Falk wins two at Langley

Published 9:57 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Greg Edwards takes his No. 97 Chevrolet through Turn 4 at Langley Speedway in Hampton on Saturday. Edwards finished third in Saturday’s late-model stock car twin 50s. | Bill Carr/Motor Sports Photo News Service

C.E. Falk posted his ninth and 10th wins in Saturday’s late-model stock car twin 50s at Langley Speedway.

The Twins, which headlined the evening’s eight-race card, closed out the late models’ 2012 Langley schedule.

C.E. Falk celebrates in Victory Lane with two Whelen Gold Medals for his two wins in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Falk posted his ninth and 10th victories of the season in the late-model stock cars class. | Bill Carr/Motor Sports Photo News Service

Falk started the opener from the pole, at 89.434 mph, and led all the way. He pulled away by as much as a full straightaway but saw that lead evaporate when the only caution flag waved on lap 38. On the ensuing restart, Falk chose to launch from the outside lane and easily outdistanced his brother, Wes Falk, to maintain the top spot.

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At the finish, C.E. and Wes Falk were 1-2, while Greg Edwards, Mark Wertz and Casey Wyatt completed the top five.

The Falks shared the front row for the start of the nightcap and, again, C.E. opted for the outside lane. The only caution flag waved for a three-car tangle on the initial lap, prompting a complete restart. As the race got going, the Falks went side-by-side until they reached Turn 4. Exiting the corner, C.E. pulled ahead and set sail.

By the finish, C.E. Falk’s margin of victory had grown to a full straightaway over Wertz, who slipped by Wes Falk at the halfway mark. Wes Falk was third, followed by Casey Wyatt and Greg Edwards.

With two top-five finishes, Edwards clinched the title in the late-models class for the season. Wes Falk placed second in the end-of-season standings.