Hampton, VA – Shawn Balluzzo to some is just that guy they can’t stand who kept winning modified races out at Langley Speedway, to others he is a man who works his tail off for his business, his family, and his crew. To me, the Balluzzos are like a second family, Shawn is the husband to one of the woman who stepped up and into my life when I lost my mother and the father to three beautiful young woman, one whom is like the little sister I never had along with a son who probably was my brother in some other form of life!
Balluzzo, a 57, soon to be 58, native of Niagara Falls, New York got his start in racing back in 1985 in a series called one-on-ones. This would be something similar to Langley Speedway’s Wacky Wednesdays where you take your street car and race it on a track with other peoples street cars. It did not take long for Balluzzo to make his move up the racing totem pole as he was in a Late Model the following year. “Well actually the end of ’85 and it was at Martinsville,” Balluzzo explains. “Back when Martinsville was a spring and a fall race!”