10th Annual Hampton Heat 200 POSTPONED Due to Weather
Hampton, VA — News was just released this morning prior to the scheduled practice and media day at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway that the 10th running of the prestigious Hampton Heat 200 will be postponed. With rain moving into the area around 2:00 AM local time, and chances of rain increasing up to 90% throughout the morning and afternoon, Mother Nature has forced the hands of track owners and officials to pull the plug early on the event.
“This decision was not an easy one since it is the first time we have ever delayed the event in its 10 year history,” Chuck Hall said in the news release. “While we would like to try tomorrow, we have to consider the teams and fans traveling from long distances and make the call far enough in advance to prevent them from making an unneeded trip. An updated race day schedule for the Hampton Heat will be released in the coming days. All tickets purchased in advance for the Hampton Heat will be honored at our next race or at the Hampton Heat 200 on August 18th. We look forward to celebrating the 10th running of this event and hosting everyone in four weeks.”
The Weekly Racer’s coverage of this event will still continue as planned with LIVE Race Day coverage on our Twitter feed. Make sure to stay tuned to the tracks Facebook page or ours for updates on the event.
About Hampton Heat
Started in 2007, the Hampton Heat has become one of late model racing’s most prestigious races featuring the Mid-Atlantic’s best drivers all racing for the $10,000 check that is awarded to the winner. The Hampton Heat is also the second leg in the Virginia Triple Crown with the first leg being at South Boston Speedway and the final leg taking place at Martinsville Speedway.
About Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway
Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway is the home for NASCAR racing in Hampton Roads. From its modest opening in 1950 as a dirt track with few amenities to today’s paved showplace, Langley has proven itself to be one of the premier NASCAR Hometracks in the country and is one of the original members of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. To learn more visit langley-speedway.comor call 757-865-RACE.