Category Archives: Touring Division

Modified Mad House at Langley Speedway

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Newport News, VA – NASCAR’S Whelen Southern Modified Tour rolls back through the small city of Hampton, Virginia this weekend for the Bayport Credit Union 150! This will be the second race this season for the touring division, the first race earlier in the spring. Brunnhoelzl was able to get by current points leader Andy Seuss on lap 85, and besides a late race restart where Seuss got the upper hand in turn one, Brunnhoelzl was able to get out and stay out front. Brunnhoelzl comes into this race looking to be the only driver to sweep Langley Speedway. Ryan Preece, who shattered the track record in April with a 14.675 second lap time, will return to Langley Speedway looking to defend his record.

NASCAR has also released some interesting changes to the race format! In the past there was a halfway break where teams were allowed to make adjustments to their cars. This time around there will be no competition caution, however, teams will be allowed to make one tire change under green flag or yellow flag conditions. Twenty-three cars will be guaranteed a spot on the starting grid with their two-lap qualifying time trials, only three provisional spots will be given to create a maximum starting field of twenty-six cars.

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Hampton Heat 200 Closure

IMG_8323Hampton, VA – (July 26, 2014) Mother nature tried to play spoiler twice for us here at Langley Speedway this evening. As the largest race on Langley Speedway’s & The Weekly Racer’s schedule saw 37 Late Model Stock Cars headed to Hampton, Virginia. We started this deal around 4:35 with qualifying time trials where local driver Matt Waltz grabbed yet another pole clocking in at 16.071. Deac McCaskill, yes thats right Deac McCaskill, took his machine and grabbed the outside pole with a time of 16.113 for his first official race at the speedway. Brayton Haws, Greg Edwards, and Woody Howard would round out your top five starters

As the race got the green green flag at 11:21 PM Matt Waltz immediately went to work clearing McCaskill on the entry of one. Waltz and McCaskill, two very good drivers, checked out early creating about an eight car lead over third place driver Brayton Haws. Both Greg Edwards and Smith would go to war for the fifth spot while some of your Langley Speedway regulars and out of town drivers waged war deep within the field. Positions six through seventeen were all nose to tail for quite a few laps while leaders started working through some lap traffic.

The race saw its first of ten yellow flags on lap 27 for a flat tire of Tyler Ankrum due to a previous incident where the track bar broke causing the flat tire after contact was made with the wall. Nick Smith andC.E. Falk had no intentions of riding around as they rocketed their machines towards the front row. Well the good ole saying of cautions breed cautions were true in this event as cars started bouncing off each other left and right. The field stayed relatively clean for the remaining laps before the halfway break, a few solo spins here and there but no real damage.
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Falk Holds On For Third Hampton Heat Victory

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Hampton, VA – Mother nature tried to play spoiler twice for us here at Langley Speedway this evening. As the largest race on Langley Speedway’s schedule saw 37 Late Model Stock Cars headed to Hampton, Virginia. We started this deal around 4:35 with qualifying time trials where local driver Matt Waltz grabbed yet another pole clocking in at 16.071. Deac McCaskill, yes thats right Deac McCaskill, took his machine and grabbed the outside pole with a time of 16.113 for his first official race at the speedway. Brayton Haws, Greg Edwards, and Woody Howard would round out your top five starters

As the race got the green green flag at 11:21 PM Matt Waltz immediately went to work clearing McCaskill on the entry of one. Waltz and McCaskill, two very good drivers, checked out early creating about an eight car lead over third place Haws. Both Greg Edwards and Smith would go to war for the fifth spot while some of your Langley Speedway regulars and out of town drivers waged war deep within the field. Positions six through seventeen were all nose to tail for quite a few laps while leaders started working through some lap traffic.
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LIVE: Hampton Heat 200

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Hampton, VA – Good evening race fans, and welcome to the weekend we have all been racing… I mean waiting for! The Hampton Heat is upon us. I am very proud to say that we will be working with Race22.com to help provide our fans, and their fans the best possible LIVE experience. Please join me in the tower and Mark Rogers, Jr on pit road by following this link –>http://goo.gl/gKLl3N

Things Start to Heat Up in Hampton

Pit RoadHampton, VA – Who ever created the term “Christmas in July” must have known when Langley Speedway officials were going to run this race each year! Since its inspection back in 2008 Langley Speedway’s Hampton Heat 200 – a 200 lap Late Model Stock Car race held in the middle of the summer – has been attracting some of the biggest teams in Late Model racing since then! Well folks, if you have not already caught on it is that time of year again! Time to get the get things rolling one more time for the 7th annual Hampton Heat 200!
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Pulliam Victorious Again In 200 Laps At South Boston

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South Boston, VA – A colleague of mine said it best this evening, “What better way to celebrate this great nations independence than with some Late Model racing!” That is what was on tap last weekend as we strolled into South Boston Speedway just as first practice got underway. Talk around the social media portals was this race was going to get washed out, no point in going, Arthur looks to ruin this weekend. Though that third comment may in fact come true, he did not mess with our races too much Thursday evening.

I would like to just take a second personally thank my father! He offered up his ride this weekend if no one else was planning to go with us, so with a three-hour road trip into a 70% chance of thunder storms I left it completely up to him if we would make the trip. He calls me up Wednesday night, tells me he’s stuck in Richmond for work, immediately my mind freaks out. He proceeds to tell me he won’t be back till around 10 am, so we wouldn’t be able to leave till 11 or so. Big sigh of relief, I informed him of the forecast then hit the Freddy Mercury pose when his reply was, “Well, least it will be a nice drive in the Honda!”

On our modified schedule we hit the road just a tad bit after 11 AM EDT for the long but easy trip out west. Forecast models were looking a bit better for race day as the percentages went down, but the threat of rain was still there. We hadn’t talked about the “what if” of a rain out, I wanted this race to happen. Not just for my personal gain of finally experiencing this race but the fun and excitement of working to help you all visualize the action!

For a brief moment I thought we were going to run into some problems as the sky’s took a turn for the worst. Huge rain drops started pelting the racing surfaces as thunder and lightning moved into the area. Originally, plans were set for qualifying to get underway around 4:30 but Mother Nature decided to put us in a hold pattern for little over an hour. Luckily for us the system moved out just as quickly as it moved in. Due hot temps throughout the day track officials recovered the racing surface rather quickly and had us set for time trials to start at 5:30 PM,

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