Dominion Floor Covering/ Armed Forces Night at the Races

With last week’s racing cancelled due to Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation. This week the pits were full and race teams were prepared for the week’s racing action. It was the Dominion Floor Covering/ Armed Forces Night at the Races where there was sun filled skies at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. Two hundred and sixty laps from seven different featured race divisions made up the evening festivities. In action were the Cycle City Corp Bandoleros and Legends series with the Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks. Also taking the track were the Parts Barn Enduro division as the Bojangles UCar’s, Pepsi Grand Stocks and the Taylor Waste Services Late Models were set to battle for a hundred laps. Here’s a recap of the racing and how it all came down.

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros 15 Laps: Jacob Derrick started the afternoon qualifying by notching the Bando series pole. His fast lap set at 21.291 seconds beat out Ryley Music’s efforts but earned his spot starting second on the front row. With the green flag in the air, Jacob Derrick would show the field into turn one. Leading lap one would be Jacob Derrick but the lead would still be contested as Ryley Music wanted the spot as well. Side by side the leaders would go as Music would get to lead a lap in the battle before the races first caution. Back to the green and in a single file start, Jacob Derrick would be the leader with Ryley Music in tow. Logan Clark was equal to the leaders and looking to move to the front. Halfway in the race and Music continued to chase the leader. Derrick who seemed to be much better in clean air maintained a car length lead over Music. Laps later, Derrick soon began to pull away and when the checkered flag waved, it was Jacob Derrick crossing first for the win. Derrick from Victory Lane, “Yeah, it was a great car all day. Logan in the fifteen helped me out a lot because Ryley was fast on the outside and he helped me by pushing me”. When asked about winning being fun, “Yes sir”!

Race Results:

  1. #8 Jacob Derrick; 15
  2. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  3. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  4. #14 Aaliyah Paynter;15
  5. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks 25 Laps: Chase McAdams put his Super Truck on the pole with his 19.166 second lap. Ronald Klein just missed being on pole who was just twelve thousandths of a second off the pole time of McAdams. Green flag waved to the Super Truck division which twenty five circuits would decide the winner. Chase McAdams the pole sitter would lead lap one followed by Ronald Klein who decided not to make too much on the start and quickly tucked in line. Rick Poust did so likewise but making moves and picking up the third spot would be Keith Wheeler. Several laps in, McAdams race lead was four lengths as Klein continued to chase. At the halfway, still on the move was Keith Wheeler who at this point caught Klein and looking for the pass. At the same time, Klein was catching the race leader when suddenly Wheeler turned Klein to bring out the caution. With Wheeler forced to the rear for rough driving, the restart saw race leader McAdams with a mirror full of Rick Poust. The race would experience one last caution for debris but Chase McAdams would hold off the advances of Rick Poust and go on to win the Super Truck feature. McAdams in Victory Lane, “They were all getting closer and closer in my rear view mirror”, the race winner said. “I don’t know if it was something with the truck or something on the track, I don’t know what happened but the track was as greasy as I don’t know what. That was a tough win”.

Race Results:

  1. #62 Chase McAdams; 25
  2. #9 Rick Poust; 25
  3. #27 Keith Wheeler; 25
  4. #28 Ronald Klein; 25
  5. #3 Ryan Huff; 25
  6. #65 Shannon Lester; 25
  7. #38 Paige Cain; 24

Race Results are currently unofficial pending post race inspections. Official results will be updated as soon as its available. Super Trucks are unofficial at this time.

Parts Barn Enduros 30 Laps: In Enduro series action, the grid was set by pill draw and drawing the one pill to start on pole would be Mel Vermillion. Race began and coming around to lead lap one would be Michael Joyner. Charles Johnson who also wasted no time marching to the front soon found himself in second. Laps later the race had its first red flag when Zach Drake hit the inside retaining wall. Once cleared, the green was back on the speedway and with the better restart would come Charlie Bryant to the front, Joyner would fall back in line to second. But just before the halfway, Charlie Joyner would better the race leader in traffic and regained his race lead. Laps later, Joyner would enjoy his six car length lead before another red flag to the feature fell. After a quick clean up, the race resumed as Charlie Joyner continuing to lead. Charlie Bryant would chase in second followed by Colby Vance who started near dead last. Laps later and headed into the latter stages of the feature saw Michael Joyner as the class of the field. Colby Vance would eventually get by Bryant for second but the race belonged to Joyner for the race win. Michael Joyner had this to say, “Its funny cause during practice, I went out with the emergency brake on. I thought somethings wrong with the cars and my crew told me that the back rear tires were smoking. That’s all I could think that happened because it didn’t do it during the race. We had a tire go down two minutes before the race so the one we changed it with made the car tight. Man, we just had a blast”.

Race Results:

  1. #02 Michael Joyner; 30
  2. #44 Colby Vance; 30
  3. #88 Charlie Bryant; 30
  4. #48 Chris Kane; 30
  5. #6 Christian Keller; 30
  6. #73 Charles Johnson; 30
  7. #31 Richard Quinn; 30
  8. #3 Mikey Chinn; 30
  9. #47 Nate Lundin; 30
  10. #28 William Robinson; 29
  11. #91 Donnie Massingo; 29
  12. #30 Rick Walsh; 29
  13. #33 Mike Canary; 29
  14. #25 Ryan Vinson; 29
  15. #4 Wendell White; 29
  16. #74 Kenvir Teeter; 29
  17. #13 Hayden Sheldon; 28
  18. #12 Zach Herdlein; 28
  19. #2 Jesse Holston; 28
  20. #18 Ben Wolff; 28
  21. #32 Vicky Connor; 28
  22. #49 Randy Constable; 28
  23. #16 Mel Vermillion; 27
  24. #54 Ricky Barbrey; 27
  25. #7 Dwight Nikles; 25
  26. #98 Justin Fansler; 20
  27. #00 Robert Dezero; 17
  28. #99 Zach Kane; 17
  29. #11 Phil Nelson; 16
  30. #41 Richard Ellis; 6
  31. #03 Zach Drake; 5

Cycle City Corp Legends 25 Laps: Ryan Matthews grabbed up the Legend series pole with a hot lap set at 18.096 seconds. Spencer Saunders narrowly missed his first pole but took the two spot in the front row. With the flagman waving the green, pole sitter Ryan Matthews showed the field on into turn one. Out of turn two, Matthews secured the point but Spencer Saunders wouldn’t let the leader get away. Nose to tail were the leaders and watching it all was Matt Dail riding third. Lap after lap, Saunders would haunt Matthews race line and poking underneath to see if the move can be made. Halfway as there was much more in the battle for lead as Ryan Matthews had it and Spencer Saunders wanted it. Then the move of the race as Spencer Saunders got the drive off turn two that he needed and passed race leader Matthews. From there and in the clean air, Spencer Saunders would go on to win in Legend series action. Saunders had this to say from Victory Lane, “Awe man what a great car the last few weeks we’ve been on stride. To run second against forty other cars at Carteret was something special and gave us a good notebook for the Fall Nationals coming up in October. I got a boat load of people to thank, gotta thank my mom and dad in this crazy deal each week. Just gotta thank all my friends, all my family”.

Race Results:

  1. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  2. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  3. #07 Matt Dail; 25
  4. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  5. #51w Bradley Wilson; 24
  6. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  7. #27 David Steele; 24

Bojangles UCar 25 Laps: Mike Farley would take the UCar series pole showing a 19.174 second lap. His lap bested the hot wheel of Brandon Wood by only twenty one thousandths who would get a share starting on the front row. With the green flag in full display and coming around to lead lap one would be the pole sitter Mike Farley. Brandon Wood settled quickly into second with Tyler Borden in third. Laps later, both Farley and Wood checked out from the rest of the grid in what looked poised to settle the race themselves. Austin Davis would make his way to third when the race had its first caution involving Casey Bristow and Dean Ballew. Back to the green, Brandon Wood would get the better restart and take over the race lead. But Mike Farley would not let the leader get comfortable as the leaders were nose to tail. Halfway, the battle continued to ensue but coming into the picture was Austin Davis still running third. The race had its first caution with just seven laps remaining and with the restart, Brandon Wood continued to lead. But laps later the battle for the top spot got real when Farley looked underneath but Wood would deny. Losing ground in making the move, Farley settled back into second and from there, Wood would go on to win. Brandon Wood from Victory Lane, “I went on the outside there and I think we burned up the right front cause at the end it was getting really hard to handle. I want to thank Mike because he probably could have dumped me but I’ve driven him clean and I’ve told him that’s how I want to be driven so thanks Mike. That was good, fun, hard racing, I love it!”

Race Results:

  1. #18 Brandon Wood; 25
  2. #11 Mike Farley; 25
  3. #3 Austin Davis; 25
  4. #2 Tyler Borden; 25
  5. #8 Dean Ballew; 25
  6. #33 Casey Bristow; 22
  7. #4j Jesse Jones; 2

Pepsi Grand Stocks 40 Laps: Tim Wilson earned the series pole position posting a 17.732 second lap. Jimmy Adkins was just as fast in qualifying, earning the second position on the grid. Sammy Gaita, Paul Lubno and Michael Waters rounded out the five fastest in Grand Stock qualifying. Green flag waved high in the air and coming out of turn two with the lead would be Tim Wilson. Jimmy Adkins soon tucked in single file with the leader as Sammy Gaita and Paul Lubno settled third. Laps later, business at the front picked up when Adkins looked underneath the leader to see if anything was there but Wilson was still strong off the corners. At the halfway, Wilson continued to lead as Jimmy Adkins rode in second. Lubno had worked his way to third who soon had his sights on Adkins. Wilson who looked to be tough in the first half of the feature soon fell off and passing him for the lead was Jimmy Adkins. Paul Lubno would follow through as well but Adkin’s lead wasn’t long when Lubno took a turn at the lead with just seven laps remaining. Lubno caught a break when Wilson raced Adkins hard for second, from there Lubno cruised for the Grand Stock win. Lubno in Victory Lane, “This class may have a small car count but the competition is there. It took a little patience, run our own race and it paid off at the end. Me and Jimmy had a good run, I like Jimmy, me and him have been racing for thirty some years. Tim Wilson ran me clean, it was a good race”.

Race Results:

  1. #14 Paul Lubno; 40
  2. #17 Tim Wilson; 40
  3. #29 Jimmy Adkins; 40
  4. #24 Sammy Gaita; 40
  5. #2 Michael Waters; 40
  6. #1 Kevin Morgan; 40
  7. #71 JR Smith; 39
  8. #8 Dale Nichols; 6
  9. #51 Amanda Satterly; 5

Taylor Waste Services Late Models 100 Laps: Greg Edwards would once again claim another Late Model series pole sporting his fast lap at 15.742 seconds. Brother Danny Edwards earned the second spot on the grid and completing the five best in qualifying was Connor Hall, Brenden Queen and Justin Carroll. Green flag waved and emerging out of the second turn with the lead would be Greg Edwards. Second place Danny Edwards Jr would have his hands full early with Connor Hall as Brenden Queen who ran fourth watched it all happen. Laps later, Connor Hall worked his way past Danny Edwards for second as did Brenden Queen for third. Meanwhile, Greg Edwards had checked out mounting up an eight car length lead. The race experienced its first caution on lap twenty one when Rodney Boyd had a flat tire. Bunching back up the field for the restart, Greg Edwards quickly secured the top spot. After a brief battle for second with Connor Hall and Brenden Queen, Hall had managed to earn the spot. Justin Carroll got involved with the passing as well who made his way to fourth but back up front, Greg Edwards was in full cruise mode sporting a twelve car length lead. Halfway in the feature would show much the same with Greg Edwards as the race leader. Lap traffic soon came into play which help Edwards extend his race length lead to a half a straight away. Riding at this point in the feature, tire conservation was the obvious objective. Latter stages in the race saw leader Greg Edwards continue to dominate as Connor Hall needed a caution. But the caution never came as Greg Edwards wins going wire to wire in a caution free event. Greg Edwards had this to say, “That was the most solid race car I’ve had in a while here. Thank God for a clean, safe race cause sometimes these full moons can funny. We’ve been knocking on it and were slowly working to it and we’ve had decent finishes all year. We found something last week, last race and I think we put it towards this week. The car was pretty much spot on, thanks to this crew, thanks to the Air Force again, that’s the Commanders Cup, that’s pretty impressive. I’m really excited about that”.

Race Results:

  1. #97 Greg Edwards; 100
  2. #77 Connor Hall; 100
  3. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 100
  4. #91 Justin Carroll; 100
  5. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  6. #90 Terry Carroll; 99
  7. #88 Thomas Marks; 99
  8. #01s Jeff Shifflet; 99
  9. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 99
  10. #71 Rick Gdovic; 99
  11. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 98
  12. #9 Rodney Boyd; 74
  13. #4 Duane Shreeves; 54
  14. #25 Craig Eastep; 25

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