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Post Race Recap 6-16-2018 from Larry King Laws Langley Speedway
Jun 17, 2018 - updated Jun 17th, 2018 6:52am
Web posted by Mark Rogers

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VA. Ship Repair Night at the Races

By: Mark Rogers Jr

 

Hampton, VA (6-16-2018) Eight races, seven divisions and something new at Larry King Laws Langley Speedway, Big Wheel Races. It was the Virginia Ship Repair Night at the Races with a full race card on hand. With anticipated high car counts and the many loyal fans to fill the stands, its Father’s Day Weekend at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. This week’s racing features the Taylor Waste Services Late Models in twin race action. Also taking to the track were the Larry King Law Modifieds, Pepsi Grand Stocks, Cycle City Corp Bandoleros and Legends. Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks, Bojangles Enduros are on the card as well and as mentioned earlier, the debut of Big Wheel racing featuring our young race fans. The afternoon heat was hot, the racing is sure to be hot, here is a recap of the evenings racing and how it all went down.

Big Wheel Race: In promotion of learning about racing, making new friends and just simply having fun. Big Wheel Racing made its debut featuring nine participates in a three lap race and when the green flag waved, the wheels were spinning. Lined up side by side to start the race, the bumping and banging ensued. While some navigated the first cone, some in the excitement decided to keep going but emerging with the lead was Landon Reed. Cutting the cones close and narrowing the distance to the checker flag, Landon Reed went wire to wire to win the first ever Big Wheel race at Larry King Laws Langley Speedway. Congratulations to all the racers for participating as the next Big Wheel race is scheduled for August 18th.

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros 15 Laps: Autumn Weaver began Bandoleros race action by taking the pole in the afternoon qualifying. Her lap at 21.235 seconds bested the effort of Layton Harrison but bettered the rest of the grid to start shotgun in row one. Wyatt Philyaw, Logan Clark and Landon Rapp were the top five in Bandoleros qualifying. Green flag waved and the front row decided to beat and bang before the lap one leader could be decided. Autumn Weaver eventually cleared Harrison’s charge for the lead but soon after, Harrison lost out to Wyatt Philyaw and Ayden Millette who were both on the move. Lap for lap did Philyaw follow the race leaders every move. But the race leader Autumn Weaver blocked every advance and would go on to win in Bandoleros race action. Weaver from Victory Lane, “I’d like to thank my dad and everyone that helps us. Danny, my grandpa, I dedicate this win To Bryce Balluzzo. She’s battling cancer right now, it’s sucks but she’s gonna kick some butt”.

Race Results:

  1. #18 Autumn Weaver; 15
  2. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  3. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  4. #28 Landon Rapp; 15
  5. #43 Layton Harrison; 15
  6. #8d Jacob Derrick; 15
  7. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  8. #9 Ayden Millette; 15
  9. #4 Alek Andrecs; 15
  10. #8w Connor Weddell; 15
  11. #12 Bradan Andrecs; 15
  12. #73 Andrey Marrero; 15
  13. #87 Kenton Case; 15
  14. #48 Wesley Newell; 13

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Twin 75’s: Danny Edwards Jr picked up the Late Model race pole for the first time this season sporting a 15.670 lap knocking off brother, Greg Edwards by just one thousandth of a second. Starting third through fifth were Tyler Hughes, Connor Hall and Brenden Queen. Green was given to the field as Danny Edwards Jr would secure the point by the first lap of the race. Outside row one starter Greg Edwards was slow to get going who soon would regroup and settle in eighth. But back up front, early movers Brenden Queen and Nick Smith made it known that they were ready to go after the race leader. Laps later, Queen continued his charge by getting by Tyler Hughes for second with sights then set on the race leader Danny Edwards Jr. Around the halfway, Danny Edwards Jr continued to show the way by showing off a seven car length race lead over Brenden Queen. Queen was not cutting into the leaders lead but wasn’t letting the leader get away either. Last week’s race winner Mark Wertz made it into the top five just past the halfway but suddenly the two spot was shaping up for a change. Connor Hall, after a brief battle settled the matter with Queen and easily picked up the two spot. Needing then a caution did Hall but the caution never came, Danny Edwards Jr would go on to win the first Late Model feature. Danny Edwards Jr from Victory Lane, “I tell ya what, the guys on this race team have been working awfully hard”, expressed the race winner. “Putting a lot of time in the shop trying to figure things out after the big wreck we had at the Hamlin event. That was a good run for us, ironic to win on this Father’s Day weekend, this is the first time I’ve won that my father wasn’t here with me. Been a bit of a dry spell, hopefully will get some more”.

In the second Late Model feature per NASCAR rules, race winner Danny Edwards Jr would start eighth courtesy of the eight car invert. Nick Smith would get the point starting position with Greg Edwards starting on the outside. Green flag waved and the early race leader was shown as Greg Edwards. Tyler Hughes gave the thrills battling for the race lead early who later gave way to the charging ride of Mark Wertz. Wertz soon found himself at the bumper of the race leader who then became the new race leader. Still early in the event, Justin Carroll was coming through the grid in third eyeballing Greg Edwards in second. While that battle was shaping up, race leader Mark Wertz was getting away showing well over a half a straightaway length lead as the halfway loomed near. After the race experienced it first caution, Wertz would win the restart with Justin Carroll in tow. Greg Edwards, Connor Hall and Thomas Marks were the top five headed into the latter portions of the feature. Late in the race got interesting when lap by lap, Justin Carroll started to eat away at Wertz’s lead.  Carroll finally collapsed the leaders lead and with a tap to the rear of Wertz, Justin Carroll became the new race leader. From there, Justin Carroll would go on to win his first ever Late Model win. Justin Carroll from Victory Lane, “This is unreal man”, said an emotional race winner. “I’ve never won a race before, this is crazy, Father’s Day. I’d like to thank my dad, my crew, this is unreal man. I just did the same thing every lap, my crew chief has been preaching to me all year to save my stuff. Id saved it, we’ve been close every week here, close in the K&N car, man this is unreal.

Race Results Race #1:

  1. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 75
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  3. #03 Brenden Queen; 75
  4. #55 Mark Wertz; 75
  5. #91 Justin Carroll; 75
  6. #8 Tyler Hughes; 75
  7. #97 Greg Edwards; 75
  8. #12s Nick Smith; 75
  9. #4s Duane Shreeves; 75
  10. #25 Craig Eastep; 75
  11. #75 Logan Jones; 75
  12. #9 Rodney Boyd; 75
  13. #16f Chris Flowers; 74
  14. #20 Shawn Balluzzo; 9

Race Results Race #2

  1. #91 Justin Carroll; 75
  2. #55 Mark Wertz; 75
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 75
  4. #88 Thomas Marks; 75
  5. #97 Greg Edwards; 75
  6. #26e Danny Edwards Jr; 75
  7. #75 Logan Jones; 75
  8. #03 Brenden Queen; 75
  9. #4s Duane Shreeves; 74
  10. #9 Rodney Boyd; 70
  11. #8 Tyler Hughes; 36
  12. #12s Nick Smith; 36
  13. #25 Craig Eastep; 36
  14. #16f Chris Flowers; 21
  15. #20 Shawn Balluzzo; 9

Pepsi Grand Stocks 40 Laps: Tim Wilson was the man in Grand Stock qualifying by taking the pole with a 17.913 second lap. Paul Lubno earned his spot on the front row followed by Michael Waters, Rodney Boyd and Tommy Sweeney as the top five in qualifying. Green flag waved to the grid and emerging out of turn two as the race leader would be pole sitter Tim Wilson. Paul Lubno gave the race leader a go but backed off and got in line. Laps later saw Lubno giving the leader a go once more and this time, took the race lead. Showing muscle and making his way to the front was Rodney Boyd who soon after made quick work of Wilson to take second. At the halfway, Paul Lubno continued to lead when the race experienced its first caution and bunching back up the field. Ensuing restart had the race leader with the better start and easily secured the point out of turn two. Tim Wilson would get back in the mix in second but Paul Lubno was money on this night, Lubno would go on to win. Lubno from Victory Lane, “Yeah, Big Dave been helping up on the set up, Chris Roberts. We got this thing turning now and its real comfortable to drive. Want to thank Gene Nichols for the carburetors and rear ends.  Want to also thank Charlie High for building one strong power plant”.

Race Results:

  1. #14 Paul Lubno; 40
  2. #17 Tim Wilson; 40
  3. #9 Rodney Boyd; 40
  4. #2m Michael Waters; 40
  5. #11 Tommy Sweeney; 40
  6. #77 Carl Livingston; 40
  7. #51 Grant Blasingame; 39
  8. #26 Louis Pasderetz; 14

Cycle City Corps Legends 25 Laps: Tommy Jackson Jr added to his collection of race pole’s this season by clicking off a lap set at 17.893 seconds. Daniel Sylvestri just missed the pole himself, just ten thousandths off but easily earned the right and a share of the front row. On back it was Spencer Saunders, Devon Courtney and Emily Day as the five best in the Legends qualifying. Green flag waved in the air and the battle for the lead soon began. Spencer Saunders from the three spot made quick work of Daniel Sylvestri for second even getting to the rear bumper of the leader before having to settle back in third. Meanwhile, the battle for second was all race leader Jackson needed to establish a four car length lead when the races first caution flew. On the restart, Tommy Jackson Jr continued to lead as the halfway was shown to the grid. Sylvestri also continued his charge in second but could not close in in the race leader. Laps later, Jackson’s lead maintained and from there, Tommy Jackson Jr would pick up his fourth race win of the season in Legends race action. Tommy Jackson Jr from Victory Lane, “Yeah it was good”, when asked about his evening shared Jackson. “The car was a little tighter then I wanted it to be but in the long run it started to free up so I was able to get away. Thank shipyardrepairjobs.com, its real big that these guys sponsor these races, they’re the reason why we’re here and couldn’t do it without them”.

Race Results:

  1. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25
  2. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
  3. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  4. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  5. #14c Connor Jones; 25
  6. #18 Emily Day; 25
  7. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  8. #2 Matt Kurz; 23
  9. #14t Tucker Jones; 23

Larry King Law’s Modifieds 50 Laps: Shawn Balluzzo continued to impress in Modified qualifying by nabbing up the race pole. His lap at 16.415 seconds bested Bubba Johnston lap but worthy of a share of the front row. Andrew Fortin, Jon Largena and Rick Gdovic were the Modified divisions five quickest in qualifying. Green flag waved high in the air and noticeably, the pole sitter was found starting in the rear. Bubba Johnston with a thank you and a wave assumed the race lead and secured it by lap one. After a brief caution, Johnston won the restart with DJ Valente from the eighth starting position showing second in the early goings of the feature. Not long after did Shawn Balluzzo make his way into the top five and seemingly poised for a run at the leader. Laps later, Balluzzo would make his way to the front, passing Matt Carter for second who then turned his sights in running down race leader Bubba Johnston. Soon after, the battle for the race lead ensued and all Johnston could do was let Balluzzo go to take the race lead. After a series of cautions and completion of the halfway, Shawn Balluzzo continued as the leader but now joining back in the fray would be Matt Carter getting by Bubba Johnston for second. Latter stages of the feature saw Andrew Fortin muscling his way to the two spot but back up front, Shawn Balluzzo would go on to win seven in a row in the Modified race division. Shawn Balluzzo in Victory Lane, “The guys have done a great job on the car”, said the race winner. “We haven’t had to do a whole lot to it, fortunately, I haven’t had much time to do anything on it. I just want to say hi to my daughter up at the hospital. It was a hard race, it’s so great to have all the racing family, everybody in the stands, everybody in the pits. I just really appreciate it, everybody has just been so good and I appreciate it”.

Race Results:

  1. #48 Shawn Balluzzo; 50
  2. #5 Andrew Fortin; 50
  3. #78 Matt Carter; 50
  4. #95 Danny Harrell; 50
  5. #4 Jon Largena; 50
  6. #60 Bobby Gery; 50
  7. #51 Bubba Johnston; 50
  8. #18 DJ Valente; 50
  9. #98 Matt Morgan; 50
  10. #47 Rick Gdovic; 27
  11. #28 Jamie Sample; 1
  12. #63 Derek Roberts;

Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks 25 Laps: Dustin Mullins had the fast wheel in Super Truck qualifying with a lap set at 18.960 seconds. Jacob Carr would start second in the eleven truck field followed by Elysia Potter, Keith Wheeler and Ryan Huff as the five best qualifiers. Green flag started the race and on point out of turn two would be the pole sitter Mullins. Jacob Carr survived the slow start courtesy of a bump by Keith Wheeler to occupy the two and three spots in the early laps of the race. Several laps in the feature saw the race leader Mullins begin to pull away as did Carr running second. Halfway was much as the same though Jacob Carr did knock off a few car lengths as lap traffic came into play. Latter laps in the race, Carr was catching the race leader and with just three laps to go, Carr was shown as the new race leader.  Dustin Mullins tried to regroup to make one last charge but in the clean air, Jacob Carr won in Super Truck race action. Jacob Carr in Victory lane, “Yeah, I’ve been trying three races now but luck just hasn’t been on our side. Want to thank Hobbytown USA, there an awesome sponsor, thank my girlfriend, my daughter here and my whole crew. Also want to thank Caseman, he builds on helluva motor”.

Race Results:

  1. #88 Jacob Carr; 25
  2. #19 Dustin Mullins; 25
  3. #27 Keith Wheeler; 25
  4. #9 Rick Poust; 25
  5. #3 Ryan Huff; 25
  6. #65 Shannon Lester; 25
  7. #31 Richard Quinn; 24
  8. #11 Allie Plum; 24
  9. #66 Wayne Lyons; 22
  10. #53 Chris Bundy; 21
  11. #24 Elysia Potter; 8

Bojangles Enduros 30 Laps: Jesse Holston pulled the one pill giving him the top spot in the twenty one car field. Green flag was displayed to the grid and quickly seen was a four wide battle for the lead. Coming out as the race leader would be Ronald Klein with last week’s race winner Mike Joyner closing in. Soon after, Joyner would get by Klein for the lead but Ronald Klein was not about to give up. That was till the leaders caught the tail end of the field, where the race leader easily mounted a sizable lead. The race would be halted by a red flag condition just past the halfway with Mike Joyner showing the way. With the race back underway, Mike Joyner proved to be too much to catch as he would go on to win again in Enduro race action. Joyner from Victory Lane, “Yeah it was a lot of fun, you don’t know what’s going on inside the car, you can’t see nothing, you can’t tell if you’re about to hit somebody. Somehow the good Lord was with me, missed it and here I am”.

Race Results:

  1. #02 Mike Joyner; 30
  2. #95 Ronald Klein; 30
  3. #6k Christian Keller; 30
  4. #4 Wendell White; 30
  5. #91 Don Mosingo; 30
  6. #34p Doug Patrick; 29
  7. #19 Robbie Parker; 29
  8. #03 Nick Deans; 29
  9. #63 John Babey; 29
  10. #26 Derek Johnson; 29
  11. #17 Alex Floroff; 28
  12. #25 Ryan Vinson; 28
  13. #84n Phil Nelson; 28
  14. #7 Mikey Chinn; 27
  15. #32 Vicky Connor; 23
  16. #47 Nate Lundin; 23
  17. #51 Aubry Pavlik; 21
  18. #38 Rodney Davis; 16
  19. #88 Charlie Bryant; 15
  20. #2 Jesse Holston; 14
  21. #26j James Purvis; 14
  22. #33 Michael Kanary; 1

 


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