Langley Speedway Gearing up for 9th Annual Hampton Heat 200 on July 22nd

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup has the Daytona 500, Indy Car has the Indy 500, and F1 has Monaco. When you stop and think about it, every racing series or track has their race, that one event that fans and drivers alike have circled on their calendar before the season is over. For Langley Speedway here in Hampton, VA that race is the Hampton Heat 200. A 200-lap, $10,000 to win race around the .395-mile oval that is sure to attract the best in the business.

With the return of the Langley Speedway and the Hampton Heat 200 in 2017, after being forced to take a year off due to the track’s closure, the race also brings back the ever-popular Virginia Triple Crown. A three race series between South Boston Speedway, Langley Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway that pays a bonus to the driver with the highest average finish in the three races. Philip Morris, who won the opening round of the Triple Crown, has been the heavy favorite floating around social media since his dominating win in the second of two races in The Prelude to the Heat.

As you can see from the list below provided by the track, many notable drivers in the Late Model community are expected to make the trip to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. Lee Pulliam, the 2016 NWAAS National Champion and defending race winner, however, is not listed as one of those drivers. Sources close to The Weekly Racer tell us that Pulliam just might head south to Myrtle Beach Speedway, where he has been on fire as of late, for twin races. Other names like Deac McCaskill and JRM drivers Josh Berry and Anthony Alfredo shouldn’t be expected this year as they are in a tight points battle in the CARS Tour Championship.

With an all day open practice scheduled for this Friday afternoon, it is expected that more teams will at least make the trip to test. Access their cars and notebook and then make the decision to race. It is also to our understanding the race will count towards NWAAS National and State points but will not count towards the track points, much like they did in 2016.

For a complete race day schedule head over to www.langley-speedway.com, hover your mouse over Fan Info and click the link for 2017 Hampton Heat. The Weekly Racer will post a full schedule later this week.

 

Possible 2017 Hampton Heat Entries;

Updated 07/19/17

  1. #01 Philip Morris
  2. #03 Brenden Queen
  3. #07 Dean Ward
  4. #2 Matt Waltz
  5. #2p Brandon Pierce
  6. #4 Sam Hunt
  7.  #8 Paul Green
  8. #10 Maddy Mulligan
  9. #12 Nick Smith
  10. #12p Timothy Peters
  11. #12s Dean Shifflett
  12. #12t Austin Thaxton
  13. #16 RD Smith
  14. #17 Stacy Puryear
  15. #19 Cameron Bowen
  16. #22 Grayson Cullather
  17. #22m Bobby McCarty
  18. #25 Craig Eastep
  19. #26 Danny Edwards
  20. #26 Peyton Sellers
  21. #33 Macy Causey
  22. #40 C.E. Falk III
  23. #51 Bubba Johnston
  24. #55 Mark Wertz
  25. #57j Eddie Johnson
  26. #57 Justin T. Carroll
  27. #71 Woody Howard
  28. #77 Connor Hall
  29. #83 Matt Bowling
  30. #88 Thomas Marks
  31. #90 Terry Carroll
  32. #91 Justin S. Carroll
  33. #92 Casey Wyatt
  34. #94 Cody Carlton
  35. #97 Greg Edwards

 

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