The racing community mourned the death of Shawn Balluzzo, an 11-time track champion at Langley Speedway, and provided condolences to his family.
Balluzzo, 64, died due to injuries sustained during a crash at the modified race on Saturday night at Langley Speedway.
The track statement read:
“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.”
The racing community paid tributes to Balluzzo.
Praying for his family and friends. ??? https://t.co/PqftgTYmnH
— Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) July 12, 2020
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) July 12, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family, friends and fans of Shawn Balluzzo. Raced with him in my early LMSC days. He was always genuine and helpful off the track, and a fierce competitor on it. ??
— Hermie Sadler (@HermieSadler) July 12, 2020
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— Mark Wertz (@markwertz55) July 12, 2020
— Kaitlyn Vincie (@kaitlynvincie) July 12, 2020