Langley Late Models set for twin 75s

Published 7:23 pm Thursday, August 5, 2010

HAMPTON — His championship hopes buoyed by back-to-back doubleheader sweeps, Greg Edwards will seek to conjure a little more magic Saturday as Langley Speedway’s Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars hit the track on Home Builders Night for a pair of 75-lap feature events.

This week’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series slate also features: Pepsi Grand Stocks (40 laps); Langley Fan Club Super Streets (40 laps); Casey Cycle City INEX Legends (25 laps); and, Virginia Mini Cups (25 laps).

Front gates open at 1 p.m. with practice and qualifying during the afternoon. The evening’s first feature race goes green shortly past 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 personnel (active-duty or retired, with ID) and senior citizens (60+, with ID) receive a $2 discount off the adult ticket price.

Langley’s Late Model points leader, C.E. Falk, ranks sixth in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Top 500. He checks in between a couple of Nebraska dirt Late Model aces, fifth-place Matt Buller and seventh-place Bill Leighton Jr. Connecticut Modified standout Keith Rocco continues to hold the top spot.

Other Langley regulars in the top 100 include: Woody Howard (10th), Greg Edwards (11th), Wes Falk (23rd), Danny Edwards Jr. (25th), Mark Wertz (33rd), Brandon Gdovic (66th) and Casey Wyatt (87th).

Robbie Parker’s two-race winning streak in Grand Stock competition ended in last Saturday’s race but he still enjoyed a productive night. With his third-place outing, he broke a deadlock with defending champ Ricky Derrick and now owns a six-point advantage in the division standings.

Randy Sample continued his dominance in Super Street action last weekend, scoring his sixth win in seven starts and padding his points lead to 16 over Kevin Alves, who moved from fourth to second in the rankings.

Joe Hendricks Jr. brings a two-race winning streak into Saturday’s INEX Legends 25-lapper. In the standings, he leads ‘09 champ Steve Keesee by 14 points.