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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

Langley Speedway LIVE: Thomas Roofing Night at the Races

Good evening race fans! Just a quick little post for those who follow the website on a regular basis as well as those subscribed to the email blast! We are LIVE at Langley Speedway this evening for the Thomas Roofing Night at the Races, with 245 laps of action packed racing! There are just about 20 Late Model Stock Cars here this evening, as some guys using this evening as a way to get ready for the Hampton Heat 200 in two weeks.

Big names like Peyton Sellers, Matt Bowling, Matt Waltz, Greg Edwards, Garrett Cambell are here. If you are in the area there is still plenty of time to head down to the speedway. Tickets are super cheap, and there is going to be some great racing as Matt Waltz looks to add win number seven on the season. Greg Edwards looks to redeem himself, or if thats what you want to call it from a lack luster past two races.

Make sure you head on over to Twitter, search for @theweeklyracer… or click this nifty little link that we have provided for you! We will be providing you with lap by lap coverage from this evening actions.

Shawn Balluzzo Opens Up, Talks About His Journey At The Track

STBHampton, 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!”

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“Maddy” Mulligan Takes Her Career To A Whole New Level

MaddyStory_KBMadyson Ryan Mulligan, better known as “Maddy” by her friends and now competitors, is a rising Sophomore at Great Bridge High School out in Chesapeake. She is your typical teenage girl, wakes up and goes to school Monday through Friday, completes her homework, manages time with her friends, a member of the cheerleading squad, oh yeah and she drives a race car at Langley Speedway on select weekends! Maddy is one of two ladies who run in the Pro Six division out at Langley, these cars are six cylinder full body race cars running on slick tires.

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Greg Edwards Dominates the Competition In Second Longest Race of the Season

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HAMPTON, Virginia – (May 31, 2014) Greg Edwards took his 97.3 The Eagle machine to the pole for Saturday nights 150 lap feature for the ComServe/Verizon Wireless  Late Model Stock Cars, the second longest race of the year! I was a little disappointed with only twelve cars taking the green flag. I would of figured more teams would want to get some practice in for Langley’s Hampton Heat 200 one of the most exciting races on the schedule this season. Edwards did not mind though as he took off with ease to lead from flag to flag and capture win number three on the season, this now pulls him even with Matt Waltz. Nick Smith, Casey Wyatt, Mark Wertz & Matt Waltz were the cars that rounded out the top five. The Late Models will be back in action next week June 7th for twin 64 lap races!

Humblet scored his second victory in 2014 as well as in a row. He too put his purple and black number 11 machine on the pole for the Larry King Law modified division. 14 cars would take the green flag, only the 48 machine of Balluzzo would have anything for Humblet! Caution flags seemed to be the achilles heel for the 6 time champ of Balluzzo who would finish the race in the second spot, Matt Sly, Danny Herrell and Scotty Lawrence would round out your top 5! Modified’s return to the track next week also for twin 30 lap features!

Full recap to follow soon!

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