With more years on the race track than I’ve had birthday’s, driver of the #55 Dunkin Donuts machine, Mark Wertz takes a few moments out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and chat about everything from the start of his racing career to his favorite TV show. Mark Wertz a Virginia Beach native is a prime example of the definition weekend warrior when it comes to racing. The man has a lot on his plate, a full-time production planner at Huntington Ingals, a full-time father, as well as being in a committed relationship.
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Charles Edward (C. E.) Falk, III got his start in ’06 running in the Hooters Pro Cup series (known now as the Cars X-1R Pro Cup) running six races with a best finish of eleventh. That following year Falk decided to race full-time in the Weekly Racing division, more specifically Langley Speedway. After a winless 2008 season Falk stepped his game up and won more than half on Langley’s Late Model feature events.
Falk, a four-time Langley Speedway track champion, has 49 total Late Model stock car wins. One of those win was the prestigious 2010 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown run at Richmond International Raceway; the race that puts some of the best late model stock driver on the same track in the “same cars” as top cup drivers. Falk also has seen victory lane in some of the largest late model stock car races within the region in his career, taking the checkers twice at the Hampton Heat 200 (Langley Speedway) & Toyota Danville 300 (South Boston).
I was unable to get back in touch with C.E. before the post of his interview so please excuse the lack of information about his move to Charlotte. I do know he has moved to Charlotte to help his uncles Sprint Cup team Hillman Racing as a suspension mechanic. As of right now he will run a part-time schedule at South Boston Speedway. Click the link to see the rest of our interview with C.E.!
NASCAR’s Whelen Southern Modified touring series rolled through the small town of Hampton, Virginia for their first visit of the year. Langley Speedway was the playground for these 625 horsepower, wide wheeled, low riding power houses! I was worried for a bit that I would miss the race for the most part because I had to work my regular job till 9pm that evening, well lucky for me the support classes took a bit longer than usual to finish their events. I was able to get to the track, park and get into the track just as the cars fired up their engines.
Amanda Frye is not the kind of girl who sits in the stands and freaks out when “her man” gets into a wreck on the track, she doesn’t even root for “her man” when they are on the track. That is because this girl is the one out on the track, the one behind the wheel, chasing down the boys and trying to make a name for her self. I actually meet Amanda quite a few years back when I worked at an indoor go karting place called American Indoor Karting. She was one of the few juniors that would come in and we wouldn’t really have to worry about her leaving scuff marks on the wall, or jumping over tire barriers. Most kids her age were there for birthday parties and for fun, she was there to race!
Poquoson, VA – She’s been stripped down, torn apart, every inch of her frame inspected, curves of her body smoothed out, brand new outfit! Today is the day all that hard work over the short off season – in retrospect to all of the other professional sports– finally pays off. Greg Edwards has worked hard over the past few months to get ‘LaFawnduh’ back in tip top shape and ready to lay some rubber at Langley Speedway this season.
Most people would agree that a reporter or a journalist should not show any bias towards a story or an event they are covering. Well guys good thing I am not your average reporter or journalist! Langley Speedway has been my home away from home for over 10 years now. I remember when my father took me to my first race back in 2003, needless to say it was love at first sight for me!
Well everyone, it is that time of year again when the car covers come off, the rumble of engines and the sweet smell of cam2 floating through the air! Langley is set to drop the green flag on its 64th season come Saturday April 5th and I know I can’t be the only one excited to get this season of racing in Hampton Roads “officially” underway. Read more
Newport News, VA – From Late Model Stock Car to the Legends division, all drivers are welcomed with open arms to the office of The Weekly Racer! This week we feature a driver who impressed me with his S.M.A.R.T Goals. This my friends the one things that stuck with me through college and to see this man applying such knowledge towards his racing career was great to see. For those who may not know, a SMART goal is something thought out, planned, something you can measure and accomplish in a timely manner, of course some people have different definitions for the term. Let me take a moment to introduce you to this weeks driver coming to us from Yorktown, Virginia, Mr. Collin Brown.