Connor Hall, a two-time Late Model Stock Car winner at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway this season, is hoping to score the biggest win of his career in Saturday night’s Hampton Heat 200.
Hall, 22, from Hampton, Virginia, sits second in Langley Speedway’s track championship season amidst a breakout season at the 4/10-mile Hampton, Virginia track. Throughout his career, he has won at three other tracks – including Carteret County Speedway, a track that is similar to Langley in many aspects, twice in his career. A win on Saturday night in Virginia’s summer highlight, however, would be a high point for him.
“Winning the Hampton Heat would be my biggest win yet,” Hall told Race22.com. “I’ve always thought about how cool it would be to win some of the bigger events in our series such as this. It would definitely be a win I would never forget.”
Winning is not just the hope, but also the mission for Hall.
“As always, I expect our team to be very competitive,” Hall said. “We have been running up front all year with some success and we will be looking to hopefully add this to our list of great runs in 2019.”
Hall is having arguably his strongest season ever at Langley Speedway. With two wins and five top-three finishes on the season, Hall finds himself trailing points leader Greg Edwards by only five points.
“Mark Wertz and my guys have been on it this year,” Hall stated. “We have all been working well as a team and we have found ourselves in some good positions this year. The car has been strong, and my guys have been on their game.”
This year’s Hampton Heat 200 will pose another challenge to Hall, and his competitors, as the race will once again live up to its apt name.
The most modest forecasts for Saturday have temperatures approaching or hitting the triple digits on Saturday afternoon, when cars would be on track, with the heat index expected to surpass 115°. The hot and extremely humid conditions will remain in place throughout the evening as well as the summer highlight commences.
Hall said he is prepared for the elements.
“It’s not a concern to me,” Hall explained. “I try to train daily for this reason. I would consider myself to be in great shape and I will be expecting myself to handle the heat well. I’ve never used a helmet blower or cool suit and don’t plan on starting soon.”
Hall will take on his regular Langley Speedway rivals, including Greg Edwards and Brenden Queen, as well as other Virginia Triple Crown heavy hitters. He was involved in an accident in last year’s race, relegating him to a 23rd place finish.
The 10th Annual Hampton Heat 200 will get underway sometime after 9:30pm and will be broadcast live on FansChoice.TV. Race22.com will have live updates throughout the evening as well.