Greg Edwards Doubles Down at Langley Speedway Picks Up Wins Seven and Eight

TWR’s little helper celebrates with Greg Edwards in victory lane Saturday night when he picked up win number seven on the season. (Bill Carnes/Given to Fly Photography)

Hampton, VA– You don’t always have to win the battle but you certainly want to win the war. Greg Edwards is not a better example of that these past couples of weeks at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway picking up his eighth victory – fifth consecutive – of the season Saturday night.

Connor Hall was the fastest man in town earlier in the evening during qualifying. Oddly enough he was the first car to hit the racetrack to lay down his 15.732–second (90.398 MPH) lap. Greg Edwards, the second to last car to go out for qualifying, came up only three-hundredths of a second short of the pole position, however, rightfully earned his spot on the front row. Brenden Queen, Danny Edwards Jr., and Casey Wyatt rounded out the fastest five cars for race one.

When it was time to go green flag racing Hall took advantage of his number one starting position and jumped out to an early lead while third-place starter Brenden Queen was able to also get by Edwards on the inside. Greg being the veteran he is at Langley settled for third and got into a familiar rhythm. Within ten laps he was able to peak his nose under Queen and take the position. With nothing but open track between him and the leader, Edwards set the car on kill mode an immediately tracked down Hall and executed a pass for the lead around lap twenty-eight. From there it was smooth sailing as Edwards would click off laps and pass lap traffic with ease to pick up his seventh – fourth consecutive – win of the season in the caution-free 70-lap feature.

Connor Hall would finish in the runner up position while Brenden Queen found a way to keep his nose just in front of Danny Edwards to steal a podium finish. Casey Wyatt, who was battling at times three-wide with Queen and Danny, would come home fifth.

Per the NASCAR rulebook, a minimum of eight cars was inverted for race number two of the evening. Handing the top spot over to Justin Carroll. To his outside was Rookie of the Year contender Zach Lightfoot. Greg Edwards elected to give up his eighth-place starting position to go to the rear with the hopes of collecting maximum points for the event and collect he did.

As usual race two was a little more hectic and honestly probably more “racey” as guys and gals were on already worn out tires, we really got to see how much people saved from the first race and the faster cars were thrown in the middle of the pack. Justin Carroll would show the way for a handful of laps before Danny Edwards took over while brother Greg Edwards worked his way through the field. With the help of a handful of cautions, some rather close together, Greg Edwards found himself back in the top three just shy of the halfway point of the race.

A couple of almost back-to-back cautions set up some rather intense cone restarts. Edwards trying both the outside and inside to get around Hall. Have to give a lot of Credit to Connor Hall and the No. 77 team because he did everything in his power to keep Edwards behind him to the point that the two rubbed doors going into one battling for the lead. Ultimately, Greg Edwards would prevail after a last-ditch cross over move from Hall was ineffective regulating Hall once again to a second-place finish. Danny Edwards would improve his finishing position by one and swap places with Brenden Queen while Justin Carroll was able to hang on to a fifth-place finish.

“It’s just really hard racing there with Connor,” Edwards said in victory lane. “If the fans don’t like that racing, I don’t know. That was some exciting side-by-side racing.  Connor gave me all he had he never backs down. He’s gonna’ run it for all she’s got and that’s what he should do. Our car was just a tick better tonight and I’m just proud of this team. Thank God for this effort, thank God for Charlie High racing engines, James Long, my fans and family, I really appreciate it.”

The Late Models will take the week off and return to racing on September 7thwith a single 100-lap feature leaving just six races left before a champion is crowned. Racing, however, will return to Langley next weekend August 31stwith twin 40-lap Modified features where the $1,000 bounty for Shawn Balluzzo is still up for grabs. Super Streets, Pro Six, Karts and Enduros all slated to race as well.

 

Taylor Waste Services LMSC UNOFFICIAL Race 1 Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  3. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  4. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  5. #29 Casey Wyatt; 70
  6. #90 Terry Carroll; 70
  7. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 70
  8. #91 Justin Carroll; 70
  9. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  10. #7 Michael Hardin; 69
  11. #89 Craig Eastep; 69
  12. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 69
  13. #36 Chris Johnson; 45
  14. #9 Rodney Boyd; 42

 

Taylor Waste Services LMSC UNOFFICIAL Race 2 Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  3. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  5. #91 Justin Carroll; 70
  6. #90 Terry Carroll; 70
  7. #9 Rodney Boyd; 70
  8. #7 Michael Hardin; 70
  9. #36 Chris Johnson; 70
  10. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 70
  11. #89 Craig Eastep; 58
  12. #88 Thomas Marks; 38
  13. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 38
  14. #29 Casey Wyatt; 34

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