Langley Speedway News
Moody's A.V.E.S. Night set for Saturday Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Jun 11, 2008 - updated Jun 11th, 2008 8:17pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
Five feature events are planned for this Saturday, June 14, as Langley Speedway continues its 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule with Moody's All Virginia Environmental Solutions Night at the Races.
This weekend's lineup includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars (100 laps); Super 8 Motels/B&B Engines Grand Stocks (40 laps); Peninsula Hardwood Mulch INEX Legends (25 laps); E-Z Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and, Wolf Contractors Wolf Trucks (25 laps).
Gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice runs from 2 'til 4. The drivers meeting gets under way at 4:15, while time trials begin at 4:30. Pre-race activities, including recognition of Langley's #1 Dad, commence at 6:45. The first feature race goes green 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. Military members in uniform are also admitted free. Military members in civvies (active-duty or retired, with ID) and senior citizens (60+, with ID) receive a $2 discount off the regular adult ticket price. "Family Packs," which include two adult and two children's tickets, are $25 - a savings of $5.
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The Speedway will hold its regular, weekly "test and tune" session on Thursday, June 12. Gates open at 5 p.m. and practice begins at 6.
Pit admission is $10 with a valid NASCAR, INEX, HRKC or Langley Speedway license and $20 without a current competition license. There is no charge to watch from the grandstands.
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The Speedway's "Wild Wacky Wednesdays" program continues on June 18. The popular mid-week event features street cars in 1-on-1 drag races (for one lap around the track), "Time Attacks" (solo runs against the clock) and burnout contests.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the fun gets under way at 7. Tickets are just $5 for adults and kids (6-12). Children under 6 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes for competitors are $15.
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There's still time to file an entry in Langley's #1 Dad contest - the track's annual Father's Day weekend salute to dear ol' Dad.
To enter your favorite father, just write a brief paragraph telling why he's the greatest and e-mail it to Michael Hill at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or fax it to 757-865-0072. The contest deadline is Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m.
The winner will receive free admission to the June 14 racing program, a handsome assortment of prizes and will be recognized during pre-race activities. Please be sure to include your name and phone number with your entry.
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The chase for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state and national championships is getting cranked up at tracks all across the country and Langley Speedway regulars are well-represented in the latest standings.
In the Virginia state points rundown, Greg Edwards and C.E. Falk, who are competing at both Langley and South Boston Speedways, rank second and third, respectively. Danny Edwards Jr. is eighth. Defending state champ Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford is the current leader.
In the national Top 500, Falk sits eighth, while Greg Edwards is 20th. Other Langley stalwarts in the rankings include: Danny Edwards Jr. (103rd), Jeff Shiflett (166th), Shawn Balluzzo (218th), Mark Wertz (302nd), Dean Shiflett (313th), Terry Carroll (322nd), Craig Eastep (325th), Anthony Warren (331st), Matt Waltz (346th), Nick Smith (395th) and K.C. Cunningham (443rd).
The current national pacesetter is Coleman Pressley of Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C. He is the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series standout Robert Pressley.
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NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, June 21, with SYSCO Night at the Races. That evening's feature lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds, Bass Pro Shops Super Streets, Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks, Wolf Contractors Wolf Trucks and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts.
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INEX Legends drivers from around the region are expected to descend on Langley Speedway for a special 40-lap feature on Saturday, June 28. The race winner will pocket $2,000 from a purse of over $4,000.
The event is sponsored by Cycle Specialists, CBX Modulars, Mike's Place and Elizabeth River Lawn & Landscaping. Also, the Freemans of Poquoson, Va., have posted a $200 pole award.
In preparation for the race, the Speedway will hold a Legends-only practice session on Friday, June 27, starting at 5 p.m. Pit admission is $10.
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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.