Glenn Worrell Drives to Victory in the Virginia Sprint Car Series at Langley Speedway
Hampton, VA – With most of the Late Model Stock Cars from the area heading to South Boston for the opening race of the Virginia Triple Crown, Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway welcomed back the Virginia Sprint Car Series. An asphalt version of a winged 305 Sprint Car.
Eleven cars made the trip over to the 0.395-mile oval for two eight-lap heat races and a thirty-lap feature. Glenn Worrell took the lead in the first heat race from Bill Rice in the closing laps and went on to win the first heat race. Tony Harris went unchallenged in heat race number two leading wire-to-wire.
Bill Rice ended up on pole by virtue of the Virginia Sprint Car Series rulebook. Glen Worrell would line up second to Price on the start. Joshua Perreault, Tony Harris, Chris Ware and Mike Leraas completed the top six on the grid.
When the green flag was displayed it was Glenn Worrell who jumped out to an early and a pretty commanding lead to say the least. Tony Harris and Mile Leraas would stay within a few car lengths of each other while trying to chase down the leader. Harris got the break he needed just at the halfway point of the race when the caution flag was displayed.
When the field went back racing Worrell got a great restart once again leaving Tony Harris and Mike Leraas to battle for second. As the laps wound down and lap traffic started to play into the mix Harris and Leraas were able to collapse the lead that Worrell built. However, Worrell was able to pick his way through the slower traffic and pick up the victory.
“Wow, God is good, God is great,” Worrell said in Dale Lemonds victory lane. “He knew how bad I needed this one. I was getting tired; my left rear tire was wearing out but that man up there made it done. My mom and dad are here tonight, my wife, this is awesome, couldn’t be any better, this by far is the biggest win of my career”
Paul Lubno earned – and when I say earned the win he had to drive back to the lead after a spin and flat tire – his 109th career win at Langley Speedway in the 40-lap Grand Stock feature. Lubno, who was running second at the time battling Tim Wilson for the lead, spun out on the backstretch bringing out the caution. He would have to come down pit road to get a new tire and restart the race from the rear. However, he would drive his way back to the front for the win.
Virginia Sprint Car Series OFFICIAL Results
- #12 Glenn Worrell; 30
- #6 Tony Harris; 30
- #77 Mike Leraas; 30
- #5k Michael Keeton; 30
- #88 Bill Rice; 30
- #401 Joshua Perreault; 30
- #44 Daren Bolac; 30
- #43 Chris Ware; 30
- #198 Jack Rice; 28
- #54 Matt Mullins; 18
- #90 Charlie Ware; 8