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INEX Legends take spotlight with national, regional events this Friday and Saturday
Apr 16, 2009 - updated Apr 16th, 2009 10:00pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
Thursday, April 16, 2009
A regional qualifying event for the Casey Cycle City INEX Legends highlights a five-race slate this Saturday, April 18, as Langley Speedway continues its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with Little Race Cars Night at the Races.
In addition to the INEX Legends 30-lapper, Saturday's lineup includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars (100 laps); Rolling Thunder Modifieds (75 laps); Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks (40 laps); and, Standard Welding Pro 6s (30 laps).
Gates open at 1 p.m., while afternoon practice rounds run from 2 'til 4. Time trials get under way at 4:30, following a 4:15 drivers meeting. Pre-race festivities begin at 6:40 and the Pro 6s lead off the evening's feature card, 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 (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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In preparation for Saturday's INEX Legends qualifier, in which drivers will compete for an invitation to this season's national championships, Langley Speedway will hold an all-afternoon practice session on Friday, April 17, capped off by a national touring series points race.
Pit gates open on Friday at 12 noon and practice runs from 2 'til 6 p.m. Qualifying for the national race begins at 7 with the 30-lap feature getting the green flag 30 minutes after the end of time trials - approximately 8 p.m.
Regular tickets prices, as outlined above, will be in effect for Friday's all-Legends activities and those tickets will be good for both Friday and Saturday evening's programs.
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The winner of Saturday's INEX Legends feature will claim a first-place purse of $500. Also, bonus payouts have been posted for the top-finishing Pro ($250), Masters ($200), Semi-Pro ($150) and Young Lions ($100) division drivers.
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The USARacing Pro Cup Series will be at Langley Speedway for a 250-lap contest on Saturday, May 23. Series officials announced the addition to their schedule late last week.
The Pro Cup Series, formerly sponsored by Hooters Restaurants, features a lively mix of up-and-coming youngsters and longtime short-track veterans.
Launched in 1997, the series has evolved into a top proving ground with several competitors moving on to careers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. Pro Cuppers last raced at Langley in 1998 with Scott Wimmer taking the victory.
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NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, April 25, when the track hosts Sprint Night at the Races. The feature lineup includes: Late Model Stock Cars, B&C Seafood Modifieds, Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs, Wolf Trucks and Enduros.
The track will be closed on Saturday, May 2, in deference to NASCAR Sprint Cup activities at Richmond International Raceway. Langley's season will resume on Saturday, May 9, with a six-race program.
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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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