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Connor Hall Kicks Off 2019 in Dale Lemonds Victory Lane at Langley Speedway

Conner Hall shakes the car down one final time in final practice at Langley Speedway for opening night March 30, 2019. He would later end up in victory lane. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA– Connor Hall has been one of the most active drivers from the Hampton Roads area over the off-season and it might have shown tonight in the Langley Speedway opener. After making an impressive debut in the ARCA racing series at Daytona, picked up a brand new Hedgecock racecar (we cannot confirm if that was the car he was running tonight), along with a new crewmember – Mark Wertz – and came into Langley Speedway with something to prove.

Hall took the green flag from the fifth position but had no plans on staying there long. Falk had similar thoughts as well as he took the lead from pole sitter Brenden Queen before the field got back around to the flag stand. Once things got settled in it only took a handful of laps for Hall to get around Greg Edwards for second setting his eyes on the race lead. Hall caught his first break of the evening on lap nineteen when the No. 4 of Duane Shreeves went for a spin in turn three creating the nights first cone restart.

Hall elected to stay on the bottom along with race leader C.E. Falk that put him in a great position to hang onto second. The second caution of the evening would follow just about ten laps later after contact between the No. 90 of Terry Carroll and defending track champion Danny Edwards. Edwards went for a spin out of turn four and down the front stretch. He would retire early from the race citing break issues. A third caution would come after Rick Gdovic spun out of turn two, not sure if contact was the result of that.

Things took a turn for the interesting when the fourth caution of the evening came out of turn two when Connor Hall just got into the right rear of Falk sending him for a spin. Race Control did not deem it as aggressive driving and Hall was able to keep his position. Falk was able to get the car fired, down pit road for a good look over, and return to the racing surface. Once Hall was able to choose what lane to restart in, and get the clean air, it was essentially lights out. He did have to defend the lead one final restart with thirty-six laps to go but once he got out front there was no stopping him.

Pole sitter Brenden Queen was able to rally back to a second place finish after falling as far back as eighth on the night. Greg Edwards, C.E. Falk, and Duane Shreeves rounded out the top five.

“It was a really good opening night,” Hall said in Dale Lemonds victory lane. “To be able to just get revenge on last year. I really feel bad about what happened between C.E. and I, but I knew it was going to come down between the two of us, I really hate that we didn’t get to race it out.”

Hall went on to talk about the incident between him and Falk on lap forty-five.

“I don’t know if he was kind of checking up a little bit to make sure Greg and I stayed side by side until he could get a chance to go,”Hall explained. “But I apologize to the whole 02 team. I never like winning one that way but at the same time I am sure he has made an accident in his career too.”

Hall went on to thank his crew, his family, and all the sponsors that helped make him into who he is today.

“I have to thank Towne Bank, Blue Water Yacht Sales, Charles Barker Auto Sales, Western Branch Diesel, and Hedgecock for building bad to the bone cars.”

 

Late Model Stock Car OFFICIAL Restults;

  1. #77 Connor Hall; 100
  2. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  3. #21 Greg Edwards; 100
  4. #02 C.E. Falk; 100
  5. #4 Duane Shreeves; 100
  6. #90 Terry Carroll; 100
  7. #25 Craig Eastep; 100
  8. #9 Rodney Boyd; 99
  9. #71 Rick Gdvovic; 99
  10. #88 Thomas Marks; 68
  11. #91 Justin Carroll; 63
  12. #7 Zach Lightfoot (R); 45
  13. #26 Danny Edwards, Jr.; 28

The Legend Continues at Langley Speedway – Green Flag Slated for 7 PM

Hampton, VA — When you lose something at home, school, or work you tend to go a little crazy. Get a little upset that the one thing you liked or just had is now nowhere to be found. That was the feeling that many people in the Hampton Roads area faced this time just a year ago. Langley Speedway was in fact not going to open. Something that had been a staple of the Hampton Roads community for sixty-five straight years was no more. Langley Speedway sat idle over the next sixteen months like a dormant volcano, quietly sitting there as its loved ones watched on. That is until this past February when that volcano erupted with the news of its re-opening.

“It feels great to be back home in front of all your fans and friends and family. Looking forward to seeing a packed house Saturday night.” -Brenden Queen #03 Late Model Stock

Bill Mullis and his staff, along with a few contractors and volunteers immediately got to work getting things back to where they belong within the facility to get the racers and fans back to where they belong – in the stands and on pit road. Langley Speedway will open its gates for the first time in 2017 for their 66th season and will once again be under the NASCAR banner with a full season of stock car racing to boot.

“DQM is excited to have our home track back and look forward to entertaining the fans this summer.” -Richard Quinn #31 Super Truck & Mike Kanary #33 Enduro.

The 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season was a true test to the statement “you don’t know what your missing till it’s gone.” With the speedway closed this took away the opportunity for a good portion of the drivers to race. Of course, some of the higher tiered divisions were able to travel to other tracks but most drivers ran into financial issues when sponsors did not want to pay for races outside of their market. With that all behind the Langley family, can now get back to what’s important – Saturday night short track racing.

“Langley Speedway is a home, my family, the only place I ever wanna be.” – Chris Bechtel #52 Wing Champ Kart

Five of the eleven divisions will headline Langley Speedway’s “Grand Re-Opening” if you will this Saturday. Pit gates and registration will open up for drivers and crews starting at 10:00 AM. Make sure you get there early and please, be patient with the staff, they want to get you in just as quickly as you want to get it but, as you know there are procedures to follow. General Admission gates and Practice is set to get underway at 2:00 PM EDT with qualifying scheduled at 4:30. The green flag for the Pomoco Opening Night at the Races is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

“Great to be back home where my racing all started . Look forward to seeing family and friends again and watching the progress of the youth of the track who will soon be the future stars of the track we all love so much.” – Mark Wertz #55 Late Model Stock

Langley Speedway officials are anticipating very large crowds for this weekend’s Opening Night Part 1, as they should be from the support found on various social media sites on the internet, and are suggesting fans to possibly carpool if they can to ensure there is ample parking for everyone. New this year is the ability to purchase tickets online via the track’s website found bellow. To help avoid long lines at the ticket windows think about purchasing your tickets in advance and bringing them with you.

“It means the world to my race team and I to be able to race again at my Home Track. All of my friends are able to come out and support us inlike if were racing out of town. I am more excited than I have been in a long time for opening night, hopefully we can put on a good show.” – Spencer Saunders #7

The Weekly Racer will once again have you covered for Late Model Stock qualifying on our Twitter feed @theweeklyracer. We will also have LIVE coverage of the Late Model Stock feature as well as select divisions to be determined on race day. You can find a full schedule of events as well as the season bellow. For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit www.langley-speedway.com.

 

POMOCO Opening Night Race Program

10:00 AM                                       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

5-6:30 PM                                       FAN ZONE STAGE – MASON BROWN AND THE SHINERS

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

7:00 PM                                          1ST RACE BEGINS

Practice Order

  1. Late Model Stock Cars– 3 Practices
  2. Super Street – 2 Practices
  3. Super Trucks – 2 Practices
  4. Legends- 2 Practices
  5. Bando – 2 Practices

Qualifying Order

  1. Bando
  2. Legends
  3. Super Street
  4. Super Trucks
  5. Late Model Stock Cars

Race Line Up

  1. Cycle City Corp Bandos 15 laps
  2. Old Skool Video Games Super Streets 40 laps
  3. Cycle City Corp Legends 25 laps
  4. Taylor Waste Services Late Model 100 laps
  5. B & C Seafood Super Trucks 25 laps