Babb wins twin races at LangleyPublished 10:10pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Robbie Babb set a new division record in time trials, 90.799 mph, then led all 60 laps to sweep the twin 30-lap headline events for the modified class during Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway.
In the first event, Babb grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and wired the field. Jimmy Humblet advanced from third to second on the start and held down the runner-up position throughout the event.
Heading into the final 10 laps, Humblet closed to within a car-length of Babb as the leader sorted his way past slower traffic. On lap 21, though, the traffic worked against Humblet as Babb broke free and began to pull away. At the finish, Babb’s winning margin had grown to six lengths.
Humblet was second, followed by Matt Slye, Shawn Balluzzo and Danny Harrell.
By virtue of his win in the opener, Babb started the nightcap from the pole. That was all the advantage he needed as he stormed to his second win of the evening.
Balluzzo moved into second place on a restart at lap 16, but couldn’t overtake Babb, who pulled away by as much as half a straightaway. With two laps to go, traffic came into play, and Balluzzo closed to within a couple car-lengths of the leader’s bumper. Balluzzo would get no closer, however, as Babb motored on to the win.
Humblet was third, followed by Slye and Harrell.