Hampton, VA – Langley Speedway officials are excited to release a revamped points system for its mid-week racing program – Wacky Wednesday.
The new points system will now crown two separate champions. Competitors not only will have the opportunity to focus on one discipline but to encourage everyone to stay and compete in the unique oval style drag racing competition. On top of awarding points, every week for where drivers finish during solo time attacks and accumulating throughout the season, a new and separate points race will be based on how drivers finish during the One-on-One portion of the event.
“We really wanted to find a way to encourage more drivers to stay after time attacks,” Race Director Brian Willson said. “Not only is it a great way for drivers to get more seat and track time, a lot of our fans in the stands love to watch the races. Hearing them cheer for their friends or family or when there is a really close race is really what its all about. We decided to move away from giving bonus points for time-attacks if you stay not only for logistical reasons but, it will allow the track to showcase other drivers who might find they do a little better at the racing portion.”
Points will be awarded in one simple way – win races! Five (5) points will be awarded to the winner of the A-main each week while three (3) points will be awarded to the winner of the B-main. For those who qualify for the new monthly King of the Hill feature, ten (10) points will be award to the winner of that event. One-on-One points will be calculated and posted at the same time as the Time-Attack points. Points will be posted on the Wacky Wednesday social media page once scoring officials confirm and validate finishing orders from the first official race night.
“Wacky Wednesday has been a staple of the speedway for two decades now,” Promotor and General Manager Vaughan Crittenden said. “Over those twenty years we have seen everything from parents minivans, track/club cars, sweet sixteen competitions, and most recently burn out competitions. We are always looking for ways to make the racing better for our competitors and the show better for our fans. I really think giving those drivers something else to compete for is going to make the action on the track just that much better.”
Scoring Officials will be working to finalize points this week and will be posted once deemed official.
Wacky Wednesday is set to return this Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with registration opening at 6:00 PM EDT. Drivers meeting will take place at approx. 7:00 PM EDT with on-track action rolling off around 7:15 PM EDT. Tickets are still just $7 and can be purchased ahead of time at