The 11th Annual Hampton Heat 200 will take place at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway this weekend. Here’s the crew chief’s handout with team information and the weekend schedule to get you ready whether you’re a team member or a fan looking to head to the second leg of the Virginia Triple Crown Late Model Stock Car Series event.
Hampton Heat 200 Weekend Schedule:
Friday, July 19, 2019
2:00pm – 9:00pm – Sign-in at front office and gates open LMSC’s only. All transporters will enter thru pit gate 4 and enter the infield thru turn 2. Track officials will there to assist you
• Transporters will be staged on the backstretch
• Tractor-trailer transporters to the high side – Transporters with regular enclosed trailers to the low side
• Parking will start at the entrance to pit road in turn 4 and parking will be as you enter the track
• If you would like to park beside another team you must be in line together
3:30pm – 3:45pm – Crew chief meeting at the start-finish line on pit road to cover the afternoon/evening events
4:00pm – 8:30pm – LMSC Open practice. We will start with and maintain 12 cars on the track at a time. There will be a 5-minute break every 30 minutes to clear the gates
8:30pm – 9:00pm – All teams must start clearing out of the infield to allow track crews to complete their work in preparation for the Hampton Heat activities
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Late Model Stock Cars
11:00am – Gates open LMSC’s only. All teams will mount their qualifying tires. These tires will remain in the tire impound area. Once all qualifying tires are mounted practice tire may be mounted
11:15am – 2:00pm – Inspection line will be open
• Courtesy inspection – Tread width, Wheel Base and Body Templates (Not Mandatory)
• During this time each team must send a representative to draw for qualifying and complete all driver information packages
11:30am – 12:15am = LMSC MANDATORY driver, crew chief, and spotters meeting. The meeting will be in the pavilion VIP area in turn 4
12:00pm – Sign-in and gates open for Bandolero, Legends, Super Trucks, Grand Stock
12:30pm – 2:00pm – LMSC Open Practice
We will start with and maintain 14 cars on the track at a time. There will be a 5-minute break every 30 minutes to clear the gates and allow all other divisions to cross for tires and fuel
2:00pm – Release LMSC Qualifying tires (tire may be purged)
2:10pm – 2:25pm – Divisional Drivers meeting for Bandolero, Legends, Super Trucks, Grand Stock This meeting will be held at the turn 2 track entrance
2:35pm – 4:15pm – 3 rounds of rotating practice for Bandolero, Legends, Super Trucks, Grand Stock. Your 3rd round will be 5 minutes long and will set the feature line-up. Teams can adjust on pit road during this time
3:30pm – LMSC ALL WORK IS COMPLETE AND CARS MUST BE BACKED OUT OF THEIR PIT AREA at this time and proceed to the technical inspection building. All cars will qualify race-ready. All cars will mount qualifying tires in their respective pit area. Maximum air pressure in the tech line is 20lbs in the left side tires and 30lbs in the right-side tires. Air pressure can be adjusted on the qualifying line. (Air can be let out only)
4:30pm – LMSC Qualifying (three laps = 1 scuff lap then green-white-checkered)
All cars will be impounded in your pit stall backed in at a 45-degree angle and remain on the ground. Once the car is in place no team members or work is allowed at this time. We will have a meet and greet at 6:15. At approximately 7:15 all teams will have a 20-minute work session
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Remove transporters from the infield
6:15pm – Fan Meet and Greet Late Models on pit road all others on the front stretch
7:00pm – Racing begins for the Bandolero, Legends, Super Trucks, Grand Stock
7:15pm – 7:35pm – LMSC Final Work Session
9:00pm (APPROXIMATELY) – Hampton Heat 200
The Hampton Heat is 200 laps with a 6-tire rule (4 for qualifying/Start and up to 2 during the event to be used at any time. All 6 tires must have been purchased and recorded by the tire officials at the track July 19th or 20th. The 2 extra tires must be scuffs no sticker tires.
There will be a 6 Lap controlled caution at lap 100 with a double-file restart no cone for this restart these caution laps will not count. During this caution TEAMS will have the opportunity to make any adjustment/changes. The laps in all other cautions will also not count but the CONE will be in effect for all caution except the lap 100 controlled caution.
Lap 100 Controlled Caution Guidelines Once Pit Road Is Open
• TEAMS will choose to pit or stay on the track.
• TEAMS that stay on the track will determine the new line-up as they are on the track.
• TEAMS that pit will be realigned as they entered pit road behind lead lap cars on the track.
• TEAMS cannot lose laps or positions on pit road while under this caution.
• If you are the reason for the caution or enter the pits before the pits are open you must line up at the end of the longest line.
Cover photo by Dinah Mullins.