Hampton, VA – Saturday night short track racing at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway always has been and always will be a true family affair. A place where legends truly are born and never forgotten. Williamsburg’s Hunter Waltrip is one of the more recent drivers to carry the torch so to speak for their family after winning his first truck series title two decades to the date after his very own father did the same thing.
It is no surprise Hunter found his way to Dale Lemonds Victory Lane in 2022 for the first time. One could say it is a grate that runs in the family. Others might argue after a third-place points run and winning rookie of the year honors the year prior he was due for one. Waltrip would earn two more victories to hold off a late and hard-charging Chris Roberts to win the series title.
“It feels amazing,” Waltrip said. “It showed me that I owe everything to my crew, we never stopped working on the truck in the off-season. Their dedication is the main reason we won the championship.”
Consistency was yet again a key factor for the young and famous Tik-Tok star as he did not earn the most wins on the season – that honor went to Grand Stock champion Chris Roberts. However, with Roberts missing opening night and Waltrip’s slew of runner-up finishes, it was enough to seal the deal in October.
“Twenty years ago I was down in victory lane with my dad celebrating his championship,” Waltrip added. “Now he gets to do the same thing with me. It’s just awesome!”
Hunter will return to the Harris Truck Shop Super Truck division in 2023 to defend his title and maybe one-up his father by winning back-to-back titles. To celebrate with Hunter Waltrip, the entire Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks, and of course, all eleven track champions call (757) 865-7223 during the week to reserve your 2022 banquet ticket. The banquet will be held Friday, January 13, 2023, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.