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Tommy Sweeney Grabs Another Win in the Grand Stocks; Travis Wall Gets His First Win in 2017 for Pro Six

Hampton, VA – Tommy Sweeney ran a fast time of 18.501 in the group qualifying session for the Pepsi Grand Stocks at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. Starting on his outside was Rodney Boyd off the pace by just over a tenth of a second. Altogether seven cars took time for their 40 lap feature.

Off the start Boyd had troubles quickly falling back through the field leaving second place open for Paul Lubno. Five laps in Lubno was close enough to give Sweeney bump on his rear bumper grabbing first place early on. A couple laps later and Mark Frye put some pressure on Boyd to take over third place and Rodney pitted a couple laps later to have his crew tend to his hurting car.

On lap-16 Boyd came back out on the track right behind Sweeney who he had problems with on the last weekend they raced. He got pretty close to tagging him a couple times before parking it for the rest of the race. While all that was going on Tim Wilson managed to take third place from Frye at the halfway mark.

With eleven laps to go Sweeney made his move past Lubno for the lead while Wilson and Frye also dive in to each other. Frye would slam bodies a little with Lubno pushing him into the fourth spot. With five laps to go Sweeney had a one-second lead over second place and was able to cruise easily in the closing laps to his second win in three races. With three wins on the year now and the points lead things are looking good for the #11 team.

Pro Six Feature

Travis Wall sat on top of group qualifying with a 17.747 just barely edging out Adam Florian who ran a 17.766. Wall led green to checkered for his first win in the Riverside Paper Pro Six division on the season. Bobby Hall made it up to third past JB Sipe before having some troubles with his car and having to park it with 6 laps remaining. With those troubles and only four races remaining Florian will have a big points lead over second place.

 

Grand Stock Results

  1. Tommy Sweeney
  2. Mark Frye
  3. Tim Wilson
  4. Paul Lubno
  5. Kevin Morgan
  6. Jonathan White -1
  7. Rodney Boyd -21

Pro Six Results

  1. Travis Wall
  2. Adam Florian
  3. JB Sipe
  4. Jordan Wood
  5. Tyler McLaughlin -1
  6. Debbie Biesecker -1
  7. Bobby Hall -6

Driver Series: S02E16 Cody Carlton Looking For A Championship in 2015

profileCody Carlton
Norfolk, VA
D.O.B: October 10, 1990 (24)
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Hometrack: Langley Speedway
Education: NASCAR Technical Institute
Occupation: Welder/fabricator

Sponsors: Virginia Pediatric Eye Center, Affordable Transmission. Door Engineering, Irwin’s Pharmacy, Advance Auto Parts.

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“I started racing when I was 16,” Carlton told us at the start of our interview. “One of my best friends, Jordan Wood, is really who influenced me the most to want to start racing.” A bit of a late start in the eyes of some racing enthusiast, however, looking at his production in different divisions at different tracks, you would have never known the difference. Carlton got his start in a Jr. Dragster, having fun behind the wheel of that beast for a couple years and grabbing a couple wins before moving over to the oval side.

“I decided since I had been brought up around NASCAR in my younger years, I wanted to try out some short track oval racing,” Carlton said. “What better place to start than Arena Racing!” Admitting that he and the team struggled in the early years until they teamed up with Andrew Graham who came on board to help with the set-up of the car. Since then it’s been nothing but trophy hunting and championship! Last year in fact Carlton had sixteen A-Main & Top Dog wins and received the award for the most poles in the season.

The past few years Carlton has spent most of his time running in the Pro Six division (full body, purpose built stock cars, with v6 Nissan engines) at Langley Speedway as well as Arena Racing in Richmond. Being the true driver he is, Carlton will pretty much race anything you allow him to climb into though pulling some stints in asphalt wing champ karts as well as racing the champs on dirt!

As we have almost reached the halfway point in the 2015 season Cody Carlton currently sits fourth in points at Langley Speedway. “This year has been very frustrating,” Carlton said. “We have been working our butts off and just not getting the results we want!” Carlton couldn’t help but acknowledge the fact that there have been a couple of drivers who really stepped up their game this year they just haven’t had the luck they needed. “Getting the championship has been the goal for this year since the first race,” Carlton explained. “I really think it would be awesome to win 2 championships in the same year and that would really help my attempt to move up to modified or Late Model.”

Its very clear that Carlton is determined to find his way into victory lane this year and is working very hard to accomplish that goal! He did let us know that as of right now, and I know we still have plenty of time, there is nothing in the works yet for Langley in 2016 but they may have something pretty big on the Arena Racing side here soon! In the mean time come on in and get to know Cody Carlton outside of the race track, we had a few moments to sit down with him, hope you enjoy!

 

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Driver Series: Pro Six Driver Travis Wall Invites Inside His Trailor

profileTravis Wall
Birthday: October 16, 1990 (24)
Chesapeake VA
Hometown: Chesapeake VA (The Hickory area)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Mechanical Engineering (Old Dominion)
Occupation: Manufacturing Engineer, Continental Corporation

Sponsors: Lady Antiquity, Mom, Dad

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Like most athletes to truly be good at your craft it’s a good idea to start out young. That is certainly the case when it comes to racing because lets face it, no matter how deep or shallow your pockets are, it usually comes down to seat time. Travis saw his first moment in the seat of a racecar… or kart if you want to get technical, around the age of 8. “Watching my dad and my sister race is what got me wanting to do it,” Wall said. “My first time racing was in go-karts at Albermarle Kart Club.” From there – insert classic cliché – the rest was history.

Travis would spend the next decade or so of his life trapped so to speak in the world of racing. Most of that time was spent on the dirt tracks of Albermarle, Dixiland, Margaretsville, and Capital city. He would try out a new form of racing called Arena Racing while it was popular in this area. Essentially they are go-karts with bodies on them who run inside arenas on a purpose built aluminum track. Some pretty good racing and drama if you ask me!

This season Travis competing in what is called the Pro Six division at Langley Speedway. A series made up of six cylinder cars, if you couldn’t guess, model a lot like the Late Model Series. Travis and his team have some pretty straightforward goals this season too, “Wins and championships,” Wall says! So far in 2015 they have done a great job to work towards those goals. Five races in the books Wall is holding onto a one point lead and has on victory!

We had a few moments to sit down with Travis and get to know a little bit more about him, so come on into the trailer, sit down and enjoy!

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Driver Series S02E07: Angelamarie Steele Looking To Gain New Experiences in 2015

profileAngelamarie Steele
Birthday:
March 15, 1997 (18)
Fort Hood, Texas
Hometown: Ivor VA
Education: Senior in High School

Sponsors: Mom, Dad. SEARCHING!!!!

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Angelamarie is not your run of the mill girl, well unless your mill involves nuts, bolts, racing fuel and motor oil. Steele got behind the wheel of her first car, well I should say her first kart, at the of nine and its been up the ladder ever since. Steele started out young racing karts at Margarrettsville Speedway. Not only learning her way around the kart, but around the track thanks to the likes of her grandfather and uncle who used to race.

Ten years later that same young woman is still trying to race just about anything she can get her hands on! Coming off of two flat kart championships and finishing as the runner up in the Virginia Dirt Kart Association points in 2012 Steele took one more step up the totem pole – Wing Champ Karts. Steele would run a handful of nights at Langley Speedway under the lights in front of thousands of fans where she would be honored as the Rookie of the Year in 2013. She would keep that momentum rolling into the 2014 season finishing second in the championship points.

With the 2015 season in full swing Steele has entered her first full season in the Pro Six division out at Langley Speedway as well as running some Arena Racing while their season was in high gear. Making the jump from karts to full body cars will without a doubt bring a challenge to Steele but she has a great crew behind her and her drive to want to win is out of this world. Come on in and sit down as we take a trip into life of the #47 Pro Six driver – Angelamarie Steele!

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Langley Speedway Crowns Six More Track Champions

 

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Hampton, VA – Langley Speedway officially closed out the 2014 season this past weekend with another eight division night. Champions were crowned in each division including the Enduro division which we did not cover. I have split these recaps again due to the fact there was so much going on throughout the day. It was a bitter-sweet moment when the final checkered flag waved knowing the season is official over.

Karts:

Just like that the final 20 laps of the season for the Rhonda Clairborne Pro Wing Karts. Matt Leach was able to jump into the lead spot off of turn four coming to the checkered flag with a big push from Ryan Hudgins. The race would go caution free but not incident free as we had just one solo spin, his kart would remain under power and able to pull away.

It was very surprising how calm this race was given the fact these karts rely on the draft much like a super speedway in the cup series. The top nine cars ended up pulling away from Amanda Frye who was stuck in limbo pretty much – can’t catch the lead pack and has to wait for the karts behind her.

It was pretty much “smooth” sailing for the rest of the way, minus the one kart spin and the mix up in the back of the pack.

Even though Charlie-Ray Lorah came across the stripe in the third position it was enough to lock up his second Pro Wing champ kart title here at Langley Speedway.

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