Langley Speedway News
Late Models head Saturday's Toyota Night slate Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Jul 22, 2009 - updated Jul 22nd, 2009 3:31pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
A 100-lap feature event for the Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars tops a five-race bill this Saturday, July 25, as Langley Speedway continues its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with Hampton Roads Toyota Dealers Night
Along with the Late Models, Saturday's lineup includes: Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets (50 laps); Casey Cycle City INEX Legends (25 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and, Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice rounds run from 2 'til 4. A drivers meeting is slated for 4:15 with time trials getting under way at 4:30. Pre-race ceremonies start at 6:55 and the Champ Karts lead off the 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, July 23. 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 "Wacky Wednesdays" series continues this evening. The popular mid-week program features competitors putting their street-legal cars to the test 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.
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Late Model points leader C.E. Falk held onto the fifth in the latest NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national Top 500. He is 22 points behind fourth-place Andy Eckrich of Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Iowa and 39 ahead of sixth-place Ted Christopher of Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut.
Another Connecticut, Keith Rocco, maintained the top spot, followed by two-time national champ Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Danny Edwards Jr. (107th); Woody Howard (171st); Greg Edwards (179th); Mark Wertz (200th); Wesley Falk (325th); Jeff Shiflett (345th); Shawn Balluzzo (400th); Dean Shiflett (428th); Kyle Waltz (497th); and, Terry Carroll (499th).
In the Virginia state standings, Morris holds a commanding lead over Falk. Hampton's Nick Smith, who is running the full '09 schedule at South Boston Speedway (with a few hometown appearances mixed in), ranks third, while Danny Edwards Jr. checks in at 17th.
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Super Street driver Ryan Nester is halfway to a very elusive achievement - an unbeaten season. Through seven races, he has nabbed seven checkered flags. He'll look to extend his streak to eight in a row in Saturday night's 50-lapper.
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The Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Honor Flight Network will team up as title sponsors when the USARacing Pro Cup Series returns to Langley Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 22, for the Hampton Virginia Honor Flight 250.
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that arranges transportation, free of charge, for America's veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to their wartime service. To learn more, visit <www.honorflight.org>.
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NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 1, when the track plays host to SYSCO Night. That evening's lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds, Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks, Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks, Standard Welding Pro 6s and Larry King Legal Services Enduros.
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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.