Langley’s leader looks to bounce back Saturday

Published 11:39 pm Friday, June 26, 2009

HAMPTON – Late Model points leader C.E. Falk will look to rebound from last weekend’s seventh-place hiccup this Saturday as Langley Speedway continues its 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., with practice sessions and time trials through the afternoon. Pre-race festivities get under way at 6:55 and the Champ Karts lead off the evening’s racing program shortly after 7.

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Despite finishing outside the top five for the first time this season in last Saturday’s Late Model 100-lapper, 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.

In the Virginia state rankings, Morris continues to lead the way, while Falk holds down the second spot. Danny Edwards Jr. and Woody Howard are 17th and 20th, respectively.

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 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.

NASCAR action resumes at Langley Speedway on Thursday, July 2. 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.