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The Night Of Destruction at Langley Speedway
Nov 1, 2006 - updated Nov 1st, 2006 2:43pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
Update Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
Over $5,000 in posted awards will be on the line this Saturday, Nov. 4, as Langley Speedway closes out its 2006 season with the “Night of Destruction” — a full afternoon and evening of wild and wooly races and contests.
The lineup includes, in order: an Appliance Race; a Burnout Competition; a Tug of War Competition; a Bag Race; a Chain Race; an appearance by the mysterious “Black Bandit;” a 50-lap Enduro Race; and, three Demolition Derbies — one for imports and compact cars, a Powder Puff event for females only and one for domestic cars.
Pit gates open at 10 a.m. and the front gates open at 12 noon. The competition gets under way at 1 p.m.
Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults ($8 for active-duty or retired military members with ID and for senior citizens, 60+) and $5 for children, 6-12. “Little Race Fans” (under 6) are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for parking.
For prospective competitors, the entry fee for the Enduro is $50 and $20 for each of the other events on the program. Entry fees include pit admission for the driver. Pit passes for crew members are $20 each.
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Are you unfamiliar with some of the events planned for Saturday? Well, then, let’s take a quick look at what you’ll be seeing!
• Appliance Race ($300 to win): The cars will start out in the pits. At the signal, crew members will strap an appliance to their cars and send them out for one lap around the track. After a lap, drivers will return to the pit lane and take on another appliance. The routine is repeated until each car is toting a refrigerator, a washing machine, a dryer, a dishwasher and a microwave oven. The object is to be the first to the finish line with all (or, at least, most) of the appliances still attached to the outside of the car. Any appliances that come loose will remain wherever they fall until the race is over. Slower cars with more appliances attached at the finish will be scored ahead of faster cars that have dropped appliances along the way.
• Burnout Competition ($150 to win): A staple of the track’s “Extreme Sports Wednesday” programs. The winner will be decided by crowd response.
• Tug of War Competition ($150 to win): Cars will go nose-to-nose. The object is to push the other car backward and past a mark on the ground.
• Bag Race ($300 to win): Each car will be carrying a driver and a navigator. The driver will have a bag over his or her head and will have to depend on the navigator for steering directions.
• Chain Race ($300 to win): Three cars will be chained together to make up a team. The front car will have the engine, the second car will just be along for the ride and the rear car will have the brakes.
• Black Bandit: Four drivers will be chosen to challenge the enigmatic “Black Bandit.” They’ll start out to his left, right, front and rear. The four drivers will have four laps to take out the Bandit — to disable his car or force him to quit. If they succeed, each of the four challengers will pocket $125.
• 50-Lap Enduro Race ($1,000 to win, $500 for second, $300 for third): This race will feature street-style cars, modified only for safety. The event may be red-flagged to allow drivers of disabled cars to escape to the infield — their cars, however, will remain on the track until the finish, presenting an ever-increasing number of obstacles for the remaining competitors.
• Demolition Derby Tripleheader ($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.
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Drivers are encouraged to enter multiple events. A $500 bonus has been posted for the winner of the most events.
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For more information on event rules and to register to compete, call the Speedway office at (757) 865-RACE or visit www.langley-speedway.com.
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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, 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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