Greg Edwards Looking for Sixth Late Model Stock Car Championship Tonight
Hampton, VA – The 2019 Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway will come to a close later this evening and six more champions will be unofficially crowned. Poquoson’s own Greg Edwards is looking to clinch his sixth track title tonight – twelfth combined for Edwards Motorsports. Edwards, who has already won three times as many races as the next person, is also looking to earn win number ten to close out his tremendous year. With tonight’s race being a single 100-lap feature he will have to work on a good qualifying run and saving his tires if he wants to be there at the end.
Connor Hall, who has had a breakout season of his own winning the Hampton Heat 200 and the Solid Rock Carries 150 at Carteret County Speedway collecting $10,000 in each race, comes into the weekend sitting second in points, only fifteen behind Edwards. With three wins to his credit, this season alone Hall has proven time and time again he knows how to run upfront. However, he will need some alignment of the stars if you will if he wants to steal the championship away from Edwards, something that is still mathematically possible. With each position on the track counting for one point, Connor Hall essentially needs to win tonights feature, have a full field of cars show up, per the NASCAR rulebook, and Edwards needs to have a DNF. Though the odds are stacked against the No. 77 Townebank/Blue Water Yacht Sales Toyota one thing we can certainly take to the betting table is that Connor and crew will certainly give it everything they have and more.
Defending series champion Danny Edwards (392) currently sits in third place with no mathematical chance to gain on either Hall or his brother. Brenden Queen (384) enters the night fourth in points trailing Danny by only eight points so we could see a change in third should Queen have a stellar night. Thomas Marks (337) who has also had a standout year should lock up fifth-place points by just starting the race.
In support divisions, we already know the Super Streets are going to put on a great show but with only 10 points separating Dale Parro and Gordon Weeks, we most certainly should expect to see a barn burner in that 40-lap feature. Rick Poust by virtue of taking the green flag should clinch the Super Truck championship as should rookie Mike Farley in the UCAR division. Another race we should keep our eye on is the Pro Six 30-lap feature. Jarred Clarke, who is actually winless on the season, enters the weekend with just a five-point lead over seven-time winner Travis Wall who missed the first couple races of the season.
The full race-day schedule can be found below. Gates open at 2:00 PM. Qualifying 4:30 PM. Racing at 7:00 PM.
Hampton CVB Championship Night at the Races
EVENT SCHEDULE: October 12, 2019
12:00 PM 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
6:50 PM INVOCATION BY REV. POTTER / NATIONAL ANTHEM
7:00 PM 1ST RACE BEGINS
- Late Model – 3 Practices
- Super Street – 2 Practices
- Super Truck – 2 Practices
- Pro-Six – 2 Practices
- U-car – 2 Practices
- U-Car – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
- Pro-Six – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
- Super Truck – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
- Super Street – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
- Late Model – 3 Laps Scuff (Green-White-Checkered)
- Enduro – Practice (3 groups of even cars)
Race Line Up
- Bojangles U-Car – 25 Laps
- Riverside Paper Pro-Six – 30 Laps
- Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks – 25 Laps
- Old Skool Video Games Super Street – 40 laps
- Taylor Waste Services Late Model – 100 Laps
- Parts Barn Enduro – 30 laps