Performance Plus Night Race Results | September 14, 2019

Hampton, VA (9-14-19) Race action at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway continued and would play host to the NASCAR, Whelen All American Series Division One, National Championship. The final weekend of the season long championship as participants Phillip Morris and national points leader Mike Looney took to Langley Speedways oval in hopes of claiming the title. Being said, that meant the Taylor Waste Services Late Model division was on hand as twin races were on the schedule. Also, in this week’s edition were the ERA Real Estate Champ Karts along with the Bojangles UCar’s. The evening also had the Riverside Paper Pro Six’s, Old Skool Video Games Super Streets and the always entertaining Parts Barn Enduros. Here’s how the action went down and who came out on top.


ERA Real Estate Champ Karts 20 Laps: Hunter Waltrip would take the Champ Kart pole, posting up his 23.175 second lap. Earning a share of the front row was Mattisen Morrill as Matthew Leach, Aaron Leach and Bradley Gower completed the top five in qualifying. Green flag waved to the twenty two car field and leading the first circuit would be the pole sitter Hunter Waltrip. Hooked up on the leader’s rear would be Matthew Leach along with Aaron Leach. Chris Bechtel was on the move in fourth when the caution flag waved as several cars got together in turn four to bring out the first caution. Back to the green, Waltrip continues to show the way and with him attached to his rear was Matthew Leach but then, the races second caution. After quick clean up, racing resumed and this time Chris Bechtel takes a turn at the lead as Jeremiah Strandberg and Aaron Leach forms their own tandem. Leach would then fall back to form his own three car tandem with Davey Millard and Robert Pellek. Race leader Bechtel would keep those three well into his rear view mirror and on the final lap, survives the run of Jeremiah Strandberg to win by 0.076 seconds. Bechtel had this to say from Victory Lane, “Man I’ve had a lot of great start this year, I’d never thought I would win from sixth. I’ve started inside, outside, third place is usually the cat bird seat but I guess I had it tonight. This is really cool, I’ve been fighting for this all year long”.

Unofficial Race Results:

  1. #67 Chris Bechtel; 20
  2. #3 Jeremiah Strandberg; 20
  3. #45 Aaron Leach; 20
  4. #16 Danny Millard; 20
  5. #26 Robert Pellek; 20
  6. #39 Mattisen Morrill; 20
  7. #17 Hunter Waltrip; 20
  8. #10 David Millard; 20
  9. #01 Jesse Call; 20
  10. #15 Cheyanne Strandberg; 20
  11. #8R Steve Redfearn; 20
  12. #06 Steven Griggs; 20
  13. #12 Adam Hopper; 20
  14. #29 Scott Allen; 20
  15. #59 Charlie Ray Lorah; 19
  16. #80 Jacob Harberts; 19
  17. #2 Mark Edwards; 19
  18. #51 Matthew Leach; 9
  19. #28 Garry Osborne; 9
  20. #23 Bradley Gower; 9
  21. #78 Jake Harberts; 8
  22. #02 Jordon Wood; 8


Big Wheel Race: In an exhibition that delighted the race crowd and had many on their feet, twenty participants made up the Big Wheel Race Challenge. With the green flag waving, the pedal wheels began to spin as twenty participants drove towards the first cone in a three lap shootout. Action was everywhere on the track as the racers ranged in age anywhere between three to seven years of age. As you might imagine, the racing was fierce as the wrecking and running into the cones on the track continued. But then there was one, the one big wheel racer who avoided the troubles, drove the straight line and had the foot pedal power to cross the stripe first. Our Big Wheel Race winner was five year old Josiah Riggs Miller from Newport News Virginia. All twenty big wheel racers demonstrated their best efforts, sportsmanship and most of all, had lots of fun. Congrats to all that participated and to Josiah Riggs Miller in the race win.

Race Participants:

  1. #11 Deacon Roberts, 5 years old, Hampton VA
  2. #69 Gannon Boord, 4 years old, Newport News VA
  3. #29 Madelyn Slaughter, 3 years old, Hampton VA
  4. #34 Skylar Patrick, 4 years old, Hampton VA
  5. #07 Bradley Tate, 3 years old, Newport News VA
  6. #3 Charlotte (Charlie) Baker, 3 years old, Newport News VA
  7. #37 Xavier Puma, 3 years old, Hampton VA
  8. # Connor Riggs-Miller, 5 years old, Hampton VA
  9. # Josiah Riggs-Miller, 5 years old, Hampton VA
  10. #9 Daltyn Klein, 5 years old, Newport News VA
  11. #28 Darryl Klein, 3 years old, Newport News VA
  12. #13 Paityn Klein, 3 years old, Newport News VA
  13. #22 Liam Hartman, 4 years old, Williamsburg VA
  14. #9 Wyatt Cario, 6 years old, VA Beach VA
  15. #5 Ricky Baughan, 7 years old, Hampton VA
  16. #17 Cash Hinson, 3 years old, Smithfield VA
  17. # Devante (DJ) Daniels, 4 years old, Newport News VA
  18. # Trinity Daniels, 3 years old, Newport News VA
  19. #11 Hayden Sweeney, 5 years old, Smithfield VA
  20. #29 Braedyn Bruckheimer, 5 years old, Hampton VA

Taylor Waste Services Late Model Twin 70’s: Mike Looney in his bid for the national title helped himself by putting his hot rod on the Late Model pole. His lap at 15.811 seconds kept CE Falk off the pole by a mere four thousandths of a second. Woody Howard claimed third as Phillip Morris and Greg Edwards were the five fastest. Green flag was shown and coming around to lead lap one would be CE Falk. Mike Looney quickly tucks in line to second as Woody Howard, Connor Hall and Greg Edwards were the early top five. Just a few laps in, Falk’s lead grew rapidly to ten lengths setting a torrid pace. The rest of the field soon became single file as green flag laps were logged. Still in the early portions of the feature, Falk continued to distance himself from the field but action soon picked up for second when Woody Howard took the spot from Mike Looney. Meanwhile, starting in the rear needing max points was Phillip Morris and at this point had climbed to ninth in the twenty car field. At the halfway, CE Falk continued to be up on the wheel and soon started to put away slower race traffic. Woody Howard remained by himself in second as Looney fell into the speed of Greg Edwards who was now third. Lap traffic soon became an issue for the race leader as Woody Howard had cut a large chunk off Falk’s lead. Latter laps in the caution free feature saw CE Falk finally getting through lap traffic with Howard continuing to close but with just four laps to go, the races first caution. In a four lap shootout, the green would wave and CE Falk leads. But then comes Woody Howard underneath who then makes contact with Falk to take the lead. From there, Howard motors on and goes on to win by 0.160 seconds. Woody Howard in Victory Lane, “I really don’t know what to say, it’s been a long time coming. I really just want to thank Robert Hopper, this is his deal. He’s one of the best car owners I’ve ever had, we’ve known each a long time so I’m just thrilled to get this for him. I’m not a fan of these cone restarts, it allows you to take a shot at somebody, hopefully CE is not to mad at me. But with a field like this tonight, I just don’t know what more to say”.

In the Late Model second feature, the NASCAR mandatory eight car invert was applied to the grid handing the pole to Danny Edwards when the green flag waved. Into turn one did the pole sitter show the field who then gets loose as outside row one starter Brenden Queen takes advantage with the early lead. Then its Mark Wertz, Danny Edwards, CE Falk and Greg Edwards the top five. Laps later, Mark Wertz gets position underneath the leader and motors by for the lead. On the move and on a mission was CE Falk who would take second as Danny Edwards wanted in on third. Back up front, Wertz’s lead was every bit of twelve lengths over Falk who at this point didn’t seem to be catching the leader. Best battle on the track was for third as Danny Edwards and Brenden Queen continued to go side by side. Watching and waiting was Greg Edwards in fifth. Halfway, Mark Wertz continued to lead as CE Falk continued to chase. On back, third was finally decided as Queen held off Danny Edwards but gave way to brother Greg who then claimed fourth. Laps later, battle for third took place as Brenden Queen was under assault from Greg Edwards. Side by side were the two as Queen was every bit as tough to pass. Meanwhile, Mark Wertz had checked out and would go on to win by 5.359 seconds. Mark Wertz in Victory Lane, “How bout it for the old man one time. Anyways, this is unbelievable, kinda take a back seat this year to help get Connor’s career going. We had a few issues similar to what he had this year so we had nothing to lose to try something so it will probably be on the seventy seven next week. Man, what a run!”

Race Results #1:

  1. #41 Woody Howard; 70
  2. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  4. #40 CE Falk; 70
  5. #91 Justin Carroll; 70
  6. #55 Mark Wertz; 70
  7. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  8. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  9. #01 Phillip Morris; 70
  10. #87 Mike Looney; 70
  11. #29 Casey Wyatt; 70
  12. #7H Michael Hardin; 70
  13. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  14. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 69
  15. #90 Terry Carroll; 69
  16. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 69
  17. #9 Rodney Boyd; 69
  18. #2 Craig Eastep; 37
  19. #81 Travis Byrd; 35
  20. 87M Preston McGhee; 15

Race Results #2:

  1. #55 Mark Wertz; 70
  2. #40 CE Falk; 70
  3. #77 Connor Hall; 70
  4. #21 Greg Edwards; 70
  5. #03 Brenden Queen; 70
  6. #26 Danny Edwards; 70
  7. #41 Woody Howard; 70
  8. #91 Justin Carroll; 70
  9. #88 Thomas Marks; 70
  10. #7 Zach Lightfoot; 70
  11. #90 Terry Carroll; 70
  12. #87 Mike Looney; 70
  13. #01 Phillip Morris; 70
  14. #7H Michael Hardin; 70
  15. #2 Craig Eastep; 69
  16. #9 Rodney Boyd; 69
  17. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 68
  18. #29 Casey Wyatt; 50

Bojangles UCars 25 Laps: Mike Farley put his ride on the UCar series pole by sporting a 19.280 second lap. Michael Waters would get to start second on the grid as Jamie Hite, Austin Davis and Mike Frayser were the top five in the afternoon time trials. The green flag was displayed and off into turn one the UCar division rolled. Emerging as the early leader would be the outside row one starter Michael Waters. With the fact that the pole sitter didn’t get going, second spot would go to Jamie Hite. Austin Davis made his way to third then its Mike Farley fourth. Several laps in the feature and Michael Waters created a twelve car length lead but on back, Farley was on the move. Farley would soon take third who then puts his sights on second place Hite who was just in front on him. Halfway, Waters was still pulling away and putting distance on the rest of the field. Laps later, Farley finally would get by Hite for second but back up front, the feature belonged to Michael Waters who would go on to win by 4.843 seconds. Waters with these words from Victory Lane, “I can thank Dean enough, it sucks it happened to the eleven, he definitely had a faster car today than I did. Car tightened up, right rear strut gave up, I mean for me to be standing here with you it’s crazy”.

Race Results:

  1. 36W Michael Waters; 25
  2. #11 Mike Farley; 25
  3. #03 Jamie Hite; 25
  4. #3 Austin Davis; 25
  5. #1 Mike Frayser; 25
  6. #2 Tyler Borden; 24
  7. #52 Cameron Ruggles; 2

Riverside Paper Pro Six 30 Laps: Jared Clarke was on pole in the Pro Six division clocking in his fast lap at 17.329 seconds. Eric Schaffer claimed the second spot on the grid as Travis Wall, Bobby Hall and Jason Michaud were qualifying’s best. The green flag waved to the field and leading lap one was the pole sitter Jared Clarke. A quickie lap one caution slowed the race but the restart was even better. Eric Schaffer would lead lap two as he and Clarke were side by side with Schaffer finally securing the point. Clarke settled in second as Travis Wall, Bobby Hall and Jason Michaud were the early top five. Laps later, Travis Wall would climb to second and soon set his sights on the race leader. Halfway and the top spot soon became in play when Wall poked a nose underneath the leader. The result was the races third lead change as Travis Wall was on point. Once out front, Wall mounted up a six car length lead and looked poised in driving away. Late laps in the feature saw Jared Clarke challenge for second but could not make the pass. In the clean air and crossing the stripe first, Travis Wall wins by 3.385 seconds. Wall in Victory Lane, “We do every lap on practice to get that good long run feel, unfortunately I think it’s my driving that keeps us from the pole. I mean, we still have a great car, we do a hard job of getting this car ready. This thing has been sitting in the trailer the past two weeks after the last race. We did all of our work the Sunday after showed up and didn’t do anything to the car, it’s pretty fun”.

Race Results:

  1. #44 Travis Wall; 30
  2. #22 Eric Schaffer; 30
  3. #28 Jared Clarke; 30
  4. #26 Bobby Hall; 30
  5. #29 Scott Allen; 30
  6. #46 Jason Michaud; 30
  7. #14 JB Sipe; 30
  8. #21 Dashe McLaughlin; 30
  9. #4 Debbie Beisecker; 15

Old Skool Video Games Super Streets 40 Laps: Gordon Weeks snatched the Super Street pole scoring a lap set at 18.936 seconds. Nick Sample earned the second starting spot on the front row as Sean Calway, Dale Parro and Chris Roberts were the five fastest in qualifying. With the green flag waving high up on the flag stand, pole sitter Gordon Weeks leads lap one. Chris Roberts would go second followed by Nick Sample, Tillman Heuer and Tommy Sweeney. Out in the comfortable lead, Gordon Weeks soon created eight lengths between he and Chris Roberts. All single file and well into the green flag run, Tommy Sweeney would take fourth from Heuer who then had sights zeroed in on third place Sample. Halfway into the race, Weeks at this point had his hot rod up on rails mounting up a sizable lead over Chris Roberts. Late laps in the race would see Sweeney pick up one more spot to third when suddenly the first caution of the race. Back to the green with eight laps to go and right back to the caution as a big spin goes down in turns three and four. No clean up needed and we were right back racing as the green flag once again waved. Gordon Weeks continued to lead as here comes Sean Calway to second but then a series of cautions took place slowing the race as the end drew near. With two laps to go, Tommy Sweeney takes the lead as the leaders make contact but just as you would imagine, another caution. Final restart, GWC, Sweeney leads but coming through after contact with the leader is Chris Roberts. Then more contact with the leaders as Sean Calway sneaks by to take over the race lead and to know surprise, another race caution. Setting up the second GWC, the green flag waves and Gordon Weeks becomes the new race leader. Last lap, everyone races clean and its Weeks by 0.365 seconds for the race win. Gordon Weeks with this to say, “Cautions killed us at the beginning, they helped us in the end but that was a rough race out there, guys got a bit wild”.

Race Results:

  1. #20 Gordon Weeks; 41
  2. #14 Tillman Heuer; 41
  3. #15 Dale Parro; 41
  4. #12 Sean Calway; 41
  5. #54N Billy Newman; 41
  6. #21 Randy Akers; 41
  7. #53S Tommy Sweeney; 39
  8. #11 Chris Roberts; 39
  9. #38 Nick Sample; 38
  10. #33 Chris Spangler; 38
  11. #95 Danny Harrell; 32
  12. #23 Richard Haymond; 4

Parts Barn Enduros 30 Laps: With the grid decided by a pill draw, Dwight Nickles pulled the one pill and would show the thirty car grid to the green. Colby Vance would pull the two pill and start second on the front row. Green flag waved and to no surprise, Colby Vance had the early lead. Zach Herdlein was second followed by Richard Ellis who then took second just laps later. Back to the leader Vance, his race lead was growing courtesy of a fast car, lap traffic and then showing fifteen lengths in his lead. As parts of race cars scatter on the track, not long before the first red flag to clear the mess. Back to the green, the leader is slow to get going as Ellis gains but then the slower cars prevents Ellis from gaining further. After another red flag to stop the action, the racing resumed as Colby Vance continues to lead. Charlie Bryant would now show third and definitely coming through the field. Back to the leaders, Richard Ellis is now catching Colby Vance as lap traffic played a role. Just past the halfway, another red flag stop to the racing as Ellis was now just two car lengths behind the leader. As the laps clicked up on the board, the latter stages of the race were upon the field. Richard Ellis would continue to reel in the leader Colby Vance. Then Ellis gets to Vance’s bumper and gives him a shot to let him know he’s there. One lap later, Richard Ellis takes the lead and from there would go on to win by 0.978 seconds. Richard Ellis had this to say from Victory Lane, “First of all, want to thank Golden Coral, my sponsors, Performance Plus Motor Oil want to thank you all for sponsoring the racing tonight. My family, all my friends, got into a scuffle with some of the super streets, I don’t know why, got me from behind. Guess I tore a couple ligaments in my knee but here I am in Victory Lane”.

Race Results;

  1. #41 Richard Ellis; 30
  2. #44 Colby Vance; 30
  3. #88 Charlie Bryant; 30
  4. #17 Alex Floroff; 30
  5. #47 Nate Lundin; 29
  6. #48 Chris Kane; 29
  7. #99 Zach Kane; 29
  8. #24 Tim Vinson; 29
  9. #7 Dwight Nikles; 29
  10. #28 William Robinson; 28
  11. #19 Courtney Schubert; 28
  12. #03D Nicholas Deans; 28
  13. #44A Shawn Adkins; 28
  14. #32 Vicky Connor; 28
  15. #21P Karl Park; 28
  16. #16 Mel Vermillion; 26
  17. #00 Robert Dezero; 26
  18. #4B Jake Bage; 26
  19. #25 Ryan Vinson; 18
  20. #11 Phil Nelson; 18
  21. #3 Mikey Chinn; 17
  22. #51 Charles Roberts; 17
  23. #90 Nick Martin; 16
  24. #77 Hunter Kane; 12
  25. #12 Zach Herdlein; 11
  26. #33 Mike Kanary; 11
  27. #64 Thomas Fontaine; 9
  28. #30 Rick Walsh; 5
  29. #13 Hayden Sheldon;