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Season-ending crashfest set for Saturday
Oct 27, 2010 - updated Oct 27th, 2010 2:00pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
5th Annual NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION
at Langley Speedway
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Why should you have to wait for Halloween for a
dose of thrills and chills?
Ten bloodcurdling events are planned for this Saturday, Oct. 30, as
Langley Speedway brings down the curtain on its 2010 season with the
Fifth Annual Night of Destruction — a full afternoon and evening of
Saturday’s lineup includes an Enduro Race, an Appliance Race, a Reverse
Race, a Bag Race, a Flag Pole Race, a Train Race, a Burnout Competition,
a Tug of War Contest and a Demolition Derby Doubleheader.
Front gates and pit gates both open at 11 a.m. and the competition gets
under way at 1 p.m.
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. “Family
Packs,” which include two adult and two children’s tickets, are $25 — a
savings of $5.
Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the appropriate
link at www.langley-speedway.com or in the Speedway office during
regular business hours. Also, prospective competitors can find event
rules and entry forms at the track Web site.
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Here’s a quick peek at Saturday’s slate of events:
• Enduro Race ($1,000 to win, $500 for second, $300 for third): It’ll be
“Survival of the Fittest” (or “the Nuttiest”) in this 50-lapper,
featuring street-style cars, modified only for safety.
• Demolition Derby Doubleheader ($500 to win each event): The object is
simple — ram your fellow competitors, disable their cars and be the last
car moving to claim the victory. Separate events are planned for
domestic cars and imports.
• Reverse Race ($300 to win): Showing that reverse gear is good for more
than just getting the car off the hauler, drivers duel for five laps,
going backward and clockwise around the track.
• Appliance Race ($300 to win): Cars start out in the pits. At the
signal, crew members strap an appliance to the outside of the cars and
send them onto the track for a lap. At the end of each lap, drivers
return to the pits to take on another appliance. By the end, each car
should be toting five appliances. The object is to get to the finish
line with all the appliances still attached. Penalties will be doled out
to drivers who lose appliances along the way.
• Bag Race ($300 to win): Each car carries a driver and a navigator. The
driver’s head is covered by a bag and he or she must depend on
directions from the passenger to negotiate three laps.
• Train Race ($300 to win): Two cars are chained together. The front car
has the engine, the rear car has the brakes and the two drivers must
coordinate their efforts for five laps.
• Flag Pole Race ($300 to win): For this new NoD event, poles are placed
in the middle of the front and back straightaways. On each of the five
laps, drivers must complete a loop around the poles before continuing on
• Tug of War Contest ($150 to win): In this single-elimination faceoff,
cars are placed nose-to-nose and drivers try to push each other
backward, past a mark on the ground.
• Burnout Competition ($150 to win): A staple of the track’s popular
“Wacky Wednesdays” programs. The winner is determined by crowd reaction.
• • •
Langley Speedway’s annual awards gala is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19,
at the Holiday Inn Hampton Coliseum Conference Center. Tickets are $45
each and are on sale now in the Speedway office. The deadline for ticket
purchases is Tuesday, Nov. 16.
• • •
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 —
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