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Tight Mod title chase resumes this Saturday
Jun 13, 2012 - updated Jun 13th, 2012 10:00pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton Va. --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Preview: Tight Mod title chase resumes this Saturday
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Mike Rudy will be looking to extend his two-race winning streak, while defending champ Shawn Balluzzo tries to regain momentum as the KeesVacations.com Modifieds return to action in the Super Cuts Twin 30s this Saturday, June 16, at Langley Speedway.
Along with the Modified Twins, Saturday's feature slate includes: Cycle City Corp. INEX Legends (25 laps); SavitaPets.com UCARs (25 laps); and, Xtreme Mechanical Services INEX Bandoleros (20 laps).
Front gates swing open and afternoon practice rounds commence at 2 p.m. A drivers meeting is scheduled for 4:15, immediately followed by time trials at 4:30. Pre-race festivities get under way at 6:55. The INEX Bandoleros kick off the evening's feature 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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On the strength of his sweep of last weekend's Late Model doubleheader, C.E. Falk has moved up to second in the current NASCAR All-American Series national top 500. Anthony Anders, who picked up his second win of the season last Saturday at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina, remains atop the rankings. Deac McCaskill, Nate Monteith and Matt Bowling trail Anders and Falk in the rundown.
Other Langley regulars in the top 500 include: Greg Edwards (31st); Wes Falk (56th); Mark Wertz (57th); Casey Wyatt (68th); Terry Carroll (91st); Shayne Lockhart (101st); Danny Edwards Jr. (116th); Jeff Shiflett (178th); Duane Shreeves (195th); J.T. Jackson (319th); Nick Smith (334th); Gary Weeks (452nd); and, Jeremy Grogg (476th).
In the Virginia state standings, C.E. Falk retained the top spot, followed by Bowling, Peyton Sellers, Lee Pulliam and Greg Edwards. Wes Falk and Wyatt are seventh and eighth, respectively, while Wertz completes the top 10. Lockhart is 12th and Danny Edwards Jr. and Carroll are 14th and 15th, in that order.
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Through five races, a three-way battle for the 2012 Modified crown is shaping up. Balluzzo, who won the season's first three events, is the current points leader, at 127. Rudy, who swept Twin 25s on June 2, is only two points in arrears. Anthony Kincaid, arguably the division's most exciting driver, is third, just seven out of the lead. Todd VanGuilder and Robbie Babb round out the top five.
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Nick Smith brings a four-point lead and a three-race unbeaten streak into Saturday's INEX Legends race. He holds a 78-74 advantage over '11 champ Brad Hancock in the standings. Steve Keesee is third, at 68, one point ahead of fourth-place Woody Howard. Spencer Saunders and Brenden "Butterbean" Queen are deadlocked for fifth, at 65.
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After three weeks off, the UCAR division begins a stretch of four races in the next four weeks. Jon Largena is the points leader, three ahead of former champ Michael Joyner, 70-67. Sammy Gaita is third, one behind Joyner. Kevin Morgan, with 63, and Bill Eaker, with 62, complete the top five.
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Ryleigh Lemonds will be gunning for her third straight victory in the season's third INEX Bandolero feature. With 52 points, Lemonds is four in front of Cameron Bowen and Evan Horne, who have both accumulated 48. Madyson Mulligan and Lexi Perry are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the rundown.
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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Langley Speedway next Saturday, June 23, for the Visit Hampton 175. The event will bring the series to the halfway point of its 14-race 2012 schedule.
The first six races this season have yielded six different winners. Californian Kyle Larson, who sported the Langley Speedway colors on his hood at Richmond International Raceway in April, added his name to the winners' roll last Saturday at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga.
Chase Elliott will enter the Visit Hampton 175 as the series points leader. He is three ahead of Larson and six ahead of Corey LaJoie.
Rounding out the June 23 feature slate are the Larry King Law Super Trucks, SavitaPets.com UCARs, Standard Welding Pro Sixes and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts.
Advance tickets for the Visit Hampton 175 are $15 and are available in the Speedway office and online at <www.langley-speedway.com>. On race day, the ticket price jumps to $20 ($18 for military and seniors).
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Don't forget the season's only Friday-night show, coming up on June 29. That evening's lineup includes KeesVacations.com Mods, Pepsi Grand Stocks, UCARs, Pro Sixes and HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts, as well as the track's eagerly-anticipated Independence Day fireworks spectacular.
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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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