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Sellers Scores Second South Boston Speedway Win in Easter Bunny Late Model 100

South Boston, Va – Defending South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division Champion Peyton Sellers sped past teenage rookie Daniel Silvestri with 53 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Easter Bunny Late Model 100 at South Boston Speedway.

Saturday night’s win in the caution-free race was the second of the season for the former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion from Danville, Virginia.

Silvestri, driving a car co-owned by NASCAR racer Jeb Burton of Halifax, Virginia and H. C. Sellers of Danville, Virginia, trailed by 2.498 seconds at the finish. The race was Silvestri’s second outing in a Late Model Stock Car. He had competed in twin 75-lap Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway on March 30.

Mike Looney of Catawba, Virginia finished third, holding off former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam of Alton, Virginia and defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Virginia in a battle for third place over the closing laps.

The race featured two lead changes among Sellers and Silvestri, with Sellers leading twice for a total of 86 laps and Silvestri leading once for 14 laps.

Sellers averaged 91.168 mph in winning the race that took 26 minutes and 19 seconds to complete.

Borst, Moss Split Wins In Limited Sportsman Twinbill

Two new winners emerged in the pair of 25-lap NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division races Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, with Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina and Daniel Moss of Danville, Virginia splitting wins in the twinbill.

In the first 25-lap race, Borst took the lead from Jessica Dana of Mooresville, North Carolina on the 10th lap and held off a fast-closing Danny Willis Jr. of South Boston, Virginia to secure the win. Borst’s margin of victory over Willis was .287-second.

Dana finished third with rookie Landon Pembelton and Moss rounding out the top five finishers.

The second race featured an inverted start among the top four finishers of the first race, but Moss started from the pole after a crash that occurred before the first lap was completed took out Pembelton and heavily damaged Willis’s car.

Moss led the entire race, edging Dana by .216-second to claim the win. Borst finished third with Drew Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia and Cole Bruce of Fredericksburg, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Crews Wins Pure Stock Division Race

Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia took the lead from Jordan Pickrel of Keeling, Virginia on the second lap and took the win in the night’s 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock Division race.

The win was the second for Crews in as many starts at South Boston Speedway this season.

Pickrel finished second .589-second behind Crews with Bruce Mayo of Halifax, Virginia, Randy Hupp of Halifax, Virginia and Justin Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia rounding out the top five finishers.

Currin Wins Hornets Division Race

Kevin Currin of Chase City, Virginia took the lead from Aaron Cash of South Boston, Va. with four laps to go and held on to win the night’s 15-lap Budweiser Hornets Division race.

The win was the first of the season for Currin at South Boston Speedway.

Cash finished second with Steven Layne of Nathalie, Virginia, Jared Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia and Josh Dawson of Nathalie, Virginia completing the top five finishers.

Next Race At South Boston Speedway

The stars and cars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East circuit will return to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, May 4 when “America’s Hometown Track” hosts the WhosYourDriver.org NASCAR K&N Twin 100’s racing program.

The unique event, one o f the bigger events of the season at South Boston Speedway, will feature the competitors of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in twin 100-lap races. South Boston Speedway’s Budweiser Pure Stock Division racers will compete in a 30-lap race and the Budweiser Hornets Division competitors will compete in a 15-lap race.

Practice will run from 1:30 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and qualifying will start at 5 p.m. A driver autograph session will be held trackside at 6 p.m. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Advance adult general admission tickets priced at $10 will be available for purchase until Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m. Adult general admission tickets will be $15 on race day. Youth ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For additional information about the WhosYourDriver.org NASCAR K&N Twin 100’s racing program or any other events at South Boston Speedway, please visit the speedway’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com or telephone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Ryan Matthews Continues INEX Legend Win Streak at Langley Speedway; Wyatt Philyaw Comes Out of Physical Bando Race the Winner

Ryan Matthews powers down the back stretch of Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway during final practice Saturday, April 20th. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – After picking up a nail biter win last week, Ryan Matthews was the fastest of seventeen qualifiers earlier in the afternoon Saturday picking up the pole for the INEX Legends division running a 17.945. Cameron Bolin, Tyler Lester, Matt Dail, and Devon Courtney rounded out the top five. Ryan Matthews jumped out to an early lead as Matt Dail, Cameron Bolin, Tyler Lester, and Colby Flowers rounded out your top five.

As the battle for fifth place heated up, Connor Jones spun around on the front stretch to bring out the first of a handful of cautions throughout the race. The restart would come and Ryan Matthews would pull away from the field once again leaving Matt Dail to do battle with Spencer Saunders for the second position. Saunders would eventually make his way around Matt Dail for second as the caution came out again, this time for Devon Courtney going around in turn two.

Lap seventeen saw another caution as Connor Jones and Colby Flowers got tangled up on the backstretch, which caused Flowers to exit the race. With only five laps to go, Ryan Matthews put a car length gap between himself and the top five as they began to battle for second. Coming to the checkered flag, Ryan Matthews would lead every lap and win his second straight race this season. Spencer Saunders, Matt Dail, Tyler Lester, and Jake Tretow rounded out your top five.

Ryley Music captured the pole for the Cycle City Bandoleros division with a time of 20.973. Layton Harrison, Wyatt Philyaw, Logan Clark, and Jacob Derrick rounded out the starting five. Only three laps would be completed before the first caution occurred as Kaleb Bradley spun going into turn one. The second caution of the night would come after Aaliyah Paynter and Laney Meggs made contact on the front stretch and Paynter went for a spin.

At the halfway point of the race, it was Ryley Music holding a slim lead over Layton Harrison and Wyatt Philyaw. A big wreck happened in turn one involving Jacob Derrick, Kaleb Bradley, Layton Harrison, and Laney Meggs. As the race was about to restart out of four, Wyatt Philyaw got into the back of leader Ryley Music sending his car around. Both were sent to the rear handing the lead over to Whitney Meggs.

As the white flag flew, Alex Meggs (No. 18) dives under and makes contact with Whitney Meggs (No. 22) causing a big wreck with Whitney getting hit hard by Laney Meggs (No. 92) in the left front suspension. She immediately showed signs she was okay and got out of her car. Ryley Music was also involved ultimately ending his night. Coming to the checkered flag, Wyatt Philyaw and Alex Meggs made contact coming out of turn four with Philyaw coming away with the win. Logan Clark, Alex Meggs, Aaliyah Paynter, and Whitney Meggs round our your top five finishers.

 

Cycle City Corp Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #07 Matt Dail; 25
  4. #01L Tyler Lester; 25
  5. #99T Jake Tretow; 25
  6. #14B Cameron Bolin; 25
  7. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  8. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  9. #27L Luke LeBrun; 25
  10. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  11. #12 Tyler Warriner; 25
  12. #51W Bradley Wilson; 25
  13. #4 Chris Hayes; 25
  14. #27 David Steele; 25
  15. #14 Connor Jones; 22
  16. #33 Colby Flowers; 17
  17. #17L Eric LeBrun; 17

 

Cycle City Corp Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 16
  2. #15 Logan Clark; 16
  3. #18m Alex Meggs; 16
  4. #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 16
  5. #22m Whitney Meggs; 14
  6. #47 Ryley Music; 14
  7. #92 Laney Meggs; 14
  8. #43 Layton Harrison; 11
  9. #8 Jacob Derrick; 11
  10. #42b Kaleb Bradley; 11
  11. #13 Farrah Morris; 11

Shawn Balluzzo Remains Perfect in 2019 Winning Race Number Three

Shawn Balluzzo powers down the backstretch during final practice in preparation for Courtyard by Marriott Night April 20, 2019. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA– Shawn Balluzzo picked up win number three of the 2019 season and continues to show his dominance in the Modified division. After winning the pole earlier in the afternoon with a 16.258-second (87.465 MPH) lap, Balluzzo jumped out to an early and commanding lead while Brad Adams and Matt Carter to settle things for second. Carter’s little stumble on the initial start allowed Adams the opportunity to get to the preferred groove, settle into a rhythm and occupy the second position.

Behind them a brief battle heated up for the remaining position open in the top five between Bubba Johnston – running a car recently purchased by longtime truck series driver Chase McAdams – Danny Harrell, and Matt Morgan. Johnston was able to take the fourth position at the time. The race was only slowed one time after Louie Pasderetz got into the back of the slower machine of Grant Blasingame working through turn four. The yellow came just shortly after TJ Largena – who took the green flag in the twelfth position mind you – made the pass on Jamie Sample to take the sixth position away from him.

Pasderetz was able to get the car pointed in the right direction and NASCAR officials gave the field the option for the cone. To no surprise, Balluzzo elected to keep his position on the bottom of the racetrack. Second place qualifier, Brad Adams, would also decide to take the restart on the low line. Matt Carter and Bubba Johnston were the first to that decided to try the outside. It looked as if Carter was going to make things work, however, Balluzzo was just too strong on getting back to the gas and once again cleared the field out of two.

Johnston, who looked slow on the restart, was almost immediately shuffled back to the sixth spot before getting the tires under the car. He is eventually able to get back around Morgan leaving the door open for Largena. The following lap Johnston made a huge slip out of two and had to chase the car up the track, which allowed Largena to break into the top five. Which by the way, if our calculations are correct, that would earn Mr. TJ Largena the TWR Hard Charger Award!

This go around Balluzzo did not build the same lead he did on the initial start but he was able to stretch things out far enough to where there was nothing Adams could do. Carter would come home third followed by Harrell and Largena.

Chase McAdams, who we mentioned above that just recently bought a Modified, made his 2019 return in the Harris Truck Shop Super Truck division. He was the fastest man in town earlier in the afternoon during qualifying and backed that up during the race as he went wire-to-wire to collect the win. Ronald Klein, Rick Poust, Shannon Lester, and Paige Cain rounded out the top five finishers.

 

Larry King Law Modified OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 50
  2. #3 Brad Adams; 50
  3. #78 Matt Carter; 50
  4. #95 Danny Harrell; 50
  5. #4 TJ Largena; 50
  6. #34 Bubba Johnston; 50
  7. #98 Matt Morgan; 50
  8. #47 Rick Gdovic; 50
  9. #16 Eric McPherson; 50
  10. #28 Jamie Sample; 50
  11. #26 Louie Pasderetz; 50
  12. #77 Bobby Gery; 50
  13. #7 Grant Blasingame; 44
  14. #12 Mark Gomez; DNS

Langley Speedway Scheduled to Move Forward With Racing Tonight

Hampton, Va – After a line of strong storms moved through the Mid-Atlantic racing region overnight and forcing cancellation of two big events (Southside Speedway’s 75-lap Late Model feature & VMS $20,000 to win King of the Commonwealth) Larry King Law Langley Speedway is scheduled to go on as planned. Though most Virginian’s and folks from eastern North Carolina woke up to wet soggy grounds, the forecast for later this afternoon appears to be more ideal for some asphalt short track racing. With a mix of clouds and sun during the morning that will give way to cloudy skies later this afternoon, Hampton should see a high of 72 with winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

With the cancellation of Virginia Motor Speedway’s King of the Commonwealth, The Weekly Racer will switch its full coverage to Langley Speedway’s Courtyard Marriot Night which will feature a 50-lap Modified feature. 10-time champion Shawn Balluzzo opened the season with back-to-back victories in a wid pair of 40-lap twins. Can Balluzzo continue to dominate the series or will someone like Matt Carter or Jamie Sample be able to knock Balluzzo off the podium? Tune into our Twitter feed to find out later this evening starting at 4:30 PM EDT.

A full race-day schedule can be found below.

 

Courtyard Marriott Night at The Races

11:00 AM                                       PIT GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                          GENERAL ADMISSION GATES OPEN

2:00 PM                                          PRACTICE BEGINS

4:15 PM                                          DRIVER’S MEETING

4:30 PM                                          QUALIFYING

6:50 PM                                          INVOCATION BY REV. POTTER / NATIONAL ANTHEM

7:00 PM                                          1ST RACE BEGINS

Practice Order

  1. Modified – 3 Practices
  2. Grand Stock – 2 Practices
  3. Super Truck – 2 Practices
  4. U-car – 2 Practices
  5. Legend – 2 Practices
  6. Bandolero – 2 Practices
  7. Winged Champ Karts – 2 Practices

Qualifying Order

  1. Winged Champ Kart – (Euro Qualifying 3 Karts 1 lap)
  2. Bandolero – (Euro Qualifying 3 cars 5 laps)
  3. Legend – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  4. U-Car – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  5. Super Truck – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  6. Grand Stock – 2 laps (Green-White-Checkered)
  7. Modified – 10 lap scuff session – 2 Laps (Green-White-Checkered)

Race Line Up

  1. ERA Real Estate Champ Kart – 20
  2. Cycle City Corp Bandolero – 15 laps
  3. Pepsi Grand Stock – 40
  4. Cycle City Corp Legends – 25 laps
  5. Bojangles U-Car – 25 Laps
  6. Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks – 25 Laps
  7. Larry King Law Modified – 50 Laps

*subject to change

Robbie Emory Scores First Career Limited Late Model Victory at Winchester; Logan Roberson’s Win Streak Comes to an End

Winchester, VA-  Milton Delaware’s Robbie Emory scored his first career Winchester feature win in last Saturday nights 30-lap Limited Late Model main. The win for Emory, worth $1250, came steering his familiar Swartz chassis no.9E with a family prepared Emory’s Racing Engines power plant under the hood.

The heads up start found Emory and Scott Palmer on the front row for the initial green flag of the event. Emory would eventually pace all 30-circuits but would have to survive numerous caution periods and a late race surge from eventual runner up Jonathan DeHaven to preserve the breakthrough win. “When we first started racing with the Limited’s we came here quite often and I know we’ve finished second at least 7 or 8 times,” Emory stated in victory lane. “It feels great to finally get our first win here.” Last Saturday’s winner Derick Quade was third, 9th starting James Lichliter took 4th with former champion Wesley Bonebrake rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Emory, Palmer, and Bonebrake.

Dale Hollidge prevailed in the companion 25-lap RUSH Crate Late Model contest breaking Logan Roberson’s 2-race win streak. Hollidge darted from the pole and would lead the distance scoring the win in his Rocket no.0. “We came here to get some seat time for the Battle of the Bay races next week,” Hollidge remarked. “There’s a lot of good cars and drivers in this class and we need to be ready when the tour guys come next week.” Logan Roberson, Billy Beachler, 13th starting Devin Brannon and Levi Crowl would complete the top-five. Heats went to Beachler and Hollidge.

Brad Kling drove to a thrilling win in the 20-lap Mid-Atlantic Modified feature. Kling, who lined up 7th for the start, clawed through the field to overhaul race long leader Hunter McClendon on the 16th lap and would lead the final 4 laps to post the win. “On that last re-start Hunter left us just enough room on the bottom and we were able to get by him.” Said Kling. “This is a great way to start the season and a big thanks to everyone who helps.” Justin Cullum came on late for 2nd, McClendon took 3rd with Ray Kable Jr. and Mike Corbin filling the front five. Heats went to Mike Corbin and Alyssa Rowe.

In support class action, Ethan Ours became the 3rd different winner of 2019 with his victory in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature in his first start of the season, Hunter Diehl drove to his first career track and club win in the 30-lap Xcel 600 Modified main with Jeff Wilkins scoring his first of the season in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car feature.

Limited Late Model Feature Results;
1. Robbie Emory
2. Jonathan DeHaven
3. Derick Quade
4. James Lichliter
5.Wesley Bonebrake
6. David Keith
7. Scott Merryman
8. Rodney Walls
9. Matt Hildabrandt
10. Bruce Kane
11.Sam Bryant
12. Scott Palmer
13. Scott Sweeney
14. Dale Murphy
15. Trae Armel
16. Richard Hawkins
17. Justin Dillman
18. Austin Stover
19. Brad Omps
20. Dallas Richards
21. Josh Williams
22. Eric Groah
23. Keith Koontz
24. Jimmy Richards
25. Josh Lilly

RUSH Crate Late Model Feature;
1. Dale Hollidge
2. Logan Roberson
3. Billy Beachler
4. Devin Brannon
5. Levi Crowl
6. Scott Sweeney Jr.
7. Timmy Booth
8. Megan Mann
9.Tyler Hoy
10. Jonathan Raley
11. Carl Biddle
12. Donnie Tepper
13. Al Shawver Jr.
14. BJ Mongold
15. Steve Lowery
16. Ronnie Martin Jr.
17. Jon Painter
18. Trevor Collins
19. Josh Reid
20. Dustin Arnold

E-Mod feature finish
1. Brad Kling 2. Justin Cullum 3. Hunter McClendon 4. Ray Kable Jr. 5. Mike Corbin 6. Alyssa Rowe 7.Allen Brannon 8. Tommy Whitt 9. Rich Goodman 10. Cody Williams 11. Cody Oliver 12. Jeff McCauley 13.Jacob Whitt 14. George Gutridge 15. Josh Hughes 16. Chase Butler 17. Frank Dibella 18. Keith Reed 19. David Kaiser 20. David Green

Pure Stock feature finish
1. Ethan Ours 2. Craig Parrill 3. Chris Sumption 4.Buddy Wilson 5. Tyler Gray 6. Dylan Rutherford 7. Jeremy Tinsman 8. Matt Randall 9. Jerry Jenkins Jr. 10.Branson Woodward 11. Delmar Grady 12. Bill Ramsey 13. Norman Potter

U Car feature finish
1. Jeff Wilkins 2. Larry Lamb 3. Gene Wilson 4. Billy Smith 5. Kevin Oates 6. Randy Wilkins 7.Tim Steele 8. Russell Fox 9. Tiff Wilson 10. Ricky Shanholtz 11.Dominic King 12. Allen Griffith 13. Evan Foust 14. James Neff 15. Mike Griffith

Xcel 600 feature finish
1. Hunter Diehl 2. Korey Inglin 3. Travis Fichter 4. Sam Sciccitano 5. Brian Blankenbillar 6. Gabby Meixell 7. Grant Schibilia 8 Robert Martin 9. Jess Michel 10. Ty Hoke 11. Keith Inglin 12. Geoffrey Sutton 13. Shawna Schibilia

Peyton Sellers Wins First Visit Hampton VA Grassroots 200 at Langley Speedway

Peyton Sellers celebrates in Dale Lemonds Victory Lane after winning the Visit Hampton VA Grassroots 200

Hampton, VA – When the Denny Hamlin Foundation pulled the plug on the Short Track Showdown this year, Langley Speedway owner Bill Mullis stepped up to the plate and scheduled a 200-lap, $7,500 to win, Thursday night feature to kick off the big NASCAR weekend as the Xfinity and Cup series comes to town. Sixteen NASCAR Late Model Stock cars converged on the historic .400-mile speedway in hopes of being the inaugural winner.

Philip Morris, who has had a rough start to the 2019 season and his hunt for what would be his recording breaking sixth national title, was the fastest man earlier in qualifying. Morris, with a time of 15.645 (92.042 MPH), was able to squeak by Langley Speedway veteran C.E. Falk by just four-hundredths of a second to earn the right to lead the field to the green. JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry rolled off third followed Danny Edwards and Greg Edwards. The 200-lap feature would be run in three segments with controlled cautions at lap 80 and 160.

When the green flag was displayed all sixteen drivers took things easy, fell in line, and started to get into a rhythm. As predicted, Philip Morris took command of the lead and set a blistering pace. Creating more than a two-second gap over Greg Edwards, CE Falk, and Berry. That was until we neared the lap 80 caution when Greg Edwards started to real the leader back in but to no avail. As the caution was displayed Morris was surprisingly the first car to come down pit road for what appeared to be just adjustments handing the lead over the Greg Edwards.

Edwards held the lead for just under ten laps before Josh Berry was able to get into clean air and he too checked out on the field. Falk would take just a handful of laps to work his way into the second position and track down the JRM car. As we came closer and closer to the next controlled caution the lap cars got more and more bothersome for the leaders. To the point that Berry was attempting to get around Eddie Johnson on the bottom groove when Falk made contact with the rear bumper of Berry sending him around in two. The caution would ultimately become the break; it would also send Falk to the rear, which was the start of a wild night for the 02, and hand the lead over the Sellers.

Once out in clear air and in somewhat control of the restart, Peyton Sellers was on fire. Not literally, of course, but the car looked to be on rails! Behind him, another South Boston driver that honestly we picked as a dark horse to win this one after his performance in the 2018 Hampton Heat but his night would be short lived after hard contact with the turn three wall.

Sellers would have to hold off the field two more times after cautions came from contact between Philip Morris and, as we mentioned above, Thomas Scott going into turn three while working lap 161. Morris ended up getting into the back of Scott sending him up the track and into the outside wall. Scott was able to get the fired and drive back to his stall but unable to finish the race. The second restart Sellers had to deal with came in similar fashion a little more than ten laps later when C.E. Falk and Philip Morris got together going into three. Falk no doubt got an amazing run on Morris out of two and down the backstretch going into three where the made contact. Morris was sent up the track and hard into the outside wall. Making it the second time this season his car needed to be carried to pit road with two wreckers.

Sellers had to fight a little harder on the final restart of the evening but cleared the field out of turn four leaving track veterans Greg Edwards and Mark Wertz to battle it out. Berry, who was probably the biggest winner in those two late race cautions, was able to battle his way back up front and around Edwards and Wertz to take the runner up position.

“First off, to God be the glory,” Sellers exclaimed as he exited the car. “Man, it’s amazing, these races are so hard to win, we beat the best in the business tonight. Josh Berry has got his game on right now; those JR Motorsports guys are tough. Phillip came on strong early but had a tough time getting back up there. Man, this is unbelievable, we loaded up the dually yesterday afternoon, just the four of us, came out here and taking the money back to Danville”.

Sellers also went on to thank track owner Bill Mullis for stepping up to the plate and putting on a show for the short track racers and fans. Langley Speedway will be off this weekend as NASCAR invaded Richmond Raceway but will be back in action April 20thwith Modifieds headlining the program.

 

Visit Hampton VA Grassroots 200 OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #26 Peyton Sellers; 200
  2. #88 Josh Berry; 200
  3. #21 Greg Edwards; 200
  4. #55 Mark Wertz; 200
  5. #02 CE Falk; 200
  6. #91 Justin S. Carroll; 200
  7. #57 Justin T. Carroll; 200
  8. #90 Terry Carroll; 200
  9. #26 Danny Edwards Jr.; 200
  10. #57 Eddie Johnson; 198
  11. #71 Rick Gdovic; 197
  12. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 192
  13. #01 Philip Morris; 177
  14. #8 Thomas Scott; 161
  15. #03 Brenden Queen; 160
  16. #88 Thomas Marks; 19

Shawn Balluzzo Returns to Dale Lemonds Victory Lane After Emotional Off-Season

Hampton, VA – By now it is no secret that Shawn Balluzzo, defending and record holding ten-time Modified champion, and family has had a roller coaster offseason dealing with off tracks things. Towards the end of the 2018 race season, it was announced that his youngest daughter Bryce was diagnosed with leukemia – a cancer of the blood. However, if you don’t know a Balluzzo or their family, then you don’t know how much of fighters they are. Bryce with the help of family, friends, and Fanschoice stayed strong even in the hardest times and is pushing through. Much like her father did at the end of last season to secure his tenth division title and come back just as strong in 2019.

After being fastest all day in practice, Shawn Balluzzo was the man to beat in qualifying as well, putting down a lap time of 15.961. Filling out the top five would be Matt Carter, Bubba Johnston, Jamie Sample, and Kyle Wood. Fourteen Modifieds would enter the contest this past Saturday for twin 40-lap races tonight.

As the first 40 lap feature got underway, Balluzzo jumped out to an early lead and pulled away from Matt Carter. After several laps of hard racing for the third position, Jamie Sample spun out to bring out the first caution of the race. The restart would come and Balluzzo would pull away from the field once again. Sample would make his way back to the top five until he made contact with Louie Pasderetz, who made his move up from the Grand Stock division and will be competing for Rookie of the Year and spun him around to bring out the caution.

At the halfway point Balluzzo still showed the way over Matt Carter, Bubba Johnston, Bobby Gery, and Kyle Wood. Battles throughout the field would start to begin as Danny Harrell, TJ Largena and Rick Gdovick fought for the eighth position. With only three laps to go, Gery did all he could to get past Carter the for third position but couldn’t manage. The checkered flag waved for the driver of the No. 48 machine Shawn Balluzzo followed by Bubba Johnston, Matt Carter, Bobby Gery, and Jamie Sample rounding out your top five.

The second twin 40 of the night, as usual on twin nights, was an exciting one. Due to NASCAR rules, the field had to invert up to the top eight from the first race putting TJ Largena on the pole. Danny Harrell would line up second, Kyle Wood third, Jamie Sample fourth and Bobby Gery starting fifth. After just one lap, the majority of the field didn’t make it out of turn one. Bubba Johnston’s and Matt Carter’s cars were unable to continue the race. On the following restart, Kyle Wood would take over the lead for a good fifteen laps as things began to heat up throughout the field.

The second caution of the race would come after Balluzzo and Gery were battling for position and made contact with each other sending both to the rear of the field. Jamie Sample would take the lead away from Kyle Wood on the restart and start to pull away. Balluzzo would make his charge back through the field and into the top five just a few laps later. With only nine laps left in the race, Bobby Gery hit the backstretch wall hard ultimately bringing out the red flag.

Once back green and with only five laps to go, Balluzzo would battle Sample for the lead and ultimately take it from him. From there Balluzzo would hold on to the win and double down on the night and open 2019 with two wins. Jamie Sample, Matt Morgan, Rick Gdovick and Louie Pasderetz rounded out your top five.

Larry King Law Modified Race Results #1:

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #51 Bubba Johnston; 40
  3. #78 Matt Carter; 40
  4. #60 Bobby Gery; 40
  5. #28 Jamie Sample; 40
  6. #19 Kyle Wood; 40
  7. #95 Danny Harrell; 40
  8. #4 TJ Largena; 40
  9. #47 Rick Gdovic; 40
  10. #26 Louie Pasderetz; 40
  11. #7 Grant Blasingame; 40
  12. #16 Eric McPherson; 40
  13. #98 Matt Morgan; 26
  14. #3 Brad Adams; 14

Larry King Law Modified Race Results #2:

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #28 Jamie Sample; 40
  3. #98 Matt Morgan; 40
  4. #47 Rick Gdovic; 40
  5. #26 Louie Pasderetz; 40
  6. #19 Kyle Wood; 40
  7. #4 TJ Largena; 40
  8. #7 Grant Blasingame; 40
  9. #16 Eric McPherson; 39
  10. #60 Bobby Gery; 31
  11. #95 Danny Harrell; 16
  12. #78 Matt Carter; 1
  13. #51 Bubba Johnston; 1
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