Monday, December 11, 2023

Don’t bother going to the Hampton Heat 200 Saturday

HAMPTON — The Hampton Heat 200, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway, has been postponed until Aug. 18, due to the forecast of inclement weather, according to the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau.

For more information, contact Chuck Hall at 757-865-7223.

Hampton Heat is one of the speedway’s largest races, drawing more drivers and crowds than all others held at the historic track.

While the event’s purse of $10,000 is a big draw, the chance to compete on the track where racing greats Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Denny Hamlin began their careers lures drivers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

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John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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