Hampton, VA – The moment drivers, fans, and the City of Hampton has been waiting for. Langley Speedway will officially reopen in 2017. Victory Lane Motorsports operator Bill Mullis announced this afternoon at a press conference with Mayor Tuck at City Hall that a deal has been finalized and Langley Speedway is set to open its doors once again in 2017.
“I would like to thank Mayor Tuck and all of the officials with the City of Hampton through this,” Mullis said in his opening remarks. “I would also like to thank Chesapeake Bank and Hamner Real Estate for making my dreams come true.” Mullis went on to thank those people who have not only stood by his side but has helped him with various aspects of the deal. Mullis had leased and operated the racing facility for several years before the track closed its gates. In what was said to one of the hardest deals of his life to negotiate, Mullis is able to say that he is the sole owner of Langley Speedway.
Mullis also went on to tell more than 500 people viewing the press conference LIVE on the tracks Facebook page that April 1st, 2017 will be when the first green flag will fly for the tracks 66th season. Mullis will be leaving tomorrow, February 18th, to head down to Daytona -where track operators from the NWAAS meet annually – for Speedweeks. He is slated to speak with the folks with NASCAR and has told us they will have more announements this Sunday from New Smyrna Speedway – where the World Series of Asphalt racing as well as the first NASCAR K&N East race of the season is held.
Stay tuned to The Weekly Racer as Langley Speedway officials are set to release their schedule sometime next week. All 11 divisions shall return to the schedule as well as the Hampton Heat 200. More information will be published as it becomes available.