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Langley Speedway - Race Report Saturday, July 11, 2015
Jul 13, 2015 - updated Jul 13th, 2015 10:36am
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey

Hampton, Va. --



NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
at Langley Speedway - Hampton, VA
Surf Rider Restaurants/Southern Fried Fest Night
Race Report
Saturday, July 11, 2015

  HAMPTON, Va. (July 11) — Danny Edwards Jr. led all 130 laps on the way to his second and third victories of the season as he swept the Surf Rider Restaurants/Southern Fried Fest Twin 65s for the ComServe/Verizon Wireless Late Model Stock Cars, the featured events of Saturday’s late-night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway.
  Looking to avoid a third straight rainout, competitors, fans and officials waited out late afternoon and early evening showers. Saturday’s six-race slate got under way just after10 p.m. and wrapped up shortly after 1 a.m.
  While the four support divisions were aligned according to the current point standings, the Late Models participated in time trials and Edwards nabbed the pole for the first of the Twins, lapping the .395-mile oval at 88.615 mph. Justin T. Carroll was second-fastest, just 24-thousandths of a second off the pole-winning time. Matt Waltz, Tyler Hughes and Brenden “Butterbean” Queen rounded out the top five on the 21-car grid.
  As the first race got going, Edwards won the drag race into Turn 1 to take the early lead. Carroll settled into second, followed by Waltz, Hughes and Queen. Lap 2 had barely begun before the first caution flag was flying for Mike Weddell’s spin in Turn 4.
  Bunching for a restart, Waltz and Hughes opted for the outside lane. They were joined up top by Nick Smith, Mark Wertz, Collin Cabre, Michael Hardin and Natalie Decker.
  Back under green, Edwards quickly cleared Waltz, who slid into the runner-up position. Behind them, Carroll and Hughes dueled for third with Carroll coming out ahead. As Carroll motored away, Hughes soon came under attack from Queen, who was looking for the fourth spot.
  Carroll’s pursuit of the lead duo was stymied on lap 9 when he got held up by a slower car. While he struggled to free himself, Edwards and Waltz widened their advantage over him to half a straightaway and Hughes and Queen closed in from behind.
  Hughes nosed ahead of Carroll on lap 11 to move up to third. Queen tagged along and took over fourth. Next up to challenge Carroll were Greg Edwards and Casey Wyatt and they slipped past on lap 16. Four laps later, Wyatt snagged fifth from Edwards.
  Third place changed hands on lap 36 when Hughes and Weddell had a brief dustup at the start/finish line. Queen pounced on the opportunity and scooted by Hughes to pick up the position.
  Back at the front, Edwards’ lead over Waltz had grown to better than half a straightaway. That margin vanished on lap 42, however, when Justin S. Carroll spun off Turn 2, just ahead of the leader.
  Gathering for the ensuing restart, Waltz broke ranks and headed for the outside lane, followed by Hughes, Connor Hall, Cabre, Smith and Decker.
  As the race resumed, Edwards powered ahead of Waltz in Turn 1, leaving him to battle Queen for second. Queen grabbed the position on the backstretch and left the door open for Wyatt, who drove underneath Waltz in a bid for third. The shuffle allowed Edwards to build a five-length lead at the head of the field. Waltz cleared Wyatt on lap 43 to hang onto third. Wyatt didn’t give up the fight, though.
  Terry Carroll (the father of Justin S., but not related to Justin T.) made his first appearance in the top five on lap 47 when he nosed ahead of Hughes at the line.
  Closer to the front, Wyatt went after Waltz again on lap 48, easing into third on lap 49. The two continued side-by-side until lap 52 when Wyatt gained the upper hand off the second corner. Terry Carroll followed Wyatt’s cue, also bypassing Waltz. On lap 56, Carroll ducked under Wyatt and the battle for third was on.
  Wyatt was able to maintain a slight advantage over Carroll until lap 60 when Carroll inched ahead at the stripe to claim third. He cleared Wyatt on lap 61. Behind them, Hall tracked down and slipped around Waltz to crack the top five.
  While the action raged in his mirror, Danny Edwards Jr. enjoyed a smooth ride to the checkers. At the finish, his margin of victory stood at 1.315 seconds over Queen. Terry Carroll was third, followed by Wyatt and Hall.
  Waltz headed the second five, in sixth. Greg Edwards, the division leader and the winner’s younger brother, was seventh. Cabre, Hughes and Smith completed the top 10. Justin T. Carroll, Hardin, Decker and Cameron Bowen were 11th through 14th, respectively, also on the lead lap.
  In Victory Lane after his second straight win, Edwards noted the importance of a quick return to the winner’s circle: “It feels good to get back up here again. Y’know, we won the last race and needed to back it up and make sure it wasn’t a fluke. Man, the car was flawless — all day, in qualifying, through the race. The men and women that help me work on this car, I can’t thank ‘em enough for sticking with me through all the lean years when we weren’t in Victory Lane. It was a tough road there for about four years or so and we just couldn’t find our way here. We were working really hard and I knew we could still do it. It was just a matter of getting things to work our way.”
  Asked about losing his big lead when the second caution flag appeared and facing a restart, Edwards continued, “Well, when it happened, I said, ‘We really didn’t need that.’ We had everything under control and you never know, on a late restart, what’s gonna happen. When the tires get worn like that and you’ve got a lot of laps on them, and then you get a little cooldown on the caution, you hope everything comes back like you had it, but you never know. Sometimes, the tires do some weird things. But, everything was fine. Took back off good and it took off fast and we were able to get out there, jump out to a lead and just kinda cruise from there.”
  The starting lineup for the second Twin mirrored the finishing of the first, putting Danny Edwards Jr. back on the pole. Queen, Terry Carroll, Wyatt and Hall rounded out the top five as 20 drivers answered the bell for the nightcap.
  When the green flag dropped to begin the second race, Edwards beat Queen into Turn 1 and grabbed the lead. Queen settled into second, followed by Carroll, while Hall and Wyatt went side-by-side for fourth. Wyatt held a slight edge at the end of lap 1, but Hall snagged the spot on lap 1 and brought Waltz along with him, to fifth.
  By lap 7, Edwards had already opened a five-length lead as Queen, Carroll, Hall and Waltz staged a four-way joust in his mirror. Carroll slipped past Queen for second on lap 9 and Hall took over third on lap 11. Waltz tried to follow in Hall’s tire tracks, but was hampered by a slower machine on lap 13 and lost contact with Hall and Queen.
  At the front, Edwards enjoyed a half-straightaway margin over Terry Carroll, who was five lengths ahead of Hall. Deeper in the pack, Hughes and Wertz, who started ninth and 17th, respectively, had quickly advanced to sixth and seventh and had their sights trained on Waltz.
  Hughes drove underneath Waltz in Turns 3 and 4 on lap 26 and nosed into fifth on lap 27. Waltz regained the spot on lap 28 as Wertz moved up to challenge Hughes. Wertz took sixth from Hughes on lap 30 and edged Waltz for fifth on lap 32, clearing him two laps later. Hughes wrested sixth from Waltz on lap 35.
  At the head of the field, Edwards was up by nearly a full straightaway over Carroll, who saw Hall growing larger in his mirror. Behind them, Wertz caught up to Queen and passed him for the fourth spot on lap 38. Six laps later, Hughes also scooted around Queen, taking over fifth.
  On lap 48, Hall ducked underneath Carroll at the end of the frontstretch and motored into the runner-up position on the backstretch. Wertz came along with Hall and snagged third. Not content, though, Wertz immediately went after Hall and swiped the second spot on lap 49.
  The only caution flag waved on lap 52 when Decker spun off Turn 2.
  Lining up for what would turn out to be the final restart, Wertz picked the outside lane, joined by Hughes, Queen, Waltz and Justin T. Carroll.
  Back under green, Wertz remained on Edwards’ outside flank until they reached Turn 2. Heading onto the backstretch, Edwards surged back out front. Wertz had a trick up his sleeve, though, as he switched lanes and drove underneath the leader in Turns 3 and 4.
  Edwards and Wertz went door-to-door until lap 57. On each circuit, Edwards was able to generate enough of a run off Turn 4 to beat Wertz to the stripe and retain the lead. He cleared Wertz on lap 57 and began to ease away.
  While Edwards widened his advantage in the waning circuits, a couple of positions were in dispute behind him. On lap 62, Hughes overtook Hall for third, while, two laps later, Cabre slipped by Carroll for fifth.
  At the finish, Edwards was the winner by 1.187 seconds — about six lengths — over Wertz. Hughes was third, while Hall and Cabre completed the top five.
  Terry Carroll was sixth, ahead of Waltz, Greg Edwards, Justin T. Carroll and Justin S. Carroll. Wyatt and Queen were 11th and 12th, the final drivers on the lead lap.
  Back in Victory Lane after completing the sweep, Edwards commented on the late tussle with Wertz: “He raced me the right way. I mean, it was clean, definitely. Got into me a little bit, he let me gather it back up. I don’t know what happened on that restart. For some reason, the car got really tight for a few laps and we went down in the corner and the front end just shoved up the hill and let him get under me. I knew he was coming. They said he was working through the field pretty good, so I just had to fend him off. We had to get on the outside and, luckily, since the car was tight, I could run on the outside pretty hard. Once I got a few laps on it and I was able to get it back down to the bottom, we were good. But, it was a great run. Glad to get back-to-back wins here tonight.”
  Combined with a pair of subpar runs (by his standards) for Greg Edwards, Danny Edwards Jr.’s two wins moved him to within three points of the division lead — 287-284.
  The Late Models will return to action on Saturday, July 25, with the Eighth Annual Hampton Heat 200. The season’s longest and richest race is expected to draw a stellar field of the region’s top Late Model pilots.

  In the evening’s other feature events:

  Renno Marchetti IV led flag-to-flag, pulling away in the closing circuits, to post his fifth victory of the season in the 40-lap Butterfoss & Barton Orthodontics Super Street race.
  Teammates Marchetti and Landon Abbott, who have combined to win every race to date, shared the front row for the start of the event. Randy Akers, Sammy Gaita and Bill Eaker rounded out the top five.
  As the initial green flag fell, Marchetti jumped into the lead, beating Abbott to Turn 1. Abbott slid back into second, followed by Akers, Gaita and Jason Michaud.
  The only caution flag appeared on lap 3 when Matt Morgan spun at the start/finish line.
  Preparing for the restart, fourth-place Gaita and seventh-place Sean Calway chose the outside lane and pulled to the outside of the leaders.
  As the race resumed, Gaita stayed to the outside of Marchetti until they got to Turn 2. Off the corner, Marchetti surged ahead. Abbott cleared Gaita in Turn 3 and set off after Marchetti, who had opened a three-length advantage.
  Little by little, Abbott crept up on Marchetti’s rear bumper. By lap 10, Abbott had erased the gap. The two swapped some paint on laps 11 and 12 and Marchetti emerged from the scrape with a two-length lead.
  The margin between first and second remained fairly constant through the halfway point. Then, Marchetti began to motor away. By lap 32, his lead had swelled to half a straightaway.
  At the finish, Marchetti was the winner by 2.824 seconds. Abbott was second, followed by Gaita, Akers and Calway.

  In the 30-lap KeesVacations.com Pro Six feature, Travis Wall fought off a host of challengers to score his second win of the campaign, leading all the way from the pole.
  Bobby Hall lined alongside Wall on Row 1, while Landon Florian, Cody Carlton and Justin Fuller rounded out the top five on the 12-car grid.
  On the start, Hall didn’t immediately come up to speed and Wall shot into the lead. As the pack headed off Turn 2 for the first time, Florian spun. Before the dust settled, J.B. Sipe, Angela-Marie Steele and Nelson Moody had been swept up in the melee. Those three drivers were sidelined, while Florian rejoined the fray after a visit to the pits.
  On the second try at a start, Wall cleared Hall in Turn 1 and brought Carlton along with him, to second. Hall wasn’t giving up the runner-up spot so easily, however, and he regained second on lap 3. On the next circuit, Carlton was back on the attack, swiping second off Turn 4.
  The Hall/Carlton tussle allowed Wall to fashion a half-straightaway margin in the early going. Once clear of Hall, though, Carlton began to narrow the gap. By lap 13, the two were nose-to-tail.
  Carlton made a bid for the lead on lap 16, driving underneath Wall off Turn 4. He was forced back in line by a lapped car, though, as Wall darted away by three lengths.
  The second yellow flag flew on lap 18 when Maddy Mulligan spun in Turn 2.
  Lining up for a restart, Carlton broke out of line and pulled to the outside of Wall, joined by fifth-place Florian and seventh-place Ben Zoellner.
  Returning to green, Wall and Carlton jousted side-by-side until they reached Turn 4. Coming back to the stripe, Wall retained the top spot and left the door open for Florian, who moved into second, and Hall, who took over third. On lap 22, Justin Fuller bypassed Carlton for fourth.
  The third, and final, caution flag was displayed on lap 23 when Carlton and Fuller tangled in Turn 2 and Fuller’s machine went around. For what would turn out to be the final restart, only Hall chose the outside lane.
  Returning to green, at lap 26, Wall made short work of Hall, who nestled into the second spot, ahead of Florian. Florian rallied, though, and rooted past Hall to regain the position.
  On the final lap, Florian spun out of the snarling pack in Turn 2. Carlton was chief beneficiary, moving from fourth to second as the field headed for the checkers.
  At the finish, Wall was the winner by 1.014 seconds — about four lengths — over Carlton. Hall was third, followed by Zoellner and Fuller. With a chance to win at the white flag, Florian ended up ninth.

  Chase McAdams took the lead on lap 6 and held on for his second win in a 25-lapper for the B&C Seafood Super Trucks.
  Tommy Nixon started on the pole and grabbed the lead in Turn 1 on the opening circuit. McAdams started third and slipped by outside pole-sitter Trevor Battoia to take over second as the field came around to complete lap 1.
  McAdams launched his successful bid for the lead on lap 6, driving underneath Nixon on the backstretch and easing ahead at the line. On the next lap, Nixon slapped the backstretch wall and slowed, allowing McAdams to get away by almost half a straightaway.
  The only caution flag appeared on lap 9 when Battoia ground to a halt on the back straightaway. During the ensuing caution period, Nixon turned down the pit lane and called it a night. His exit handed second place to Richard Ellis. Brad Adams was third, but chose to restart to the outside of the leader.
  As the race resumed, McAdams beat Adams into Turn 1 to keep the lead. Adams hung onto the second spot until lap 12 when Ellis swiped the position in Turn 1.
  Over the second half of the event, McAdams maintained a consistent two-length advantage over Ellis. At the checkers, he was the winner by 0.476-second. Adams was third, while Jacob Carr and Battoia rounded out the top five.

  In the opening race, a 15-lap contest for the Cycle City Corp. INEX Bandoleros, Zach Lightfoot led from pole to checkers for his second victory of the year.
  Lightfoot grabbed the lead at the start of the event, while Jacob Putman moved from third to second. Outside pole starter Bradley Kilby slipped back to third. Meanwhile, Bradley Wilson, the ninth-place starter, was quickly making his way toward the front.
  On lap 6, Putman bobbled slightly in Turn 2 and Kilby pounced, taking over second on the backstretch. Wilson slipped by for the third spot at the beginning of lap 7.
  Continuing his charge, Wilson ducked underneath Kilby on lap 8 and inched into second by half a car-length as they returned to the stripe. The scramble allowed Lightfoot to extend his lead to nearly half a straightaway.
  Over the last handful of laps, Wilson was able to trim Lightfoot’s lead. He ran out of laps, though, as Lightfoot won by 0.479-second — about four lengths. Kilby was third, followed by Putman and Elysia Potter.

Race Results
Saturday, July 11, 2015

  Race #1:
Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (26) Danny Edwards Jr.; 65
2.  (03) Brenden Queen; 65
3.  (90) Terry Carroll; 65
4.  (92) Casey Wyatt; 65
5.  (77) Connor Hall; 65
6.  (2)  Matt Waltz; 65
7.  (97) Greg Edwards; 65
8.  (6)  Collin Cabre; 65
9.  (8)  Tyler Hughes; 65
10. (10) Nick Smith; 65
11. (57) Justin T. Carroll; 65
12. (7)  Michael Hardin; 65
13. (4)  Natalie Decker; 65
14. (19) Cameron Bowen; 65
15. (91) Justin S. Carroll; 61
16. (33) Macy Causey; 52
17. (55) Mark Wertz; 41
18. (08) Mike Weddell; 38
19. (25) Craig Eastep; 20
20. (20) Tyler Gallup; 8
21. (03x)Landon Abbott; 1
Pole: D. Edwards - 88.615 mph.

  Race #2:
Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (26) Danny Edwards Jr.; 65
2.  (55) Mark Wertz; 65
3.  (8)  Tyler Hughes; 65
4.  (77) Connor Hall; 65
5.  (6)  Collin Cabre; 65
6.  (90) Terry Carroll; 65
7.  (2)  Matt Waltz; 65
8.  (97) Greg Edwards; 65
9.  (57) Justin T. Carroll; 65
10. (91) Justin S. Carroll; 65
11. (92) Casey Wyatt; 65
12. (03) Brenden Queen; 65
13. (4)  Natalie Decker; 64
14. (19) Cameron Bowen; 64
15. (33) Macy Causey; 64
16. (7)  Michael Hardin; 64
17. (08) Mike Weddell; 64
18. (10) Nick Smith; 21
19. (25) Craig Eastep; 15
20. (20) Tyler Gallup; 13
Pole: D. Edwards - via Race #1 finish.

 SUPER STREETS - 40 laps
Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (01) Renno Marchetti IV; 40
2.  (70) Landon Abbott; 40
3.  (24) Sammy Gaita; 40
4.  (21) Randy Akers; 40
5.  (12) Sean Calway; 40
6.  (50) Matt Morgan; 40
7.  (22) Bill Eaker; 39
8.  (46) Jason Michaud; 39
9.  (2)  Rod Busitzky; 39
10. (53) Zac Stongle; 38
Pole: Marchetti - via points.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (44) Travis Wall; 30
2.  (94) Cody Carlton; 30
3.  (26) Bobby Hall; 30
4.  (57) Ben Zoellner; 30
5.  (03) Justin Fuller; 30
6.  (10) Maddy Mulligan; 30
7.  (21) Dashe McLaughlin; 30
8.  (4)  Debbie Biesecker; 30
9.  (98) Landon Florian; 29
10. (14) J.B. Sipe; 0
11. (47) Angela-Marie Steele; 0
12. (46) Nelson Moody; 0
Pole: Wall - via points.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (62) Chase McAdams; 25
2.  (41) Richard Ellis; 25
3.  (3)  Brad Adams; 25
4.  (88) Jacob Carr; 25
5.  (26) Trevor Battoia; 25
6.  (9)  Rick Poust; 24
7.  (22) Dan McAdams; 22
8.  (8)  Tommy Nixon; 8
Pole: Nixon - via points.

Fin. Pos. (Car #) Driver; Laps Compl.
1.  (7)  Zach Lightfoot; 15
2.  (51) Bradley Wilson; 15
3.  (5)  Bradley Kilby; 15
4.  (3)  Jacob Putman; 15
5.  (24) Elysia Potter; 15
6.  (33) Colby Flowers; 15
7.  (18) Autumn Weaver; 15
8.  (19) Jaiden Reyna; 15
9.  (48) Wesley Newell; 8
Pole: Lightfoot - via points.

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