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Langley Speedway News
Late Models to head Saturday's 7-race bill
Aug 6, 2009 - updated Aug 6th, 2009 9:41am
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
The Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars return to action as part of a seven-race slate this Saturday, Aug. 8, as Langley Speedway continues its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign.
Saturday's busy feature 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); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); Standard Welding Pro 6s (30 laps); and, Wolf Trucks (20 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice rounds run from 2 'til 4. A drivers meeting is scheduled for 4:15, followed by time trials at 4:30. Pre-race ceremonies get under way at 6:55 and the Wolf 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 on Thursday, Aug. 6. 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. Fans can look forward to One-on-One Drags (one lap match races), "Time Attacks" (solo runs against the clock) and a Burnout contest, featuring competitors in their street-legal machines.
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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With last Saturday off from Langley competition, Late Model points leader C.E. Falk hit the road and picked up his eighth win of the season at South Boston Speedway, nipping Eddie Johnson by 31-thousandths of a second at the end of a 150-lap contest.
Falk's SoBo victory allowed him to hang onto fifth place in the current NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national Top 500. Marty Ward of Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina has jumped to fourth, 17 points ahead of Falk. Matt Buller of I-80 Speedway in Nebraska is sixth and has drawn to within one point of Falk.
Connecticut Modified driver Keith Rocco maintained his place atop the national standings, 13 ahead of the defending champ, Virginian Philip Morris.
Other Langley regulars in the Top 500 include: Danny Edwards Jr. (135th); Woody Howard (192nd); Greg Edwards (194th); Mark Wertz (207th); Jeff Shiflett (367th); Wesley Falk (372nd); Dean Shiflett (458th); and, Shawn Balluzzo (463rd).
Morris continues to lead the Virginia state rankings, followed by Falk. Danny Edwards Jr. and Howard check in at 17th and 20th, respectively.
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Another seven-race card is scheduled for next Saturday, Aug. 15, when Langley Speedway hosts AMF Bowling Kids Night. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.
The lineup includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars, B&C Seafood Modifieds, Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks, Med Express Urgent Care Super Trucks, Casey Cycle City INEX Legends, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts.
At 6:15 p.m., all fans will be invited onto the track to meet and greet their favorite drivers. And, beginning at 6:30, kids can participate in fun games presented by Bubbles the Clown.
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Upcoming dates to keep in mind:
• Saturday, Aug. 22 - Hampton Virginia/Honor Flight 250 for the USARacing Pro Cup Series. The Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets and EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs will also be on hand. The Speedway plans to begin advance ticket sales this weekend.
• Saturday, Aug. 29 - Dale Lemonds/King Hodges Memorial 40 for the Casey Cycle City INEX Legends. Top Legends drivers from across the region will square off for a share of the $5,000 purse.
Also on the 29th, the Speedway will hold its annual "Track-A-Thon." Langley's chaplain, the Rev. Tom Potter, will lead sponsored participants on a two-lap stroll around the track with proceeds benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp, one of the NASCAR community's favorite charities.
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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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