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STAPLETON DEAN MEMORIAL WINNER
Shady Bowl Speedway fans were treated to a stellar night of speed as the rural oval hosted its annual Robbie Dean Memorial Late Model Classic. The pit area was packed with 27 late models that included some of the finest cars and drivers in the midwest. Greg Stapleton of Troy, OH paced the field during time trials with a 13.450 lap, The dash win went to Don Mahaffey with Brock Coyer, Russ Bobb and Buddy Townsend taking heat wins.
The 94 lap main saw Covingtons Brandon Bayse jump out front at the drop of the green flag, Bayse looked like the man to beat, as he led the first 49 laps. Lap 50 proved to be his downfall, he retired to the pit area with a broken drive belt. Stapleton, who had been on his typical outside line charge then took over the lead in his Tony Hunt owned Chevy. On lap 57 it looked like his time out front was over, as Don Mahaffey pulled along side. Mahaffey was unable to pass Stapleton, as gave it his best shot before spinning down the front straight. On the restart it was Stapleton out front, with Mahaffey at the rear of the field. Stapleton set a torrid pace as he headed for the checker. All eyes were on Mahaffey however, as the veteran driver worked his way back to the lead pack. Out front, Nathan Herron had closed up on Stapletons rear bumper and was looking for a way by. The laps finally ran out, with Stapleton taking the checker ahead of Herron, Mahaffey, Chad Pendelton and Justin Alsip.
The staff and management of Shady Bowl would like to think Donnie and Kelly Renner for their sponsorship and help with the event.
The 20 lap Tuner feature saw rookie driver Dylan Troyer lead laps 2 thru 13 after passing early leader Justin Pope. Troyer gave way to Chad Small II. Small led the next two counters before giving way to West Liberty’s Gary Eaton. The defending track champion pushed his Southwest Bowling backed Honda to victory lane for the third straight week. Small held on for second, with Terry Eaton third, Holli Eaton fourth and Dylan Troyer fifth. Terry Eaton was fast qualifier with a 15.683 lap.
The modified main saw Quincy’s Ross Klinglehofer lead all the way in his C&M Service Center backed racer. The win was the first of the season for Klinglehofer.
Buck Purtee, Brad Williams, Greg Stapleton and Bill Burba. Klingelhofer won the heat race, with Brad Yelton notching the dash win. Stapleton was fast qualifier with a 13.653 lap
The 20 lap street stock feature was a one way show, with Plain City’s Richard Roush leading the entire event. Big brother Rodney finished second as the Roush and Sons Racing Team ran one two. James Harding after winning the dash was third, with Jason Burnside fourth and Scott Sullenberger fifth. Josh Sage won the heat race that was marred by a wicked crash involving Jay Lakins. Lakins made contact with another car and collected the turn one wall. The car rode atop the wall thru turn one and two. It then rolled down on the track, landing on its roof. Lakins was uninjured, but his race car took a beating.
This Saturday (5/25) the Bowl will host Memorial Day Championships. The late models and modifieds will run 40 lap features, with the street stocks running 30 laps.
The Compacts, Tuners and Pro-4’s will round out the program. It will also be double points night. Racing is set to start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Results 5/18/13
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.450
Dash Winner: Don Mahaffey Jr.
Heat winners: Brock Coyer, Buddy Townsend and Russ Bobb
Feature 94 lap Robbie Dean Memorial: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Nathan
Herron 3. Don Mahaffey 4. Chad Pendleton 5. Justin Alsip 6. Mathew Parsons 7. Jim Lewis Jr.
8. Bobby Justus 9. Sam Heckman 10. Donnie Hill 11. Brandon Oakley 12. Russ Bobb 13.
Landon Sciacca 14. Buddy Townsend 15. Brock Coyer 16. Josh Cahill 17. Bill Burba 18. Tyler
Mahaffey 19. Brandon Bayse 20. Mike Ward 21. Jacob Muncy 22. Christian Pahud 23. Jeep
Pflum 24. Shane Shirk 25. Josh Smith 26. Mike Holland 27. Rick Thompson
Fast Qualifier:: Greg Stapleton 13.653
Dash winner: Brad Yelton
Heat winner: Ross Klinglehofer
Feature: 1. Ross Klinglehofer 2. Buck Purtee 3. Brad Williams 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Bill Burba 6.
Brad Yelton 7. Ethan Pope 8. Rob Schaeff 9. Paul Lemaster 10. Rodney Kruesch
Fast qualifier: Joe Hensel 15.182
Dash winner:: Josh Sage
Feature: 1. Richard Roush 2. Rodney Roush 3. James Harding 4. Jason Burnside 5. Scott
Sullenberger 6. Josh Sage 7. Ray Muncey 8. Robert Roush 9. Roger Thornhill 10. Jesse Gade
11. Ricky Young 12. Joe Hensel 13. Mike Schaffer
Fast qualifier: Terry Eaton 15.685
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Chad Small II 3. Terry Eaton 4. Holli Eaton 5. Dylan Troyer 6. Chad ll
7. Justin Pope 8. Scott Marquis
Weather Wins Again at Shady Bowl
Shady Bowl Speedway suffered its fourth weather related cancellation of the season Saturday (5/11). The rural oval has seen only two out of six scheduled events thus far.
This Saturday night the Bowl will host its portion of the “Robbie Dean Memorial” . The Bowl will team up with KilKare Speedway and Columbus Motor Speedway for the event with all three tracks hosting a 94 lap feature for the late
STAPLETON WINS LEWIS MEMORIAL
Shady Bowl Speedway fans enjoyed the best weather of the season, as a large crowd was on hand. The Bowl hosted the annual “Bill Lewis Memorial” for the modifieds. The 40 lap main paid $1200.00 to the winner.
Chad Poole jumped out front at the drop of the green flag. Poole was holding back a serious charge by Brad Williams as the duo circled the oval with the rest of the field in pursuit. On lap 28 fast qualifier Greg Stapleton took over the second spot. Stapleton set up Poole for an outside pass two laps later and swept by. Stapleton was clean and green the final 10 laps to post his second straight feature win in the Springhill Auto Wrecking backed racer. Poole was second, with Williams third, Dave Barnhart fourth and Buck Purtee fifth. Gregg Jackson was the dash winner with Bill Burba and Ethan Pope taking heats.
The 30 lap late model feature got off to a rough start, with a lap three crash eliminating fast qualifier Stapleton. When the green light came back on Jim Lewis Jr. of Fairborn was out front. It was smooth sailing for Lewis the rest of the way as he put his A&A Grill and Bar sponsored ride in victory lane. Nathan Herron was second, with Brandon Bayse third, Sam Heckman fourth and Matthew Parsons fifth. Lewis and Mike Ward were heat winners.
The street stock headliner was the best race of the night, as Scott Sullenberger, James Harding and Joe Hensel battled for the top spot. Sullenberger was out front all the way, but it was far from easy as Harding tried everything to get by with Hensel lurking in third. The trio ran out of laps and finished in that order. Richard Roush was fourth with Mike Schaffer fifth. Rodney Roush was the dash winner, with Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry winning heats.
West Liberty's Gary Eaton had a great night, as the defending track champion set a new track record (15.111) and won the 20 lap feature in his Quality Designs Honda. Eaton edged out his cousin Terry Eaton, Dylan Troyer, Justin Pope and Chad Small to win his second straight feature. The dash checker fell to Terry Eaton, with Dylan Troyer winning the heat.
Covington's Brandon Bayse continued to dominate the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association series, as he led all 30 laps to win the feature. Bayse's Piqua Transfer coach was pushed across the finish line by Jesse Gade, Brian Marsh, Lynn Mitchell and Connie Smith. Bayse and Gade were heat winners.
The compact feature saw Chris Prater win his second straight feature win. Steve Anderson, Nicholas Meed and Robbie Taylor rounded out the field.
This Saturday (5/11) the Bowl will host the Vores Compact Touring Season for the first time. The late models, modifieds, and Dwarf cars will also be the schedule. Racing is set to start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 5/4/12
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.552
Heat Winners: Mike Ward and Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Nathan Herron 3. Brandon Bayse 4. Sam Heckman 5. Matthew Parsons 6. Russ Bobb 7. Landon Sciacca 8. Chris Abbott 9. Jerry Shaffer 10. Mike Ward 11. Greg Stapleton 12. Curt Frazier
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.111
Dash Winner: Terry Eaton
Heat Winner: Dylan Troyer
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton 3. Dylan Troyer 4. Justin Pope 5. Chad Small 6. Chad Small II 7. Holli Eaton 8. Ron Masters 9. Tony Cottrill 10. Derrick Hodge 11. Brian Cottrill
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.662
Dash Winner: Gregg Jackson
Heat Winners: Bill Burba and Ethan Pope
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Chad Poole 3. Brad Williams 4. Dave Barnhart 5. Buck Purtee 6. Brad Yelton 7. Rob Yelton 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Rob Schaeff 10. Mike Pippin 11. Josh Sage 12. Ethan Pope 13. Paul LeMaster 14. Jim Lewis Jr. 15. Rodney Kreusch 16. Bill Burba
Fast Qualifier: Brandon Bayse 14.009
Heat Winners: Brandon Bayse and Jesse Gade
Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Jesse Gade 3. Brian Marsh 4. Lynn Mitchell 5. Connie Smith 6. Chris Hull 7. Gregg Sparks 8. Donnie Eaton 9. Jason Hitchcock
Fast Qualifier: Chris Prater 17.922
Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Steve Anderson 3. Nicholas Meade 4. Robbie Taylor
Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.232
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winners: Scott Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry
1. Scott Sullenberger 2. James Harding 3. Joe Hensel 4. Richard Roush 5. Mike Schaffer 6. Ricky Young 7. Jim Lewis Jr. 8. Jason Drummond 9. Rodney Roush 10. Brian Reeser 11. Kevin Brandyberry 12. Rob Bryant 13. Andy Heath 14. Robert Roush 15. Jesse Gade 16. Chris Prater 17. Roger Roush
Stapleton Sweeps Shady Bowl
DeGraff OH; (4/27): Shady Bowl Speedway finally opened its 2013 racing season with a full program of stock car racing Saturday (4/27). The Bowl had suffered three straight programs to cold wet weather.
The night saw Troy OH driver Greg Stapleton sweep the late model and modified features as well as set fast time in both of the premier classes. Stapleton is quick to point out the role his father (Bud) plays in the success of the racers as crew chief.
In the modified feature Bill Burba took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 30 lap event. Burba looked to have the race in hand as the laps wound down. On lap 24 Stapleton was second in his Stapleton Tool and Machine backed open wheeler. Stapleton swept by on the outside one lap later and led the final five laps to take the win. Burba held on for second spot followed by Chad Poole, Buck Purtee and Rob Yelton. Brad Williams was the winner of the dash, with Burba winning the heat race.
The 30 lap late model feature rolled off next. Veteran driver Sam Heckman took the lead at the start and led the first 16 laps. On lap 17 it was like a replay of the modified feature as Stapleton used the high side around Heckman. Stapleton went on to win, but former track champion Nathan Herron put on a show as he made his way from the rear of the field to finish second. Heckman was third, with Brandon Bayse fourth and defending track champion Mathew Parsons fifth. Josh Smith carried the checker in the dash, with rookie driver Landon Sciacca taking the heat.
The street stock feature saw defending track champion Rodney Roush lead every lap in his Roger Winget Race Cars backed Chevelle. Roush used his patented “Low Groove Louie” lane to carry his to victory lane.
Joe Hensel, Andy Heath, Dillon Snapp and Richard Roush rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush won the dash, with Ricky Young taking the heat
The Pro-4's returned this season to run a limited scheduled. Wayne Watkins led the first lap before giving way to Dave Gerstner. Gerstner looked to be ready to smile for victory lane photos before Dave Sage changed his plans. The pair ran the final five laps nearly side by side before Sage surged out front at the checker. Sage was driving a car sponsored by Sandy's Muffler Shop. Gerstner was second, with Chevy Goodson third, Rodney Schrack fourth and Matt Thompson fifth. Watkins won the dash, with Steve Clarkson taking the heat checker.
In tuner racing, rookie driver Dylan Troyer took the helm at the drop of the green flag. The youngster led the first 10 laps before giving way to defending track champion Gary Eaton. Eaton paced the field the final 10 laps in his Sarica Manufacturing Honda to garner the win. Terry Eaton was second, with Holli Eaton third, Troyer fourth and Chad Small fifth. Chad Small II was the dash winner, with Ron Masters claiming the heat win.
In compact racing Chris Prater won the feature, with Nicholas Meed, Austin Eaton and Colt Scherer following.
This Saturday (5/4) the Bowl will host the second annual “Bill Lewis Memorial” for the modifeds. The race is held in memory of Bill “Pappy” Lewis a long time car owner. The late models, street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars. Racing is set to start at 7.
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.470
Dash Winner: Josh Smith
Heat Winner: Landon Sciacca
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Nathan Herron 3. Sam Heckman 4. Brandon Bayse 5. Matthew Parsons 6. Mike Ward 7. Josh Smith 8. Austin Troyer 9. Landon Sciacca 10. Russ Bobb 11. Chris Abbott 12. Larry Harris
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.551
Dash Winner: Brad Williams
Heat Winner: Bill Burba
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Chad Poole 4. Buck Purtee 5. Rob Yelton 6. Brad Yelton 7. Mike Pippin 8. Logan McPherson 9. Terry Purtee 10. Josh Sage 11. Brad Williams 12. Rob Schaeff
Fast Qualifier: James Harding 15.228
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winner: Ricky Young
Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Joe Hensel 3. Andy Heath 4. Dillon Snapp 5. Richard Roush 6. Ricky Young 7. Jay Lakins Jr. 8. Brian Reeser 9. Scott Sullenberger 10. Kevin Brandyberry 11. Robert Roush 12. James Harding 13. Mike Schaffer 14. Mark Smith 15. Jesse Gade 16. Roger Roush
Fast Qualifier: Dave Sage 14.623
Dash Winner: Steve Clarkson
Feature: 1. Dave Sage 2. David Gerstner 3. Chevy Goodson 4. Rodney Schrack 5. Matt Thompson 6. Wayne Watkins
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.502
Dash Winner: Chad Small II
Heat Winner: Ron Masters
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton 3. Holli Eaton 4. Dylan Troyer 5. Chad Small II 6. Chad Small 7. Ron Masters 8. David Yoder 9. Eddie Kemp 10. Phillip Graham 11. James Sorrell
Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Nicholas Meed 3. Austin Eaton 4. Colt Scherer
Shady Bowl Opener Cancelled Again
DeGraff OH: Mother Nature has not been kind to Shady Bowl Speedway's racing programs in 2013. Saturday (4/20) marked the third straight week the Champaign county has had to cancel its racing program. Track owner Linda Young will try once again this Saturday with a full program of stock car racing scheduled. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4's will be in action. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night with all DARF members admitted to the grandstand area free of charge. Members must present a valid membership card. Racing is set to start at 7.
SHADY BOWL TRIES AGAIN
DeGraff OH: (4/17). Shady Bowl Speedway will try once again to kick off its 2013 season with a full program of stock car action Saturday (4/20). The speedway has had to cancel its first two scheduled events of the season due to cold weather, rain and wet grounds. “It has been so bad weather wise even the mailman has stopped coming” stated track owner Linda Young.
The late models and modifieds will headline the racing card, with the street stocks, tuners, compacts and Dwarf cars rounding out the night of speed. Racing is to start at 7.
SHADY BOWL WEATHER VICTIM
DeGraff OH (4/13/13): The third time “may be a charm” stated Shady Bowl official Don Mahaffey Jr. after making the call to cancel the season opening racing action at Shady Bowl Speedway set for April 13th. It marked the second straight cancellation for the rural oval as it tries to start its 2013 season. Racing is set once again for next Saturday (4/20) . A full program of Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Tuners, Compacts and Dwarf cars are on the schedule. Racing is set to start at 7
SHADY BOWL SET FOR SEASON OPENER
Shady Bowl Speedway will try once again Saturday (4/13) to kick off racing season at the popular Champaign County oval. The track was scheduled to open last Saturday (4/6), but mother nature won out as cold temperatures and wet grounds led to the cancellation.
This week will see a full program of Late Models, Street Stocks, Tuners, Modifieds and Compacts.
The following Saturday (4/20) will see the above classes joined by the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association racers. The track will close out the month with Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night scheduled. The Pro-4's will replace the Dwarf cars for that event. Racing is set to start at 7 for each event.