Langley Speedway News
4 track champs to be crowned on Saturday
Oct 1, 2009 - updated Oct 1st, 2009 12:13am
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton, VA --
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Langley Speedway
Four track champs to be crowned on Saturday Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Four division champions will be crowned this Saturday, Oct. 3, as Langley Speedway plays host to Casey Cycle City Night, the next-to-last event of its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points season.
Saturday's feature lineup includes: 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, Larry King Legal Services Enduros (50 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m. with afternoon practice rounds running from 2 'til 4. A drivers meeting is slated for 4:15, followed by time trials at 4:30. Pre-race activities begin at 6:55 and the Pro Sixers lead off the evening's feature 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.
Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the appropriate link at www.langley-speedway.com.
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The Speedway will hold its regular, weekly "test and tune" session on Thursday, Oct. 1. 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 Super Street, INEX Legends, Pro 6 and Enduro classes will wrap up their '09 points seasons on Saturday night. Let's take a look at the division leaders and what they'll need to do to secure championships:
. Randy Sample carries a fairly comfortable 36-point edge, 554-518, over Jonathan Mullett into this weekend's Super Street points finale. With one win and six runner-up finishes to his credit, Sample owns the tiebreaker advantage and can clinch the title by finishing 19th or better.
. In the INEX Legends division, Steve Keesee holds a 30-point margin, 512-482, over Jamie Price. Keesee enjoys a 3-1 edge in race wins, the first tiebreaker, and will seal the '09 crown by finishing 16th or better.
. Wayne Groome is clinging to a tenuous, four-point lead, 222-218, over Mike Ganoe as the Enduros return from a two-month layoff for their points finale. With three race wins, Ganoe has the tiebreaker in his hip pocket. Even so, Groome can claim the title with a runner-up finish on Saturday.
. In the Pro 6 division, eight-time race winner Casey Sipe has already clinched the '09 championship. Heading into Saturday's points wind-up, he holds an insurmountable 76-point lead over Lindsay Bryant.
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Langley Speedway's 2009 points season comes to an end on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a six-race feature slate. 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, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts.
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Langley's "post-season" schedule kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the 4th Annual Virginia State UCAR Championship and the 2nd Annual Super Street Showdown. Pro 6s, Champ Karts and Enduros round out the lineup.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, the track hosts the 4th Annual Night of Destruction. Fans can look forward to a full slate of Enduros, demolition derbies and other wild-and-wacky novelty events. For prospective competitors, entry information can be found on the track's Web site - www.langley-speedway.com.
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Langley Speedway's annual awards banquet will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Tickets are on sale now in the track office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more details, contact the track at (757) 865-RACE.
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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.