Langley Speedway News
Edwards brothers set to resume Late Model points battle on Saturday Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sep 19, 2008 - updated Sep 19th, 2008 12:12am
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Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
A 100-lapper for the Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars tops the bill this Saturday, Sept, 20, as NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action continues at Langley Speedway.
In addition to the LMSC race, this weekend's feature lineup includes: Super 8 Motels/B&B Engines Grand Stocks (40 laps); Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks (25 laps); and, Wolf Contractors Wolf Trucks (25 laps).
Gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice rounds run from 2 'til 4. A drivers meeting is slated for 4:15, followed by qualifying at 4:30. Pre-race ceremonies, highlighted by a demonstration of high-flying remote-controlled vehicles from Hobbytown USA, begin at 6:40, while the Super Trucks lead off the evening's racing program, shortly after 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 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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Danny Edwards Jr. brings a 16-point lead over his brother, Greg, into Saturday's Late Model feature, 596-580. With two races remaining in the 'points season and an insurmountable edge in the first tiebreaker (most race wins), Danny can wrap up the '08 crown with a pair of fifth-place finishes.
In Grand Stocks, Paul Lubno leads Jammie Goode by 24 points in the chase for the title, 436-412. Since Goode owns the tiebreaker, Lubno will have to win the championship outright. Sixth-place finishes on Saturday night and in the season-ender on Oct. 4 would be enough to put Lubno over the top.
Robbie Davis gained some breathing room in the Super Truck standings last week when Charlie Barclay failed to make it through the post-race inspection, tumbling to fourth in the points rundown. Entering Saturday's event, Davis holds a 14-point lead over Tommy Nixon, 452-438. Davis can clinch the championship with fourth-place finishes in the season's last two races.
With two Wolf Truck races remaining, Jeff Sampson enjoys a 50-point lead over Troy Hutcheson, 542-492, in the Pro Division. It's likely that he'll wrap up the title by simply starting the last two races. On the Semi-Pro side, Eric Schaffer is 146 points ahead of Jill Brinson, 490-344, and can't be caught.
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Goode (Grand Stocks) and Sampson (Wolf Trucks - Pro) are riding two-race winning streaks and, by track rules, can start no better than eighth in their respective features on Saturday night.
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With a win last Saturday at his home track, Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., claimed the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title, just edging Iowa dirt-track racer Brian Harris.
By snagging his second national championship, Morris has put himself in some pretty exclusive company. He and Missouri short-track ace Larry Phillips are the only drivers to have won more than one title since the series' inception in 1982. Phillips is a five-time champ.
Morris' triumph also brings the national title to the Old Dominion for the fourth time in six years. Mark McFarland was the first Virginia driver to take national honors, in 2003. He was followed by Peyton Sellers in 2005 and Morris in 2006 and 2008.
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The Rolling Thunder Modified tour pays its second visit of the season when action resumes at Langley Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 27, with USG/Wolf Contractors Night.
In addition to the 75-lap Mod feature, the Bass Pro Shops Super Streets, EZ Auto of Newport Cars UCARs, Wolf Contractors Wolf Trucks and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts will be on hand to close out their '08 points campaigns.
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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.