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Balluzzo, Stinson to resume Mod title tussle in Twin 50s
Sep 16, 2010 - updated Sep 16th, 2010 9:32pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Hampton Va. --
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
A pair of 50-lappers for the B&C Seafood
Modifieds top a six-race bill this Saturday, Sept. 18, as Langley Speedway resumes its 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign
with Balance Industries Night.
Along with the Modified Twins, Saturday’s feature lineup includes:
Langley Fan Club Super Streets (40 laps); Casey Cycle City INEX Legends
(25 laps); EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs (25 laps); and, Rhonnda
Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts (20 laps).
Front gates open at 1 p.m. and afternoon practice rounds get under way
at 2. The drivers meeting is slated for 4:15, followed by time trials at
4:30. Pre-race festivities begin at 6:45, while the Champ Karts lead off
the evening’s racing program shortly after 7.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, 6-12. “Little Race Fans”
(under 6) are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Military
personnel (active-duty or retired, with ID) and senior citizens (60+,
with ID) receive a $2 discount off the adult ticket price. “Family
Packs,” which include two adult and two children’s tickets, are $25 — a
savings of $5.
Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the appropriate
link at www.langley-speedway.com or in the Speedway office during
regular business hours.
• • •
Heading into this weekend’s Modified races, defending champ Shawn
Balluzzo is clinging to a four-point advantage over hard-charging Thomas
Stinson, 430-426. Momentum has favored Stinson in recent weeks as he has
out-dueled Balluzzo in the last three events.
• • •
In the Super Street division, Kevin Alves has drawn to within four
points of Randy Sample in the chase for the ‘10 crown, 464-460. Sample’s
bid for a second straight title was jeopardized when early-race
mechanical problems dropped him to a 12th-place finish in the Aug. 28
event. Alves missed an opportunity to fully capitalize on Sample’s
troubles, though, when a late tangle with Chris Roberts left him with a
• • •
Joe Hendricks Jr. holds a 12-point lead, 490-478, over Jamie Price in
the INEX Legends standings. On the way to another top-five outing on
Sept. 4, Hendricks was snared by a last-lap crash in Turn 4, leaving him
in ninth place. Price finished second and trimmed 14 points from
Fans can expect to see a few more new faces in Saturday night’s starting
field as drivers from far and wide seek to gain valuable seat time in
preparation for the upcoming INEX Legends Nationals, scheduled for Oct.
7-9 at Langley.
• • •
Michael Joyner holds a six-point edge, 452-446, over Sammy Gaita in the
UCAR rundown. The last time out, on Aug. 28, Gaita was the fast
qualifier and overcame a four-car inversion to take the lead for good on
the third circuit. He rolled to a 1.208-second victory over Chris
Hildebrand, while Joyner came home in third.
• • •
Bill Dailey enjoys a commanding 46-point advantage over Vaughan
Crittenden in the Champ Kart standings. No single driver has been able
to dominate Victory Lane, though, as 12 races have produced eight
• • •
After being hit with a DQ following an apparent win at South Boston
Speedway on Sept. 4, then turning in a less-productive-than-hoped-for
showing at Motor Mile Speedway last weekend, C.E. Falk takes his bid for
the NASCAR Virginia state championship to Old Dominion Speedway in
Manassas for a 200-lap contest this Saturday.
According to a press release from NASCAR’s PR department, Falk,
Langley’s 2010 Late Model champ, can only overtake leader Justin Johnson
in the state rankings by winning at ODS. Currently, Johnson has not
committed to compete in this weekend’s race — the only NASCAR-sanctioned
Late Model event in the state on the final weekend of the ‘10 Whelen
All-American Series points season.
In the current national standings, Falk ranks fifth, just behind
Johnson. Other Langley regulars in the top 100 include: Greg Edwards
(9th), Woody Howard (18th), Danny Edwards Jr. (24th), Wes Falk (46th),
Mark Wertz (54th) and Brandon Gdovic (69th).
• • •
NASCAR action continues at Langley Speedway next Saturday, Sept. 25,
with Retail Alliance Night. The six-race card features: B&C Seafood
Modifieds, Pepsi Grand Stocks, Larry King Law Super Trucks, Casey Cycle
City INEX Legends, EZ Auto of Newport News UCARs and Standard Welding
• • •
A longtime member of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Langley
Speedway is a .395-mile, slightly-banked oval. The track is located at
11 Dale Lemonds Dr., off North Armistead Ave., in Hampton, Va.
To learn more about Langley Speedway, fans may call the Speedway office
at (757) 865-RACE or consult the track’s Web site —
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