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Nick Smith Goes Flag to Flag in Dominating Legends Feature; Ryley Music Returns to Dale Lemons Victory Lane

Hampton, VA – Nick Smith grabbed the pole out of 11 cars for the 25 lap feature. Ryan Matthews, Spencer Saunders, Connor Jones and Ryan Center were the fast five in qualifying.

As the green flag was waved, the field sailed into turn one side by side. Coming out of turn two, Smith would get the edge and take the initial lead. Saunders followed behind him while Matthews fell in line to third. It didn’t take long for Matthews to get second back as he went right around Saunders in turn two on lap two. Jones also wanted to take position away from Saunders as he was on his back bumper as well. Lap eight and Smith had already built up a half a straightaway lead over Matthews. Going into turn one, Jones got a good run to the inside of Saunders and took third away going into turn two.

Carter Wheedon and Ryan Center had a heated battle for the fifth position as they made contact in turn one result long in Center going for a spin. No caution came out as all cars kept forward momentum and continued going. With Five laps to go Nick Smith had clean racetrack in front of him. Matthews did all he could do to catch Smith but couldn’t pull it off. Checkered flag flew and Nick Smith picked up his first Cycle City Corp Legends win of the season. Ryan Mathews, Connor Jones, Spencer Saunders, and Carter Wesson rounded out the top five.

Cycle City Corp Legends Results

1 #88 Nick Smith; 25

2 #51 Ryan Matthews; 25

3 #14 Connor Jones; 25

4 #7 Spencer Saunders; 25

5 #22 Carter Wheedon; 25

6 #33 Colby Flowers; 25

7 #88 Ryan Center; 25

8 #6 Chris Hammett; 25

9 #4 Chris Hayes; 24

10 #27 David Steele; 24

11 #51 Bradley Wilson; 23

 

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros

Cody Bryant captured the pole with a time of 21.171 over a field of seven cars. Ryley Music, Jacob Derrick, Wyatt Philyaw and Logan Clark were the fast five in qualifying. When the green flag flew to start the race, Bryant didn’t get a good start at all allowing Music to take the lead heading into turn one. Bryant would fall to second with Derrick third.

A three car battle began for fourth position between Clark, Philyaw and Paynter. With the intense battle, Paynter and Philyaw made contact coming out of turn four sending Paynter for a spin to bring the first caution out on lap three. As the field regrouped coming to the green, Music got another great start and took charge into turn one. Derrick, however, did not get the start he wanted and Clark went to his inside to take third away. Derrick would fall off the pace and fall to sixth position before getting back up to speed.

Paynter and Philyaw began battling for fourth and continued to make contact with each other. Derrick looked to get in on the battle and made it a three car battle for fourth. With just three laps to go, Bryant looked to make a late race move on Music, but the veteran Music knew better to leave the bottom lane open and didn’t allow Bryant to get past him. Checkered flag flew and Ryley Music picked up his fourth win of the season. Also coming to the checkered flag, the battle for fourth got even more physical coming out of turn four. Paynter and Philyaw made contact again, but this time sending Paynter nose first into the inside wall. Though Paynter’s car was removed from the racing surface on the hook, she was able to pop out of her car quickly and exit under her own accord.

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros Results

1 #47 Ryley Music; 15

2 #00 Cody Bryant; 15

3 #15 Logan Clark; 15

4 #8 Jacob Derrick; 15

5 #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 15

6 #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

7 #8 Conner Weddell; 15

Shawn Balluzzo Doubles Down at Langley Speedway; $1,000 Balluzzo Bounty Still on the Line

Photo: Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

Hampton, VA– Shawn Balluzzo was once again big man on campus earlier in the afternoon during qualifying time trials when he laid down a 16.360-second (86.919 MPH) lap. Chris Johnson, who has run both Modifieds and Late Models at Langley Speedway, made the trip to Hampton with one thing on his mind; Bounty Hunting. Running Southside Speedway’s regular Adam Medek’s No. 29, Johnson was more than two-tenths of a second slower than Balluzzo as he earned the ability to start to Shawn’s outside.

Balluzzo did what he does best when Shane Snider let the field go out of turn four as the sun started to set over turn three; lead the race. Balluzzo was able to clear the field on the exit of turn number two in the opening lap and never really looked back from there. Chris Johnson gave it an honest go but would develop a mechanical issue that pushed a lot of smoke from the back of his machine for most of the race. Matt Carter, who has made it his mission this year to end Balluzzo’s win streak was only able to fall into third where he ran for most of the night before Sample was able to get by. Bubba Johnston would complete the top five.

Per the NASCAR rulebook, no less than eight cars were inverted for race number two which handed the pole position over to the No. 64 of Rick Gdovic. However, he and his crew would change a right front tire between races, which regulated him to the rear of the field as well as took away his ability to take the cone and free pass. This handed the pole position over to TJ Largena while Danny Harrell lined up to his right side.

Things got a little interesting on the start of the race going into turn one as everyone tried to settle in. The first and only caution of the evening would come one lap one as Rick Gdovic ended up going around in turn three. This allowed teams the ability to take the cone for the restart. Danny Harrell and Jamie Sample elected to stay low while Chris Johnson and Bubba Johnston went high. Chris Johnson would get the better start on the outside and the lead out of two. He would only hold onto that lead for about fifteen laps, however, as Balluzzo sliced and diced his way through the field.

Once out front, and with some mechanical failures from Johnson, Balluzzo was able to cruise to his ninth victory on the season. Jamie Sample and TJ Largena both had excellent runs during the nightcap finishing second and third respectively. Bubba Johnston and Rick Gdovic rounded out the top five finishers.

 

OFFICIAL Larry King Law’s Modified Race 1 Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #29 Chris Johnson; 40
  3. #28 Jamie Sample; 40
  4. #78 Matt Carter; 40
  5. #19 Bubba Johnston; 40
  6. #4 TJ Largena; 40
  7. #95 Danny Harrell; 40
  8. #64 Rick Gdovic; 39
  9. #98 Matt Morgan; 39
  10. #7 Grant Blasingame; 25
  11. #18 DJ Valente; 22

 

OFFICIAL Larry King Law’s Modified Race 2 Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #28 Jamie Sample; 40
  3. #4 TJ Largena; 40
  4. #19 Bubba Johnston; 40
  5. #64 Rick Gdovic; 40
  6. #7 Grant Blasingame; 39
  7. #98 Matt Morgan; 39
  8. #95 Danny Harrell; 39
  9. #18 DJ Valente; 27
  10. #29 Chris Johnson; 20
  11. #78 Matt Carter; 3

Mike Looney and Greg Edwards Split Twin Features at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway

Mike Looney celebrates in Dale Lemonds Victory Lane June 22, 2019.

Hampton, VA – As we get closer and closer to the annual Hampton Heat 200 it was that time of the year Langley Speedway saw a few drivers come from out of town to build a solid notebook. Phillip Morris, Peyton Sellers, Jeff Oakley, and Mike Looney – who actually made his first ever start at the speedway – all made the trip to Hampton to try and tame the flat short track. Mike Looney was the fastest man in town as the sun went down over turn three and grabbed the pole over Peyton Sellers. Phillip Morris, Greg Edwards, and Danny Edwards Jr.

Once the green flag flew, Looney took the lead going down the backstretch with Sellers falling into second. Lap three and Sellers made the move coming out of turn two and went to the inside of Looney to take the lead. Morris looked to follow with Sellers but Looney cut the nose of Morris going into turn three. Morris looked to move Looney again in turn four but this time making contact with Looney’s left rear. Neither car looked to have too much damage. The battle for eighth place also began to heat up as Gracie Trotter looked to hold off a charging Queen. With ten laps on the board Looney dove to the inside of Sellers in turn three and took the lead on corner exit. Morris’ now had a bumper full of Greg Edwards. Looney began to pull away from Sellers who now had Morris and Greg in his tracks as he had a slip in turn two.

With multiple attempts to get past Sellers, it took Morris until lap 22 before he finally got around him for second. Greg also made the pass on Sellers moving him to fourth. By this time Looney had a half a straightaway lead over the field. Danny made his way around Hall for the fifth position but Hall has perfected the crossover maneuver and took fifth right back. With Morris and Greg battling for second, Looney’s lead grew to a full straightaway. Lap traffic was a big factor between Morris and Greg as Greg went to make a pass on the inside but Morris used it as a blocker causing Greg to slow up to get around the lap car. Clear of lap traffic, Morris was able to close the gap to Looney to a half a straightaway once again. Lap 40 and Greg made a bold move on Morris and took second away. After starting strong, Sellers now had to fend off Hall for the fourth position. A three-car battle heated up for the seventh position between Queen, Trotter, and Oakley. Queen looked to the inside of Trotter multiple times, but she was able to fend off all attempts.

The second caution came with twenty laps to go, this time for Queen coming to a stop in turn three. The green flag came out and once again Looney took the point but a caution came out again for debris on the front stretch. On the restart, Looney continued his streak of great starts and held the lead. Morris went to second with Hall to third. Greg fell all the way back to sixth on the restart. With just five laps to go, Hall looked to the inside of Morris in turn for and moved him up the track to take second. Sellers and Greg were both also able to get past Morris for the position.

The checkered flag flew with Mike Looney picking up his first ever win at Langley Speedway in his first ever start. Connor Hall, Peyton Sellers, Greg Edwards, and Phillip Morris rounded out the top five finishers.

With an eight invert from race number one, Jeff Oakley was put on the pole. Woody Howard, Danny Edwards Jr, Phillip Morris, and Greg Edwards filled the top five. When the green flag flew, Howard got a great start and jumped to the point. Morris fell in line in second, move Oakley to third. Oakley did not get the start he wanted and Danny took advantage of that as well and took third away. It’s well known that Langley is a one-groove racetrack in recent years so to be able to run the outside line; you must be doing something right. That’s just what Mike Looney did as he used the outside to power past Oakley for fourth. First lead change of the race came on lap 5 as Morris got to the inside of Howard in turn four and got by him.

Oakley continued to fall through the field as Hall also used the outside line to get past him. Greg then went to the inside of Oakley and passed him as well. Oakley was now in sixth. Howard looked to get the lead back from Morris as he dove to the inside of Morris in turn two and battled to turn three. Howard made big contact with Morris sending both cars up the track and allowing Danny to take the lead on lap 12. After that contact Morris fell to fifth and Howard fell to third. Looney was able to make his way from eighth to second in only 15 laps with no cautions.

Battles throughout the field began to heat up as drivers began to get impatient. Greg got past Morris for fifth and Hall was able to get past Howard for third on lap 17. After Danny was able to put a slim lead on the field, Looney was able to catch him on lap 22. Looney made the move to the inside of Danny in turn four and took the lead on lap 23. Greg made his way past Howard for the fourth position as Hall looked to gain some ground on Danny in second. After having to start at the rear of the field for a tire change, Peyton Sellers made his way up to the seventh place. After starting on the pole, Oakley fell all the way to ninth place.

Lap 30 and Sellers worked his way past Morris for the sixth position. Then on lap 34, Greg was able to get to Halls back bumper to take third place. Hall looked to pull off one of his crossover moves coming out of turn two, but Greg drove Hall to the bottom of the track almost into the grass down the backstretch. The first caution of the race came out on lap 37 for Morris going for a spin by himself in turn two. Morris came down pit road and changed his right front tire as it looked to be flat.

The green flag flew and Looney did not get a good start at all. Going into turn one he was sideways stacking the field up and allowing Greg to use the outside to take the lead and Danny going to second. Looney held onto third and Sellers was fourth. Hall fell to eighth after getting stacked up on the start. After picking speed back up, Looney was able to quickly catch up to Danny and take second away. Looney then looked to close in on Greg for the lead. An unfortunate turn of events happened for Looney as he was all of a sudden off the pace and brought his machine down pit road and parked his machine. With ten laps to go, Greg had a half a straightaway lead over brother Danny. Morris was able to catch Queen for sixth and went to the inside of him. Queen loves the outside line so Morris was unable to get past him for position.

The checkered flag flew and Greg Edwards picked up his third win of the season at Langley Speedway. Danny Edwards Jr, Peyton Sellers, Connor Hall, and Woody Howard rounded out the top five finishers.

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Stock Race 1;

  1. #87 Mike Looney; 70
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  3. #26 Peyton Sellers; 70
  4. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  5. #01 Phillip Morris; 70
  6. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 70
  7. #41 Woody Howard; 70
  8. #11 Jeff Oakley; 70
  9. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 70
  10. #4 Duane Shreeves; 70
  11. #9 Rodney Boyd; 70
  12. #10 Madyson Mulligan; 70
  13. #03 Brenden Queen; 53
  14. #88 Thomas Marks; 52
  15. #2 Gracie Trotter; 46
  16. #25 Craig Eastep; 36

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Stock Race 2;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  2. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 70
  3. #26 Peyton Sellers; 70
  4. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  5. #41 Woody Howard; 70
  6. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  7. #01 Phillip Morris; 70
  8. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  9. #11 Jeff Oakley; 70
  10. #4 Duane Shreeves; 70
  11. #9 Rodney Boyd; 69
  12. #10 Madyson Mulligan; 69
  13. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 68
  14. #87 Mike Looney; 53
  15. #25 Craig Eastep; 14

Shawn Balluzzo Continues Winning Streak in Larry King Law Modified Division

Shawn Balluzzo celebrates his fifth consecutive Modified victory at Langley Speedway with granddaughter Sidney. (Charlie Alexander/King Charles Photography)

Hampton, VA– Shawn Balluzzo picked up right where he has left off all season by grabbing yet another pole for their 50-lap feature event. Rick Gdovic who debuted a brand new car qualified second. Matt Carter, Jamie Sample, and Brenden Queen – who made his Modified debut – made up the fastest five starters.

Once Balluzzo saw the green flag fly he never looked back. Carter and Gdovic fell in line behind Balluzzo as Sample and Queen battled for fourth. Queen eventually took the spot from Sample as Bubba Johnston looked to follow through with Queen but was unable to do so. Bobby Gery, who has been driving a different car after his got totaled in the first race of the season, pulled his machine to pit road and parked it nose first in his stall ending his evening early.

A three-car battle between Johnston, Harrell, and Largena began for the sixth position. Harrell made multiple attempts to get to the inside of Johnston but couldn’t get it done without giving him a big bump in turn three on lap 15. Queen also caught Gdovic for the third position and started to put the pressure on. While everyone was battling for sixth Kyle Wood was able to catch up and take eighth from Largena. Bubba Johnston would have issues as he got shuffled out of the groove and fell all the way back to the ninth position.

Halfway through the feature Balluzzo had built a full straightaway lead over second place Matt Carter. Gdovic and Queen were still left battling for the third position, while everyone else was well spread out. Bubba Johnston pulled his machine down pit road to service the issues he was having throughout the race and was able to rejoin the field a few laps later. By lap thirty-five Balluzzo had a straightaway and a half lead over Carter who had no competition for second. Gdovic finally was able to get away from Queen for third place and Queen began to slip behind. Jamie Sample was losing grip of the track and coming out of turn four, was almost sideways due to lack of grip. That helped Harrell, Wood, and Largena get past him.

The checkered flag flew for Shawn Balluzzo as he picked up his fifth straight win of the season. Matt Carter, Rick Gdovic, Brenden Queen, and Danny Harrell were your top five finishers.

Larry King Law Modified Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 50
  2. #78 Matt Carter; 50
  3. #64 Rick Gdovic; 50
  4. #47 Brenden Queen; 50
  5. #95 Danny Harrell; 50
  6. #19 Kyle Wood; 49
  7. #4 TJ Largena; 49
  8. #28 Jamie Sample; 49
  9. #98 Matt Morgan; 49
  10. #16 Eric McPherson; 48
  11. #19 Bubba Johnston; 31
  12. #3 Bobby Gery; 4

Greg Edwards Returns to Dale Lemonds Victory Lane at Langley Speedway; Tim Wilson Doubles in Twin Grand Stock Features

Greg Edwards celebrates in Dale Lemonds Victory Lane at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. (Charlie Alexander/King Charles Photography)

Hampton, VA– After picking up his first win of the season, Greg Edwards looked to continue his momentum into the 100-lap feature. He did just that by capturing the pole position over brother Danny Edwards Jr. Justin Carroll, Brenden Queen, and Connor Hall rounded out the top five starters.

The green flag would fly and the field of thirteen Late Models went two by two into turns one and two. Pole sitter Greg Edwards took the lead heading down the backstretch with his older brother Danny Edwards right behind him. Third place starter Justin Carroll had a handful of Connor Hall already as they battled for third place. Greg had already put a small gap between him and Danny as he battled Carroll and Hall for the position. Ten laps into the feature Justin made his move on Danny, moving him up the track to take second away. Hall looked to follow in Justin’s tracks but the veteran took to the bottom of the track away. With all the battling for second, Greg had built a half a straightaway lead already over the field. A quarter of the way through the feature and Danny returned the favor moving Justin up the track to set up a side by side battle with Hall right on both drivers bumpers wait long for one to make a mistake.

Greg started to catch lap traffic as Danny began to put some space between him and Hall. Justin was still looking for every opportunity to get past Hall. With thirty-five laps in the books Justin dove to the inside of Hall in turn three driving up to his door down the front stretch and clearing him into turn one. Hall pulled a crossover maneuver on the backstretch and took the inside right back from Justin. Meanwhile, Greg worked a full straightaway lead over Danny. Justin and Hall’s battle finally ended after ten laps of swapping positions and door-to-door racing when Justin pulled ahead. Further through the field, Zach Lightfoot looked to hold off Thomas Marks for seventh but Marks was just too strong.

Halfway through the feature, the top five drivers were Greg Edwards, Danny Edwards, Justin Carroll, Connor Hall, and Brenden Queen. With the help of some lap traffic, Queen was not only able to catch Hall but battle him for the fourth position. However, the lapped machine of Mulligan did not play too kind to Queen as she held him up for two laps causing Queen to lose ground on Hall. Greg Edwards also ran into problems with lap traffic as Zach Lightfoot got in the way of Greg going into turn one causing Greg to make contact with him. After being caught up in lap traffic, Queen was able to catch Hall for the fourth position and took it right from him. The first and only caution came on lap 96 after Madyson Mulligan and Rodney Boyd made contact sending Boyd through the grass in turn two. Boyd wasn’t too pleased with the contact as he showed displeasure with Mulligan under caution.

With the cone rule, the top four cars lined up side by side for the restart. Green flag flew and the field drove into turn one side by side. Greg jumped out in front out of turn two with Danny stuck on the outside of Justin. Going into turn three Queen stuck his right front to the inside of Justin to cause a quick three wide situation with Danny coming out of it in second, Justin third and Queen sticking to fourth. White flag flew and Terry Carroll made a last lap attempt to gain position and took sixth away from Thomas Marks. Checkered flag flew and Greg Edwards picked up his second straight win of the season. Danny, Justin, Queen and Hall were the only cars on the lead lap and were your top five finishers.

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Stock Car Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 100
  2. #26 Danny Edwards; 100
  3. #91 Justin Carroll; 100
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  5. #77 Connor Hall; 100
  6. #90 Terry Carroll; 99
  7. #88 Thomas Marks; 99
  8. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 99
  9. #4 Duane Shreeves; 99
  10. #2 Gracie Trotter; 99
  11. #9 Rodney Boyd; 98
  12. #10 Madyson Mulligan; 98
  13. #25 Craig Eastep; 9

 

Tim Wilson Doubles Down in Pepsi Grand Stock Twins

Tim Wilson grabbed the pole for the first 25-lap feature of the night with Jimmy Adkins lining up with him on the front row. Sammy Gaita, Paul Lubno, and Michael Waters rounded out the rest of the top five. Once the green flag flew it wasn’t long until the first caution of the night came out. Sammy Gaita and Jimmy Adkins made contact in turn two, causing Gaita to go for a spin on lap one. On the restart, a caution would instantly be displayed as race control said the leader, Tim Wilson, jumped the start. Green flag flew and this time Wilson had a clean start and took the lead out of turn two. Dale Nichols was blacked flag for having a fuel leak. The third caution of the evening would come out for Nichols who spun in turn four on lap six.

Green flag flew and Wilson got a great start and took off again. Lubno continued to battle Adkins for second allowing Wilson to continue to pull away. After the early spin, Gaita got to the back bumper of Waters on lap 13 and made the pass for the fourth position. After battling Adkins for second, Lubno finally made the pass on lap 19 and set his sights on Wilson. Lubno wouldn’t have enough time as the checkered flag flew and Tim Wilson picked up his first win of the season. Paul Lubno, Jimmy Adkins, Sammy Gaita and Michael Waters were your top five finishers.

With NASCAR rules, the top eight finishers from the first twin must be inverted for the second twin. With only eight cars showing up, the whole field switched around. This putting rookie Amanda Satterly on the pole with Matt Morgan starting second, Dale Nichols third, Michael Waters fourth and Sammy Gaita fifth.

With one to go until the start of the race, Satterly dropped to the back of the field. As the green flag was displayed the field went two-by-two for the first two laps. Nichols would fall all the way to seventh after inheriting the lead from Satterly. Kevin Morgan eventually took the lead on the outside showing the way for the first four laps. That was until Lubno took it from him. Lubno wouldn’t hold the lead long either as Wilson charged through the field to take the lead on lap seven.

Jimmy Adkins would also take the position from Lubno on lap seven moving Lubno to third. Gaita and Waters continued their battle from the first race as they battled for fourth position once again. Gaita would get the spot but was way loose out of turn four giving Waters a chance to peak his nose to the inside. Gaita though, was able to hold the position over Waters. Lap 15 and Wilson had a slim lead over Adkins and Lubno as they all continued to battle for position. Lubno did all he could do but Adkins had a strong car coming out of all turns and was able to pull away from Lubno. Checkered flag flew once again for Tim Wilson as he double downed the twin races. Jimmy Adkins, Paul Lubno, Sammy Gaita and Michael Waters were your top five once again.

At the conclusion of the evening, NASCAR officials deemed the No. 17 of Wilson and #14 of Lubno’s drive shafts to be too short resulting in a disqualification from both features. Race Director Shayne Laws informed TWR Tuesday afternoon that both drivers finishes have been reinstated.

 

Twin #1 Results

  1. #17 Tim Wilson; 25
  2. #14 Paul Lubno; 25
  3. #29 Jimmy Adkins; 25
  4. #24 Sammy Gaita; 25
  5. #2 Michael Waters; 25
  6. #8 Dale Nichols; 25
  7. #1 Kevin Morgan; 23
  8. #51 Amanda Satterly; 23

 

Twin #2 Results

  1. #17 Tim Wilson; 25
  2. # 14 Paul Lubno; 25
  3. #29 Jimmy Adkins; 25
  4. #24 Sammy Gaita; 25
  5. #2 Michael Waters; 25
  6. #1 Kevin Morgan; 25
  7. #8 Dale Nichols; 25
  8. #51 Amanda Satterly; 22

Dale Parro Powers to First Super Street Victory of 2019 at Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA – After points leader and winner of the first two races – Renno Marchetti (No. 01) – didn’t show up, the field was set for a new winner. Landon Abbott (No. 70) and Colby Vance (No. 44), who have been threats to victory lane, also didn’t show up created big implications on the points standings.

Gordon Weeks grabbed his first pole of the season earlier in the afternoon when he put down a time of 18.773 (75.747 MPH), Dale Parro earned the ability to start alongside him post a lap only a tenth slower than Weeks. They were the only two drivers to eclipse the eighteen-second mark during qualifying. Chris Spangler, with a strong qualifying effort, qualified third. Randy Akers fourth and Bill Eaker fifth.

Weeks struggled at the start of the race which jumbled the field up behind him causing a crash between turns one and two collecting Eaker, Weeks, Spangler, Newman, and Jonathan White. The green flag flew for the complete restart and they went two by two into turns one and two with Parro taking the lead coming out of turn two. Thommy Gildea would follow him into the second position while Danny Harrell tucked into the into third position with the rest of the field trying to sort things out. Laps after being involved in a wreck, Eaker had made his way back up to fourth and began challenging Harrell for third position. Lap 9 and Eaker made the move on Harrell and took third with Randy Akers and Sean Calway following right behind him shuffling Harrell back to sixth.

Akers worked the back bumper of Eaker for a good five laps and finally made his way past him for third place. Once Akers caught Gildea, he took second away from him. The second caution of the 40-lap feature flew on lap 15 as Caitlyn Joyner spun around in the middle of the backstretch. Bill Eaker took advantage of the Car Master Restart Cone and took the outside line, restarting him in second. The green flag flew and Eaker took the lead from Parro going into turn one on the outside. The caution would fly once again on lap 17, this time for Zac Stongle who spun around in turn two.

With the green back on the speedway, Eaker once again went back to the lead. Akers tried to take second from Parro but could not quite make it stick so he settled for third. Parro wasn’t letting Eaker go anywhere as he was all over his back bumper. Weeks finally made his way back up into the top five and was on a mission to get past Akers for the third spot. The top four were all nose to tail, beatin’ and bangin’ on each other, putting on a hell of a show for the fans. Just past halfway Parro would get the run he needed heading down the backstretch and finally took the lead from Eaker.

That is when we noticed a little bit of smoke starting to appear from Eaker’s right rear. Luckily it was just tire smoke and did not affect the performance of the car. Akers took advantage of Eaker losing grip in his tires and gave him a bump in turn three and took second with Weeks right behind him to take third. Eaker would have to settle for fourth. With all that battling taking place behind him, Parro sailed to the checkered flag picking up his first win of the season.

 

Old Skool Video Game Super Streets OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #15 Dale Parro; 40
  2. #21 Randy Akers; 40
  3. #20 Gordon Weeks; 40
  4. #22 Bill Eaker; 40
  5. #12 Sean Calway; 40
  6. #95 Danny Harrell; 40
  7. #28 Thomas Gildea; 40
  8. #53 Zac Stongle; 40
  9. #14 Tillman Heuer; 40
  10. #33 Chris Spangler; 38
  11. #54 Billy Newman; 34
  12. #48 Caitlyn Joyner; 25
  13. #30 Jonathan White; 14

Balluzzo Continues His Dominance in Modified Series

Hampton, VA– Shawn Balluzzo captured his fourth straight pole of the year in a field of 11 strong Modifieds. Matt Carter, Bubba Johnston, Eric McPherson, and Brad Adams rounded out your top five starters for the 50-lap 97.3 The Eagle Night.

As the green flag flew, Matt Carter got a great start and jumped to an early lead followed by Balluzzo. Carter couldn’t pull away just yet as the first caution of the race flew on lap three for Danny Harrell coming to a stop on the backstretch. The green flag would be displayed again and Carter got another great start took off with the lead.

Jamie Sample would put a move on Bubba Johnston for third place and took the spot. It didn’t take long for Balluzzo to take the lead back from Carter as he did so on lap eight. Carter tried to take it back but had a slip in the turn and lost momentum. Brad Adams started to make a move on Johnston for fourth place but couldn’t make it stick. Next lap around the 4/10-mile oval of Langley Speedway, he made the move he needed and was able to get to the inside of Johnston. The second caution of the night came on lap 18 as TJ Largena, trying to work around the No. 19 of Johnston, made minor contact and spun the car around in turn four trying to keep the car straight. Also during the caution, Adams pulled his machine onto pit road with an engine failure to end his night.

Green flag flew once more and this time Balluzzo and Carter made contact with each other but they held on to their machines. At the halfway mark the top five was comprised of Balluzzo, Carter, Sample, Gdovic, and Johnston. Just three laps after spinning, Largena had made his way back to the bumper of Johnston and gave him a nudge that Johnston didn’t take to kindly to. Once Largena made his way around Johnston, he took no time to get past Gdovic for fourth place.

Johnston looked to take the position away from Gdovic as well but Gdovic shut the door on him. Ten laps to go and Carter wasn’t letting Balluzzo out of his sights. With five laps to go, Carter slipped going into turn four trying to make up ground on Balluzzo and that was the final nail in the coffin. The checkered flag flew and Balluzzo picked up his fourth straight victory of the 2019 season.

Larry King Law Modified OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 50
  2. #78 Matt Carter; 50
  3. #28 Jamie Sample; 50
  4. #4 TJ Largena; 50
  5. #47 Rick Gdovic; 50
  6. #19 Bubba Johnston; 50
  7. #98 Matt Morgan; 49
  8. #16 Eric McPherson; 49
  9. #60 Bobby Gery; 25
  10. #3 Brad Adams; 18
  11. #95 Danny Harrell; 2
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