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Super Trucks top feature slate for Toyota Ladies Night Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008
Sep 11, 2008 - updated Sep 11th, 2008 7:03pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, Va. --
The Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks take a turn in the spotlight this Saturday, Sept. 13, as Langley Speedway's drivers and teams swing back into action with Ladies Night presented by the Hampton Roads Toyota Dealers Association, event #21 on the track's 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series calendar.
Charlie Barclay goes for his eighth victory in a 40-lapper for the Super Trucks, the division's lone extended-distance race of the year. He'll also be looking to overtake Robbie Davis for the series lead. Currently, Davis holds a four-point advantage, 402-398, in the chase for the '08 Super Truck crown.
In addition to the big Super Truck tilt, Saturday's feature lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds (50 laps); Bass Pro Shops Super Streets (50 laps); Peninsula Hardwood Mulch INEX Legends (25 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and, Standard Welding Pro 6s (30 laps).
Gates open at 1 p.m. with afternoon practice rounds running from 2 'til 4. Time trials get under way at 4:30, right after the 4:15 drivers meeting. Pre-race ceremonies start at 6:55, while the UCARs kick off the evening's feature slate shortly after 7.
For this week's program, tickets for all ladies are just $5. Adult admission for the gentlemen is $10, while children, 6-12, are admitted for $5. "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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Weather permitting, the Speedway will hold its regular, weekly "test and tune" session this evening. Gates open at 5 p.m. and practice begins at 6. Pit admission is $10. There is no charge to watch from the grandstands.
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Langley Speedway will wrap up its 2008 "Wacky Wednesdays" schedule on Sept. 17. Last night's program was called due to inclement weather.
The popular 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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Coca-Cola will be conducting an "exit sample" at the Speedway this Saturday evening. Be sure to snag your free bottle of Coke Zero on your way out the gate.
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Charlie Barclay (Super Trucks) and Nick Smith (INEX Legends) bring two-race winning streaks into this weekend's events. By track rules, they'll line up no better than eighth for the start of their respective feature races.
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Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., and Iowa-based dirt-tracker Brian Harris are deadlocked for the top spot as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title hunt enters its final weekend. Both drivers have accumulated 946 points. If neither one can improve his point total over the weekend, Harris would claim the championship with 19 feature wins to 12 for Morris.
Among local drivers in the national top 500, C.E. Falk leads the way, in 32nd place. Others include: Greg Edwards (66th); Danny Edwards Jr. (105th); Nick Smith (201st); Jeff Shiflett (207th); Mark Wertz (298th); Dean Shiflett (328th); and, Matt Waltz (422nd).
In the Virginia state standings, Morris has wrapped up his second straight state crown. Falk is fourth, while Greg and Danny Edwards rank ninth and 10th, respectively.
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NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 20. That evening's feature slate includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars, Super 8 Motels/B&B Engines Grand Stocks, Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks and Wolf Contractors Wolf Trucks.
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With the '08 points season rapidly heading toward its conclusion, fans can begin looking forward to a pair of post-season special events at Langley Speedway.
Plans are being finalized for the Third Annual Virginia State UCAR Championship on Saturday, Oct. 11. The 75-lap UCAR race will share top billing with a 75-lap Super Street Showdown. Pro 6s, Wolf Trucks and Champ Karts round out the program.
A full day of mayhem is slated for Saturday, Oct. 18, when the track hosts the "Night of Destruction," featuring a host of extreme novelty events. For more information and entry forms, check out the track's Web site - <www.langley-speedway.com>.
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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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