Get to Know the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown 2016
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown invite list was recently released from the DHSTS Race Coordinator, Buck Reuss. It is full of drivers that Langley Speedway fans should know well and some new names. Lee Pulliam, Josh Berry, William Byron, Peyton Sellers, and Matt Bowling are a few of the out of towners that have raced at Langley recently. It is looking like it will be a fantastic race for a great cause.
I asked Buck a couple questions about the DHSTS to get a look into the race that a lot of us are looking forward to.
For an ‘in short” answer, we look for the facilities in close proximity to RIR and hope the local race fans and racers are ready to make it a terrific show year after year.
The initial invitee list is built between NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I National Points, the NWAAS Virginia State Points, NWAAS Virginia Track points, a couple of NASCAR D4D drivers and winners of the Virginia Triple Crown races. Then the competitors of the previous year’s race are re-invited. Beyond that I take requests for additional invitations and will go through a process looking at their qualifications before passing drivers through for an invitation.
The purse for the DHSTS is set at 36 entries for the feature race. This was designed between NASCAR and DHF. And at the moment we at DHF are working with Race Director for the DHSTS Shayne Laws (since 2010) on determining race day procedure for qualifying and or heat races.
With some details to still be ironed out and possibly more invitations to be sent out look to The Weekly Racer for updates through the racing off-season!
|DHSTS Re-Invite of 2015 LMSC Competitors|
|NASCAR D4D Drivers|
|NWAAS NATIONAL CHAMPION|
|Next 5 from NWAAS National Standings|
|Thomas Tillson Jr.|
NWAAS Virginia Top 5
|Danny Edwards Jr.|
3 from the Hampton Heat 200
|Virginia Track Points 3 from each
|South Boston Speedway|
|Motor Mile Speedway|
|Tommy Lemons Jr.|
|Additional Drivers for 2016|
|Burt Myers (NWSMT)|
|Justin T Carroll|