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Update: Bud Select 100 Late Model race tops the feature bill for June 24
Jun 21, 2006 - updated Jun 22nd, 2006 11:36am
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
A 100-lap contest for the Crossroads Fuel Service/Sunoco Dealers Late Models tops the feature slate this Saturday, June 24, as Langley Speedway continues its 2006 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series campaign with Bud Select Night at the Races.
In addition to the big Late Model event, Saturday’s lineup includes: NTELOS Wireless Super Streets (50 laps); Cook’s Moving Service INEX Legends (25 laps); and, E-Z Auto Rental UCARs (25 laps).
Gates open at 12 noon and practice gets under way at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying begins at 4. Pre-race activities commence at 6:30 and the evening’s racing program starts at 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. Also, there is no charge for military members in uniform. “Family Packs,” which include two adult and two children’s tickets, are $25 — a savings of $5. Skybox seats are $30 each. There is no charge for parking.
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Langley Speedway’s weekly “test and tune” session is scheduled for Thursday, June 22. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and practice runs from 5 ‘til dark. Pit admission is $10 with a valid NASCAR, INEX or Langley Speedway license and $20 without a current competition license. There is no charge to watch the practice rounds from the grandstands.
Summaries of Thursday night practice rounds are available on the track's Web site, www.langley-speedway.com. In the menu on the homepage, click on "Results," then follow the appropriate links. Practice results are posted shortly after the end of each week's session.
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David Millard was recognized as Langley Speedway’s “#1 Dad” during last Saturday’s Father’s Day Eve program. He is the father of HRKC Champ Kart driver Cory Millard.
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Beginning with the track’s June 17 event, Director of Facilities Lou Gioia has added another title to his resume — Langley Speedway President. Gioia, who tends to the Speedway with the same care a master gardener would show to prize-winning roses, takes the reins from Sandy Lemonds.
In other administrative news, Neil Sipe has been appointed the new general manager of the facility, while Lindsay Bowman, “Miss Langley Speedway” on Saturday nights, has taken on additional duties as a marketing intern.
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Saturday’s Bud Select 100 for the Late Models will be the third of six 100-lappers on the division’s ‘06 schedule. Casey Wyatt and Mark Wertz scored wins in the first two extended events.
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Tommy Sweeney, Ritchie German and Dale Parro have been the top three finishers in the last two Super Street races. In those events, Sweeney and German have each posted a win and a third-place run, while Parro has collected a pair of runner-up finishes. The trio holds the top three spots in the division standings, too. Sweeney leads with 192, four ahead of German and Parro, who each have 188.
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Jeremy Cook and Cameron Patrick ran 1-2 in last Saturday’s INEX Legends feature at South Boston Speedway. Langley Legends regulars Brad Hancock and Dale Blankenship were also in the starting field and finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
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This Saturday’s UCAR race marks the second of three straight weeks of activity for the division. Randy Prillaman will be hunting for his fifth win of the season.
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Langley Speedway’s “Extreme Sports Wednesday” program resumes on June 28. The lineup features “1-on-1 Drags,” “Time Attacks” (solo runs against the clock) and a “Burnout Competition.”
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the fun gets under way at 7. Pit admission is $15 and general admission grandstand tickets are $8. Kids under 6 are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by an adult.
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NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 1, with Miss Utility Night at the Races. That evening’s lineup includes: Late Models, Super 8 Motels/Dunkum’s Machine Shop Grand Stocks, Verizon Super Trucks and UCARs. The HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts lead off the program at 6:30 p.m. As an added attraction, the track will have a grand fireworks display to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
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A longtime member of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly 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 and its schedule of upcoming events, fans may call the Speedway office at (757) 865-RACE or visit the track’s Web site — www.langley-speedway.com.
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