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Virginia race car driver Shawn Balluzzo dies after Langley Speedway crash

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 11:02:30-04

HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton resident and race car driver Shawn Balluzzo died following an Saturday night crash at Langley Speedway.

Balluzzo raced in the speedway's Modified Division and won 11 track championships during his career.

A spokesperson for the speedway released the following statement on Balluzzo's death:

"Our hearts are heavy this morning. Driver Shawn Balluzzo passed away following an incident during Saturday Night’s modified feature at Langley Speedway, leaving behind a championship legacy both on and off the track. He won the hearts of our fans with 11 track championships and a driving style that made him one of the most respected competitors we’ve ever known. The Langley Speedway family grieves at this terrible loss and offers our deepest condolences to his wife Terri and his three children. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this trying time."