PACIFIC JUNCTION - Jim “Roadkill” Howe doesn’t stop moving. It’s 5:30 p.m. Friday, and Howe, operations manager of Mid-America Motorplex (MAM), is holding a quick staff meeting inside the office before the weekend begins. He simultaneously texts an insurance agent about a wreck as he updates the MAM website and Facebook page.
On the road course, cars zoom by at 120 mph. Outside the drag strip, cars line up and wait patiently for the gate to open.