Matt Waltz Looking for First Late Model Track Championship This Weekend at Langley Speedway; Guaranteed MB400 Starting Position on the Line

Hampton, VA – We started this journey over five months ago when Langley Speedway reopened its gates to drivers and fans alike after a long and empty 2016 season. Drivers from all over the Hampton Roads area and Mid-Atlantic region have converged on the legendary .395-mile flat track for some of the most exciting races of the year. With 11 races on the books and 5 different winners in the Late Model ranks, it comes down to just 8 points and 2 races.

Matt Waltz enters Night at the races with just an eight-point lead over defending track champion, Greg Edwards. Of course, as any top tier driver will do, Waltz will be looking to park his No. 2 machine in victory lane on two separate occasions this evening, looking for possible redemption for the impressive 12 win season and championship run before the speedway closed. However, Waltz could lock up the championship by staying within just a few position behind Edwards and having a good points night.

Behind them, just one point separates Nick Smith in third from Mark Wertz in fourth. You also have Brenden Queen, who showed plenty of speed in the second twin feature last time out before getting tangled up with Waltz battling for the lead, sitting hungry for a win fifth in points – nineteen behind Wertz.

I would love to say as we near the end of the NASCAR points season and the big Martinsville race next weekend that we should expect to see a tame race but I do not want to lie to you guys. With hungry drivers for both wins and championships, we expect to see drivers up on the wheel and digging.

Not to mention that the track released information earlier this week about a “partnership” if you will with Myrtle Beach Speedway adding value to your finishing positions in both races. In a Facebook post earlier this week it was announced that the highest average finishing driver will be guaranteed a starting spot in the prestigious postseason Myrtle Beach 400 money race later this winter. In the event there is a tie, the tie break will be the highest qualifying driver during time trials.

In addition to the Late Model’s this weekend, the IMCA style asphalt Modifies will be on hand for their second to last points race of the year, a single 50-lap feature where Shawn Balluzzo looks to collect his ninth win of the season. We will also crown champions in the Pepsi Grand Stocks, Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks and Carroll Automotive UCAR’s. Check below for a full schedule of the night’s events.


Who’s Your Driver? Championship Night Race Day Schedule September 16, 2017

11:00 AM                                      PIT GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                         GENERAL ADMISSION GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                         PRACTICE BEGINS

4:15 PM                                         DRIVER’S MEETING

4:30 PM                                        QUALIFYING

5-6:30 PM                                     FAN ZONE STAGE

6:50 PM                                         INVOCATION BY REV. POTTER / NATIONAL ANTHEM

7:00 PM                                         1ST RACE BEGINS


Practice Order

LMSC – 3 Practices
Modifieds – 3 Practice
Grand Stocks – 2 Practices
Super Trucks – 2 Practices
UCARs – 2 Practices
Winged Karts – 2 Practices


Qualifying Order

Winged Karts
Super Trucks
Grand Stocks
Enduros – practice, the starting lineup determine by draw


Race Line-Up

Trip Anderson Realtor Winged Karts 20 laps

Taylor Waste Services Late Models 66 laps

Larry King Law Modifieds 50 laps

Pepsi Grand Stocks 40 laps

Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks 25 laps

Carroll’s Automotive UCARs 25 laps

Taylor Waste Services Late Models 66 laps

Bojangles Enduros 30 laps


*subject to change

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