Humblet sweeps at Langley

Published 10:40 pm Friday, August 9, 2013

Following one of his two wins Saturday in the twin 30-lap Modifieds Class of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway, Jimmy Humblet receives a trophy from the daughter of one of the sponsor parents. (Bill Carr/MotorSports Photo News Service)

Following one of his two wins Saturday in the twin 30-lap Modifieds Class of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway, Jimmy Humblet receives a trophy from the daughter of one of the sponsor parents. (Bill Carr/MotorSports Photo News Service)

Jimmy Humblet swept both ends of the twin 30-lap Modifieds Class races, the headlining events of Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Langley Speedway.

Afternoon time trials were washed out, and the lineup for the first race was set by the division standings, putting Robbie Babb on the pole.

But by the end of the first race, Humblet had turned the tables, stretching his margin of victory to half a straightaway. Babb was the runner-up, followed by Matt Slye, Mike Rudy and Danny Harrell.

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By virtue of his win, Humblet started the nightcap from the pole. Babb started on the outside of the front row and bolted ahead of Humblet on the start. With the black flag poised to wave, Babb backed off and ceded the top spot back to Humblet.

Rudy tagged along with Humblet and took over second. At the finish, Humblet was the winner by half a straightaway over Rudy. Babb was third, while Anthony Kincaid and Slye rounded out the top five.

With the pair of victories, his sixth and seventh of the season, Humblet shaved three points from Babb’s lead in the standings and now trails by just seven, 345-338. Both title contenders have posted seven wins.

Racing continues Saturday with twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stock Cars class and 50 laps for the Modifieds.