Monthly Archives: October 2020

Connor Hall Sweeps Clubtails Night; Brenden Queen Clinches First LAngley Speedway Track Championship

📸Bill Carnes/Given to Fly Photography

Hampton, VA – Championship night for the Taylor Waste Servies Late Models was upon us here at Langley Speedway – Chesapeake’s very own Brenden Queen came into the weekend with a 15 point lead over six-tim champion Danny Edwards Jr. With a field of 13 cars, Queen simply needed to just finish both twin races to notch his name in the Langley record books. Greg Edwards, Casey Wyatt, Connor Hall, and Thomas Marks were all also fighting for a top-five finish in points. Queen got a head start on the championship hunt by putting his Old Skool Video Games/CarCovers.com No. 03 Ford on the pole once more this season with a lap time of 15.661 (90.799 MPH). Connor Hall, Greg Edwards, Danny Edwards, and Casey Wyatt rounded out the fast five.

Trouble struck early for one competitor fighting for a top-five spot in the championship standings. Casey Wyatt, who had been having a standout season, has issues as the field was getting to ready to double up for the initial start. Problems with his right front led to being on the receiving end of a Petes Towing tow truck and nose first in his garage stall as the green flag was unfurled. Back on track, the action heated up quickly as Queen capitalized on the great starting position and lead early. Connor Hall, however, who had been having a string of bad luck had other plans for the night and took the lead on lap 4. A caution would come out on lap 15 for Thomas Marks and Adam Hoegerl making some contact, Hoegerl would end up going around. Problems would strike Marks later in the race when he had some smoke coming from his car and he parked it for the first race – later confirmed transmissions issues for the No. 88 machine. Connor Hall would go on to win the race with ease. Greg Edwards, Brenden Queen, Justin Carroll, and Danny Edwards rounded out the top five.

The eight-car invert for the second race would put Terry Carroll and Craig Eastep on the front row. Eastep jumped out to the early lead from the outside and held the spot for the first five laps. That was until Queen used the outside line to take second from Danny, and eventually the lead from Eastep. The first caution came out on lap 12 for Casey Wyatt going into turn two wall – again issues with the right front suspension causing issues for the Newport News based team. Hall would take the lead on the restart and set the pace for the field. The field went single file until lap 22 when the second caution came out for an entanglement between Justin Carroll and Craig Eastep, causing the No. 25 machine to come to a stop in the turn two grass. The two would get into it again bringing out another caution just a few laps later. This would not stop Hall, however, who would dominate each restart clearing the field and setting a pace that could be matched by no one. Thomas Marks, was able to swap out transmissions between races with the help of crews up and down pit road, was able to drive his machine through the field picking off cars as they came. The checkered flag flew once more for Connor Hall as he swept the night and became the winningest driver of the 2020 season with three victories. Greg Edwards and Brenden Queen once again took podium spots while Thomas Marks and Mark Wertz rounded out the top five. 

Brenden Queen did the unthinkable and won the 2020 Late Model championship without winning a single race. Consistent top five finishes helped him get the points lead he needed all season. This championship would be Queens first at his home track, but his second Late Model championship of his career. When Langley closed for one year, Queen traveled to East Carolina Speedway in Robersonville, NC, where he picked up his first career Late Model win and championship.

We’ll be back at the track in two weeks for the Shawn Balluzzo Memorial race to crown the 2020 Modified champion. Along with Grand Stocks, Pro Six, Ucars, Legends, Bandoleros, Karts, and Enduros.

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Race 1 Results;

  1. #77 Connor Hall; 50
  2. #21 Greg Edwards; 50
  3. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  4. #91 Justin Carroll; 50
  5. #26 Danny Edwards; 50
  6. #55 Mark Wertz; 50
  7. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  8. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  9. #68 Adam Hoegerl; 47
  10. #10 Ryan Huff; 36
  11. #88 Thomas Marks; 35
  12. #01 Jeff Shiflett; 35
  13. #29 Casey Wyatt; 0

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Race 2 Results

  1. #77 Connor Hall; 50
  2. #21 Greg Edwards; 50
  3. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  4. #88 Thomas Marks; 50
  5. #55 Mark Wertz; 50
  6. #91 Justin Carroll; 50
  7. #26 Danny Edwards; 50
  8. #01 Jeff Shiflett; 50
  9. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  10. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  11. #68 Adam Hoegerl; 49
  12. #29 Casey Wyatt; 12
  13. #10 Ryan Huff; 0

Featured Photo: Connor Hall celebrates his second victory of the evening Saturday night in Dale Lemonds Victory Lane (Photo: Bill Carnes/Given to Fly Photography)

Josh Berry Makes Stronger Case for a National Championship Run by Sweeping races at Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA – With the season winding down, and national points coming down to the wire, Josh Berry and Peyton Sellers made their way to Langley Speedway this past weekend to go head-to-head. Berry coming into the weekend with a 26 point lead – how fitting we might add – over Sellers, looked to keep his momentum up and pull even further away from the National champ. A full field of 17 Late Models – and an almost clean sweep of the weekend – showed up for a pair of 50-lap features.

Brenden Queen, the youngster from Chesapeake, VA, entered the weekend as the points leader over former track champion Danny Edwards and continued his great season by winning his third pole of the season. While Connor Hall looked to turn his bad luck around after qualifying second. Greg Edwards, Josh Berry, and Peyton Sellers rounded out the fast five.

As the green flag dropped, Brenden Queen charged ahead down the backstretch, only for Connor Hall to take the lead on lap 2. Berry and Sellers made their way around Greg for third and fourth. Queen wasn’t letting Hall get too far ahead as he began to battle for the lead again. Berry would also join in on the fray and take second away from Queen. Sellers would also get a piece of the action as Hall and Berry pulled away from the field. Sellers eventually got around Queen for third and went after Berry and Hall. On lap 31, Berry went to Halls inside and took the lead down the backstretch. The first caution of the night came on lap 32 for a spinning Bubba Johnston out of two.

Hall and Queen took the outside for the restart. Berry would get a great start and cleared the field out of turn two. Sellers would go on to take second from Hall and make a move to the inside of Berry to take the lead on lap 35. Sellers would put a small gap between him and Berry until lap 45. Berry got a strong run into turn two and moved Sellers up the track to retake the lead. Hall followed through with Berry and looked to take the lead away from him as well. Sellers would get back around Hall for second. Josh Berry would go on to pick up the victory in the first twin 50 lap feature.

With the eight car invert, Craig Eastep and Casey Wyatt inherited the front row. Wyatt, who entered the weekend third in points, would drop to the rear of the field before the race started. Green flag flew and it looked that Greg Edwards might earn a second win of the 2020 season as he took the lead going into turn one. Hall would go to second and Berry, after having to start eighth, was up to third in just one lap. Meanwhile, Sellers was stuck in eighth. Sellers second race would come to an end as he pulled his machine to pit road with issues.

Berry went to the outside line to pass Hall for second as well as Greg for the lead on lap 12. The first caution would be displayed for a spinning Casey Wyatt in turn four. Berry would restart on the outside by his own choice with Greg to his inside. Berry would clear Greg out of turn to and set the pace for the field. With just four laps to go, the second caution came out for Adam Medek and Bubba Johnston tangling in turn one. Josh Berry would go on to hang on to the lead and sweep the twin 50 lap features.

Taylor Waste Services Late Model’s Race 1;

  1. #88 Josh Berry; 50
  2. #26 Peyton Sellers; 50
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 50
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  5. #21 Greg Edwards; 50
  6. #26 Danny Edwards; 50
  7. #29 Casey Wyatt; 50
  8. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  9. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 50
  10. #88 Thomas Marks; 50
  11. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  12. #9 Alex Brock; 50
  13. #19 Bubba Johnston; 50
  14. #8 Tyler Hughes; 50
  15. #29 Adam Medek; 50
  16. #36 Chris Johnson; 45
  17. #91 Justin Carroll; 25

Taylor Waste Services Late Model’s Race 2;

  1. #88 Josh Berry; 50
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 50
  3. #21 Greg Edwards; 50
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  5. #26 Danny Edwards; 50
  6. #8 Tyler Hughes; 50
  7. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 50
  8. #88 Thomas Marks; 50
  9. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  10. #9 Alex Brock; 50
  11. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  12. #19 Bubba Johnston; 46
  13. #29 Adam Medek; 45
  14. #36 Chris Johnson; 40
  15. #29 Casey Wyatt; 34
  16. #91 Justin Carroll; 12
  17. #26 Peyton Sellers; 10

Racing & TWR Returns to Langley Speedway as the 2020 Season Winds Down

Hampton, VA – Looking back at some recent stats and insights of our page we could not help but notice the lack of content provided this year. To be very blunt – it blows! The current COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on everyone worldwide has certainly not been helpful, however, I told my very small crew that their safety and their family come first and TWR would come second. Then you throw in good ole Mother Nature in late summer and you can see how the deck is stacked against race tracks. Also if we are being honest we have had A LOT of stuff going on away from the racetrack that has taken our attention away from the sport. Well, I am very pleased to say that the skies here in Hampton Roads are clear and the temperatures are what you would expect for October and we are set for a barn burner of a night here at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway.

Seven divisions of racing – with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Late Model Stock Cars brought to you by Taylor Waste Services – will of course headline and kick off the show with a pair of 50-lap features. With NASCAR National points also coming to a close for 2020 and Langley Speedway being the only racing facility in the south eastern region to be running this weekend we will see the likes of Josh Berry and Peyton Sellers mixing it up for National Points while Brenden Queen, Danny Edwards Jr., and Casey Wyatt pick up their points battle as well. Super Streets and Trucks – who have both provided an impressive car count this year – will be running twin features as well as crowning a champion in their respective divisions. The Virginia Racers (essentially a limited late model), Legends, Bando’s and Enduro’s will all have single events tonight.

Tickets for tonights events can still be purchased via the tracks website. If you are unable to get tickets or make it out in general do not forget all of tonights action will be broadcasted LIVE via NBC TrackPass.

4:15PM DRIVER’S MEETING (OVER PA SYSTEM)

4:30PM QUALIFYING
1. BANDOLEROS (3 CARS-5 LAPS)
2. LEGENDS (GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED)
3. SUPER TRUCKS (GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED)
4. SUPER STREETS (GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED)
5. VIRGINIA RACERS (GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED)
6. LATE MODELS (SCUFF-GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED)

5:45PM ENDUROS PRACTICE (3 GROUPS-8 LAPS)

6:15PM OPENING RACE
1. CYCLE CITY CORP BANDOLEROS (15 LAPS)

6:45PM PRE RACE CEREMONIES
INVOCATION REV TOM POTTER
NATIONAL ANTHEM

7:00PM FEATURE RACES
2. TAYLOR WASTE SERVICES LATE MODELS (50 LAPS)
3. OLD SKOOL VIDEO GAMES SUPER STREETS (25 LAPS)
4. HARRIS TRUCK SHOP SUPER TRUCKS (20 LAPS)
5. CYCLE CITY CORP LEGENDS (25 LAPS)
6. VIRGINIA RACERS (35 LAPS)
7. OLD SKOOL VIDEO GAMES SUPER STREETS (25 LAPS)
8. HARRIS TRUCK SHOP SUPER TRUCKS (20 LAPS)
9. TAYLOR WASTE SERVICES LATE MODELS (50 LAPS)
10. PARTS BARN ENDUROS (30 LAPS)

*subject to change