Falk seeks Hampton Heat repeat
Published 9:34 pm Thursday, July 7, 2011
By Gary Daughtrey
Special to the News-Herald
HAMPTON — The Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars return to action Saturday in their biggest race of the season as Langley Speedway hosts the Fourth Annual Hampton Heat 200.
In addition to the 200, Saturday’s lineup includes: Heritage Motor Co. Super Streets (50 laps); Larry King Law Super Trucks (30 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and Standard Welding Pro Sixes (30 laps).
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Front gates open at 2 p.m., just in time for fans to catch the last half-hour of Late Model Stock Car practice. Support division practice rounds get under way at 2:30. Time trials are slated for 4:15, followed by an autograph session at 6:15. The UCARs lead off the evening’s feature slate shortly after 7. The Hampton Heat 200 should go green around 9 p.m.
Two-time track champ, defending Hampton Heat 200 race winner and current Late Model points leader C.E. Falk warmed up for this Saturday’s $10,000-to-win event by competing in last Friday’s 200-lapper at South Boston Speedway.
Lee Pulliam won the race. Falk was seventh at the end and, while he certainly would’ve liked to have won, the outing may be a good omen for him. Falk also finished seventh in last season’s Fourth of July Weekend 200 at SoBo, a week before his Hampton Heat 200 victory.
Ritchie German goes for his fourth straight win in Saturday’s Super Street 50-lapper. He holds a 14-point edge over Ryan Nester in the division standings.
Three-time race winner Tommy Nixon enjoys a 24-point lead over Robbie Davis and Troy Turnage in the Super Truck rundown.
In the UCAR standings, Landon Florian is 20 points ahead of Sammy Gaita and rookie contender Landon Abbott.
After seeing Doug Warren win the season’s first three Pro Six events, Casey Sipe has put together a two-race winning streak of his own and has taken a four-point lead over Warren in the current standings.