Riverhead Raceway refuses to be laid to rest. Representing the last bastion of small-town stock car racing in Long Island, New York, its blue-collar drivers and fervent fanbase defend a quarter-mile race track from skulking real estate developers intent on buying out the land. Director Michael Dweck's intimate portrait conveys quintessential track life: eccentric locals, pugnacious racing, and a pair of ardent owners in Barbara and Jim Cromarty. The Last Race, which hits theaters and digital platforms later this month, is a peculiar escape to simpler times where local racers are heralded as rockstars and life's most enduring challenges can be left in the dust for an evening.
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