(Daniel Silvestri returned to Legend Car action at found victory lane at Langley Speedway / Photo Credit : jimarendphotography)
HAMPTON, VA : Daniel Silvestri bested the series points leader Ryan Matthews for the pole. Silvestri’s lap recorded in at 18.031 seconds to set the grid with Connor Jones, Spencer Saunders and Devon Courtney rounding out the top five in qualifying.
Silvestri would lead the field to begin the feature contest. Second place starter Ryan Matthews didn’t get the start he wanted as he lost a couple of positions back to fourth. However, on the move and seeking the race leader was Saunders as the early laps were on the board. Several laps later both Silvestri and Saunders checked out away from the rest of the field.
With the field strung out single file, the best battle was found at the front as Saunders lurked at the every move of race leader Silvestri. In the final laps the race traffic played a role which allowed Saunders to catch, pass and lead a lap before Silvestri got it back with just two laps to go. From there, Silvestri would hold off the charge of Saunders to win the Legends feature.
Silvestri had this to say to victory lane, “Yeah, it took a little longer than I wanted to [to get the first win]. We’ve had great speed all last season and this season. That racing with Spencer was so much fun. I was worried he was going to come in there and smash me, but it’s great racing. He’s clean, he’s a great racer and I just can’t thank my sponsors, my dad, the Lord, and Bojangles’ for what they do”.
Legends Race Results :
- Daniel Silvestri (#97)
- Spencer Saunders (#7)
- Ryan Matthews (#51)
- Connor Jones (#14)
- Devon Courtney (#17)
- Ryan Center (#88)
- Carter Wood (#31)
- Bradley Wilson (#51W)
- Chris Hayes (#4)
- David Steele (#27)
In the highly competitive Bandolero series, Ryley Music collected his third pole of the season with a 21.150 second lap. Jacob Derrick would get the two spot on the grid as points leader Wyatt Philyaw, Logan Clark and Aaliyah Paynter made up the top five starters.
The green flag started the evening’s races and it would be Ryley Music who grabbed the lead. Laps later the pole sitter soon looked behind him to notice a twelve car length lead over Wyatt Philyaw and Jacob Derrick.
At halfway, Music continued to lead but while second and third place battled for position, ground on the leader was not being made. Derrick tried all he could to get by Philyaw, but he could not get it done. Meanwhile, Ryley Music goes flag to flag for the race win.
“Yeah, every time we come out here, we have a fast race car,” a victorious Music in victory lane. “Last season we really didn’t have the car to win, but really this season it’s that good of a car. Just want to thank all my sponsors for helping out, my family, my grandfather and my grandmother. I just love to thank everybody”.
Bandolero Race Results :
- Ryley Music (#47)
- Wyatt Philyaw (#22)
- Jacob Derrick (#8)
- Logan Clark (#15)
- Aaliyah Paynter (#14)
- Andrey Marrero (#73)
Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway press release