Monthly Archives: August 2018

Greg Edwards Shakes the Monkey off his Shoulders in 2018 and Returns to Dale Lemonds Victory Lane Twice

Greg Edwards wins for the first and second time of 2018 coming off the heels of a very disappointing Hampton Heat 200. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of August and we are just now typing the words “Greg Edwards wins at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway” but here we are. After a very disappointing and early end to his Hampton Heat 200, Greg Edwards came back this weekend with something to prove and prove it he did.

Edwards set the quickest time of the day earlier in the afternoon with a 15.640-second (90.921 MPH) to earn the honor of leading the field to the green. His brother and current points leader Danny Edwards Jr. would line up to his outside. Connor Hall, Mark Wertz, and Brenden Queen rounded out the fastest five qualifiers in that session. It should be noted that the top five in Late Model points randomly drew branches of the military to support on their cars for the annual Commanders Cup.

As usual, when running twin features, the Late Model Stock Car division was the second race to roll off and Greg Edwards was wasting zero time jumping out to the lead. Five laps in, he was two cars ahead of Danny. Ten laps in, he was already lapping the last place car of Paul Debolt. Despite some pretty close racing for a couple of positions from fifth back, race number one went caution free with Edwards lapping up to fifth place.

The eight-car invert was again in effect per the NASCAR rulebook and placed Justin Carroll and Thomas Marks on the front row for the second 75-lap feature. Greg Edwards, who was slated to start in the eighth position, elected to go to the rear of the field. Not so much for points, as we did not have a full field per that same rulebook, Edwards later went on to explain he just felt that was the best move for his car and allow him to save tires.

Carroll held that top spot for the first five circuits around Langley Speedway until Connor Hall was able to peak his nose under and take the position. Once Hall was able to get into the cleaner air it almost looked like he was going to be able to cruise to victory. However, both Mark Wertz and Greg Edwards had other plans for the young driver. By lap forty Mark Wertz had collapsed the lead that Connor Hall built and seemed to be bringing Greg Edwards along with him.

Wertz had to refocus his attention by lap forty-seven because he had a mirror full of race number one winner Greg Edwards. It was just two laps later when Edwards made the pass on Connor Hall to regain the lead and start creating distance between himself and the rest of the pack.

All of Greg’s work almost came to an abrupt halt on lap sixty-three when Brenden Queen, who looked to be battling a very loose racecar for ten to fifteen laps prior, brought out the one and only caution flag during either of the Late Model races when he spun in turn two. Keeping off of other cars, the wall, and out of the grass, Queen was able to drive back to pit road to the attention of his crew and later returned to the race.

The restart proved to be nothing but a thing, as they say, for Greg Edwards who powered back to the lead as they entered turn one. Mark Wertz was able to duck in behind the leader rather quickly but was not able to make anything happen coming off the corner and, to use another very cliché term, “that was all she wrote!” Edwards drove away from Mark Wertz and took the checkered flag by a little over a full second over Mark Wertz. Connor Hall, Craig Eastep, and Paul Debolt rounded out the top five. Points leader Danny Edwards would finish sixth after what looked like mechanical or tire issues plagued him on that late race restart.

Paul Lubno picked up his eighth win of the season in the 40-lap Pepsi Grand Stock division. Chase McAdams returned to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway and went to victory lane from the pole in the Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks. Christian Keller picked up the first win of his carrer in the Bojangles Enduro night cap.

 

Taylor Waste Service Late Model Stock Car Race 1 Results;

  1. #97 Greg Edwards; 75
  2. #26 Danny Edwards; 75
  3. #55 Mark Wertz; 75
  4. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  5. #90 Terry Carroll; 74
  6. #03 Brenden Queen; 74
  7. #88 Thomas Marks; 74
  8. #91 Justin Carroll; 74
  9. #16 Bubba Johnston; 74
  10. #25 Craig Eastep; 73
  11. #9 Rodney Boyd; 73
  12. #71 Paul Debolt; 11

 

Taylor Waste Service Late Model Stock Car Race 2 Results;

  1. #97 Greg Edwards; 75
  2. #55 Mark Wertz; 75
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  4. #25 Craig Eastep; 75
  5. #71 Paul Debolt; 75
  6. #26 Danny Edwards; 75
  7. #16 Bubba Johnston; 75
  8. #03 Brenden Queen; 75
  9. #90 Terry Carroll; 74
  10. #9 Rodney Boyd; 73
  11. #91 Justin Carroll; 58
  12. #88 Thomas Marks; 28

Philip Morris Continues to Flex His Muscle at Langley Speedway; Becomes Eighth Different Hampton Heat 200 Winner

Philip Morris enters turn one during final practice Saturday afternoon during the 2018 Hampton Heat 200. He would go on to become the second driver in the ten-year history to lead flag-to-flag. (Photo: Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – After just about a month of waiting due to undesirable weather conditions, Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway was finally able to get the tenth running of the Hampton Heat 200 complete. Philip Morris won the $500 pole award Saturday afternoon just before the sky opened up monsoon style rain forcing officials to push the race back just one more day. The heat, the green race track, and a few tempers were not enough to deny Morris his eighth victory of 2018 at Langley Speedway and his first in the prestigious $10,000 to win race.

It was rather clear from pretty early on that it was going to take something short of a miracle to take this race from Morris. He was certainly kept honest throughout the 200-lap feature by the likes of Peyton Sellers, Bobby McCarty, and CE Falk but none had what it took to dethrone the proclaimed “King” of Late Model Stock Car racing.

The first half of the race mimicked that of race number one in a twin race night. Most drivers were rather calm, cool, and collected. Getting a feel of the racing surface and working to keep tires under their cars. Bobby McCarty was the first challenger for Morris. However, the best he could do was pull within a handful of car lengths of the leader even with the help of a lap sixty-one caution – the only one in the first half of the race.

The second half, well now that’s an entirely different story. Teams were given fifteen minutes to make adjustments, add fuel, and changeup to two tires without the fear of an invert. It was like all of the drivers decided it was time to take the gloves off. Get up on the wheel, or however else you want to word it once the race went back to green because all bets were off. Danny Edwards Jr., who has proven he can race and even beat Morris previously this year, once again put up a great fight on the top groove like we have seen in the past this season. However, it was not enough and Morris eventually took sole possession of the lead back and drove away.

Not to mention the second half of the race witnessed some of the most physical racing we have seen since last years Valley Star Credit Union 300. Multiple cars – some even being heavy favorites to find victory lane – found their cars destroyed before the checkered flag was even displayed. However, even with all of the cautions and about a ten-minute red flag for clean up in turn two after a wild crash involving Casey Wyatt, Mark Wertz, Connor Hall, and Woody Howard, it was still not enough to slow down the Trailer Town USA No. 1 machine of Morris who eventually went on to beat Peyton Sellers by almost a full two seconds.

With Morris and Sellers flip-flopping their finishing position from the opening round of the triple crown at South Boston the two will enter the Martinsville weekend tied for the points lead. Setting up one of the best battles for that title in recent history. Bobby McCarty, Thomas Scott, and Danny Edwards would round out the top five finishers.

 

UNOFFICIAL Hampton Heat 200 Results;

  1. #01 Philip Morris; 200
  2. #26 Peyton Sellers; 200
  3. #22 Bobby McCarty; 200
  4. #8 Thomas Scott; 200
  5. #26 Danny Edwards Jr.; 200
  6. #12 Austin Thaxton; 200
  7. #4 Timmy Phipps; 200
  8. #02 CE Falk; 200
  9. #03 Brenden Queen; 200
  10. #91 Justin S. Carroll; 200
  11. #12 Nick Smith; 199
  12. #90 Terry Carroll; 199
  13. #22 Grayson Cullather; 198
  14. #2 Brandon Pierce; 198
  15. #83 Matt Bowling; 198
  16. #7 Justin T. Carroll; 197
  17. #25 Craig Eastep; 197
  18. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 190
  19. #36 Chris Johnson; 176
  20. #55 Mark Wertz; 130
  21. #41 Woody Howard; 129
  22. #92 Casey Wyatt; 129
  23. #77 Connor Hall; 128
  24. #24 Colin Garrett; 127
  25. #8 Tyler Hughes; 111
  26. #19 Cameron Bowen; 110
  27. #50 Garrett Bunch; 101
  28. #9 Rodney Boyd; 99
  29. #88 Thomas Marks; 69
  30. #4 Duane Shreeeves; 27
  31. #97 Greg Edwards; 18

Philip Morris Will Lead the Postponed Hampton Heat to Green Later at 2:00 PM

Photo: Paul Scalisi

Hampton, VA – Mother Nature appears to have a “heated” hatred for Late Model Stock Car racing this season as she has reared her ugly head more than a dozen times. The already rescheduled 10th Annual Hampton Heat 200 was once again postponed due to thunderstorms that made their way through the Commonwealth yesterday afternoon. Just has the final car took the checkered flag during single-car qualifying and pulled down pit road all hell broke loose from the atmosphere. Constant showers accompanied by some heavy thunder and lightning forced the hands of track officials to once again postpone the racing action. Lucky for us, this time it was only for about twelve hours.

For the first time in its now ten year history, the Hampton Heat 200 will not be run under the lights but in the heat of the day on a Sunday afternoon. Track owner Bill Mullis and long-time Langley Speedway promoter Chuck Hall was not going to be denied! The race will be scheduled to go on as if it were Saturday night; 200-laps in total, a break at lap 100 where teams can take two tires. $10,000 still on the line as well as precious Virginia Triple Crown points on the line.

Philip Morris, who has been lights out so far this year, will lead the field to green alongside of Peyton Sellers – winner of the opening round of the triple crown at South Boston Speedway back at the end of June. For those who cannot make the trip or those who could not return, we will have full coverage by following the link >> https://bit.ly/2Pi3EUG.

10th Annual Hampton Heat 200 Starting Order;

  1. #01 Philip Morris – 15.584
  2. #26 Peyton Sellers – 15.734
  3. #22 Bobby McCarty – 15.747
  4. #2 Brandon Pierce – 15.760
  5. #83 Matt Bowling – 15.760
  6. #03 Brenden Queen – 15.761
  7. #26 Danny Edwards Jr. – 15.765
  8. #8 Tyler Hughes – 15.769
  9. #36 Chris Johnson – 15.802
  10. #02 C.E. Falk – 15.802
  11. #8 Thomas Scott – 15.812
  12. #55 Mark Wertz – 15.818
  13. #41 Woody Howard – 15.834
  14. #7 Justin T. Carroll – 15.835
  15. #24 Colin Garrett – 15.845
  16. #22 Grayson Cullather – 15.850
  17. #50 Garrett Bunch – 15.852
  18. #97 Greg Edwards – 15.857
  19. #77 Connor Hall – 15.867
  20. #4 Duane Shreeves – 15.907
  21. #12 Austin Thaxton – 15.909
  22. #19 Cameron Bowen – 15.911
  23. #25 Craig Eastep – 15.916
  24. #90 Terry Carroll – 15.930
  25. #92 Casey Wyatt – 15.960
  26. #91Justin S. Carroll – 16.011
  27. #4 Timmy Phipps – 16.068
  28. #12 Nick Smith – 16.073
  29. #88 Thomas Marks – 16.198
  30. #10 Maddy Mulligan – 16.286
  31. #9 Rodney Boyd – 16.336

The 10th Annual Hampton Heat is Finally Upon Us — Who to Watch Tonight

After almost a full extra month of waiting due to Mother Nature, it is time for some of the best Late Model Stock Car drivers to get after it later this evening all battling for the prestigious trophy, points towards the Virginia Triple crown, oh and how did we almost forget… $10,000!

Twenty-five cars made the trip out for the annual Friday test session giving those of us who followed on Race Monitor all day long in our offices an idea of what to expect later this evening. A complete list of practice times can be found a little further down this column. We will say that we fully expect thirty or more cars for the actual event. Make sure you have plans to make it out later this afternoon as it will not be broadcasted on Fanschoice! Gates will open to the public at 12:15 PM, “Happy Hour” for Late Models roll off approx. 12:30 PM. Green flag is expected to to drop at 7:00 PM EDT.

So, this might be your first time out to the speedway this year and you are wondering who to watch out for, right? Well folks we have you covered in that department. If you would like to do a little homework before tonight’s feature — Help give you a leg up on your grandstand pool — take a look back at some of the previous Late Model races we have covered to form your own opinion here >> Late Model Recaps. Don’t wanna do research? That’s cool. Let’s take a look at the top five drivers we feel are going to be a threat, in no particular order of course.

Philip Morris

Obvious, right? We know but we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t put Morris on the who to watch list. Morris certainly has made a name for himself and drawn a lot of attention to the No. 01 Trailer Town USA Chevrolet this year has he makes a solid bid for another national title. Morris has found victory lane at just about every track he’s been to this year. Even though Morris “struggled” in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown earlier this year – a similar 200 lap endurance type race – he had found victory lane seven times this year at Larry King Law Langley Speedway, often times starting in the rear of the field for the second race. Oh and not to mention Morris was fastest at the conclusion of practice Friday afternoon with a 15.816.

Danny Edwards Jr.

Take away the fact Edwards has multiple track championships, more than a decade of experience, and have completed more laps at Langley Speedway to make multiple cross country road trips across this great nation, Danny Edwards Jr. has been firing on all cylinders this year. With two wins under his belt, Edwards enters the weekend as the current points leader of the Taylor Waste Services Late Model — he leave the same way no matter what as the Hampton Heat will not count towards track points — but we think it’s more important to point out that Edwards might be the only track regular to have an answer to the pure speed of Morris. If you remember back to April, Edwards earned the pole in the DHSTS and looked to be a force until a wreck took him out. A win tonight could not come at a more perfect time as it would also be his first Hampton Heat victory but it would come on the two year anniversary of the loss of former crew chief John McMasters.

C.E. Falk

CE Falk? He doesn’t even race at Langley on a regular basis, how is he going to be a factor? Well, it’s very simply put. He’s CE Falk and if you don’t respect his ability any time he pulls into Langley Speedway then that’s your first mistake. The car number will be different on race day — he will be in a 02 car — but will still be a factor towards the front. Falk clocked in with just the eighth fastest time Friday afternoon but there was no way to confirm the age of his tires. Falk was also a major factor in the DHSTS and there is no doubt he will be a key player later tonight.

Connor Hall

Yup, we went there! And it’s about time for this young driver to go there again! As you can see pictures above, Hall has already found victory lane once towards the end of last year at his home track and he has certainly carried that speed over into 2018. Constantly running qualifying and running up front this season and coming off of a pole and win at East Carolina Motor Speedway the week prior, Connor Hall will certainly have the momentum going for him. Our biggest concern with Hall will be his patients. 2018 has been filled with 50-75 lap sprint races. He will have to physically and mentally keep the car under him, fenders straight, and tires up for 200 laps. If he can do all three of those things he will certainly have the speed to be a contender.

Bobby McCarty

Want to talk about who’s on fire this year, well see the driver pictured above. Bobby McCarty enters the 10th Annual Hampton Heat 200 not only as the defending champion but he is also the current points leader for the CARS Tour Late Model Series with one pole and four wins in nine starts. Not to mention McCarty posted the third quickest time in Friday’s test session. Traveling with the CARS Tour this year has given McCarty the chance to learn different track surfaces and really improve his skill. Look for him to hover around the top quarter of the field when it’s time to go green.

Honorable Mentions:

Greg Edwards: He has never won the prestigious event but is always a threat to find victory lane when he straps in at Langley Speedway. With a little luck he may come out on top.

Nick Smith: He didn’t earn the nickname “Quick Nick” for no reason. Smith is always fast around Langley and even though he is running a limited schedule this year, has already collected a win. However, could the limited race schedule this year hurt the inaugural Hampton Heat winner?

Peyton Seller: Crazy, right? How in the world does Peyton Sellers only make an honorable mention? We will just have to chalk it up to gut feeling and look to be proved wrong. Sellers is a contender everywhere he goes and he has without a doubt done his homework and is a previous winner. As the winner of the opening round of the VA Triple Crown at South Boston, will Sellers be aggressive and go for the win or play things safe to set himself up for an easier outing at Martinsville next month? Either way, Sellers could easily dominate this race tonight, only time will tell.

If you can’t be there tonight we will have you covered! Follow along with our live coverage here starting at 1:00 PM EDT >> Annual Hampton Heat 200 presented by Bayport Credit Union. We will also have limited coverage on Twitter all day as well.

UNOFFICIAL Friday Practice Times;

1 Philip Morris (CU) – 15.816

2 Peyton Sellers (CU) – 15.938

3 Bobby McCarty (HE) – 15.957

4 Justin T. Carroll (CU) – 15.970

5 Danny Edwards (HE) – 15.973

6 Matt Bowling (CU) – 15.994

7 Brandon Pierce (HE) – 16.000

8 CE Falk (CU) – 16.038

9 Garrett Bunch (HE) – 16.110

10 Timmy Phipps (CU) – 16.132

11 Woody Howard (CU) – 16.153

12 Nick Smith (CU) – 16.154

13 Justin S. Carroll (CU) – 16.207

14 Tyler Hughes (FC) – 16.214

15 Greg Edwards (HE) – 16.295

16 Grayson Cullather (HE) 00 16.295

17 Cameron Bowen (CU) – 16.344

18 Austin Thaxton (CU) – 16.383

19 Colin Garrett (HE) – 16.387

20 Casey Wyatt (CU) – 16.398

21 Terry Carroll (FC) – 16.497

22 Maddy Ryan Mulligan (CU) – 16.509

23 Duane Shreeves (CU) – 16.515

24 Thomas Marks (CB) – 16.550

25 Brenden Queen (CU) – 16.751

**practice times are unofficial and provided by the app Race Monitor. Letters next to the drivers name represent engine package. CU=Chevy Upgrade, HE=Herrington Enforcer, FC=Ford Crate, CB=Chevy Built**

Corey Heim Sweeps NWAAS Late Model Features at South Boston Speedway

South Boston, VA – ­­South Boston Speedway has a new winner in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division – that is pending the outcome of a post-race technical inspection by NASCAR officials.

Sixteen-year-old Corey Heim of Marietta, Georgia, competing in a Late Model Stock Car for the first time, tamed a 22-car field that included a pair of former NASCAR national champions and swept the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that were part of Saturday night’s Davenport Energy PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program.

Another teenager, Ryan Repko, finished second to Heim in both races. Former NASCAR National Champion and defending South Boston Speedway Champion Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia, Tyler Hughes of Cordova, Maryland and Thomas Scott of Efland, North Carolina rounded out the top five finishers in the first race.

Former NASCAR National Champion and current NASCAR national points leader Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia finished third in the second race, with Sellers and Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Virginia completing the top five finishers.

Heim took the lead in the first race with 11 laps to go and pulled away from his challengers on a restart with nine laps to go. Once in front, he surged to a 1.533-second win over Repko.

In the second race, Heim took the lead on lap 8 after Scott and Hughes tangled while battling for the lead. Once in front, Heim pulled away and edged Repko by 4.048 seconds to claim the win.

Speedway officials said the results of the race are unofficial pending a post-race technical inspection by NASCAR officials. Official final results are expected to be posted this coming week.

 

Pollard Wins Davenport Energy PASS 150 Super Late Model Race

Bubba Pollard, one of the best-known Super Late Model drivers in the South, added his name to the list of South Boston Speedway Super Late Model race winners Saturday night surviving a wild Davenport Energy PASS 150 race punctuated by 11 caution periods.

With the race being part of the PASS “Roads To Oxford and Richmond” program, Pollard opted to accept a guaranteed starting spot in the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine later this season.

The veteran from Senoia, Georgia looked to be out of luck when he spun with eight laps to go while battling eventual runner-up Lucas Jones of Mooresville, North Carolina for the lead. But Pollard picked his way through traffic and got back to third place by the time a caution flag flew with four laps to go.

The late caution period set up another intense battle between Pollard and Jones, with Pollard wrestling the lead away from Jones with three laps to go. Pollard managed to hang on from there, crossing the finish line .434-second ahead of Jones.

Jeff Batten of Nashville, North Carolina finished third with Heim and Roy Hayes III of Millukge, Pennsylvania rounding out the top five finishers.

 

Jarrell Wins Hornets Division Race

Cameron Jarrell of Amelia, Virginia scored his sixth win in seventh starts Saturday night, taking the lead from Kenny Mills, Jr. of Alton, Virginia with two laps to go and edging Mills for the win in the 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race. Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia, Donald Clay and Andrea Ruotolo Rounded out the top five finishers in the race that saw the lead swap hands seven times between four drivers.

 

Hendrick Wins Southern Ground Pounders Race

Brandon Hendrick topped the field in the 25-lap race for the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders series. Hendrick took the top prize in the Modified Division and Ken Faucette, who finished third overall behind Hendrick and Dwight Sauls, won the Sportsman Division

 

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

It will be a big night for fans when South Boston Speedway celebrates its 61st Anniversary Saturday night, August 25 with the Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program. As part of South Boston Speedway’s 61st-anniversary celebration, fans will get to watch as the latest chosen inductees are honored with their formal induction into the Virginia Motorsports Hall Of Fame during pre-race ceremonies.

The night’s racing action starts at 7 p.m. with the seven-race program being headlined by a 100-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Cars. In addition, fans will see twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, a 30-lap race for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division, a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division and twin 15-lap races for the Mod-4 Division.

Registration and pit gates open at 2 p.m., practice runs from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying starts at 6 p.m. The first race gets the green flag at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the Italian Delight Family Restaurant Presents Frutopia Not Just Frozen Yogurt NASCAR Late Model 100 racing racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at http://www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Philip Morris Sweeps Twin Features at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway during Thomas Roofing Night

Philip Morris works through turn two at Larry King Law Langley Speedway Saturday, August 4, 2018, en route to two more victories. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Philip Morris works through turn two at Larry King Law Langley Speedway Saturday, August 4, 2018, en route to two more victories. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – It was almost a clean sweep for current NWAAS National point’s leader Philip Morris this weekend at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. That was until Danny Edwards Jr. went out for his qualifying lap. Edwards needed just one lap to get the job done. His 15.679-seconds (90.695 MPH) was just a mere hundredth of a second quicker than Morris who would roll off second. Peyton Sellers, Connor Hall, and Greg Edwards rounded out the fastest five starters.

Race one conformed to the standard operating procedure for twin features – calm, cool, and pretty much collected. The only issue to bring out the yellow flag was an issue with Craig Eastep on lap. He came to a stop a complete stop in turn four on the initial start. He was able to drive away and return to pit road, however, he was unable to return for the rest of the race. Because the field completed at least one lap there was no need for a complete restart. Not that it mattered because once Philip Morris got up to speed it was lights out from there. Morris was so good in fact he lapped everyone from fifth on back. Danny Edwards Jr., Peyton Sellers, Connor Hall, Timmy Phipps, rounded out the top five.

Race number two also certainly fit the standard operating procedure for twin races – crazy, eventful, and wild. Because of the eight-car invert per the NASCAR rule book, Terry Carroll and Duane Shreeves both earned a front row starting spot. Peyton Sellers, however, had to go to the rear of the field due to a tire change between races while Philip Morris elected to go to the rear for maximum NASCAR points as we all expected.

Things got hot and heavy up front as the race saw three rather quick lead changes. Terry Carroll had it for a couple hundred feet, followed by Greg Edwards for about five laps, then Connor Hall took control and really looked to set sail and potentially notch another mark in the win column for the young driver at his home track as he put a good bit of distance on him and the rest of the field as they were trying to work around Shreeves. The entire race would change, however, when the caution flew for the first time on lap thirty-one following Thomas Scott’s spin in turn two. Not only did this allow for the field to bunch back up but, it also allowed for drivers to take the cone.

Philip Morris just happened to be on of them. Restarting the race from the sixth position and immediately gaining two more positions at the exit of two once the field was back underway. Morris would get another huge break a handful of laps later after two separate incidents on the speedway – Sellers spinning in two and Terry Carroll on the front stretch – would bring the yellow flag out once more and erasing the half straightaway lead the Hall had built.

Morris yet again took the cone for the ensuing restart, only this time it lined him up on the outside pole. The two would battle side by side for the lead for just a couple of laps before a third yellow flag would slow the field. Morris was scored the leader on the previous lap so he would take sole possession of the top spot. Danny Edwards Jr. would keep him honest on the following restart but it was not enough this time to hold of the national points leader and Morris drove on to pick up his second full field win of the evening.

 

Dale Parro was fastest earlier in the afternoon in qualifying for the Old Skool Video Games Super Streets series and would ultimately hang on to win one of the more physical 40-lap races of the 2018 season. Race fans not only witnessed several cautions but there were a couple different leaders between Parro, Chris Roberts, and Gordon Weeks, and even an on track temper tantrum to say the least. The race would ultimately come down to a green, white, checkered finish as Dale Parroo held off an incredibly hard-charging Chris Roberts.

Travis Wall finally dethroned Adam Florian in the Pro Six division after capturing the pole earlier in the afternoon. Wall managed about a two to six car length lead throughout the entire 30-lap feature, even after his motor starting sounding a little ill. Colby Vance picked up his first win of 2018 in the 25-lap UCAR feature. Aaron Leach continued his winning ways in the HRKC Winged Champ Kart features and Johnny Shonk picked up his first two wins in the visiting Virginia Mini Cup series twin features.

 

Taylor Waste Service Late Models Race 1 OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #01 Philip Morris; 75
  2. #26 Danny Edwards Jr.; 75
  3. #26 Peyton Sellers; 75
  4. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  5. #4 Timmy Phipps; 74
  6. #97 Greg Edwards; 74
  7. #4 Duane Shreeves; 74
  8. #90 Terry Carroll; 74
  9. #03 Brenden Queen; 74
  10. #88 Thomas Marks; 74
  11. #55 Mark Wertz; 74
  12. #75 Logan Jones; 74
  13. #8 Thomas Scott; 74
  14. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 72
  15. #19 Cameron Bowen; 58
  16. #91 Justin Carroll; 12
  17. #03 Jimmy Atkins; 10
  18. #25 Craig Eastep; 3

 

Taylor Waste Service Late Models Race 2 OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #01 Philip Morris; 75
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  3. #26 Danny Edwards; 75
  4. #97 Greg Edwards; 75
  5. #25 Craig Eastep; 75
  6. #55 Mark Wertz; 75
  7. #91 Justin Carroll; 75
  8. #88 Thomas Marks; 75
  9. #8 Thomas Marks; 75
  10. #03 Brenden Queen; 75
  11. #75 Logan Jones; 75
  12. #19 Cameron Bowen; 75
  13. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 75
  14. #4 Duane Shreeves; 60
  15. #4 Timmy Phipps; 56
  16. #26 Peyton Sellers; 52
  17. #90 Terry Carroll; 52
  18. #03 Jimmy Atkins; 17