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VA: Falk, Balluzzo wrap up track championships
Oct 2, 2011 - updated Oct 2nd, 2011 10:00pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey

Hampton Va. --

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Waypoint Apartments/Retail Alliance/
Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Night
Race Report
Saturday, October 1, 2011

HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 1) — C.E. Falk started on the pole and led all the way to post his 12th win of the season, and ninth in a row, in the Waypoint Apartments 50 for the Crossroads Fuel Service Late Model Stock Cars, the featured race of Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway.
Entering the event, which closed out the 2011 Late Model schedule, Falk enjoyed a commanding 38-point lead over Greg Edwards in the standings and needed just a 20th-place finish to clinch his third straight track championship.
All the calculations became a moot point, however, when Edwards, the only driver with any chance of overtaking Falk, opted not to compete, saving his equipment for next weekend’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway.
With the division crown effectively in hand, Falk set the pace in afternoon time trials, clocking in at 88.411 mph. Casey Wyatt was second-fastest and shared the front row with Falk. Chris Hopkins, Mark Wertz and Dean Shiflett completed the top five.
As the race got under way, Falk led the charge into the first corner, pulling ahead of Wyatt, who quickly found Hopkins to his inside. Wyatt and Hopkins went side-by-side for a lap with Wyatt claiming the second spot off Turn 2 on lap 2.
On lap 3, Dean Shiflett swiped third from Hopkins, while Wertz snagged fourth on the next lap and Jeff Shiflett moved into the top five on the fifth circuit, dropping Hopkins to sixth.
Back at the front, Falk held a two-length advantage over Wyatt. Half a straightaway separated them from third-place Dean Shiflett.
As the laps clicked off, the margins continued to grow. By the halfway mark, Falk had extended his lead to five lengths over Wyatt and the gap from Wyatt to Shiflett had grown to more than half a straightaway.
Falk ran into a little resistance on lap 27 when he tried to lap Terry Carroll. Carroll put up a tussle, allowing Wyatt to chop a couple lengths from Falk’s lead. Soon, though, Falk cleared Carroll and set sail again.
It looked like things might get interesting on lap 44 when Falk ran up behind Jeff Shiflett and Hopkins, who were scuffling for fifth. The battle settled down, though, as Falk arrived on the scene and he flashed past. Deeper in the field, Wertz nosed ahead of Dean Shiflett to take over the third spot.
At the finish of the caution-free run, Falk was the winner by 1.189 seconds — nearly half a straightaway — over Wyatt. Wertz was third, followed by Dean Shiflett and Jeff Shiflett.
In Victory Lane after the race, Falk reflected on his season: “Man, at the start of this year, I couldn’t tell you what was gonna happen. We had to start with a whole new team, but I’m really glad for the guys that came and supported me and this race team.”
In the final Late Model points tally, Falk claimed the crown by 88 points over Greg Edwards, 790-702. Danny Edwards Jr. was third, followed by Wertz and Dean Shiflett.

In the evening’s other featured events:

Anthony Kincaid regained the lead on a restart at lap 49 and held on for his second win of the season in the Rolls-Royce Naval Marine 50, the final points race for the KeesVacations.com Modifieds.
Kincaid was the fast qualifier for the event, at 86.276 mph. Robbie Babb was only six-thousandths of a second off Kincaid’s pace and lined up on the outside of Row 1. Shawn Balluzzo, who came into the night with an insurmountable 70-point lead in the standings, launched from the inside of Row 2, flanked by Chris Johnson. Mike Rudy rounded out the top five on the grid.
Coming to the green flag, Babb’s car skittered sideways a bit off Turn 4, allowing Kincaid to grab the early advantage. Balluzzo slipped into second, while Babb settled into the third position.
In the opening circuits, Kincaid, Balluzzo and Babb circled the track in tight formation, while Johnson lingered a couple lengths back. On lap 8, though, Babb began to lose contact with the lead duo.
After shadowing Kincaid for several laps, Balluzzo went after the lead on lap 11, pulling to the high side of Kincaid in Turns 1 and 2. Kincaid was able to maintain a slight edge at end of laps 11 and 12. On lap 13, however, Balluzzo powered ahead on the backstretch, taking the lead for the first time.
In just four laps, Balluzzo had put six lengths between himself and Kincaid and it looked like the rout was on. Balluzzo, top-ranked nationally in Division II Asphalt of the NASCAR Finalist Program, would eventually extend his lead to nearly a full straightaway.
With only two laps to go, though, the race’s lone yellow flag when Johnson spun in Turn 1. Lining up for a “green-white-checkered” finish, Balluzzo, Kincaid, Babb, Late Model regular Mark Wertz and Rudy made up the top five.
Under green for the final time, Kincaid forced his way underneath Balluzzo as they sped into the second corner. He gained the clear-cut edge off Turn 4 and led the field to the white flag.
At the checkers, Kincaid was the winner by 0.528-second over Balluzzo. Babb was third, while Johnson and Cameron Patrick were fourth and fifth, respectively. In line for top-five finishes, Wertz and Rudy tangled in Turn 1on the final lap, which neither completed. Wertz was sixth in the rundown, while Rudy was seventh.
Following the race, Balluzzo looked back on his third straight Mod title, and fifth in the last six years: “I appreciate all the fans out here that supported us all year. Disappointing finish to the race tonight, but it is what it is. The guys did a great job. Everybody did a great job. We have best group of racers, I think, at Langley Speedway. The Modified class is amazing. It’s growing every year. Big John, that owns the car, John Bradley, he has worked his tail off all year to get this thing back where it should be. We struggled at the beginning of the year. Almost gave up on everything and we just kept plugging away. Everybody worked their butts off to get us to where we are.”
In the final points rundown, Balluzzo claimed the championship by 74 over Johnson, 912-838. Patrick, Babb and Kincaid were third, fourth and fifth, in that order.
After a week off, the division will be back in action at Langley on Saturday, Oct. 15, with Mid-Atlantic Modified Madness, presented by the Racing For Hope Foundation. That evening’s lineup will be topped by a 100-lap/$5,000-to-win feature.

Mark Claar led all 40 laps and picked up his fourth and fifth victories of the season, sweeping the Retail Alliance Twin 20s for the Pepsi Grand Stocks.
Claar qualified on the pole for the first race, lapping the .395-mile oval at 77.696 mph. Points leader Ricky Derrick was second-quickest, followed by Mark Frye, Chris Spangler and Robbie Parker.
The opening 20-lapper was interrupted by a caution flag on the opening lap, prompting a complete restart.
On the second attempt, Claar jumped out front and hauled the field into Turn 1. Behind him, Frye poked his nose underneath Derrick in a bid for second, but came up empty as Derrick gained control of the spot on lap 2. Meanwhile, Claar opened a four-length lead.
The second caution flag flew on lap 6 when Parker made a banzai run under Frye into Turn 1 and ended up spinning. As the field bunched for the restart, Brandon Hinson and Andrew Condrey, the sixth- and eighth-place drivers, pulled out of line, choosing to challenge the leader from the outside groove.
Back under green, Claar cleared Hinson in the middle of Turns 1 and 2, while Derrick made the pass off the second corner. Hinson settled into the third spot, but his stay was short-lived as Frye muscled past on lap 9, bringing Carl Livingston along with him, to fourth.
Claar held a five-length lead over Derrick when the last of the race’s three caution flags waved on lap 19 as Hinson and Parker got together, collecting Livingston in the process. Circulating under the yellow flag, Parker’s machine began showing smoke and he headed toward the pits.
Facing a “green-white-checkered” sprint to the finish, Claar quickly nabbed a two-length lead on the final restart and maintained that gap to the end, winning by 0.403-second over Derrick. Frye was third, followed by Chris Hott and Hinson.
The starting grid for the second race was determined by the finishing order of the first race, putting Claar and Derrick back on Row 1.
As the nightcap got under way, Claar beat Derrick into Turn 1 to take the lead. Before he could find a place in line, Derrick also gave way to Frye, dropping to third.
The first caution flag appeared on lap 4 for J.R. Smith’s spin into the backstretch infield. Gathering for a restart, Livingston gave up the fifth position to pull alongside Claar.
As the race resumed, Claar made short work of Livingston, who slid in line just ahead of Frye. Three laps later, Derrick moved past Frye for third, then trained his sights on Livingston. Meanwhile, Claar was driving away from the pack.
On lap 14, Derrick scooted into second place, bypassing Livingston with a three-wide move off Turn 4. He faced an uphill climb, though, as Claar had pulled off by more than half a straightaway.
The second, and final, caution flag flew on lap 17 when Livingston lost an engine on the frontstretch and rolled to stop in Turn 1. Lining up for the restart, Claar, Derrick, Frye, Parker and Hinson made up the top five.
Under green for a four-lap dash, Claar immediately opened a two-length edge over Derrick. Behind them, Parker was on the move, swiping third from Frye on lap 18.
At the checkers, Claar won by nearly half a straightaway — 1.708 seconds, to be precise. Derrick posted his second runner-up result of the night, while Parker, Frye and Hinson completed the top five.
Up by 20 points at the start of the evening, Derrick exited Saturday’s Twins with a 16-point lead over Claar in the division standings, 432-416. Three races remain for the Grand Stocks, including another set of Twins to close the season on Oct. 22.

In the 40-lap Heritage Motor Co. Super Street feature, Ritchie German started on the pole, at 74.874 mph, and led all the way for his sixth victory of the season.
Ryan Nester, second to German in the division standings, started on the outside of Row 1, but tumbled to fourth place in the opening circuits. Nester quickly righted the ship, however, and regained the runner-up spot on lap 9.
The last of the race’s two yellow flags was unfurled on lap 10 when Chris Roberts and Dale Parro tangled at the end of the frontstretch. As the field gathered, Renno Marchetti IV gave up the fourth position to try his luck to the outside of German.
Back under green, Marchetti carried a half-length lead into Turn 1. German rallied, however, returning to the top spot as they hit the back straightaway. Nester cleared Marchetti on lap 11 and left the door open for Jamie Sample, John Pereira, Sean Calway and Randy Sample, who all streamed past Marchetti’s #01 machine.
On lap 14, Randy Sample, a four-time winner this season, slipped past Calway to move back into the top five. Sample had started fourth, but went to the rear of the field after a lap 1 scuffle with Pereira.
At the crossed flags, German was up by four lengths over Nester. Five laps later, Randy Sample gained another spot, taking fourth from Pereira on the backstretch.
Heading into the final 10 laps, Nester began to reel in the leader, drawing to within three lengths. The rally soon fizzled, though, as German pulled away.
Nester wasn’t through, however. With two to go, he narrowed the gap to less than three lengths. That was as close as he would get, though, as German held on to win by 0.779-second. Jamie Sample was third to the line, followed by Randy Sample and Pereira.
The victory was a bittersweet one for German. Due to work commitments, he won’t be able to compete in the season’s final two races, which will almost certainly cost him the division title. He is 40 points ahead of Nester in the current standings, 480-440. Jamie Sample is 12 behind Nester, in third.

In a caution-strewn 25-lapper for the Larry King Law Super Trucks, Robbie Davis started on the pole, at 74.697 mph, and led flag-to-flag for his third win of the campaign.
For most of the contest, Davis was busy staving off challenges from the likes of Troy Turnage, Jonathan Mullett and Chase McAdams. In the end, though, it was his longtime rival, points leader Tommy Nixon, who filled his mirror.
On the final restart, with two laps to go, Davis and Nixon bolted from the pack in nose-to-tail formation. Down the stretch, Davis was able to hold Nixon at bay and won by 0.333-second — a single truck-length.
In the current standings, Nixon leads Davis by 20 points, 532-512. Two more races remain on the Super Trucks’ 2011 slate.

Absent from Victory Lane since July 23, Landon Florian got back on the winning track in the 25-lap EZ Auto of Newport News UCAR race. He led from pole (73.288 mph) to checkers for his seventh win of the season.
Second to Florian in the standings, Chris Hildebrand was also second on Saturday evening as his two-race winning streak came to a halt. Starting third, he moved into second on lap 1. He briefly gave up the position on lap 2 before regaining it on lap 4. He was no match for Florian, however, as the leader could seemingly pull away at will.
At the finish, Florian was the winner by 1.569 seconds — nearly half a straightaway — over Hildebrand. Sammy Gaita was third to the line, followed by Bill Eaker and Ben Zoellner.
In the points rundown, Florian enjoys a hefty 54-point advantage over Hildebrand, 442-388.

In the 30-lap Standard Welding Pro Six race, Doug Warren started on the pole, at 80.253 mph, and rolled to his sixth win of the season. He also edged back ahead of Casey Sipe in the battle for the division title.
Sipe started on the outside of Row 1, alongside Warren, and was right on the leader’s rear bumper when the race’s only caution flag flew on lap 10.
As the field bunched for the ensuing restart, Sipe opted to pull to the outside of Warren in a bid for the top spot. Back under green, though, it quickly became apparent that Sipe’s decision wouldn’t pay off.
When the race resumed, Warren dispensed with Sipe, leaving the inside lane open for Anthony Perez, who drove alongside Sipe. The two battled door-to-door until lap 13 when Perez gained the upper hand off Turn 2.
As Perez pulled away, Steve Williams moved up to challenge Sipe, taking over third on lap 14. Meanwhile, Warren had darted to a half-straightaway lead.
Over the second half of the event, Perez and Williams jousted for the runner-up spot. Sipe tried to join that battle, but was hampered as the right-front corner of his hood came loose and began to flap.
At the finish, Warren was the runaway winner, finishing a whopping 3.190 seconds ahead of Perez. Williams was third, followed by Sipe and Warren Smigo.
The win, coupled with Sipe’s fourth-place outing, vaulted Warren back atop the Pro Six standings, 458-456. Two more races remain on the divison’s 2011 schedule.

In a 20-lapper for the Rhonnda Claiborne, Realtor HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts, points leader Chris O’Brien took the lead in Turn 3 on the final circuit and sped to his first win of the season, becoming the series’ eighth different winner in eight events.
Jake Harberts started on the pole, at 65.247 mph, and led laps 1-16 with Aaron Leach providing the drafting boost. They were joined, early in the race, by Bill Dailey and O’Brien, forming a four-kart lead pack.
The quartet remained nose-to-tail until lap 17 when Dailey slipped underneath Leach in Turn 2. With help from O’Brien, Dailey stormed into the lead. Leach emerged from the scrum in third, while Harberts dropped from first to fourth.
Dailey and O’Brien maintained their two-kart draft until the white-flag lap when O’Brien swung to the high side entering Turn 3 and took over the top spot.
At the stripe, O’Brien was the winner by 0.172-second — a single kart-length. Dailey was second, followed by Leach, Harberts and Daniel Millard, who rebounded from a lap 1 spin to take fifth.
• • •

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Waypoint Apartments/Retail Alliance/
Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Night
Race Results
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (40) C.E. Falk; 50
2. (29) Casey Wyatt; 50
3. (55) Mark Wertz; 50
4. (12) Dean Shiflett; 50
5. (01) Jeff Shiflett; 49
6. (99) Chris Hopkins; 49
7. (90) Terry Carroll; 49
8. (48) Shawn Balluzzo; 32
9. (38) Duane Shreeves; 23
10. (41) Wes Falk; 1
Pole: C.E. Falk - 88.411 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (1) Anthony Kincaid; 50
2. (48) Shawn Balluzzo; 50
3. (44) Robbie Babb; 50
4. (36) Chris Johnson; 50
5. (20) Cameron Patrick; 50
6. (03) Mark Wertz; 49
7. (8) Mike Rudy; 49
8. (08) Joe Scarbrough; 49
9. (11) Jimmy Humblet; 49
10. (87) Darrell Vance; 49
11. (57) Todd VanGuilder; 49
12. (77) Joed Bruce; 48
13. (38) Michael Johnson; 48
Pole: Kincaid - 86.276 mph.

Race #1:
Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (7) Mark Claar; 20
2. (8) Ricky Derrick; 20
3. (29) Mark Frye; 20
4. (01) Chris Hott; 20
5. (81) Brandon Hinson; 20
6. (40) Andrew Condrey; 20
7. (0) Brett Adkins; 20
8. (77) Carl Livingston; 20
9. (30) Chris Spangler; 20
10. (2) Brian Waters; 19
11. (71) J.R. Smith; 19
12. (16) Robbie Salas; 19
13. (5) Bubba Carr; 19
14. (19) Robbie Parker; 18
15. (00) Randy Akers; 6
16. (02) Randy Adams; 6
Pole: Claar - 77.696 mph.

Race #2:
Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (7) Mark Claar; 20
2. (8) Ricky Derrick; 20
3. (19) Robbie Parker; 20
4. (29) Mark Frye; 20
5. (81) Brandon Hinson; 20
6. (01) Chris Hott; 20
7. (2) Michael Waters; 20
8. (40) Andrew Condrey; 20
9. (30) Chris Spangler; 20
10. (0) Brett Adkins; 20
11. (5) Bubba Carr; 19
12. (71) J.R. Smith; 19
13. (02) Randy Adams; 17
14. (77) Carl Livingston; 16
15. (16) David Seed; 12
16. (54) Billy Newman; 3
17. (00) Randy Akers; 0
Pole: Claar - via Race #1 finish.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (10) Ritchie German; 40
2. (87) Ryan Nester; 40
3. (28) Jamie Sample; 40
4. (24) Randy Sample; 40
5. (3) John Pereira; 40
6. (01) Renno Marchetti IV; 40
7. (73) Sean Calway; 40
8. (2) Rod Busitzky; 40
9. (70) Mike Ganoe; 40
10. (39) Garrett Willcox; 39
11. (22) Mike Borden; 38
12. (6) Chris Roberts; 9
13. (15) Dale Parro; 9
Pole: German - 74.874 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Trk #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (17) Robbie Davis; 25
2. (8) Tommy Nixon; 25
3. (52) Chris Bechtel; 25
4. (90) Troy Turnage; 25
5. (70) Curtis Hughes; 25
6. (18) Cory Millard; 25
7. (14) Debbie Biesecker; 16
8. (71) Jonathan Mullett; 14
9. (2) Chris Munger; 14
10. (20) Buck Munger; 14
11. (62) Chase McAdams; 14
12. (22) Dan McAdams; 14
Pole: Davis - 74.697 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (14) Landon Florian; 25
2. (17) Chris Hildebrand; 25
3. (21) Sammy Gaita; 25
4. (22) Bill Eaker; 25
5. (57) Ben Zoellner; 25
6. (5) Jesse Jones; 25
7. (88) Jon Largena; 25
8. (3) Eric Schaffer; 25
9. (11) Kevin Morgan; 25
10. (70) Landon Abbott; 25
11. (41) Cory Bradley; 25
12. (80) Randy Prillaman; 25
13. (63) Clifton Savage; 25
14. (10) John Matthews; 25
15. (2) Michael Waters; 24
16. (98) Matt Morgan; 16
17. (90) Justin Carroll; 14
18. (23) Andy Graham; 12
19. (6) Tyler Paden; 6
20. (20) Michael Joyner; 1
Pole: Florian - 73.288 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (51) Doug Warren; 30
2. (29) Anthony Perez; 30
3. (7) Steve Williams; 30
4. (23) Casey Sipe; 30
5. (41) Warren Smigo; 30
6. (6) Bobby Hall; 30
7. (77) Neil Sipe; 30
8. (14) J.B. Sipe; 30
Pole: Warren - 80.253 mph.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1. (99) Chris O'Brien; 20
2. (45) Bill Dailey; 20
3. (87) Aaron Leach; 20
4. (8) Jake Harberts; 20
5. (10) Daniel Millard; 20
6. (9) Tommy Sweeney; 20
7. (18) Jordan Wood; 20
8. (40) Albert Falk; 20
9. (63) Clifton Savage; 20
10. (64) John Savage; 20
11. (71) Shawn Gervais; 20
12. (42) Mark Brooks; 20
13. (60) Sparky West; 20
14. (81) Josh Ayer; 20
15. (6) Clayton Parrish; 20
16. (88) Matthew Leach; 20
17. (16) David Millard; 20
18. (59) Charlie-Ray Lorah; 20
19. (17) Harold Gay; 19
20. (52) Bill Kirwan; 19
21. (1) Ashten Mullett; 19
22. (07) Michael Browning; 15
Pole: Harberts - 65.247 mph.

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