A racetrack designed for short-oval track racing, and the type of cars that brings to race has no future in Langford, it's not sustainable on a piece of land worth multiple millions of dollars.
30 years ago, the track was indeed out "in the boonies" of Langford, and being the Dogpatch that Langford was back then, the racetrack was right at home.
But Langford ain't no Dogpatch any more (some might disagree with that statement), it's now a big-box-shopping and "new home" extravaganza, an area with zero desire for a short oval racetrack.
I would posit most Speedway spectators come from someplace beyond the area local to the actual track, which means that most of the complaints about the tracks potential disappearance are coming from folks living elsewhere, Gordon Head, James Bay, Central Saanich and the like.
A short-oval track might make a go of it in 2020 way out on some rural piece of land worth a few hundred thousand bucks - but it's a dead duck on the multi-million dollar piece of property that it's currently located on.
The only real question to be asked is how long will it take for folks to realize that Western Speedway is for all intents and purposes already history, and how vigorously will Stu try to imply it will remain a racetrack before he admits he's actually got no authority whatsoever to dictate the use of the land in question?