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Late Model Twins top Memorial Day Weekend bill
May 24, 2012 - updated May 24th, 2012 11:01pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton Va. --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Preview: Late Model Twins top Memorial Day Weekend bill
Thursday, May 24, 2012
HAMPTON, Va. (May 24) A pair of 50-lappers for the EZ Auto in Newport News Late Model Stock Cars highlights a five-race slate this Saturday, May 26, as Langley Speedway continues its 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with Heritage Motor Co. Military Night.
In addition to the Late Model Twins, Saturday's Memorial Day weekend lineup includes: Larry King Law Super Trucks (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 starts at 2 p.m. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 4:15, followed by time trials at 4:30. Pre-race festivities get under way at 6:55, while the Champ Karters lead off the evening's racing program shortly after 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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As the infield emptied after last Saturday night's program, it appeared that C.E. Falk's bid for a fourth straight Late Model championship had gone down the chute with his disqualification from both of the division's 50-lap features.
Earlier this week, however, Falk got a partial reprieve when officials reversed the DQ call on the first of the two races. With his win in that event reinstated, Falk only dropped to fifth in the standings, 17 behind new leader Greg Edwards. Had both DQs stood, he would have been 11th, 44 points back.
In the current points rundown, Edwards holds a nine-point advantage over Casey Wyatt, 118-109. Mark Wertz is third, three behind Wyatt. Wes and C.E. Falk are fourth and fifth, respectively, with 102 and 101 points.
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Anthony Anders, who has earned points at four tracks in three states, holds the top spot in this week's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Top 500 rankings. Anders, who has yet to post a win this season, has competed at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina, Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. He already has 20 starts under his belt.
Nate Monteith, who has run at Greenville-Pickens and Kingsport, is second, while C.E. Falk is third.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Greg Edwards (66th); Terry Carroll (69th); Wertz (88th); Wyatt (106th); Wes Falk (107th); Danny Edwards Jr. (203rd); Jeff Shiflett (226th); Shayne Lockhart (254th); Duane Shreeves (263rd); J.T. Jackson (319th); and, Nick Smith (344th).
In the Virginia state rankings, C.E. Falk holds down first place, followed by Matt Bowling, former national champ Peyton Sellers, Josh Berry and Greg Edwards. Carroll, Wyatt, Wes Falk and Wertz are eighth through 11th, in that order.
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For the past few seasons, the battle for Super Truck supremacy has come down to a two-man duel between Robbie Davis and Tommy Nixon. And, while both drivers are at, or near, the top of the standings again this year, they've got some company in the early going.
With two wins, including one in last week's 25-lapper, Davis enjoys a nine-point lead over Troy Turnage, 102-93. Chris Munger is third, two behind Turnage. Nixon, who was sidelined in the second of Twin 20s on opening night, is one point behind Munger, in fourth. Chris Bechtel rounds out the top five, 24 out of the lead.
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Bobby Hall brings a two-point lead over Nelson Moody into Saturday's Pro Six 30-lapper, 50-48. Steve Williams and Anthony Perez are third and fourth, respectively, three and four points behind Hall. Rookie contender Landon Florian, who was a missed shift away from Victory Lane the last time out, is fifth, five behind Perez.
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Charlie-Ray Lorah will try to extend his season-opening winning streak to three in the Champ Kart feature. Lorah's two wins in a row provide a rather remarkable contrast to last year's campaign when the division didn't produce a repeat race winner until Oct. 22, the final night of the season.
With 52 points, Lorah is eight ahead of second-place Shawn Gervais in the current standings. Defending champ Chris O'Brien, Sparky West and Aaron Leach complete the top five.
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NASCAR action, presented by Thomas Nelson Community College's truck driver training program, continues at Langley Speedway next Saturday, June 2. Twin 25s for the KeesVacations.com Modifieds and Twin 20s for the Pepsi Grand Stocks are the featured events. The Heritage Motor Co. Super Streets, Cycle City Corp. INEX Legends and Cook's Moving Service Enduros round out the seven-race show.
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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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