Seven races set for Langley’s Saturday

Published 10:16 pm Thursday, August 27, 2009

HAMPTON – A pair of Late Model Stock Car races and a $2,000-to-win INEX Legends feature top the bill this Saturday as Langley Speedway resumes its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign with USG Night.

Saturday’s feature lineup includes: Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars (Twin 75s); Casey Cycle City INEX Legends (Dale Lemonds/King Hodges Memorial 40); Old Point National Bank Grand Stocks (40 laps); Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets (50 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and, Standard Welding Pro 6s (30 laps).

Front gates open at 1 p.m. Afternoon practice begins at 2. Time trials get under way at 4:30. At 6:30, Langley holds its annual “Track-A-Thon” with proceeds benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The evening’s racing program begins shortly after 7.

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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.

Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the appropriate link at www.langley-speedway.com.

Idle last weekend, Late Model points leader C.E. Falk dropped from seventh to 10th place in the latest NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national Top 500. Meanwhile, top-ranked Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford also enjoyed a weekend off, but maintained his 28-point lead in the standings when Connecticut Modified ace Keith Rocco failed to gain ground in races at Thompson and Waterford.

Since there were no Late Model Stock Car events in Virginia last weekend, the state NASCAR rankings remained unchanged with Morris holding a commanding edge over Falk. Frank Deiny Jr. (Motor Mile), Nick Smith (South Boston) and Brandon Dean (Motor Mile) complete the top five. Danny Edwards Jr. is 17th.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points season ends on Sunday, Sept. 13.