Langley Speedway News
Support classes step to the fore this Saturday
Jun 16, 2010 - updated Jun 16th, 2010 6:39pm
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Hampton Va. --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Update: Support classes step to the fore this Saturday
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Support divisions take a turn in the spotlight this Saturday, June 19, as Langley Speedway continues its 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with SuperCuts Night at the Races.
Saturday's feature lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds (50 laps); Pepsi Grand Stocks (40 laps); Langley Fan Club Super Streets (40 laps); Standard Welding Pro Sixes (30 laps); Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps); and, Virginia Mini Cups (20 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice gets rolling at 2. After a 4:15 drivers meeting, time trials begin at 4:30. Pre-race ceremonies start at 6:45 and the Mini Cups kick off the evening's feature program shortly after 7.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, 6-12. "Little Race Fans" (under 6) are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Military personnel (active-duty or retired, with ID) and senior citizens (60+, with ID) receive a $2 discount off the adult ticket price.
Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the appropriate link at www.langley-speedway.com or at the Speedway office during regular business hours.
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With his runner-up finish in last week's Late Model 100-lapper, C.E. Falk maintained eighth place in the latest NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Top 500. Meanwhile, race winner Woody Howard moved up to 14th. Connecticut Modified standout Keith Rocco remains atop the national standings.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Greg Edwards (18th); Danny Edwards Jr. (23rd); Wes Falk (28th); Mark Wertz (49th); Dude Gibbs (80th); Brandon Gdovic (98th); Casey Wyatt (126th); Dean Shiflett (133rd); Matt Waltz (174th); Jeff Shiflett (183rd); Doug Warren (278th); Rick Gdovic (320th); Duane Shreeves (362nd); Terry Carroll (408th); and, Kyle Waltz (430th).
In the Virginia state rankings, South Boston Speedway's Justin Johnson is the front-runner, followed by C.E. Falk and defending national champ Philip Morris. Howard is fourth, while Greg Edwards and Danny Edwards Jr. are fifth and sixth, in that order. Wes Falk is eighth. Wertz, Gibbs and Brandon Gdovic also rank among the top 20, in 12th, 15th and 19th, respectively.
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Division points leader Bill Dailey bagged his second victory of Champ Kart season in a 20-lap feature, held during last Sunday's regular Hampton Roads Kart Club meet at the Speedway.
Dailey took the lead from teammate Mike Dayton on the white-flag circuit and held on to win by 77-thousandths of a second.
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Last Saturday's "Rock Star 265," to benefit 10-year-old cancer patient Madison Arnot, raised nearly $10,000 in donations and pledges.
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The Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars return to action in a pair of 75-lap features as NASCAR excitement continues at Langley Speedway next Saturday, June 26, with Cook's Moving Service Night. The Fan Club Super Streets, Larry King Legal Services Super Trucks, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs and Standard Welding Pro Sixes round out the six-race card.
Also, the popular "Grave Digger" monster truck will be on display and Larry "Spiderman" McBride will be on hand with his Top Fuel drag bike.
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Looking ahead on the Langley Speedway schedule, Old Point National Bank Night is slated for Friday, July 2. That evening's program will be highlighted by the track's annual Independence Day fireworks extravaganza.
The biggest race on Langley's Late Model calendar, the Third Annual Hampton Heat 200, will get the green flag on Saturday, July 10, as the City of Hampton celebrates its 400th anniversary. Car owner James Long, who fielded winning entries for Nick Smith (2008) and Woody Howard (2009) in the first two editions of the race, will go for the "three-peat" with driver Greg Edwards.
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A longtime member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Langley Speedway is a .395-mile, slightly-banked oval. The track is located at 11 Dale Lemonds Dr., off North Armistead Ave., in Hampton, Va.
To learn more about Langley Speedway, fans may call the Speedway office at (757) 865-RACE or consult the track's Web site - www.langley-speedway.com.