Hampton, VA – Action-packed Saturday night short track action has been a phrase synonymous with Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway for over seven decades. However, great on-track racing is not the only thing this historic venue is able to offer the Hampton Roads community.
It is also no secret that the world has not been the same over the last year and a half as everyone works to navigate COVID-19 as safely as they can. Many traditions, celebrations, and major life moments were all put to a screeching halt last year as the global pandemic threw a proverbial red flag on the world. Over the last year, it has also been no secret that the pandemic had its impact on the facility forcing owners and management to keep the gates locked three months longer than normal. However, it’s what Bill Mullis and his team did after and what they continue to do that is making the difference.
Since dealing with the pandemic the speedway has not only returned to its famous short track racing but has hosted social distant memorial services, outdoor company trade shows, and even a wedding. Tomorrow Langley Speedway will open its gates to more than one-hundred seniors of Poquoson High School so they may experience high school graduation and what it is like to walk across that “stage” and receive your diploma.
“I had to experience that with my twin daughters last year,” Chuck Hall, Vice President of Sales said. “Sitting at home watching them graduate high school last year on the TV due to COVID restrictions at the time and only allowing families two tickets. It’s great to see the state open back up but when I learned the city of Poquoson was not going to be able to host a full high school graduation at their normal facility we offered our facility up to these kids and their families to have a proper graduation.”
“High school graduation is one of the major milestones in your life,” track Promotor and General Manager Vaughan Crittenden said. “It is easily one of the top five most important moments in your life and to not have your family there to celebrate all of your accomplishments, may it be athletic or academic, is heartbreaking. Being able to do this for these families is a true honor.”
Graduation will begin approximately at 7:00 PM EDT. For more details, including but not limited to admission, please visit the Poquoson City Schools website. For more information about the speedway and other programs and events please visit www.Langley-Speedway.com.