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Falk looks to bounce back on Saturday; Pro Cuppers to return in August
Jun 24, 2009 - updated Jun 24th, 2009 2:21pm
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Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway June 24
Late Model points leader C.E. Falk will look to rebound from last weekend's seventh-place hiccup this Saturday, June 27, as Langley Speedway continues its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with Larry King Legal Services Night.
Saturday's five-race lineup includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars (100 laps); Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets (50 laps); Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks (25 laps); Casey Cycle City INEX Legends (25 laps); and, Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m., while afternoon practice runs from 2 'til 4. A drivers meeting is slated for 4:15, followed by time trials at 4:30. Pre-race festivities get under way at 6:55 and the Champ Karts 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 on Thursday, June 25. 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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The Speedway's popular "Wacky Wednesdays" series continues this evening. The mid-week warriors will test their street-legal machines in One-on-One Drags (one lap match races), "Time Attacks" (solo runs against the clock) and a Burnout contest.
Gates open at 6 p.m. A drivers meeting is scheduled for 7 and the fun gets going at 7:15. Tickets are just $5 and "Little Race Fans" (under 6) are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $15.
In advance of next week's special Thursday night NASCAR program, "Wacky Wednesdays" competitors will get a night off. Instead, an open "test and tune" session will be held on Wednesday, July 1.
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Congratulations to Bruce Livingston, who was named Langley's #1 Dad during pre-race ceremonies last Saturday night. He was nominated for the honor by his wife, Meg, and son and Grand Stock driver, Carl.
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Despite finishing outside the top five for the first time this season in last Saturday's Late Model 100-lapper, C.E. Falk has retained his sixth-place ranking in the latest NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national Top 500. Connecticut driver Keith Rocco is the national leader for the second straight week, followed by Virginian Philip Morris.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Danny Edwards Jr. (136th), Woody Howard (147th), Greg Edwards (194th), Mark Wertz (236th), Wesley Falk (255th), Jeff Shiflett (319th), Shawn Balluzzo (330th) and Dean Shiflett (448th).
In the Virginia state rankings, Morris continues to lead the way, while Falk holds down the second spot. Danny Edwards Jr. and Howard are 17th and 20th, respectively.
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No sooner had the dust settled after last month's wild USARacing Pro Cup Series race than the buzz began for a return visit. As it turns out, the wait will be way shorter than anyone could have anticipated.
USARacing has announced that the Pro Cuppers will be back at Langley Speedway for a second 250-lap contest on Saturday, Aug. 22.
The series had been scheduled to appear at Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, N.C., on Aug. 15. That track is currently up for sale, though, leaving USARacing honchos with concerns about proper promotion for their event and prompting the venue change. Moving the race date from the 15th to the 22nd also produced an off-week for the competitors.
The Aug. 22 event at Langley will be the last one before the Pro Cuppers kick off their four-race "Championship Series."
Langley Speedway joins Concord (N.C.) Speedway and South Boston (Va.) Speedway as the only tracks to host more than one Pro Cup date this season.
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NASCAR action resumes at Langley Speedway on Thursday, July 2. The lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds, Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs, Standard Welding Pro 6s, Larry King Legal Services Enduros and Wolf Trucks.
The evening will be highlighted by the track's annual Independence Day fireworks extravaganza, produced by the world-famous Zambelli Bros.
Gates open at 3 p.m., practice is scheduled for 4 'til 5, the drivers meeting is slated for 5:15, followed by time trials at 5:30 and racing at 7.
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The season's richest Late Model Stock Car race - the Second Annual Hampton Heat 200 - goes green at Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 11. That night's lineup also includes Super Streets, INEX Legends, UCARs and Champ Karts.
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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.
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