Support divisions grab spotlight this Saturday

Published 9:34 pm Thursday, October 15, 2009

HAMPTON – The UCAR and Super Street divisions head up a five-race slate this Saturday as Langley Speedway enters the postseason phase of its 2009 campaign.

Saturday’s feature lineup includes: EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (75 laps, 4th Annual Virginia State UCAR Championship); Atlantic Power Sweeping Super Streets (75 laps, 2nd Annual Super Street Showdown); Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps); Standard Welding Pro 6s (40 laps); and, Larry King Legal Services Enduros (50 laps).

Making only his sixth career UCAR start, Adam Florian was the winner of the 2008 edition of the Virginia State UCAR Championship. Using the momentum from that victory as a springboard, he posted nine wins this season, including five in a row to close out the points campaign.

Tommy Sweeney picked up the win in the 2008 Super Street Showdown. He slipped by pole starter Anthony Kincaid on lap 66, then held on to win by a car-length.

Posted awards of $6,000 will be on the line on Saturday, Oct. 24, when Langley Speedway hosts the 4th Annual Night of Destruction presented by 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union.

Eleven events are planned for this year’s Night of Destruction program, including old favorites like the Appliance Race, Bag Race, Piano Race, Enduro Race, Twin Demolition Derbies (domestic and import) and the “Black Bandit.” New for ’09 is the Boat and Trailer Race.

Front gates open at 11 a.m. and the fun gets under way at 1 p.m.

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.