Hampton, VA – Winning at Langley Speedway this year, has not been something that has come easy for anyone this season! In the seven LMSC starts this season we have had the pleasure of crowning five different winners – only one of those drivers is able to call himself a repeat winner and that is the man pictured above, Greg Edwards. Piloting his 97.3 The Eagle machine to back-to-back victories with yet again a stack house so to speak.
Matt Waltz – taking the weekend off from the exclusive CARS Tour to mix it up again in his back yard with some of the greats – would actually qualify his Waltz Engineered Sales Chevy on the pole with a blistering time of 15.957 (90.243 MPH). I honestly didn’t expect to see times even down in the 15s because of how hot it was but he was able to find the speed and make it work. Danny Edwards, Jr and Matt Bowling, yup that’s right Matt Bowling was back in town, were the only other cars to crack the sub 16 second lap time during qualifying posting the second and third fastest times respectfully. Brenden Queen, and believe it or not, Greg Edwards finished out the starting five.
Rhonnda Claiborne Starting 5;
P1 #2 Matt Waltz 15.957
P2 #26 Danny Edwards 15.977
P3 #83 Matt Bowling 15.989
P4 #03 Brenden Queen 16.024
P5 #97 Greg Edwards 16.025
The first race of the double header was the second race of the evening’s program and like in the past since daylight savings time, the first was in the daylight. Well, okay it was more like dusk, either way it was still pretty warm so I am sure the track was going to be slick. Slick or not it did not faze Matt Waltz and that #2 car at the start of the race.