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Bobby McCarty and Danny Edwards Jr. Share Dale Lemonds Victory Lane on Opening Night at Langley Speedway

Danny Edwards Jr. celebrates his first win of 2020 to cap off the 2020 opening night at Langley Speedway. (Bill Carnes/Given to Fly Photography)

Hampton, VA – After a very long offseason, due to implications caused by the novel coronavirus, it was finally time for racing at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. The 2020 season finally kicked off a full three months after it was scheduled with INEX Bandoleros, Legends, Virginia Sprint Cars, Super Trucks, UCARS, and the feature division of the evening, NASCAR’s Advance Auto Parts Taylor Waste Services Late Model Stock Cars. With limited fans in the stands, once the first green flag waved, they were cheering and standing on their feet in excitement for racing to be back.

With the 13th annual Hampton Heat 200 right around the corner, Bobby McCarty pulled into the .395-mile for a little test run to dial in his car. Misfortune would happen during practice as something in his right front broke; twice! With a huge team effort, they were able to get things fixed in time for qualifying where he grabbed the pole with a 15.709 (90.521mph) lap. Danny Edwards Jr, Brenden Queen, Justin T Carroll, and Thomas Scott rounded out the fast five. Defending champion Greg Edwards had a tough qualifying effort that ultimately landed him a seventh-place starting spot. Second place finisher in points last year, and 2019 Hampton Heat winner Connor Hall, started eighth.

The field got double filed and set for the green flag. Once it unfurled, McCarty and Edwards Jr. battled side-by-side till turn three where McCarty cleared him and took sole possession of the race lead. With being stuck on the outside, Danny lost the second position to Brenden Queen. Greg’s tough day continued as he fell all the way back to the eleventh position.

Looking back up to the front of the field McCarty had opened up a six-car lead over Danny by lap 10. Big trouble would happen come to Connor Hall who slowed and brought his machine to pit road where his team went to work under the hood – it would later be determined an oil line lose causing an error in the cockpit. The first caution came out on lap 18 for Bubba Johnston going for a solo spin in turn four. Once the track was cleared the green flag flew once more and McCarty and Queen went door to door for the lead. Danny joined in the battle and took second away from Queen this time.

The second caution came out for Craig Eastep going for a loop on the front stretch. On the ensuing restart, Queen took the cone once again and battled McCarty for the lead until the third caution came out for debris on the front stretch. The cone came out again and it was Danny this time going to the outside of McCarty. McCarty got a great start and took off with the lead, Queen and Danny would battle for the second position. Peyton Sellers also began making his moves through the field as he drove his Danville Toyota No. 26 machine up to fifth challenging fellow South Boston Speedway regular Thomas Scott for fourth.

With 15 laps to go, Danny was slowly reeling in McCarty who at the time had a five-car length lead. Sellers ended up making his way around Scott for fourth and quickly made his way to Queen to battle for third. With five laps to go, McCarty had a mirror full of Danny’s front bumper. Coming to the white flag Danny gave a nudge to McCarty but he kept his line. With the checkered flag flying from Shayne Snider, Bobby McCarty would hold off a very strong run by Danny Edwards to pick up the first twin 50 race victory.

With the NASCAR mandated invert when twin features are run 8 cars were flipped for race number two. This put Williamsburg, Virginia’s Justin S. Carroll – who competed Friday evening at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the ARCA Menard East Series – on the pole with Newport News own Casey Wyatt to his outside. Justin T Carroll, Thomas Scott, and Brenden Queen were the starting five.

The green flag flew quickly followed by the caution flag as race control deemed Wyatt got on the loud pedal a little too soon. With a complete restart on deck the caution came out once again, this time it was for the field getting stacked up going into turn one from what looked like a missed shift from someone on the front row. Defending track champion Greg Edwards got the worst end of the deal smashing the front end of his machine to the point where he was unable to continue; Sellers, McCarty, and Chris Johnson all receiving some damage but able to continue.

Third attempt at the start and it was a good one. Wyatt jumped to the lead with both Justin Carroll’s battling for second. Justin T. Carroll, also known simply as “Toast,” took second with Queen and Danny taking third and fourth respectively from Justin S. Carroll. Sellers made a hard charge at Justin S. Carroll for the fifth position and got it. While Queen and Danny battled for third, it let Wyatt and Toast get a slim lead over the field. Danny finally got the third spot from Queen and set his sights on Toast for second.

Danny got a huge run out of turn four and got to Toast’s door going into turn one for battling for the second position. With 20 laps up in lights the top five was comprised of Casey Wyatt, Danny Edwards Jr., Justin T. Carroll, Brenden Queen, and Peyton Sellers. Two laps later, Danny would take the lead from Wyatt and settle into a good rhythm. Justin T. Carroll’s car seemed to be slipping away from him as Queen and Sellers put on the pressure for third place. Lap 39 and Queen finally got the inside line on Justin T and took the third position away. Next lap Sellers dive-bombed into to turn one to take fourth away from Toast as well. With five remaining the caution would once again fly for a single-car spin in turn two.

Once the green flag was displayed to the field again we would almost immediately go back under the yellow for a spinning Craig Eastep in turn two setting up a green-white-checkered finish. One to go and Queen took the cone to be on the front row with Danny. The final green flag flew as Danny and Queen stayed side by side until the white flag. Queen tucked in line behind Danny down the backstretch into turn three but couldn’t get enough of a run to nudge Danny out of the way. Danny Edwards would go on the pick up the victory in the second twin 50 lap event of the night over Brenden Queen.

 

Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks

With a very impressive field of 15 Super Trucks this year, and 7 rookies, it looked to be an exciting race. Jacob Carr put his truck on the pole over Keith Wheeler, Ronald Klein, former Modified driver Louie Pasderetz, and Brian Waltrip for the 25 lap feature. The green flag waved and the field didn’t make it out of turn two before the first caution came out. Paige Cain and Wesley Newell made contact resulting in Newell spinning in the grass. Complete restart and Carr shot to the lead with Wheeler all over his back bumper. Klein was also there all over Wheeler’s rear end looking to make a move for second. Shannon Lester battled Donald Brown for the sixth position as well.

The second caution came out for Wheeler coming to a stop in turn two down in the grass. Wheeler got his truck going again and brought it down pit road for his crew to check out the issues. Wheeler made it back out before the field went green and joined them at the tail of the field. The green flag flew once again with race leader Carr getting a terrible start. this allowed Pasderetz to take the lead. Carr would finally get going to hold onto second over Klein. Waltrip, Brown, and Ryan Huff all battled for the fifth position. Klein got a big run down the front stretch to get to Carrs inside to take second. That battle came to a stop as the caution came out for Kevin Rickman going for a spin down the backstretch.

With Carmasters Automotive Cone being displayed Keith Wheeler took advantage of it and restarted fourth. On the restart, Pasderetz went to the lead as Carr once again did not get a good start allowing Wheeler to dive to the inside of Klein for second into turn one. With 10 laps to go Wheeler was closing in on Pasderetz until he almost looped his truck around coming out of turn four. This allowed Klein to catch back up and challenge for second. Down the backstretch, Klein got into the wall trying to get around Wheeler on the outside as the No. 27 car continued to push him up slowing his momentum. The white flag flew for Pasderetz but, the caution would once again fly for Wheeler going around in turn two. Klein would be sent to the rear as race control deemed he was the cause for the spin. Video evidence released later on Facebook showed Wheeler went around on his own and Klein was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The green flag flew one final time and it was a green-white-checkered finish. Pasderetz did everything right and held on the final three laps to win his first career win at Langley Speedway. Jacob Carr, Brian Waltrip, Donald Brown, and Wesley Newell rounded out the top five.

 

Taylor Waste Service Late Model Race 1 OFFICIAL Results;
  1. #22 Bobby McCarty; 50
  2. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 50
  3. #26 Peyton Sellers; 50
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  5. #8 Thomas Scott; 50
  6. #57 Justin T Carroll; 50
  7. #29 Casey Wyatt; 50
  8. #91 Justin S Carroll; 50
  9. #88 Thomas Marks; 50
  10. #21 Greg Edwards; 50
  11. #19 Bubba Johnston; 50
  12. #71 Rick Gdovic; 50
  13. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  14. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  15. #01 Jeff Shiflett; 50
  16. #68 Adam Hoegerl; 48
  17. #36 Chris Johnson; 42
  18. #77 Connor Hall; 30
Taylor Waste Service Late Model Race 2 OFFICIAL Results;
  1. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 50
  2. #03 Brenden Queen; 50
  3. #29 Casey Wyatt; 50
  4. #26 Peyton Sellers; 50
  5. #57 Justin T Carroll; 50
  6. #19 Bubba Johnston; 50
  7. #8 Thomas Marks; 50
  8. #91 Justin S Carroll; 50
  9. #90 Terry Carroll; 50
  10. #88 Thomas Marks; 50
  11. #25 Craig Eastep; 50
  12. #77 Connor Hall; 49
  13. #01 Jeff Shiflett; 49
  14. #68 Adam Hoegerl; 49
  15. #36 Chris Johnson; DQ
  16. #22 Bobby McCarty; 45
  17. #71 Rick Gdovic; 8
  18. #21 Greg Edwards; 0

Harris Truck Shop Super Truck Results

  1. #8 Louie Pasderetz; 25
  2. #88 Jacob Carr; 25
  3. #33 Brian Waltrip; 25
  4. #05 Donald Brown; 25
  5. #48 Wesley Newell; 25
  6. #65 Shannon Lester; 25
  7. #38 Paige Cain; 25
  8. #28 Ronald Klein; 25
  9. #01 Tim Carter; 25
  10. #27 Keith Wheeler; 24
  11. #3 Ryan Huff; 24
  12. #66 Wayne Lyon; 24
  13. #99 Cory Lyon; 23
  14. #10 Kevin Rickman; 0
  15. #50 Joe Harper; 0

Shawn Balluzzo Remains Undefeated in Modifieds at Langley Speedway

Shawn Balluzzo picks up win number twelve and thirteen to remain undefeated at Larry King Law Langley Speedway. (Charlie Alexander/Langley Speedway)

Hampton, VA– The saying has always been, “if you want to be the best you have to beat the best.”  So far no one in the Hampton Roads area has been able to do so in the Larry King Law Modified division at Langley Speedway.

Shawn Balluzzo, the defending and ten time series champion, once again proved why he will go down as, one of, if not the best Modified drivers in Langley history. Balluzzo laid a lap down a solid lap two-tenths faster – 16.617 (85.575 mph) – than the rest of field. Bubba Johnston would line up to Balluzzo’s outside with his 16.842-second lap, Jamie Sample, Rick Gdovic, and Matt Morgan rounded out the fastest five starters.

Once the green flag was displayed from Shane Snyder, Balluzzo, like always, wasted zero time getting the loud pedal down to the floor and clearing the field out of turn two. As hard as it is to believe, Balluzzo got into his normal rhythm and took off to a little more than a three-quarter of a straightaway lead over the rest of the field. The two best battles to watch throughout the entire feature was between Bubba Johnston and Matt Carter for third and Rick Gdovic and Brad Adams for sixth. Carter was able to get around Johnston just past halfway. Adams was never able to get around Gdovic and had to settle for seventh. Jamie Sample, Mat Carter, Bubba Johnston, and TJ Largena rounded out the top five.

As usual race number two provided much more excitement, some not the kind you really ever want to see, after an eight-car invert allowed DJ Valente and Brad Adams the opportunity to start on the pole. Balluzzo, again per usual, elected to come down pit road under pace laps, forfeit his eighth place starting position and take the green from the rear of the field.

Valente took full advantage of having not only the preferred line around Langley Speedway but also the clean track and led the first handful of laps. Even held off the field on an early restart after Rick Gdovic went for a spin out of turn two to bring out the first yellow flag. NASCAR officials would send Balluzzo to the rear of the field after they determined Gdovic went around off the nose of the defending race winner.

On the ensuing restart Brad Adams was the first to utilize the cone and went to the outside of Valente essentially recreating the initial start of the race – Jamie Sample also elected to use the cone and lines up behind the No. 3 of Adams. With the green flag in the air Valente once again got back on the loud pedal looking to clear the field. He was able to do so around the middle of the backstretch and into turn three. The race, however, would be halted once more following a big wreck involving the No. 78 of Matt Carter and No. 98 of Matt Morgan. Carter was able to climb out of his machine under his own power with assistance of Langley’s incredible safety team. He would be transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The No. 4 of TJ was later sent to the rear of the field for his involvement in the wreck.

Once Carter was transported outside of the track, the racing surface was cleared and lineup set, Valente was once again showed the cone. He once again elected to stay low. Bubba Johnston, however, took the bate this time and elected to restart on the outside front row – oddly enough Balluzzo did not elect to use the cone to better his starting position after being sent to the rear.

The ten time champion did not need the outside lane to make things happen as he worked his way back into the top five by lap ten. The following lap he was able to work his nose under Samples machine taking his position away. The very next lap Balluzzo got around Adams for the third position. Two laps later Balluzzo collapsed the gap on Jonhston and worked his way around him for second. It only took the champ a single lap to catch and pass Valente to take the lead for the first time of the feature. From there it was lights out, Balluzzo would cruise his way back to victory lane for the thirteenth consecutive time.

“A lot of these guys are coming around,”Balluzzo said in victory lane. “A lot of this stuff was avoidable tonight. [The] clutch felt funny but I thought I was imagining stuff and when I tried to do a burn out, I pushed the clutch in then bam, the transmission broke. Thanks to everybody, thanks to the fans that stuck around.”

In other racing action Jake Harberts picked up the win in the opening HRKC Pro Wing Champ Kart feature, Tim Wilson was your winner in the Pepsi Grand Stocks, Colby Vance toped the 30+ car Parts Barn Enduro 30-lap feature, Michael Waters took home the hardware in the 25-lap Bojangles UCAR feature and Rick Poust out dueled Chase McAdams in a thrilling photo finish in the night ending 25-lap Harris Truck Shop Super Truck feature.

Langley Speedway will return to action next weekend with a stacked schedule to include a 100-lap NWAAS Late Model feature. The Modifieds will return to the speedway for an amazing double-header weekend. Super Streets, Pro Six, Legends, and Bando’s are also on the docket.

 

Larry King Law Modified UNOFFICAL Race 1 Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #28 Jamie Sample; 40
  3. #78 Matt Carter; 40
  4. #19 Bubba Johnston; 40
  5. #4 TJ Largena; 40
  6. #47 Rick Gdovic; 40
  7. #3 Brad Adams; 40
  8. #18 DJ Valente; 40
  9. #16 Eric McPherson; 40
  10. #98 Matt Morgan; 39
  11. #95 Danny Harrell; 39

 

Larry King Law Modified UNOFFICAL Race 2 Results;

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 40
  2. #3 Brad Adams; 40
  3. #16 Eric McPherson; 40
  4. #95 Danny Harrell; 40
  5. #4 TJ Largena (R); 40
  6. #19 Bubba Johnston; 40
  7. #18 DJ Valente; 40
  8. #47 Rick Gdovic; 40
  9. #28 Jamie Sample; 22
  10. #78 Matt Carter; 8
  11. #98 Matt Morgan; 8

Greg Edwards Doubles Down on Whelen Night at Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA– Greg Edwards won just about everything but a support division races during Whelen Night at the races. Leading the way in second practice, leading the way in qualifying with 15.799 (90.006 MPH) and eventually leading the way to victory lane both 70-lap features tonight to help pad his points lead over Connor Hall. Danny Edwards, Connor Hall, Peyton Sellers, and Brenden Queen made up the fastest five starters.

Race number one got off to a great start when fifteen Taylor Waste Services Late Models came to life. Danny Edwards, who had to completely rebuild his machine following a hard wreck during the Hampton Heat, got a much better start than his brother and took the lead early. However, 2019 Hampton Heat 200 winner Connor Hall, had plans of his own and stole the lead from Danny Edwards on lap three and looked to set a pace that could not be matched.

That pace was too much even for Hall to maintain as Greg Edwards got back around his brother and eventually tracked down and passed Connor Hall to take the lead with twenty-nine laps on the board. Peyton Sellers, who had been following in the tire tracks of Edwards most of the race also got around Hall to occupy the second position and attempt to take the lead and further his case towards a 2019 NWAAS National championship. His best shot came when Edwards closed in on Cameron Bowen, making his NWAAS return, and Brenden Queen battling hard for the seventh position. Luckily for Edwards, both drivers conceded the track position for the faster cars and Edwards was able to drive away to his fourth win of the season. Peyton Sellers would hang onto second, Connor Hall third, Danny Edwards fourth and rounding out the top five for the first time in his Late Model career – Zach Lightfoot.

Per the NASCAR rulebook, no less than eight cars were inverted for the start of race number two. This handed the pole position over to Chesapeake’s own, Cameron Bowen. Brenden Queen, Thomas Marks, Zach Lightfoot, and Danny Edwards made up the starting five. Greg Edwards elected to start the second 70-lap feature from the rear of the field citing some issues getting through the gearbox and not wanting to tear the car up on the start.

That, however, did not seem to phase the current points leader from working his way through the field. Within the first handful of laps, Edwards had climbed four to five position while Queen took full advantage of the invert and showed the way for the first seventeen laps before giving way to Danny Edwards and Connor Hall. The first and only caution of the entire evening came on lap twenty-six when the No. 19 of Cameron Bowen came to a halt in the middle of the speedway down the backstretch to draw the caution before driving away and down pit road to the attention of his crew. As much as that boils our blood over here at TWR it was the break Greg Edwards needed.

Connor Hall elected to take the cone on the ensuing restart and would use it to his advantages leading several laps from the outside while racing Danny Edwards door-to-door. While all this was going on it allowed for Greg to work his way around Queen and close the gap on the leaders. Once to his brother rear bumper the two worked their way around Hall and almost immediately started to put distance on him and the field before taking over the lead on lap forty-nine. Besides a few close calls with slower cars playing difficult Edwards drove away to his second consecutive and fifth overall win of the year. Danny Edwards, Connor Hall, Brenden Queen, and Thomas Marks made up the top five for race number two.

“I am just so proud of this car,” Edwards said during victory lane. “We had a little bit of clutch issues. Thought we were fighting issues with the throw-out bearing but it was the clutch. I shifted into fourth; the wheel hopped and just wouldn’t go. Once we get going though it’s great. We didn’t want to chance it so we elected to start from the rear. That allowed me to save tires, ease my way through the field there to fifth and was lucky enough to get that caution. I saved enough rear tire and the car was spot on.”

Racing will return to Langley Speedway NEXT weekend, August 10thwith twin Modified’s, Grand Stocks, Super Trucks, UCAR, Karts, and the Enduro.

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Models UNOFFICIAL Race 1 Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  2. #26 Peyton Sellers; 70
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  4. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  5. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 70
  6. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  7. #03 Brenden Queen; 69
  8. #19 Cameron Bowen; 69
  9. #9 Rodney Boyd; 69
  10. #36 Chris Johnson; 69
  11. #89 Craig Eastep; 69
  12. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 69
  13. #4 Duane Shreeves; 57
  14. #00 Chase Burrow; 57
  15. #26 Jordan Pickrel; 25

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Models UNOFFICIAL Race 2 Results;

  1. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  2. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  4. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  5. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  6. #26 Peyton Sellers; 70
  7. #36 Chris Johnson; 70
  8. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 70
  9. #9 Rodney Boyd; 69
  10. #89 Craig Eastep; 69
  11. #4 Duane Shreeves; 69
  12. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 69
  13. #00 Chase Burrow; 68
  14. #26 Jordan Pickrel; 44
  15. #19 Cameron Bowen; 42

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
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