Clay Rogers looks to sweep Langley Speedway this weekend, August 14, 2010, in the Hampton, Va. NEED FOR SPEED 250. Rogers, of Mooresville, N.C., has six wins this season, the last four consecutive. His latest win came at Iowa Speedway on July 30 under red flag conditions due to heavy fog.
Earlier this season, Rogers driver of the No. 16 USG Sheetrock Ford, took the checkered flag at Langley after leading all but four laps. A.J. Frank, of Bluffton, S.C., was the only driver to pass Rogers for the lead on Lap 145. On Lap 149 Rogers took the lead back and maintained it until he crossed the finish line.
Rogers will battle fellow drivers such as Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year points leader, Logan Ruffin, who finished second earlier this year at Langley, to sweep the race. Ruffin, of Memphis, Teen., is hungry for a win coming off a third-place finish at Iowa Speedway in July. He sits 254 points behind Rogers but leads in the Rookie-of-the-Year standings by 145 points over Ryan Heavner. Out of the eight races so far this season, Ruffin has only finished outside of the Top 10 in two races, New Smyrna and Rockingham Speedways.
Jeff Agnew and Caleb Holman are the only two drivers to upset Rogers’ pole victories this season. Agnew, of Floyd, Va., holds one pole this season at South Boston Speedway in the Strutmasters.com 250. In addition, Agnew also holds more top-5s (83) and top-10s (139) than Rogers. Agnew returns this week after missing the Blue Ox 150 at Iowa Speedway on July 30.
During the August 2009 race at Langley Speedway, Agnew ended up on top of Drew Herring’s car after being tagged by Brett Butler. Agnew finished that race in the 20th position. Agnew’s best finish at Langley Speedway came earlier this year in May when he finished third.
Holman, of Abingdon Va., is the only other driver to win a race during the 2010 USARacing Pro Cup season. He won in back-to-back races at New Smyrna Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway. Holman also took a pole at the USARacing Pro Cup season opener at Gresham Motorsports Park on March 27, 2010. Holman received his best finish at Langley Speedway in May, finishing sixth.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 will be a busy day for race fans at Langley Speedway. Practice kicks of the on-track activity at noon followed by qualifying at 4:30 p.m. Fans can get up close and personal with their favorite USARacing Pro Cup Series drivers during the Autograph Session at 5:45 p.m.
The Hampton Va. NEED FOR SPEED 250 is the last race before the 2010 Championship Series begins for the USAR drivers. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m for the Hampton Va. NEED FOR SPEED 250.