Arena Racing returns to Hampton

Published 10:50 pm Friday, February 11, 2011

By Gary Daughtrey
Special to the News-Herald

HAMPTON — After bouncing back and forth between Hampton and Richmond, Arena Racing Hampton Roads’ Pro and Youth Series settle in for a month-long run at their home base, the Hampton Coliseum, beginning with the American Cancer Society 200 Saturday evening.

This weekend’s Pro Series slate includes the A Main, Quaker Steak and Lube B Main and C Main — 50 laps each. The top six finishers from the A Main and the top four from the B and C Mains advance to the evening’s grand finale, the 50-lap Structural Mechanical Top Dog feature. A pair of 30-lap contests are scheduled for the Youth Series.

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Doors open at 6 p.m. for the pre-race pit party, an excellent chance for fans to meet the drivers and get an up-close look at the cars. Following opening ceremonies, racing gets under way at 7. Drivers will also be available to meet fans on the concourse at the conclusion of the Top Dog race.

Tickets are $11.50 for adults. When purchased at the Coliseum box office, each regularly-priced adult ticket also includes one free kids (3-12) ticket. Additional kids tickets are $6.50.

Military personnel (with ID), senior citizens (65+, with ID) and students (13-18) receive a $2 discount off the adult ticket price. Tiny race fans (under 3) are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster locations and online at

Arena Racing Hampton Roads

standings (through seven events)

Pro Series

1. Jordan Wood 242

2. Charlie Green 237

2. Derek Miller 237

4. Scott Prillaman 231

5. Travis Wall 225

6. Michael Weddell 220

7. Josh Ayer 216

8. Nelson Moody 208

9. Aaron Leach 198

10. Curtis Hughes 191

Youth Series

1. Connor Hall 233

2. Cullen Roberts 225

3. Macy Causey 214

4. Cameron Lopresti 209

5. Tripp Thurston 202

6. Tommy Jackson 195

7. Savannah Cook 188

8. Gummy Cook 185

9. Brenden Queen 165

10. Austin Ancheta 147