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Late Models return in SuperCuts Twin 50s
Jun 22, 2011 - updated Jun 22nd, 2011 10:44pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton Va. --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Preview: Late Models return in SuperCuts Twin 50s
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
HAMPTON, Va. (June 22) — The Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars return to action in a pair of 50-lap features this Saturday, June 25, as Langley Speedway continues its 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with SuperCuts Night.
Along with the Late Model Twins, Saturday’s seven-race lineup includes: Heritage Motor Co. Super Streets (40 laps); Larry King Law Super Trucks (25 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); Standard Welding Pro Sixes (30 laps); and, Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps).
Front gates open and afternoon practice rounds get under way at 2 p.m. Time trials begin at 4:30, following a 4:15 drivers meeting. Pre-race activities start at 6:55, while the Champ Karts kick off the evening’s feature race slate at 7.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, 6-12. Military personnel (active-duty or retired) and seniors (60+) receive a $2 discount off the regular adult ticket price. “Little Race Fans” (under 6) are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Family Packs, which include two adult and two kids tickets, are $25 — a savings of $5.
Advance tickets may be purchased in the Speedway office during normal business hours or through the track’s Web site — <www.langley-speedway.com>.
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Late Model points leader C.E. Falk, who will be gunning for his fourth straight Langley win on Saturday, ranks fourth in this week’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Top 500.
Falk trails defending national champ Keith Rocco, the Connecticut Modified ace, three-time national champion Philip Morris and Lee Pulliam. Morris and Pulliam compete at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., and South Boston (Va.) Speedway.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Greg Edwards (65th), Danny Edwards Jr. (104th), Paul Debolt (129th), Doug Godsey (161st), Mark Wertz (162nd), Dean Shiflett (185th), Wes Falk (208th), Terry Carroll (226th), Jeff Shiflett (244th), Kyle Waltz (255th), Shayne Lockhart (274th), Matt Waltz (382nd) and Renno Marchetti IV (412th).
Morris leads the Virginia state standings over Pulliam and Falk. Greg Edwards is the only other Langley regular in the top 20, checking in at 14th.
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While the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East held sway at Langley Speedway last Saturday night, C.E. Falk and Doug Godsey hit the road for Late Model Twin 75s at South Boston.
Falk was the runner-up in the opener and sixth in the nightcap. Godsey was an early retiree from the first race, finishing 15th, but he rebounded in the second feature, taking fourth. Morris swept the doubleheader for his 10th and 11th wins of the year.
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Super Street driver Jamie Sample got a boost this week when his disqualification from June 11 was overturned, restoring his third-place finish. The reinstatement vaulted him from seventh to third in the division standings, behind Ritchie German and Ryan Nester.
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Tommy Nixon will be looking for his fourth win of the season in the Super Truck race. He leads Troy Turnage by 18 points in the current standings. Robbie Davis, with one win, is third, 22 behind Nixon.
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Landon Florian will try to run his unbeaten streak to five in the UCAR 25-lapper. After only four races this year, he already holds a commanding 50-point lead over Michael Waters in the standings. Florian also won the last three UCAR races in which he competed in 2010, so his personal winning streak stands at seven in a row.
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Doug Warren will be looking to return to his early-season groove when the Pro Sixers hit the track for Saturday’s 30-lap event. After winning the first three races, Warren struggled to a seventh-place finish on June 4 and gave up the division lead to Casey Sipe.
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After three events, the Champ Kart class is still seeking its first repeat winner. So far this season, Daniel Millard, Tommy Sweeney and Adam Chalkley have posted victories. Millard sits atop the current standings with a 20-point lead. David Millard, Sweeney, Charlie-Ray Lorah and Chris O’Brien rank second through fifth, respectively, separated by just four points.
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Last weekend’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race — the VisitHamptonVA 175 — is scheduled to air on the SPEED channel next Thursday, June 30, at 6 p.m.
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NASCAR action at Langley Speedway shifts to Friday on July 1 for Old Point National Bank Night. The lineup includes: KeesVacations.com Modifieds, Pepsi Grand Stocks, Cycle City Corp. INEX Legends, Enduros and CBX Modular Homes INEX Bandoleros, plus the Speedway’s eagerly-anticipated Independence Day fireworks spectacular. In case of inclement weather, the program will slide back to Saturday, July 2.
The season’s biggest Late Model race, the Fourth Annual Hampton Heat 200, gets the green flag on Saturday, July 9. C.E. Falk won last season’s 200, spoiling car owner James Long’s three-peat bid. Long had fielded the winning entries in 2008 and 2009 for Nick Smith and Woody Howard, respectively. Super Streets, Super Trucks, UCARs and Pro Sixes round out the July 9 feature slate.
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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.
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