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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

Practice Order

  1. Late Model – 3 Practices
  2. Super Street – 2 Practices
  3. Super Truck – 2 Practices
  4. Pro-Six – 2 Practices
  5. U-car – 2 Practices

 

Qualifying Order

  1. U-Car – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  2. Pro-Six – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  3. Super Truck – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  4. Super Street – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  5. Late Model – 3 Laps Scuff (Green-White-Checkered)
  6. Enduro – Practice (3 groups of even cars)

Race Line Up

  1. Bojangles U-Car – 25 Laps
  2. Riverside Paper Pro-Six – 30 Laps
  3. Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks – 25 Laps
  4. Old Skool Video Games Super Street – 40 laps
  5. Taylor Waste Services Late Model – 100 Laps
  6. Parts Barn Enduro – 30 laps

Motor Racing Network To Broadcast ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Flag-To-Flag

MARTINSVILLE, VA – For the third consecutive year, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will offer live coverage of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 5.

Veteran announcers Dave Moody and Kyle Rickey will call the action from the booth, with Ford Martin in the turns and Woody Cain and Hannah Newhouse providing inside analysis and pit reporting.

“We are very happy to announce that MRN will once again broadcast the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “Martinsville Speedway is proud to host the most prestigious Late Model race in the country and having MRN once again bring its award-winning coverage to our event only enhances the experience for our fans, partners and competitors.”

Southern Trust Home Services, Woodall Auto Mall and the Lester Group, Inc. came together to make the broadcast possible on MRN and its Digital platforms.

Last year’s broadcast of the race featured the most fans to ever tune into live coverage from the event on MRN’s digital platforms.

“MRN is pleased to once again be a part of this great event at Martinsville Speedway, said Motor Racing Network President Chris Schwartz. “This event has grown in popularity every year on our various broadcast platforms and with the new format changes and level of competition entered for this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 should only make this event bigger and better this year. We look forward to broadcasting another great race at Martinsville Speedway this Saturday.”

In addition to being heard online, through MRN.com, the race will be broadcast locally and on select affiliates nationwide.

The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car Race, paying $32,000 to the winner with a total purse of more than $110,000.

The weekend will start with practice and qualifying on Friday with the winner of the pole winning $5,000 and this year the top-20 qualifiers will be locked in to the main event. Practice begins at 4 p.m. with qualifying slated to start at 8 p.m.

Saturday kicks off with the driver autograph session at 12:45 p.m. followed by two 50-lap heat races to set the field. The 200-lap main event will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for adults and children 17-and-under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online atwww.martinsvillespeedway.com.

Championships To Be Decided In All Divisions At South Boston Speedway Saturday Night

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – It is championship week, the week that drivers in every division at South Boston Speedway have been racing toward since the season began back in the early spring.

Championships will be decided Saturday night in all four divisions during the running of the GCR Presents LS Tractor USA NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s. In additions to twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stock Division, there will be a 50-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race and a 15-lap Budweiser Hornets race.

Entering Saturday night’s title night, the tightest race is in the Budweiser Hornets Division where Kevin Currin holds a 15-point, 408-393 lead over Steven Layne. Josh Dawson is another 34 points back in third.

Layne has the most Hornets wins of the season with five. Currin has three and Dawson two. But Currin has two more top-5 finishes than Layne and has also scored 20 more passing points on the season.

Passing points are awarded in all divisions when a driver elects to move to the rear of the field for the start of the race and is awarded one point for each car passed during the race.

There is a fairly close race brewing in the Budweiser Pure Stock Division with Nathan Crews holding a 44-point lead over Jordan Pickrel going into Saturday’s race.

Crews has been a regular visitor to victory lane this season with eight wins compared to Pickrel’s four. Crews finished in the top five 12 times in 14 starts and was in the top 10 in every race. Pickrel also finished in the top 10 every race but had one less top five than Crews.

Crews also topped the passing points leader board with 36 compared to Pickrel’s 29.

Danny Willis Jr.’s move back to the Limited Sportsman Division turned out to be hugely successful in 2019. He has won six times and finished in the top five 14 out of 15 starts and holds a 91-point lead over Daniel Moss.

Moss’ season has been solid with five wins and top-5 finishes in 12 races. Drew Dawson is 24 points behind Moss, and teenager Jacob Borst, who won two races this season, is fourth, another five points back.

Defending Late Model Stock champion Peyton Sellers has a 660-557 lead over Austin Thaxton headed into Saturday, with Lee Pulliam another 22 points back. Sellers and Pulliam have six wins apiece. Sellers has more top fives and top 10s and has accumulated 66 more passing points than Pulliam.

Thaxton has one win and has finished in the top 10 in 15 out of 16 races this season.

Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with the first race set for 7 p.m. Admission is just $10 for adults with children 12 and under admitted free with a paying adult.

Persistent Rain Sunday, Hurricane Threat Prompts Cancelation of Labor Day Classic

PELETIER, NC – The Labor Day Classic at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway has been canceled for the first time in its five year history due to persistent rainfall on Sunday afternoon.

Normally, the track would move the race to the following day, but with catastrophic Hurricane Dorian barreling towards the East Coast and the need for people to prepare or evacuate, track owner Bob Lowery made the decision to cancel the race.  A make up date will be announced in the near future.

“Ordinarily, we would go ahead and run tomorrow but there are a lot of outside forces at play here,” track owner Bob Lowery said.  “We’ve got a category five hurricane coming towards us and some of our drivers have to get out and get home, and our local drivers need to go ahead and prepare for the storm.  We’re already hearing of gas shortages and stuff.  Ultimately, peoples’ lives are at stake, so we’ve decided to cancel the race.”

Competitors and fans who had already paid for their pit pass or tickets should hold on to their armbands for the to be announced makeup date.

The next schedule raced at Carteret County Speedway is the Bobby Watson Memorial, set for September 21st.  The race will feature racing for Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Legends, Champ Karts, East Coast Flathead Fords, and the Coastal Carolina Mini Cup Series.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Dale Parro Powers to First Super Street Victory of 2019 at Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA – After points leader and winner of the first two races – Renno Marchetti (No. 01) – didn’t show up, the field was set for a new winner. Landon Abbott (No. 70) and Colby Vance (No. 44), who have been threats to victory lane, also didn’t show up created big implications on the points standings.

Gordon Weeks grabbed his first pole of the season earlier in the afternoon when he put down a time of 18.773 (75.747 MPH), Dale Parro earned the ability to start alongside him post a lap only a tenth slower than Weeks. They were the only two drivers to eclipse the eighteen-second mark during qualifying. Chris Spangler, with a strong qualifying effort, qualified third. Randy Akers fourth and Bill Eaker fifth.

Weeks struggled at the start of the race which jumbled the field up behind him causing a crash between turns one and two collecting Eaker, Weeks, Spangler, Newman, and Jonathan White. The green flag flew for the complete restart and they went two by two into turns one and two with Parro taking the lead coming out of turn two. Thommy Gildea would follow him into the second position while Danny Harrell tucked into the into third position with the rest of the field trying to sort things out. Laps after being involved in a wreck, Eaker had made his way back up to fourth and began challenging Harrell for third position. Lap 9 and Eaker made the move on Harrell and took third with Randy Akers and Sean Calway following right behind him shuffling Harrell back to sixth.

Akers worked the back bumper of Eaker for a good five laps and finally made his way past him for third place. Once Akers caught Gildea, he took second away from him. The second caution of the 40-lap feature flew on lap 15 as Caitlyn Joyner spun around in the middle of the backstretch. Bill Eaker took advantage of the Car Master Restart Cone and took the outside line, restarting him in second. The green flag flew and Eaker took the lead from Parro going into turn one on the outside. The caution would fly once again on lap 17, this time for Zac Stongle who spun around in turn two.

With the green back on the speedway, Eaker once again went back to the lead. Akers tried to take second from Parro but could not quite make it stick so he settled for third. Parro wasn’t letting Eaker go anywhere as he was all over his back bumper. Weeks finally made his way back up into the top five and was on a mission to get past Akers for the third spot. The top four were all nose to tail, beatin’ and bangin’ on each other, putting on a hell of a show for the fans. Just past halfway Parro would get the run he needed heading down the backstretch and finally took the lead from Eaker.

That is when we noticed a little bit of smoke starting to appear from Eaker’s right rear. Luckily it was just tire smoke and did not affect the performance of the car. Akers took advantage of Eaker losing grip in his tires and gave him a bump in turn three and took second with Weeks right behind him to take third. Eaker would have to settle for fourth. With all that battling taking place behind him, Parro sailed to the checkered flag picking up his first win of the season.

 

Old Skool Video Game Super Streets OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #15 Dale Parro; 40
  2. #21 Randy Akers; 40
  3. #20 Gordon Weeks; 40
  4. #22 Bill Eaker; 40
  5. #12 Sean Calway; 40
  6. #95 Danny Harrell; 40
  7. #28 Thomas Gildea; 40
  8. #53 Zac Stongle; 40
  9. #14 Tillman Heuer; 40
  10. #33 Chris Spangler; 38
  11. #54 Billy Newman; 34
  12. #48 Caitlyn Joyner; 25
  13. #30 Jonathan White; 14

Winner of Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort 200 At South Boston Will Take Home $10,000

Peyton Sellers celebrates his victory in the 2018 Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – The winner of the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort 200 at South Boston Speedway on June 29 will go home with a much bigger check than in past years.

The track and the event sponsors, Thunder Road Harley-Davidson and Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort announced today that the winner’s share of the purse for the 200-lap Late Model Stock race had been increased to $10,000. In the past, the winner pocketed $6,500.

Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, committed to being the event’s presenting sponsor for the sole purpose of increasing the winner’s portion of the purse to $10,000.

“We are so very grateful that the folks with Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort made such a commitment to Late Model racing and South Boston Speedway,” said Cathy Rice, general manager of South Boston Speedway. “They have helped us take an already great event to the next level.”

Fans will soon be able to register to win a weekend getaway at the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort and Harley-Davidson merchandise at both the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort (www.grandatlanticresort.com/) and the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson (www.thunderroadhd.com/) websites.

The Thunder Road Harley-Davidson presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort 200 is the first leg of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown. The second race in the triple crown will be the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway on July 20 with the championship decided in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on October 5.

It was announced earlier this week that the top-three finishing positions in the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown would split a $10,000 bonus with $7,000 going to the winner, $2,000 to second and $1,000 to third. For the past few years, the winner of the triple crown had been awarded the entire $10,000.

Danville’s Peyton Sellers is the defending champion of both the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 and the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown. There were 35 cars entered in last year’s event.

In addition to the 200-lap Late Model event, there will be a 75-lap Limited Sportsman race, a 40-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race, and a 20-lap Budweiser Hornets race on June 29.

And there will be more than racing. Following the final checkered flag of the night, there will be the largest fireworks display in the area.

Tickets for the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort 200 are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

Racing Returns to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway for Mosquito Joe & Performance Foodservice Night

Hampton, VA – With the weather looking bleak during the week leading up to race day, it almost looked like most of the afternoon was going to be a wash for the Hampton area. However, as the week progressed the chance of rain slowly decreased. With temperatures in the high 70’s to low 80’s it looks like it is going to be a perfect night to spend at a short track.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American and Taylor Waste Services Late Model’s will also be back in action this weekend with a 100-lap feature. With three races in the books we have only seen two winners; Hampton’s Connor Hall and Chesapeakes Brenden Queen. With 100-laps on the docket will the young guns be able to keep up their success, or will a hot May afternoon play in the favor of the veteran drivers?

A full schedule of tonight’s events can be found below. Spectator gates and practice will start at approx. 2:00 PM EDT. Qualifying is set for 4:00 with racing to start around 7:00 PM.

 

MOSQUITO JOE & PERFORMANCE FOODSERVICE Night at The Races

EVENT SCHEDULE: May 4, 2019

 

12:00 AM                                        PIT GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                          GENERAL ADMISSION GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                          PRACTICE BEGINS

4:15 PM                                          DRIVER’S MEETING – bring Bando’s and Legends

4:30 PM                                          QUALIFYING

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

7:00 PM                                          1ST RACE BEGINS

Practice Order

  1. Late Model – 3 Practices
  2. Grand Stock – 2 Practices
  3. Super Truck – 2 Practices
  4. U-car – 2 Practices
  5. Legend – 2 Practices
  6. Bandolero – 2 Practices

Qualifying Order

  1. Bandolero – (Euro Qualifying 3 cars 5 laps)
  2. Legend – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  3. U-Car – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  4. Super Truck – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  5. Grand Stock – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  6. Late Model – 3 Laps Scuff (Green-White-Checkered)

Race Line Up

  1. Cycle City Corp Bandolero – 15 laps
  2. Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks – 25 Laps
  3. Cycle City Corp Legends – 25 laps
  4. Bojangles U-Car – 25 Laps
  5. Pepsi Grand Stock – 40
  6. Taylor Waste Services Late Model – 100 Laps
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