Lang, Eric


 


            As part of a team with fellow Ridge Runner Hornet drivers Thomas Placey and Don Reynolds, Eric spent last season absorbing as much as he could and preparing to put on his own show in 2011.  Don't be surprised if you see these three share the podium some night....and don't be too surprised if Eric is on the top step.

WEEK 1 - KDD NAPA OF BRADFORD NIGHT
MAY 7, 2011


Eric's new ride is impressive...fast and gorgeous!

Lang was fast...inside and outside

Eric and Thomas Placey had a tough battle all through the second segment

Lang kicked off the 2011 season with a win


WEEK 2 - WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET
MAY 14, 2011

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN


WEEK 3 - VALLEY FLOORS
MAY 21, 2011

First Place in the Annual Car Show among the
KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets!



Eric outside of his good friend Don Reynolds

And now moving to the inside under Thomas Placey

In what is becoming a habit, Eric grabbed the Checkered Flag for the second time in two events

WEEK 4 - DAD'S 4 BY TOOL & SUPPLY
MAY 28, 2011

Lang powers by Steve Sheldon

Just a closer look

For the 3rd straight event the Checkered Flag falls with Lang out front.  Incredible start!

WEEK 5 - Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
June 4, 2011

Lang on his way to a Heat Race win
Eric fights his way around Tom Placey on his way to a 2nd Place Finish

WEEK 6 - MILLER AUTO GROUP
JUNE 11, 2011

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

WEEK 7 - JIFFY MART OF BRADFORD
JUNE 18, 2011

Lang looked strong again early

Eric ran into his first bad luck of the season and finished the race sitting in the infield

WEEK 8 - WELLS RIVER SAVINGS BANK
JUNE 25, 2011

Hot laps

Lang on his way to a 5th place finish in the only regular division's Feature that got in before the rain

WEEK 9 - MILLER AUTO GROUP
JULY 2, 2011

The Hornets got in their Feature last week....so they only had one to run.

Eric got back to his winning ways, grabbing his 4th Feature Event win of the season!

WEEK 10 - DENNIS PRESTON BUILDER
JULY 9, 2011

Thanks to a broken rear axel Eric was extra fun to watch in his heat race - which he won anyway

Lang surveys the damage in Victory Lane

Another trophy....this one for 2nd place.  Eric is having a great year!

WEEK 11 - WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET
MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 16, 2011

Lang looks to make sure that I am watching in the heat race

Eric picked up his 5th win of the season...and increased his points lead in the process

WEEK 12 - J&A LAWN CARE -
BOUDREAULT SEPTIC
JULY 23, 2011

Yet another heat race win!

I guarantee that Eric was happier with this 2nd place finish than with any of his victories this year,
knowing that his close friend Don Reynolds had just collected his first career win!

WEEK 13 - PERRY'S OIL SERVICE
JULY 30, 2011

Lang shuts the door on Steve Sheldon

For one of the few times this season, Eric went home without a trophy.  He just missed the podium
with his 4th place finish

WEEK 14 - JTB TOWING & RECOVERY -
INTERSTATE BATTERY SYSTEM OF NEW-MONT
AUGUST 6, 2011

Lang took the Checkers in the first segment of Hornets Double Points Madness....that meant he would
start in the back for the final 20 lap segment

Battling his way through the field

Eric did everything he could in this one!  He followed his first place finish in segment one with a second place
finish in segment two.  That gave him a combined score of 3 points.  The same number of points
that Thomas Placey had.  Since Placey finished better in segment two, he was awarded the win.
Lang seemed happy with the runner-up trophy (and double points!)

WEEK 15 - WALKER MOTOR SALES -
  JOHN POOR MEMORIAL
AUGUST 13, 2011

Lang did everything he could to try to get the Heat Race win from Don Reynolds....but he had
to settle for second

The Feature saw Eric grab his 6th win of the season and keep control of the points race

WEEK 16 - SWENSON'S INSURANCE CO.
AUGUST 20, 2011

The finish of the heat race was pretty damned close!  Eric was awarded the win....good thing for transponders!

Lang heard that Charlie Lakin would be giving out Gummy Worms during Kids Rides.  Lang likes Gummy
Worms.  Lang got someone else to drive his car so he could ride with Charlie.  Notice Lang has his
own bag of Gummy Works!  haha

This is getting a little redundant!!  Eric crosses the finish line in the Feature

Lang with his 7th Feature Event win of the season

WEEK 17 - SABIL & SONS
AUGUST 27, 2011

What's better than another Heat Race win?

Another Feature Event win!  This was Eric's 8th of the season!

WEEK 18 - DEAD RIVER COMPANY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

Heat race action with Mike Stender

I'm not sure what broke but Eric left the Feature on a hook

WEEK 19 - MEKKELSEN RV
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011


Lang had a great heat race battle with Don Reynolds

Talk about bouncing back after last week's disappointment!  The 9th win of the season
was a pretty good rebound!


WEEK 20 - 99ROCK CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

Kind of feel like I could nap through the Hornets heat race and just keep uploading Eric
passing under the Checkered Flag....but I'll keep uploading a new one instead.

Main Event action

Feature Event win #10 of the season...what a great year!  And one more event to go!

WEEK 21 - NEW ENGLAND DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

Lang with another heat race win

Eric crosses under his 11th Main Event Checkered Flag of the season

Thomas Placey drenches Eric in Champagne to celebrate his Championship!

Lang claimed the 2011 Points Championship
in the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets!!

Congratulations Eric!!

Full galleries of the action from Bear Ridge Speedway


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