felt that the equipment that was offered to us and the knowledge of this team will benefit Langston Motorsports in a way we could not regret," he said.

"We're planning on competing in a few more events in 2003, including the ARCA event at Talladega," continued Mike.

"Right now, we are just in the process of organizing our team, and more importantly concentrating on the No. 66 Ford Taurus for Winchester."

For Mike, he knows that Winchester is like Bristol Motor Speedway, it's a bullring and it will take a lot of luck to be around in the end. "You've got to be around when it counts," he added. "I've have to be patience, and not get myself worked up over any lap machines and remember it's a long race and anything can happen."

However, he knows that he is racing for a sponsor, and while short track racing is tight, fierce and exciting, he has to turn in a decent finish for some hopes of obtaining that sponsor.

"In this day and age in racing, you have to have a sponsor to race, and while we have several things in the works, it does you no good until their on the hood of your racecar. We just have to be out there and do the best we can and hope for the best."

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Series ARCA
Drivers Mike Langston , Mark Thompson