Langley goes green on Thursday night

Published 8:33 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HAMPTON – Six feature races, punctuated by the annual fireworks extravaganza, make up the card as Langley Speedway continues its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with a special Thursday night program.

The lineup includes: B&C Seafood Modifieds (50 laps); Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks (40 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); Standard Welding Pro 6s (30 laps); Larry King Legal Services Enduros (50 laps); and, Wolf Trucks (20 laps).

This week’s pre-race schedule is compressed with gates opening at 3 p.m. The invocation and National Anthem are scheduled for 6:55 and the Wolf Trucks lead off the feature program, shortly after 7. Independence Day fireworks, presented by the world-famous Zambelli Bros., are scheduled to blast off at approximately 9 p.m.

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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.

The season’s richest Late Model event – the Second Annual Hampton Heat 200 – tops the bill when NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 11.

In addition to the Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars, next week’s lineup includes: Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets, Casey Cycle City INEX Legends, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs and Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts.

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.

To learn more about Langley Speedway, fans may call the Speedway office at 865-RACE or consult the track’s Web site –