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Kyle Wood nips Stinson for 1st Mod win
Aug 29, 2010 - updated Aug 29th, 2010 1:23pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey

Hampton, VA --

BayPort Credit Union Night Race Report Saturday, August 28, 2010

(Aug. 28) — Kyle Wood grabbed the lead on a mid-race restart, then held off Thomas Stinson down the stretch to bag his first win of the year in the BayPort Credit Union 50 for the B&C Seafood Modifieds, the featured event of Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway.
Still a relative newcomer to the Mod division, longtime Langley competitor Robbie Babb captured the pole in afternoon time trials, qualifying at 84.794 mph. Stinson was second-fastest and lined up alongside Babb on the front row. Wood and points leader Shawn Balluzzo made up Row 2, while Bubba Farmer started fifth on the 12-car grid.
As the race got under way, Babb gained a slight edge over Stinson, who remained on his outside flank. The two went side-by-side until the sixth circuit when Babb claimed the clear-cut advantage. Stinson settled into second, followed by Wood and Farmer. Balluzzo, meanwhile, dropped a couple spots in the opening laps, giving way to Rusty Wood and Cameron Patrick.
On lap 7, Rusty Wood ducked underneath Farmer in a bid for fourth. He took the position on the backstretch on lap 8 and left the door open for Patrick and Balluzzo, dropping Farmer to seventh. Four laps later, Patrick overtook Wood for fourth and brought Balluzzo along with him, to fifth.
Meanwhile, at the front, Babb was setting a jackrabbit pace. By lap 20, he had opened a half-straightaway lead over Stinson, who saw Kyle Wood growing larger in his mirror. Deeper in the field, Balluzzo had slipped past Patrick for fourth, but faced a half-straightaway gap between himself and third-place Kyle Wood.
The first caution flag waved on lap 26 when Farmer spun in Turn 2.
On the double-file restart, Babb failed to come up to speed immediately. He later reported missing a shift. To his credit, he had the presence of mind to steer quickly toward the apron, avoiding a massive pileup.
As Babb pulled aside, the inside lane suddenly opened for Kyle Wood, who blasted between Babb and Stinson and into the lead. Babb finally got going, but not before dropping to fourth place.
The second yellow flag flew on lap 29 as Farmer continued to have issues with the second corner. Only two more green-flag laps were in the books before the third, and final, caution flag was displayed when Farmer and Jimmy Kibler locked horns at the end of the backstretch.
As the race resumed, Stinson bolted ahead of Kyle Wood as they passed beneath the green flag. Wood drew even on the backstretch, though, and cleared Stinson as they returned to the start/finish line. Behind them, Balluzzo scooted past Babb and Patrick to take over third.
Over the closing circuits, Stinson hounded Wood, trying to force a mistake, while Balluzzo loomed little more than a car-length back.
On lap 48, Stinson took a run to the inside of the leader in Turn 2. With slower traffic ahead, however, he was forced back in line. The scene was repeated on lap 49 and, once more, a lapped machine proved useful to Wood as he clung to the top spot.
At the checkers, Wood was the winner by a car-length — 0.157-second, to be precise — over Stinson. Balluzzo was third, followed by Patrick and Babb. Rusty Wood, the winner’s father, headed the second five, in sixth, while Matt Slye, Farmer, Bobby Gery and Scott Lawrence completed the top 10, all on the lead lap.
In Victory Lane after the race, Wood commented on his day (and night) in the #9 machine, while won the last time out with Joe Scarbrough at the wheel: “It was definitely a transition. Y’know, I usually run my own car down here. Different style car and the steering’s a whole lot different. The first practice, we blew a valve cover gasket, so we had to fix that. Took me a little while to get used to it.”
Asked about this thoughts as he took the lead when Babb faltered, Wood continued, “I hope the 44 (Babb) doesn’t come up the track. I just saw an opening and I just went for it and, luckily, it stuck and I got an opportunity to get in there.”
About the late-race duel with Stinson, the winner noted, “Gotta thank Thomas Stinson, also, for not roughing me up too bad there. The only other person I’d rather have behind me would be my dad. So, I’m happy... happy for everybody.”
In the series standings, Stinson has pulled to within six points of Balluzzo, 382-376. Rusty Wood is third, 28 behind the leader. Lawrence and Slye, both rookie-of-the-year contenders, rank fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the evening’s other feature events:

Robbie Parker motored into the lead on lap 23 and rolled to his third victory of the season in the 40-lap Pepsi Grand Stock race.
Ricky Derrick, the points leader coming into the event, was the fast qualifier, at 76.251 mph. After a spin of the inversion wheel, though, he was bumped back to the outside of Row 2 and the pole passed to Carl Livingston. Mark Claar lined up second, followed by Rodney Boyd, Derrick and Parker.
On the start, Livingston snagged the top spot as the field headed through Turns 1 and 2 for the first time. Boyd moved up to challenge Claar and came away with the second spot. Caught on the outside, Claar eventually slid to eighth before finding a place in line.
Parker, meanwhile, emerged from the race-opening shuffle in third. He swiped second from Boyd on lap 3, bringing Jammie Goode and Paul Lubno along with him.
Two laps later, Goode went after Parker for second, but, instead, opened the door for Lubno, who grabbed the spot with a three-wide pass on the backstretch. Boyd moved past Parker for third on lap 7, while Derrick and Goode scooted by on lap 8, kicking Parker back to sixth.
The race’s only yellow flag flew on lap 12 when Lubno and Livingston tangled in Turn 2 and the leader was sent spinning. The scrape earned both drivers a trip to the back of the pack as Boyd assumed the lead.
Returning to green, Boyd pulled away, while Derrick and Goode tussled for second on the backstretch. Their scuffle opened the door for Parker, who moved from fourth to second. Goode claimed third from Derrick at the end of lap 13.
At the crossed flags, Boyd was up by a car-length over Parker. Two more lengths separated Parker and Goode, while another length stood between Goode and Derrick.
On lap 23, Parker made his move for the lead. He drove to the inside of Boyd in Turns 1 and 2, pulled even on the backstretch and completed the pass off Turn 4. Goode pounced on the opening and snagged second on lap 24, bringing Derrick along with him.
On lap 27, Derrick ducked underneath Goode off Turn 2 and motored into the runner-up spot through Turns 3 and 4. Two laps later, however, Goode was back on the attack. He nosed ahead of Derrick at the end of lap 30 and gained the clear-cut advantage on lap 31.
While Derrick and Goode continued to slug it out, swapping second place on laps 32 and 38, Parker must’ve been sporting a wide smile inside his helmet.
By the finish, Parker’s winning margin had grown to 1.872 seconds — half a straightaway — over Goode. Derrick was third, followed by Boyd and Lubno.
With the win, Parker pulled into a first-place tie with Derrick for the series points lead, at 430 apiece. Parker currently holds the tiebreaker edge, though, with three wins to Derrick’s one.

In the 40-lap Langley Fan Club Super Street feature, Sean Calway recovered from a mid-race spin, moved out front on lap 36 and showed the way to his first win of the year.
Chris Roberts was the fast qualifier, at 73.276 mph, but dialed up a “4” on the inversion wheel, dropping him to the outside of Row 2. Points leader Randy Sample moved to the pole, followed by Kevin Alves, Randy Akers, Roberts and Renno Marchetti IV. Calway lined up in sixth.
As the race began, Sample bolted into the lead. Alves dropped in line on his bumper, while Akers, Roberts and Calway rounded out the top five.
On lap 2, Akers slipped underneath Alves in Turn 2 and grabbed the runner-up position as they roared down the backstretch. The exchange allowed Sample to pad his lead to three lengths. In only two laps, though, that margin had vanished and Akers was on the hunt for the top spot.
Akers pushed his machine to the front on lap 5. Almost immediately, Sample fell off the pace. He finally trundled to a stop in the infield off Turn 3 to bring out the first caution flag on lap 7.
As the field bunched for the restart, Calway abandoned the fourth spot in the running order to test his luck on the outside of Akers. Back under green, though, the gamble didn’t pay off as Akers and Alves quickly cleared his #12 car. Roberts and Pereira soon followed, dropping Calway to fifth.
Akers was up by four car-lengths when he suddenly slowed on the backstretch on lap 9, turning the lead over to Alves. He headed to the pits, retiring to a 15th-place finish.
Working lap 14, Alves held a one-length edge over Roberts and Pereira, while two lengths separated Pereira from Marchetti, Calway and Ryan Nester.
On lap 17, Calway dropped off the pace. It was a precursor of things to come as he spun in Turn 2 on lap 20, prompting the second yellow flag. He headed to the pits where his crew tended to the right-rear tire before sending him back out for the restart.
As the race resumed, Nester moved up to challenge Alves. To some extent, the bid paid off for Nester. While he couldn’t match Alves or Roberts, he did manage to take third from Pereira, a net gain of two spots.
Caution #3 waved on lap 26 when Garrett Willcox stopped at the start/finish line with his right-front wheel askew.
On the ensuing restart, Calway gave up his eighth position in line to move alongside Alves. Back under green, Alves and Roberts dispensed with Calway, leaving him in a door-to-door tussle with Nester. Nester initially won that battle, but Calway returned the favor on lap 34, taking over third and bringing Marchetti and Pereira along with him.
The complexion of the race took a drastic swing in Calway’s favor on lap 36 when Alves and Roberts tangled off Turn 4 and Alves spun to bring out the last of the four yellow flags. Both Alves and Roberts were directed to the rear of the field. Roberts, however, opted to call it a night.
On the final restart, Calway, the new leader, headed a six-car breakaway at the front of the field. The lead pack remained in nose-to-tail formation until lap 38 when Pereira went after Marchetti for second. Marchetti fought off the challenge, but the momentary diversion allowed Calway some much-needed breathing room.
At the checkers, Calway was the winner by 0.250-second over Marchetti. Pereira was third, while Nester and Jamie Sample completed the top five.
In the series standings, Randy Sample saw his lead over Alves trimmed from 14 to four, 464-460. The damage would have been worse, but Sample managed to complete enough laps to gain three spots in the final rundown, finishing 12th. He got another assist when the late spin knocked Alves back to a seventh-place result.

In a 25-lapper for the Larry King Law Super Trucks, Robbie Davis overcame an eight-truck inversion, took the lead on lap 11 and stormed to his eighth win of the season.
Davis turned the quickest qualifying lap in afternoon time trials, lapping the .395-mile oval at 73.698 mph. He wasn’t as fortunate when it came to the inversion wheel, though, spinning an “8.” That landed Bill Wallace on the pole with Chris Spangler alongside. Chris Bechtel and Rick Potter made up Row 2, while Curtis Hughes and Troy Turnage occupied Row 3. Davis and Tommy Nixon, 1-2 in the standings, made up Row 4.
On the start, Wallace moved out front in Turns 1 and 2 as the inside line surged forward. Bechtel came away with the second spot, followed by Nixon, Spangler and Hughes.
On lap 2, Nixon swiped second from Bechtel through the first and second corners and set sail after Wallace. Just a lap later, Nixon drove underneath Wallace off Turn 2 and took the lead on the backstretch.
Meanwhile, Davis, who found himself stuck in seventh on lap 1, began to slice his way through the pack. He moved into third on lap 4 and slipped past Wallace for second on lap 5. The position swap allowed Nixon to pull away by four lengths. Within two laps, though, that margin had evaporated.
Davis took his first run at Nixon on the backstretch on lap 9. Nixon battled him off, but he couldn’t duplicate the feat on lap 10 as Davis drove under him in Turn 4, taking the lead in Turns 1 and 2 on lap 11.
The only caution flag waved on lap 15 when Hughes spun in Turn 2, while jockeying with Wallace for the fourth spot. Both drivers were sent to the back of the pack for the restart.
Returning to green, Davis, Nixon and third-place Turnage all cleared Bechtel, who had opted to restart alongside the leader. A lap after the restart, Nixon’s truck skittered loose off Turn 2 and Davis extended his margin to five lengths.
Nixon tried to rally over the remaining circuits, but the deficit proved too large to overcome as Davis won by 0.445-second — about two lengths. Turnage was third to the line, followed by Chase McAdams and Potter.
In the division standings, Davis’ lead now stands at 20, 522-502, over Nixon. Potter and Turnage moved up to third and fourth, respectively, leapfrogging the absent Brad Adams.

In a caution-free 25-lapper for the EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs, Sammy Gaita snagged the lead on lap 3 and sailed to his first win of the year, drawing closer to Michael Joyner in the chase for the 2010 division title.
Gaita set the fast time in qualifying, circling the track at 71.815 mph. After a spin of the inversion wheel, he was due to start fourth. When Landon Florian failed to answer the bell, though, Gaita slid over to the third slot on the grid. It wouldn’t take long for that subtle change to pay dividends.
As the race got going, pole-sitter Matt Morgan took the lead with Gaita providing a push from behind. Gaita moved up to second, while outside pole starter Chris Hildebrand slipped to third.
On lap 3, Gaita poked a fender alongside Morgan and raced into the lead on the backstretch. Lined up on Gaita’s bumper, Hildebrand was in position to capitalize on the opening and nosed ahead of Morgan for second as they returned to the flagstand. Hung on the outside, Morgan also lost spots to Bill Eaker and Joyner before finding a place on the bottom of the track.
By lap 6, Gaita had fashioned a six-length margin over Hildebrand, who was looking for his fourth race win. Ten more car-lengths separated the top two from third-place Eaker, who had his hands full with Joyner and Morgan.
The gap between second and third grew even wider when Joyner and Eaker scuffled briefly at the entrance to Turn 1 on lap 11. Joyner would eventually take the third position from Eaker on lap 13, bringing Morgan along with him.
At lap 15, Gaita enjoyed a lead of nearly half a straightaway over Hildebrand. Slower machines loomed ahead, however. Gaita waded into traffic on lap 20 and Hildebrand closed to within four lengths of his rear bumper.
The lapped cars proved to be only a minor obstacle for Gaita, though, as he broke into the clear on lap 21 and began to extend his lead.
At the finish, Gaita was the winner by 1.208 seconds — about six lengths — over Hildebrand. Joyner was third to the line, while Morgan and Eaker rounded out the top five.
In the standings, Gaita’s win allowed him to shave four points from Joyner’s advantage. The margin now stands at six, 452-446. Morgan jumped from sixth to third. Michael Waters maintained fourth, followed by Eaker, in fifth.

In the evening’s opening event, the Standard Welding Pro Six feature, Warren Smigo assumed the lead on lap 30 and drove on to his second victory of the year. Due to a caution flag on what would have been the final circuit, the race was extended from 30 to 31 laps.
Doug Warren posted the fastest lap in time trials, clocking in at 80.717 mph. He spun a “4” on the inversion wheel, though, dropping him to the outside of Row 2. Joe White took over the pole, sharing the front row with Matt Mullins. Smigo and Warren occupied the second row, while Casey Sipe rounded out the top five.
On the start, White grabbed the lead. Mullins slipped into the runner-up spot, while Smigo and Warren dueled for third. Smigo won that contest, only to see Warren battle back ahead of him on lap 6.
At the front, Mullins stalked White until lap 15 when he grabbed the lead on the backstretch. A lap later, White, Warren, Smigo and Sipe scuffled briefly in Turn 4, allowing Mullins to stretch his advantage to five lengths.
On lap 20, Smigo and Sipe scooted past Warren to take over the third and fourth positions. Just a couple laps later, Warren dropped well off the pace and headed for the pits, retiring to a 10th-place finish.
Over the last 10 circuits, slower traffic sporadically came into play. Mullins’ lead waxed and waned, but never shrank to less than three lengths until lap 29.
Heading past the white flag, White pulled to within a car-length of Mullins’ rear bumper. In Turn 2 for what should have been the last time, the two tangled and Mullins looped his #54 machine off the corner, bringing out the race’s only caution flag and setting up a “green-white-checkered” sprint with Smigo in command.
On the final restart, Smigo quickly forged a two-length lead over Sipe. The runner-up gamely tried to close the gap, but couldn’t take the measure of the leader over the last two laps as Smigo won by 0.408-second. Sipe was second to the line, followed by Anthony Perez, Mullins and White.
• • •

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
BayPort Credit Union Night
Race Results
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (9) Kyle Wood; 50
2. (4) Thomas Stinson; 50
3. (48) Shawn Balluzzo; 50
4. (20) Cameron Patrick; 50
5. (44) Robbie Babb; 50
6. (69) Rusty Wood; 50
7. (33) Matt Slye; 50
8. (12) Bubba Farmer; 50
9. (60) Bobby Gery; 50
10. (83) Scott Lawrence; 50
11. (65) Jimmy Kibler; 49
12. (18) Greg Burgess; 49
Pole: Babb - 84.794 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (19) Robbie Parker; 40
2. (36) Jammie Goode; 40
3. (8) Ricky Derrick; 40
4. (9) Rodney Boyd; 40
5. (14) Paul Lubno; 40
6. (77) Carl Livingston; 40
7. (07) Mark Claar; 40
8. (28) Billy Fisher; 40
9. (01) Chris Hott; 40
10. (11) Tommy Sweeney; 40
11. (75) Jeff Driskill; 39
12. (71) J.R. Smith; 39
13. (00) Randy Akers; 6
14. (69) Connie Stanley; 3
Pole: Livingston - Top 4 qualifiers inverted.
Fast Qualifier: Derrick - 76.251 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (12) Sean Calway; 40
2. (01) Renno Marchetti IV; 40
3. (1) John Pereira; 40
4. (87) Ryan Nester; 40
5. (28) Jamie Sample; 40
6. (14) Larry Venable; 40
7. (84) Kevin Alves; 40
8. (2) Rod Busitzky; 40
9. (9) Michael Farmer; 40
10. (03) Jerry Lamontagne; 40
11. (6) Chris Roberts; 35
12. (24) Randy Sample; 27
13. (39) Garrett Willcox; 25
14. (11) Jason Aukland; 11
15. (21) Randy Akers; 9
Pole: R. Sample - Top 4 qualifiers inverted.
Fast Qualifier: Roberts - 73.276 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Trk #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (17) Robbie Davis; 25
2. (8) Tommy Nixon; 25
3. (90) Troy Turnage; 25
4. (62) Chase McAdams; 25
5. (21) Rick Potter; 25
6. (52) Chris Bechtel; 25
7. (7) Lloyd Holbrook; 25
8. (19) Bill Wallace; 25
9. (18) Cory Millard; 25
10. (14) Debbie Biesecker; 25
11. (70) Curtis Hughes; 24
12. (30) Chris Spangler; 24
Pole: Wallace - Top 8 qualifiers inverted.
Fast Qualifier: Davis - 73.698 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (21) Sammy Gaita; 25
2. (17) Chris Hildebrand; 25
3. (20) Michael Joyner; 25
4. (98) Matt Morgan; 25
5. (22) Bill Eaker; 25
6. (57) Ben Zoellner; 25
7. (36) Andrew Condrey; 25
8. (2) Michael Waters; 25
9. (5) Jesse Jones; 25
10. (23) Nelson Moody; 25
11. (1) Mason Sawyer; 25
12. (12) Eric Schaffer; 24
13. (73) Jayson Vaught; 24
Pole: Morgan - Top 4 qualifiers inverted.
Fast Qualifier: Gaita - 71.815 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (41) Warren Smigo; 31
2. (14) Casey Sipe; 31
3. (29) Anthony Perez; 31
4. (54) Matt Mullins; 31
5. (15) Joe White; 31
6. (6) Bobby Hall; 31
7. (7) Steve Williams; 30
8. (23) Mark Claytor; 30
9. (8) Steve Emerson; 29
10. (51) Doug Warren; 23
Pole: White - Top 4 qualifiers inverted.
Fast Qualifier: Warren - 80.717 mph.
* Race was extended one lap beyond the
scheduled distance by a late caution flag.

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