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Shady Bowl Speedway Announces Banquet

 

Shady Bowl Speedway promoter Rick Young has announced that the 2014 Champions banquet will be held on January 31st at the Champaign County.Fairgrounds. In addition to the drivers awards, special awards will be given to folks who support the speedway. Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Closes Out Season

 

Shady Bowl Speedway will close out its 2014 season with three classes of cars in action. The main event will be the Compact 100 for the entry level cars. The race will either be 100 laps of green flag racing, or a timed one hour of racing. The race will pay over $1000.00 to the winner  with lap leader bonus dollars available. The street stocks and tuners will round out the field. The street stocks will run a 35 lap main with  $700.00  awaiting the winner. The tuners will run a 25 lap feature paying $400.00 to the top finisher. The pit gates open at 10:00 , the grandstands will open at 11:00 . Racing is set to start at 1.

 

 

Carroll takes “Run Whatcha Brung” Modified Main

Mike Carroll of Kettering won the “Run Whatcha Brung” Modified challenge Saturday night at Shady Bowl Speedway. Some of the modifieds had some really wild wings as they rounded the oval attempting to catch Carroll.  Buddy Townsend was second followed by Kenny George, Mike Pippin and Curt Frazier rounding out the top five. Mike Carroll was fast qualifier with a 13.200 time.

Before the modified race the Bowl ran the Make-up Features from last Saturday night (09[E1] -20-14) that were rained out.

First on the agenda was the Street Stocks with Jacob Muncy taking the win, with Rex Purtee, Jason Drummond, Chad Small and Richard Roush rounding out the top five. Dave Sage was the Street Stock points Champ for 2014.

In the compact make up feature saw Kenny George take the checker with Nicholas Meade, Terry Eaton Jr., Jason Mahaffey and Chris Prater finishing in the top five.  Nicholas Meade was your Compact Points Champion for 2014.

Tuners were up next for their make up feature with Terry Eaton Jr. taking the win and also capturing the Tuner Points Champion for 2014. Following behind Eaton was Rodney Roush, Austin Eaton, Paul Holley and Damon Killen.

Next on the schedule was the Street Stocks for this evenings event.

Dash was taken by Rodney Roush with Brian Brandyberry and Chris Prater taking heat wins. Feature was won by Jacob Muncy followed by Rodney Roush, Jason Drummond, Scott Sullenberger and Rex Purtee.

Pro 4’s were on hand tonight with Justin Meed setting fast time with a 14.587.  Justin had a big night besides setting fast time he also won the feature with Steve Clarkson Jr., Paul Hazelett and Matt Thompson finishing behind. Justin Meed was also the 2014 Pro 4 Champion.

Dwarfs were next on the playing card.  Daniel Wirick won the “Max Evans Memorial” feature with Jason Hitchcock, Zach Hitchcock, Rob Dutra and Connie Smith rounding out the top five. The feature saw Greg Sparks get caught up in a yellow flag coming into turn four causing him to launch off the front wheel of one of the competitors and hitting the wall hard, with car catching on fire. Sparks was able to get out of the car without serious harm.  Later after the races it was noted that he did break his leg. Heat winners were Greg Sparks and Zach Hitchcock.

In the tuner division we saw Austin Eaton win his first ever feature with Chris Crosier taking second followed by Paul Holley, Eddie Kemp and Rodney Roush. Dash Winner was Rodney Roush and Chris Crozier taking the heat win.

Next week will be the last race of the 2014 season. It will be the ALL AMERICAN COMPACT CHALLENGE paying $1,000 to win. Also on hand will be the Tuners running 25 laps for $400 to win and Street Stocks running 35 laps paying $700 to win.  Racing starts at 7.    

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 09-20-14 (rained out events)

Street Stocks

Dash Winner: Jacob Muncy

Heat Winners: Jason Drummond, Donnie Hall and Rodney Kreusch

Feature: 1. Jacob Muncy 2. Rex Purtee 3. Jason Drummond 4. Chad Small 5. Richard Roush 6. Josh Sage 7. Andy Heath 8. Donnie Hall 9. Robert Roush 10. Cory Lauderbach 11. Josh Longstreth 12. Timmy Hines 13. Rodney Roush 14. Rodney Kreusch 15. Brian Reeser 16. Roger Roush

Tuners

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winner: Paul Holley

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton Jr. 2. Rodney Roush 3. Austin Eaton 4. Paul Holley 5. Damon Killen 6. Larry Kemp 7. Eddie Kemp 8. Mike Wintrow 9. Les Rhodes

Compacts

Dash Winner: Nicholas Meade

Heat Winners: Terry Eaton jr. and Chris Prater

Feature: 1. Kenny George 2. Nicholas Meade 3. Terry Eaton Jr. 4. Jason Mahaffey 5. Chris Prater 6. Garrett Adams 7. Zach Doolin 8. Chris Lucas 9. Rob Taylor

Results 09-27-14

Outlaw Modifieds

Fast Qualifier: Mike Carroll 13.200

Dash Winner: Mike Carroll

Feature: 1. Mike Carroll 2. Buddy Townsend 3. Kenny George 4. Mike Pippin 5. Curt Frazier 6. Brian Reeser 7. Nick Smith

Street Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Jacob Muncy 14.789

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winners: Brian Brandyberry and Chris Prater

Feature: 1. Jacon Muncy 2. Rodney Roush 3. Jason Drummond 4. Scott Sullenberger 5. Rex Purtee 6. Josh Sage 7. Rodney Kreusch 8. Brian Brandyberry 9. Frank Harvey 10. Richard Roush 11. Robert Roush 12. Chris Prater 13. Cory Lauderbach 14. Timmy Hines 15. Chad Small 16. Brian Reeser 17. Josh Longstreth 18. Roger Roush

Tuners

Fast Qualifier: Terry Eaton Jr. 15.456

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winner: Chris Crozier

Feature: 1. Austin Eaton 2. Chris Crozier 3. Paul Holley 4. Eddie Kemp 5. Rodney Roush 6. Mike Wintrow 7. Damon Killen 8. Larry Kemp 9. Terry Eaton Jr. 10. Les Rhodes

Dwarfs

Fast Qualifier: Brandon Basye 13.868

Dash Winner: Greg Sparks

Heat Winner: Zach Hitchcock

Max Evans Memorial Feature: 1. Daniel Wirrick 2. Jason Hitchcock 3. Zach Hitchcock 4. Rob Dutra 5. Connie Smith 6. Tristen Francis 7. Donnie Eaton 8. Brandon Basye 9. Jesse Gade 10. Ryan Miller 11. Greg Sparks 12. Aaron Chatfield

Pro 4’s

Fast Qualifier: Justin Meed 14.587

Feature: 1. Justin Meed 2. Steve Clarkson Jr. 3. Paul Hazelett 4. Matt Thompson

 

 

 

Rain at Shady Bowl

Heavy rains and wet grounds forced Shady Bowl Speedway officials  to cancel Saturdays racing. Over two inches of rain hit the area Friday, leaving the track and parking areas a mess. There has been no make up date for The “Bobby Korn Classic”set at this time.  Racing will resume this Saturday with a full program. This Saturday will feature the OVDCA annual Bill Hostetler Classic for the scaled down racers. The late models.Modifieds,Street Stocks and Tuners will also see action. Racing is set to begin at 7.

 

 

EATON VORES WINNER AT THE BOWL 

 

 The VORES Series front wheel drive cars headlined the nights action at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday (6/14). The group based out of Indiana, are branching out to compete in several midwest speedways. Gary Eaton of West Liberty dominated the nights action as he set fast time and led the last 25 laps of the feature in his Sarica MFG Honda. Cousin Terry Eaton was second, but was not quite quick enough to pass Gary. Chris Jennings, Chris Crozier and Les Rhodes rounded out the top five.Terry Eaton and Tommy Bigelow notched heat wins

 

 The  late model 35 lap feature was a wild affair with lots of close action. Early leader Austin led thru lap 15 before an oil leak sent him to the pits. Brad Coons then took over for the next seven laps before losing it to former track champion Nathan Herron . Herron had been involved in a early skirmish that forced him to restart at the rear of the field. Herron was a man on a mission in his Helman Brothers Body Shop Chevy  as he set sail on the high groove  to take the win.

 

Coons was second, with John Stroble third, Mark Parker fourth and Jacob Muncy fifth.Greg Stapleton set  fast time, with Dylan Troyer taking the dash and Brock  Coyer the heat.

 

 Brad Williams of Huber Heights OH in his JP Motorsports ride won the modified main as he and fast qualifier Shane Shirk battlled which had the fans up and cheering their favorite driver . Shirk could only watch as Williams took the checker.. Greg Stapleton. Joe Pequignot  and Logan McPherson. Williams took the dash, with heat checkers going to Greg Winget and Chris Parker.

 

 Jim Lewis Jr of Fairborn proved to be the fastest car on this night in his E.M. Wicks Industrial Tools street stock. Bo Hoelscher ran a very smooth and fast race to finish second. Ray Muncy.Scott Sullenberger and Dave Sage rounded out the top finishers., Sage was fast qualifier. Lewis was the dash winner, with Sullenberger taking the heat.

 

 The Pro 4’s rounded out the night, with Justin Meed taking the feature and posting quick time. Matt Thompson, David Gertsner, Paul Hazelett and Chevy Goodson filled the top five spots.

 

 The Saturday night 6/23 will be the annual “Bob Korn Memorial” for the late models. It will feature a 72 lap feature paying $1720.00 to win. The Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts will also be on the racing card. Racing will start at 7.  

 

Shady Bowl Results 06-14-14

 

VORES

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr.  15.716

Heat Winners: Terry Eaton Jr. and Tommy Bigelow

Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton Jr. 3. Chris Jennings 4. Chris Crozier 5. Leslie Rhodes 6. David Callahan 7. Jeff Isbell 8. Steve Vore 9. Tommy Bigelow 10. Donny Bigelow 11. Phil ILiff 12. Nick Barrett 13. Greg Isbell 14. Kevin McCoy 15. Robbie Taylor 16. J R Vester 17. Ron Masters

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.668

Dash Winner: Dylan Troyer

Heat Winner: Brock Coyer

Feature: 1. Nathan Herron 2. Brad Coons 3. John Stroble 4. Mark Parker 5. Jacob Muncy 6. Josh Smith 7. Dylan Troyer 8. Russ Bobb 9. Chris Prater 10. Chris Abbott 11. Brock Coyer 12. Austin Troyer 13. Greg Stapleton

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier:  Shane Shirk  13.772

Dash Winner: Brad Williams

Heat Winners:  Chris Parker and Greg Winget

Feature: 1. Brad Williams 2. Shane Shirk 3. Greg Stapleton 4. Joe Pequignot 5. Logan McPherson 6. Chris Parker 7. Rob Yelton 8. Greg Winget 9. Ray Muncy 10. Mike Pippin 11. Kevin Bloxam 12. Grant Gamble 13. Carl Stapleton 14. Buddy Townsend 15. Brad Yelton

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Dave Sage 15.144

Dash Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.

Heat Winner: Scott Sullenberger

 

Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Bo Hoelscher 3. Ray Muncy 4. Scott Sullenberger 5. Dave Sage 6. Josh Sage 7. Rodney Roush 8. Richard Roush 9. Robert Roush 10. Dan Hall 11. John Gendrow 12. Andy Heath 13. Roger Roush

 

Pro 4’s:

Fast Qualifier:  Justin Meed 14.450

 

Feature: 1. Justin Meed 2. Matt Thompson 3. David Gertsner 4. Paul Hazlett 5. Chevy Goodson

 

 

Sceva Memorial to Lewis

 

Shady Bowl Speedway honored the memory of one of the tri-state drivers Saturday. Neal Sceva (Urbana) was a many time track champion with over 600 feature wins. The Bowl runs a 51 lap feature as 51 was Sceva’s number. This year the street stocks were the class chosen to run the 51 lap main.

Jason Drummond led the field to the green to start the 51 lapper.. Jim Lewis Jr of Fairborn OH passed Ray Muncy on lap 27 and led the rest of the way to claim the prize of $1051.00 plus a $200 bonus from VMS. VMS put the extra money if the winning driver started last in the field which Lewis did. Muncy, Chris Abbott, Rodney Roush and Josh Sage rounded out the top five. Steve Snapp was fast qualifier and picked up an additional $100.00. Aliza Snapp and Josh Sage were heat winners.

In compacts it was once again Kenny George in victory lane in his White Line Designs Cavalier. George was followed by Nicholas Meade, David Callahan Justin Durflinger and  Andrew George. Callahan was the dash winner, with Aaron Chatfield taking the heat win.

Terry Eaton was the winner of the tuner main in his Honda. Chris Crozier, Justin Birt , Zack Thornhill and Lesley Rhodes finished second thru fifth.

The late model feature turned out to be a crash filled event. Russ Bobb led first 6 counters before giving way to Mike Ward. Ward set the pace until lap 7. Mark Parker took over the lead on 12. The race was red flagged for a crash involving several top cars off turn 2. Fast qualifier Nathan Herron, Jacob Muncy, Austin Troyer and Mike Ward were all involved. Josh Smith led until lap 34 when it appeared he lost power. Mark Parker of West Liberty took advantage of Smiths bad luck to surge past and pick up the checker. Brandon Basye was second, with Russ Bobb third

Chris Abbott fourth and Smith fifth. Smith and Jeep Pflum were heat race winners

The modified feature saw only one yellow as Joe Pequignot in his R&R

Paint and Body open wheeler took the checker.. The win far from easy as Brad Williams put on pressure  all the last half of the race. Shane Shirk, Rob Yelton and Brad Yelton rounded out the top five. The heat wins went to Logan McPherson and Carl Stapleton.

The Saturday 6/14 the Bowl will host the Vore Compact Touring Series.

The late models, modifieds, street stocks and Pro-4s will be in action. Racing will begin at 7.

 

 

Shady Bowl results 06-07-14 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: Nathan Herron  13.680

Dash Winner: Josh Smith

Heat Winner: Jeep Pflum

Feature: 1. Mark Parker 2. Brandon Basye 3. Russ Bobb 4. Chris Abbott 5. Josh Smith 6. Chris Prater 7. Jacob Muncy 8. Nathan Herron 9. Austin Troyer 10. Mike Ward 11. Brad Coons 12. Jeep Pflum 13. Dylan Troyer

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Shane Shirk 13.874

Dash Winner: Logan McPherson

Heat Winner: Carl Stapleton

Feature: 1. Joe Pequignot 2. Brad Williams 3. Shane Shirk 4. Rob Yelton 5. Brad Yelton 6. Logan McPherson 7. Greg Winget 8. Buddy Townsend 9. Mike Pippin 10. Chris Parker 11. Rob Schaeff 12. Carl Stapleton 13. Grant Gamble 14. Kevin Bloxam

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Steve Snapp 14.999

Dash Winner: Ray Muncy

Heat Winners: Aliza Snapp and Josh Sage

Feature: (51 laps) 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Ray Muncy 3. Chris Abbott 4. Rodney Roush 5. Josh Sage 6. Richard Roush 7. Robert Roush 8. Dave Sage 9. Jason Drummond 10. Jason Burnside 11. Aliza Snapp 12. Scott Sullenberger 13. Jason Mueller 14. Roger Roush

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.182

Dash Winner: David Callahan

Heat Winner: Aaron Chatfield

Feature: 1. Kenny George 2. Nicholas Meade 3. David Callahan 4. Justin Durflinger 5. Andy George 6. Rob Sharpe 7. Josh Foltz 8. Zach Doolin 9. Dean Adams 10. Robbie Tayler 11. Cody Wynn 12. Tyler Sage 13. Aaron Chatfield 14. Andru Troyer

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Terry Eaton Jr. 15.675

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton Jr. 2. Chris Crozier 3. Justin Birt 4. Zach Thornhill 5. Les Rhodes 6. Jake Moody 7. Eddie Kemp

 

 

STAPLETON DOUBLES UP AT BOWL

The weather was warm and the action was hot at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night. Six divisions of cars were on hand.

 

 The Modifieds saw Greg Winget lead the first six counters, before losing the lead spot to Joe Pequignot.  In his usual last minute moves, Troy’s Greg Stapleton took the lead from Pequignot on lap 24. Stapleton came from his eighth place starting position to lead the final six laps in his Stapleton Machine and Tool backed racer to add another trophy to his ever growing collection. Pequignot held on for second, with Shane Shirk third, Brad Yelton fourth and Greg Winget fifth. Stapleton was fast qualifier with Logan McPherson taking the dash. Buddy Townsend and Chris Parker were heat winners.

 

 The late model feature was a hard fought affair for the full 35 laps. Brad Coons took the lead at the drop of the green and held onto the lead spot until lap seven. John Stroble then took over the lead. Greg Stapleton once again managed to work his way into second spot with less than ten laps to go and set his sights on Stroble. The drivers put on a great show for the fans as Stapleton was unable to pass Stroble. Stroble took the win by three car lengths. A post race rules violation resulted in Stroble being disqualified, with the win going to Stapleton. Mark Parker, Josh Smith, Austin Troyer and Coons rounded out the top five. Parker was the dash winner, Rick Thompson carried the checker for the heat race. Nathan Herron was fast qualifier..

 

  Peabody Sports of Centerville OH sponsored the street stock events. In addition to the regular pay out, drivers were awarded signed NASCAR merchandise. The feature winner was presented with a shotgun. The 25 lap feature saw lots of paint being scrapped off as a result of contact with another car. When the checker flew it, was Sidney OH resident Rodney Roush taking the win and the new shotgun. Dave Sage was second, with fast qualifier Jim Lewis Jr third, Jason Burnside fourth and John Gendrow fifth. Burnside was the dash winner, with Josh Sage taking the heat.

 

 In Tuner racing, it turned out to be a very rough and tumble night. Ron Masters finally picked up the checker for the 20 lap feature after holding off the challenges of Terry Eaton in a race long battle. Leslie Rhodes was third, with Bob Moody fourth and Larry Kemp fifth. Eaton posted the win in the heat.

 

 The compact feature saw 16 cars take the green flag from starter Charlie Gifford.  Zack Doolin took the lead on lap one before being passed by Josh Foltz . But a change was coming and coming fast as fast qualifier and dash winner Kenny George made his way to the front from his eighth place starting spot. George took the helm on lap seven. The race was pretty much decided once George took the lead. The racing in the pack was great, with Nicholas Meade second, Foltz third, Justin Durflinger fourth and Doolin fifth. Heat wins went to Foltz and Andy George.

 

 The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association cars rounded out the racing card. Jason Hitchcock took over the #7 normally driven by Brian Marsh and scored a victory in the 20 lapper. Fast qualifier and dash winner Daniel Wirrick was second, with Greg Sparks third, Jesse Gade fourth and Zack Hitchcock fifth.

 

 This Saturday (6/7) the Bowl will host the Neal Sceva Memorial for the street stocks. The feature will be a 51 lapper (Sceva drove #51) paying $1051.00 to win. The late models, modifieds, compacts and tuners will also be in action. Racing is set to start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Results 05-31-14 Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: Nathan Herron  13.594

Dash Winner: Mark Parker

Heat Winner: Rick Thompson

Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Mark Parker 3. Josh Smith 4. Austin Troyer 5. Brad Coons 6. Brock Coyer 7. Rick Thompson 8. Jacob Muncy 9. Russ Bobb 10. Dylan Troyer 11. Chris Abbott 12. Nathan Herron 13. John Stroble (Failed Post Race Inspection) Disqualified

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton

Dash Winner: Logan McPherson

Heat Winners: Buddy Townsend and Chris Parker

Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Joe Pequignot 3. Shane Shirk 4. Brad Yelton 5. Greg Winget 6. Mike Pippin 7. Buddy Townsend 8. Logan McPherson 9. Chris Parker 10. Carl Stapleton 11. Rob Schaeff 12. Herb Newman 13. Brad Williams

 

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Jim Lewis Jr. 15.175

Dash Winner: Jason Burnside

Heat Winner: Josh Sage

Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Dave Sage 3. Jim Lewis Jr. 4. Jason Burnside 5. John Gendrow 6. Ray Muncy 7. Robert Roush 8. Richard Roush 9. Josh Sage  10. Roger Roush 11. Mike Schaeffer

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.243

Dash Winner: Kenny George Jr.

Heat Winners: Josh Foltz and Andy George

Feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Nicholas Meade 3. Josh Foltz 4. Justin Durflinger 5. Zach Doolin 6. Rob Sharpe 7. Andy George 8. David Callahan 9. Dean Adams 10. Nick Philbeck 11. Alex George 12. Tyler Sage 13. Cody Wynn 14. Aaron Chatfield 15. Andru Troyer 16. Robbie Taylor

 

Tuners:

Dash Winner: Terry Eaton 

Feature: 1. Ron Masters 2. Terry Eaton Jr. 3. Leslie Rhodes 4. Bob Moody 5. Larry Kemp 6. Chuck Chronester 7. Eddie Kemp

 

Dwarfs:

Fast Qualifier: Daniel Wirrick 13.955

Dash Winner: Daniel Wirrick

Feature: 1. Jason Hitchcock 2. Daniel Wirrick 3. Greg Sparks 4. Jessie Gade 5. Zach Hitchcock 6. Connie Smith 7. Brian Marsh 

 

 

Six Winners at Shady Bowl

 

DeGraff OH: Mother nature finally shined on Shady Bowl Speedway aftera month of cold wet weather. The Bowl hosted six divisions of cars and some of the best racing of the season. The events were marred by a crash in the Tuner class involving Holli

Eaton. The accident happened on the first lap when she had contact with another car. The car then careened drivers side first into the wall coming off turn two. Eaton was transferred to a local hospital

for treatment. Gary Eaton (Holli’s husband) , stated that she was treated and released . 

 The late model main saw Nathan Herron have mechanical woes that parked his #110 car. Herron then stepped into Russ Bobb’s #53. Herron led the first fifteen laps before points leader Josh Smith sped by. Smith opened up a large lead in his Smith Motorsports ride and took the checker ahead of Brad Koons, John Stroble, Jacob Muncy and  Dylan Troyer. Herron’s night was bittersweet in the #53, as he won his heat, but got into the wall in the main ending his night. Austin Troyer was the dash winner.

  Joe Pequigtot dominated the modifieds, as he lead every lap in his

 R&R Paint and Body openwheeler.. Rob Yelton was second, with Brad Williams third, Buddy Townsend . fourth and fast qualifier Shane Shirk fifth. Williams was the dash winner with Chris Parker the heat winner.;

  The tuner feature saw Terry Eaton dominate the race in his Honda.. Eaton dedicated his win to Holli Eaton who ws injured on lap one. Chris Crozier was second with Larry Kemp third,  Eddie Kemp fourth and Jake Moody fifth. Holli Eaton was the dash winner with Les Rhodes winning the heat.

 In Pro-4 action Justin Meed held off the challeges by Steve Clarkson to take the win. David Gerstner was third, Matt Thompson was fourth, with Paul Hazlett fifth. Clarkson carried the checker in he heat.

 The street stock feature also saw big crash as Buck Purtee had the throttle stick wide open and he hit the fourth turn wall. Purtee was uninjured but his just built car was heavily damaged. Dave Sage of Piqua held off Rodney Roush to take the feature win. Ray Muncie was third, Robert Roush was fourth and Roger Thornhill fifth. Purtee won the dash, with Sage and Sullenberger taking heat wins

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 05-24-14

Late Models

Fast Qualifier: Josh Smith 13.879

Dash Winner: Austin Troyer

Heat Winner: Nathan Herron

Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Brad Coons 3. John Stroble 4. Jacob Muncy 5. Dylan Troyer 6. Austin Troyer 7. Nathan Herron 8. Jeep Pflum 9. Jim Lewis Jr. 10. Bill Burba

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Shane Shirk 13.746

Dash Winner: Brad Williams

Heat Winner: Chris Parker

Feature: 1. Joe Pequignot 2. Rob Yelton 3. Brad Williams 4. Buddy Townsend 5. Shane Shirk  6. Jason Wells 7. Mike Pippin 8. Chris Parker 9. Herb Newman 10. Grant Gamble 11. Rob Schaeff 12. Carl Stapleton 13. Logan   McPherson

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.547

Dash Winner: Holli Eaton

Heat Winner: Leslie Rhodes

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton 2. Chris Cozier 3. Larry Kemp 4. Eddie Kemp 5. Jake Moody 6. Justin Pope 7. Leslie Rhodes 8. Gary Eaton 9. Ron Masters 10. Holli Eaton

Pro 4’s

Fast Qualifier: David Gertsner 14.549

Dash Winner: Steve Clarkson

Feature: 1. Justin Meed 2. Steve Clarkson 3. David Gertsner 4. Matt Thompson 5. Paul Hazlett 6. Scott West 7. Josh Plummer

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Ray Muncy 15.146

Dash Winner: Buck Purtee

Heat Winners: Dave Sage and Scott Sullenberger

Feature: 1. Dave Sage 2. Rodney Roush 3. Ray Muncy 4. Robert Roush 5. Roger Thornhill 6. Richard Roush 7. Jason Burnside 8. Aliza Snapp 9. Josh Sage 10. Buck Purtee 11. Dan Hall 12. Scott Sullenberger

Dwarfs:

Fast Qualifier: Brandon Basye 13.916

Dash Winner: Greg Sparks

Feature: 1. Daniel Wirrick 2. Brandon Basye 3. Greg Sparks 4. Paul Hazlett 5. Lynn Mitchell 6. Jesse Gade 7. Zack Hitchcock 8. Connie Smith

 

 

Memorial at Shady Bowl

Shady Bowl Speedway will honor one of the areas top drivers when it hosts the Robbie Dean Memorial Saturday (5/17.)

Dean won most of his races in a black and yellow #94. Dean held many championships during his career and said the Bowl was one of his favorite. The race is the first of a three part series that will also see KilKare Speedway and Columbus Motor Speedway holding events. The races will be 94 laps in memory of Dean. Dean always sported a “Big Bird” image on his cars making him a favorite of the younger fans. He was well known for his jovial personality. Legend has it that Dean was recruited to play football by Woody Hayes to come to OSU. Dean decided racing was more fun and declined Hayes’ offer. Dean lost his battle with cancer on July 3 2008. Last years series was won by Troy OH driver Gregg Stapleton The modifieds,street stocks and compacts will also be in action. Racing is set to start at 7.

 

 

CARROLL CLAIMS LEWIS MEMORIAL

 

Once again it was a cold race night as Shady Bowl Speedway opened it’s gates to local fans. The night was highlighted by the running of the Bill Lewis Memorial.

Lewis was car owner from Dayton who fielded cars for 50 years with some of best area drivers behind the wheel.

When the  dust had settled in the 40 lap Lewis Memorial it was Mike Carroll of Dayton

posing for pictures. Carroll powered his McDonalds backed racer into the lead on lap 16 and never looked back.It was good thing that he never looked anywhere but straight ahead, as Brad Williams made several attempts to get by, but had to settle for second. Greg Stapleton third, Joe Pequignot fourth and Buddy Townsend fifth to round out the top five. 

Shane Shirk set quick time, with Buddy Townsend taking the dash and Greg Winget the

Heat.

 Josh Foltz of New Carlisle posted his first ever feature win, as he just edged out his teammate and fast qualifier Kenny George Jr.. Justin Durflinger was third followed by Alex George and Nicholas Meade. The dash win went to Durflinger with Rob Sharpe taking the heat race.

 The late model main saw Urbana resident take the feature win to notch his first career win in the late models. Nathan Herron could catch Troyer by was unable to pass Troyers

McGunegill Engines back racer. Mark Parker, Josh Smith Brad Coons rounded out the top five. Herron set fast time, with Troyer taking the heat and Ray Muncy the heat.

 The tuner feature saw Quincy ’s Terry Eaton post his second feature in a row in his Coral Lanes backed Honda. It was a family reunion at the start finish line, with Holli Eaton second, fast qualifier Gary Eaton was third, Ron Masters fourth and Justin Pope fifth.

Holli Eaton won the dash, with Pope taking the heat win.

 Jim Lewis Jr switched to his street stock and picked up the checker in his Performance Paint Camaro. In an ironic twist Lewis stated that the car he drove was actually was one of Bill Lewis last built cars. Dave Sage and Rodney Roush battled for second, with Sage  crossing the finish line second. Ray Muncy was fourth with Richard Roush fifth.Lewis was fast qualifier with Dave Sage winning the dash. Bo Hoelscher was the heat winner.

Next week ( 05-10-14 ) will be DARF night, as the track will host the members of the Dayton Auto Race Fan Club to a free night of racing.  All members must have a current card to get in and it is only for the grandstand side.  Late Models, Modifieds, Tuners and Dwarfs will be on hand.  Racing starts at 7.

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 5/03/14

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier:Kenny George 17.220

Dash winner: Justin Durflinger

Heat winner: Rob Sharpe

Feature 1. Josh Foltz 2.Kenny George 3. Justin Durflinger 4.Alex George 5. Nicholas Meade 6. Rob Sharpe 7. Andrew George 8. Dean Adams 9. Bill Walter 10. Robbie Taylor 11. Andru Troyer 12. David Callahan

Modifieds:

Fast qualifier: Shane Shirk  13.705

Dash Winner: Buddy Townsend

Heat winner: Greg Winget

Feature 40 lap Bill Lewis Memorial: 1. Mike Carroll 2. Brad Williams 3. Greg Stapleton 4.Joe Pequignot 5. Buddy Townsend 6. Shane Shirk 7. Jason Wells 8. Carl Stapleton 9. Brian Brewer 10. Jerry Winget 11. Buck Purtee

Late Models:

Fast qualifier: Nathan Herron 13.633

Dash Winner: Austin Troyer

Heat Winner: Ray Muncy

Feature 35 laps 1. Austin Troyer 2. Nathan Herron 3. Mark Parker 4. Greg Stapleton

5.Josh Smith 6. Brad Coons 7, Jacob Muncy 8. Russ Bobb 9. Chris Abbott 10. Jim Lewis Jr 11. Jerry Schaeffer 12. Gregg Jackson 13. Ray Muncy

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Jim Lewis Jr. 15.129

Dash Winner: Dave Sage

Heat Winner: Bo Hoelscher

Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Dave Sage 3. Rodney Roush 4. Ray Muncy 5. Richard Roush 6. Robert Roush 7. Andy Huffman 8. Chris Abbott 9. Andy Heath 10. Josh Sage 11. Bo Hoelscher

Tuner:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.553

Dash Winner: Holli Eaton

Heat Winner: Justin Pope

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton 2. Holli Eaton 3. Gary Eaton 4. Ron Masters 5. Justin Pope 6. Chris Crosier 7. Justin Birt 8. Leslie Rhodes 9. Larry Kemp 10. Eddie Kemp 11. Damon Killen 12. Jake Moody

 

 

Basye Takes Shady Bowl By Storm

The temperature was little on the cool side but the hardy fans of Shady Bowl Speedway were treated to a ton of close fast racing. Brandon Basye of Covington OH dominated the field in his coach bodied Dwarf car. He set a new track with a 13.619 tour. The lap was the same as Greg Stapleton in his late model. In the 20 lap feature had his PTS backed racer out front the early laps and never looked back. Chasing Basye across the finish line were Daniel Wirrick, Greg Sparks, Jason Hitchcock and Lynn Mitchell. Mitchell sent a clear message to the men drivers that she will be a strong force with a little tweaking on her car. Basye and Brian Marsh were heat winners.

 

 The late model main saw Ray Muncy take the lead with the drop of the green. Muncy was about to be disqualified for running over his time trial speed when he and Nathan Herron made contact and spun out. Herron set the pace in his Helman Brothers Body Shop backed racer when racing resumed. Fast qualifier Greg Stapleton ran down Herron and passed him on a restart, it was meant for Herron, as the yellow flew before a lap was completed putting Herron back out front Herron and Stapleton finished first and second.  Mark Parker, Josh Smith and Chris Abbott finished third thru fifth. Austin Troyer was the dash winner, with Herron taking the heat checker.

 

 In the modifieds Brad Williams set quick time with a 13.865 lap. Greg Stapleton took the lead on lap two and set sail for the checker in his Stapleton Machine and Tool sponsored open wheeler. Mike Carroll only watched from his second place car as Stapleton took the checker. Shane Shirk, Buddy Townsend and Rob Yelton took third thru fifth. Rob Yelton won the dash, with Buck Purtee  taking the heat win.

 

The Tuner feature came down to Terry Eaton and cousin Gary Eaton, The pair had the full attention of the crowd as they were side by side on the ragged edge. When the checker waved Terry led Gary by about 8 inches to win the 20 lap event. Holli Eaton was third, Chris Crozier fourth and Damin Killen fifth. Terry Eaton also took the dash win.

 

Kenny George of New Carlisle continued his winning ways in the Compact main as he won the feature after setting fast time in his Quick Parts backed racer. Nicolas Meade was second, with David Callahan

 

Zack Doolin and Nick Philbeck rounding out the top five.  Justin Durflinger was the dash winner with Doolin and Meade taking heat race victory laps.

 

 This Saturday (5/3) the Bowl will host the Bill Lewis Memorial for the modifieds. The 40 lap event will pay $1200.00 to win. The late models, street stocks, Tuners and Compacts will also be in action. Racing set to start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 4/26/14 Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Brad Williams 13.865

Heat Race Winner: Buck Purtee

Dash winner: Rob Yelton

 

Feature : 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Mike Carroll 3. Shane Shirk 4. Buddy Townsend 5, Rob Yelton 6. Brad

Williams 7. Joe Pequignot 8. Logan McPherson 9. Carl Stapleton 10. Jamie Sites

 

Late Models:

Fast qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.619

Heat Race Winner: Nathan Herron

Dash winner Austin Troyer

Feature: 1. Nathan Herron 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Mark Parker 4. Josh Smith 5. Chris Abbott 6.Russ Bobb 

7. Jacob Muncy 8. Greg Jackson 9. Brad Coons 10. Austin Troyer 11. Ray Muncy

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.466

Dash Winner: Terry Eaton

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton 2. Gary Eaton 3. Holli Eaton 4. Chris Cozier 5. Damon Killen 6. Ron Masters

 

Compacts:

Fast qualifier: Kenny George 17.262

Dash winner: Justin Durflinger

Heat Winners: Zack Doolin and Nicholas Meade

Feature: 1. Kenny George 2. Nicholas Meade 3. David Callahan 4. Zack Doolin 5. Nick Philbeck 6.Justin

Durflinger 7. Josh Foltz 8. Aaron Chatfield 9. Rob Sharpe 10. Rob Taylor 11. Andru Troyer 12. Alex George

13. Dean Adams

 

Dwarf Cars:

Fast Qualifier: Brandon Basye 13.619 NTR

Heats: Brandon Basye and Brian Marsh

Feature: 1. Brandon Basye 2. Daniel Wirrick 3. Greg Sparks 4. Jason Hitchcock 5, Lynn Mitchell 6. Chris Hull

7. Jesse Gade 8. Brian Marsh 9. Connie Smith 10. Zack Hitchcock 11. Don Eaton

 

 

POORE WINS COMMERCIAL ROOFING 200 AT SHADY BOWL

 

A great crowd was on hand at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday to watch all the thunder and lighting of the CRA racing series. A total of 37 cars signed it for the Commercial Roofing 200. Last years winner Jeff Lane was fast qualifier, but he ended on lap 95 with mechanical woes. Anderson IN driver Josh Poore led nearly all the laps to post the win and take $3000.00  Rodney Roush turned in a great effort to finish fifth. Nathan Herron turned in a steady job as he finished 12th.

 In Shady Bowl stocks Gary Eaton won the tuner race, with Justin Meed taking spot in

In the Pro-4 division. Kenny George carried the checker for the compacts.

 

 

CRA Street Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Jeff Lane

“B” Main was won by Brett Miles Jr.

Feature:  1. Josh Poore 2. Jimmy Kirby 3. Dustin Burge 4. John Hayden 5. Rodney Roush 6. Jason Atkinson 7. Brandon Mefford 8. J.J. Shafer 9. Calvin Parham 10. Shawn Smith 11. Phil Gussler Jr. 12. Nathan Herron 13. Jeff Johnson 14. Bret Miles Jr.  15. Jim Crabtree Jr. 16. James Kirby III 17. Jason Drummond 18. Todd Kempf 19. Josh Lank 20. Johnny Magee 21. Brett Hudson 22. Mason Keller 23. Arnold Muncy 24. Rich Segvich 25. Ricky Young 26. Jeff Lane 27. Dave Sage 28. Chuck Barnes 29. Colby Lane 30. Larry Roberts

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.409

Dash Winner: Terry Eaton

Featue: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton 3. Ron Masters 4. Holli Eaton 5. Chris Crosier 6. Scott Marcus 7. Justin Birt 8. Larry Kemp

 

Pro 4’s

Fast Qualifier: Justin Meed 14.214

Dash Winner: Steve Clarkson

Feature: 1. Justin Meed 2. Steve Clarkson 3. David Gertsner 4. Chevy Goodson 5. Matt Thompson 6. Paul Hazelett 7. Rodney Shrack 8. Tom Voyles

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George 17.064

Dash Winner: Justin Durflinger

Heat Winner: Rob Sharpe

Feature: 1. Kenny George 2. Nicholas Meade 3. Justin Durflinger 4. Josh Foltz 5. Andy George 6. Rob Sharpe 7. Nick Philbeck 8. Aaron Chatfield 9. Bill Walter 10. Jeff Wintrow 11. David Callahan 12. Dean Adams  

 

 

Hitchcock Takes Evans Memorial

Shady Bowl Speedway closed out its 2013 season with running of the Max Evans Memorial for the Ohio Valley Dwarf Cars. The 25 lapper saw veteran driver Jim Frederick lead the first two counters before giving way to Brandon Bayse. Bayse then set his sights on the checker as he led until lap nineteen when Daniel Wirrick sped by. Wirrick saw his feature win hopes dashed when rookie Jason Hitchcock sped by going into turn three of the final lap. Hitchcock led the next quarter lap to post his third win of the season. Jason’s Hitchcock Trucking backed racer was followed by Wirrick, Chris Hull, Bayse and Brian Marsh. Bayse was the dash winner, with Marsh taking the heat win.

 

The 30 lap late model feature was a crash filled event with most cars finishing with some sort of damage. Columbus driver Ray Muncy paced the field the first four laps, before giving way to Jamie Hunt. Hunt was out front until lap Mark Parker took over the lead. Parker’s time out front was short, as Columbus driver George Lindsey pulled off an outside pass.. Lindsey led the next six laps before Parker reclaimed the lead. Parker looked to have the race won, as he took the white flag out front. It was not to be however, as Lindsey  retook the lead on the final go round. The win was the first in ten years for Lindsey in his Computer Saves backed ride. Parker, Hunt, Bobby Justus and Ray Muncy filled out the top five.Hunt was the dash winner with the heat checker going to Justus.

 

The modified feature saw rookie Logan McPherson out front the first five laps. Kettering driver Mike Carroll took over the top spot in his McDonald’s/Moore Trucking sponsored car on lap six and never looked back. Carroll went on to post his second win of the season, with Buddy Townsend second, Chris Parker third, Shane Shirk fourth and McPherson fifth. Parker took the dash checker, with Jamie Sites and Ross Wells taking home heat win money.

 

The 20 lap Hot Rodz Auto Sales 20 for the street stocks saw Fairborn’s Jim Lewis Jr pass Chad Brandyberry on lap nine and went on to win his third straight feature in his Rubber Seal backed Camaro. Brandyberry held on for second, with Josh Sage third, Dave Sage fourth and Scott Sullenberger fifth. Lewis was the four lap dash winner, with Josh Longstreth and Bo Hoelscher winning heat races.

 

The compact feature was a hard fought event, with drivers running wide open the whole race.A lot of paint trading and ruffled feathers ensued before the checker waved over New Carlisles Jay Lakins Jr. in his Wholesale Auto Parts four cylinder claimed the win. Along with a cash bonus from Randy Shannon. Kenny George, Matt Jackson, Rob Sharp and Nick Philbeck. Lakins was the dash winner, with the heat going to Matt Jackson.

 

The staff and management of Shady Bowl Speedway would to thank all fans, drivers, car owners and crew personnel for a great season. A big thanks also to all media members for covering events in 2013. The 2013 Champions Banquet will be held January 18th at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 09-28-13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Dwarfs:

Max Evans Memorial Race

Fast Qualifier: Daniel Wirrick 13.960

Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse

Heat Winner: Brian Marsh

Feature: 1. Jason Hitchcock 2. Daniel Wirrick 3. Chris Hull 4. Brandon Bayse 5. Brian Marsh 6. Greg Sparks 7. Jim Frederick 8. Lynn Mitchell 9. Jesse Gade 10. Connie Smith 11. Donnie Eaton 12. Larry Kemp

 

Late Models

Fast Qualifier: George Lindsey 13.781

Dash Winner: Jamie Hunt

Heat Winner: Bobby Justus

Feature: 1. George Lindsey 2. Mark Parker 3. Jamie Hunt 4. Bobby Justus 5. Ray Muncy 6. Brandon Bayse 7. Sam Heckman 8. Andy Peterson 9. Jacob Muncy 10. Jeep Plfum 11. Josh Smith

 

Modifieds

Fast Qualifier: Shane Shirk 13.778

Dash Winner: Chris Parker

Heat Winners:  Jamie Sites and Ross Wells

Feature: 1. Mike Carroll 2. Buddy Townsend 3. Chris Parker 4. Shane Shirk 5. Logan McPherson 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Rob Schaeff  8. George Lindsey 9. Carl Stapleton 10. Grant Gamble 11. Ross Wells 12. Jared Rupert 13. Jamie Sites 14. Brian Brandyberry

 

Sport Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Dave Sage 15.139

Dash Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.

Heat Winners: Josh Longstreth and Bo Hoelscher

Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Chad Brandyberry 3. Josh Sage 4. Dave Sage 5. Scott Sullenberger 6. Mike Schaffer 7. Josh Longstreth 8. Shawn Stansell 9. Ray Muncy 10. Bo Hoelscher 11. Rob Bryant 12. Dan Hall  13. Rich Gleason 14. Jason Drummond

 

Compacts

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.361

Dash Winner: Jay Lakins Jr.

Heat Winner: Matt Jackson

Feature: 1. Jay Lakins Jr. 2. Kenny George Jr. 3. Matt Jackson 4. Rob Sharp 5. Nick Philback 6. Zach Doolin 7. Tim George 8. David Callahan 9. Jeff Wintrow 10. Chris Prater (DQ for rough driving)

 

 

VORES COMPACT WIN TO EATON

The Vores Compact Touring Series made its first stop at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night. The Indiana based series had over 20 cars on hand, with nineteen taking the green flag for the feature. Chris Crozier jumped out front at the drop of the green and led the first three laps. Chris Jennings then took over the lead for two laps before giving way to Ron Masters. Masters then led the field until late in the race, when son-in-law and fast qualifier Gary Eaton Jr. took over the lead. The 2013 track champion led the final counters to post the win in his Sarica Mfg Honda,  Masters was second, with Holli Eaton third, Terry Eaton fourth and Dylan Troyer fifth. Masters was the dash winner, with Phil Iliff and Jason Timmerman taking heat honors. Gary Eaton was fast qualifier.

 

The modified main saw a great race between West Liberty’s Chris Parker and Greg Stapleton. Parker held off a late race charge by Stapleton to win by half a car length in his family owned , Joe’s Garage sponsored ride. Last weeks feature winner Buddy Townsend was third, with Mike Carroll fourth and fast qualifier Shane Shirk fifth. Parker carried the checker, with Carl Stapleton taking a very popular heat win.

 

The late model division saw Quincy’s Josh Smith pass early leader Mark Parker on lap seven. Smith then set sail for the checker in his Creative Tool and Die racer. Smith went on to post his second straight win in his family owned racer. Greg Stapleton,Parker, Brad Coons and Russ Bobb rounded out the top five.  Smith was fast qualifier.

 

The Hot Rodz Auto Parts 25 was the feature event for the street stocks. Hoosier driver Jason Drummond was in charge the first six laps before giving way to Fairborn driver Jim Lewis Jr.. Lewis put his Camaro out front and led the final go rounds to notch still another feature win in his Performance Paint backed machine, picking up the $100.00 bonus from Hot Rodz Auto Sales. Brothers Dave and Josh Sage finished second and third, with Drummond fourth and Mike Schaffer fifth. Schaffer was the dash winner, with Bo Hoelscher and Kevin Brandyberry taking heat checkers. Lewis set fast time.

 

In Pro-4 racing, Houston’s Steve Clarkson once again put his Rosewood Machine and Tool backed Ford in victory lane. Rodney Schrack, Matt Thompson, Josh Plummer and Randy Donohue rounded out the top five.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway will close out its 2013 season this Saturday (9/28) with the running of the Max Evans Memorial  Dwarf Car Race. The late models, modifieds, street stocks and compacts will round out the action.

 

Summary:  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

VORES Compacts

Fast Qualifier:  Gary Eaton Jr. 15.599

Dash Winner: Ron Masters

Heat Winners: Phil Iliff and Jason Timmerman

Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Ron Masters 3. Holli Eaton 4. Terry Eaton 5. Dylan Troyer 6. Brian Martin 7. Greg Isbell 8. Chris Jennings 9. Nick Barrett 10. Chris Crozier 11. Ryan Barrett 12. Steve Vore 13. Mark Jennings 14. Izzy Isbell 15. Thomas “The Clutch” Bigelow 16. Phil Iliff 17. Scott Marcus 18. Jason Timmerman 19. Jeremy Niswonger

 

Late Model

Fast Qualifier: Josh Smith 13.780

Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Mark Parker 4. Brad Coons 5. Russ Bobb 6. Mike McConahay 7. Chris Abbott 8. Jared Thomas

 

Modifieds

Fast Qualifier: Shane Shirk 13.910

Dash Winner: Chris Parker

Heat Winner: Carl Stapleton]

Feature: 1. Chris Parker 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Buddy Townsend 4. Mike Carroll 5. Shane Shirk 6. Gregg Jackson 7. Jason Wells 8. Rob Schaeff 9. Ethan Pope 10. Carl Stapleton 11. Grant Gamble 12. John Hansel

 

Sport Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Jim Lewis Jr. 15.213

Dash Winner: Mike Schaffer

Heat Winners: Bo Hoelscher and Kevin Brandyberry

Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Dave Sage 3. Josh Sage 4. Jason Drummond 5. Mike Schaffer 6. Josh Longstreth 7. Rex Purtee 8. Chris Prater 9. Dan Hall 10. Bo Hoelscher 11. Chad Brandyberry 12. Scott Edgell 13. Rich Gleason 14. Mark Heath 15. Larry Kemp 16. Kevin Brandyberry (DQ’d rough driving)

 

Pro 4’s

Fast Qualifier: Justin Meed 14.606

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. Rodney Schrack 3. Matt Thompson 4. Josh Plummer 5. Randy Donohue 6. Justin Meed 7. T

 

 

Six Winners at Shady Bowl

 

Shady Bowl Speedway played host to six different classes of stock cars on “Military Night” at the races. It marked the last night of points racing, with the champions named. The championships will be confirmed with a complete review before the final tabulations are official later this week.

 

The late model main saw a great battle for the lead with Russ Bobb and Landon Sciacca going at it side by side for the first fourteen laps before last weeks winner Mark Parker snuck by. Parker cruised out front until lap seventeen when Quincy’s Josh Smith powered by. Smith put his familiar #44 out front the rest of the way in his Smith Motorsports to claim still another win. Nathan Herron, Parker, Sciacca and Sam Heckman rounded out the top five

 

In modified racing, Columbus driver Buddy Townsend jumped out front at the drop of the green flag. Townsend had his Eakin Road Auto Sales ride set up to perfection, as he led all 30 laps to carry the checker. Brad Williams, Shane Shirk and Brad Yelton battled for the next three spots before finishing in that order . Rob Yelton finished fifth. Joe Pequignot won the dash, with Chris Parker and Buck Purtee winning heat races.

 

The street stock  main saw 24 cars take the green. The race got off to a rough start, as two mishaps forced officials to abandon the double wide start and go with a single file restart. Defending track champion Rodney Roush led the field into the first turn on lap 1 and led every lap in his MGN Auto Sales Chevelle to take home the win. Fast qualifier Jason Burnside was second, followed by James Harding, Josh Sage and Chad Brandyberry. Sage was the dash winner, with heat honors going to Dan Reeser and Josh Longstreth.

 

Dylan Troyer led the first 12 circuits in the tuner main before giving way to Terry Eaton. Eaton went on to lead the final laps to pick up the win in his Even Six Drive Thru Honda. Troyer was a strong second, followed by Ron Masters, Holli Eaton and Gary Eaton. Gary Eaton was the dash winner, with Troyer winning the heat.

 

New Carlisle’s Kenny George passed Matt Jackson on lap nine and opened up a comfortable lead to take the checker in his Quick Parts backed four cylinder. Chris Prater. Jackson, David Callahan and Nicholas Meade finished second thru fifth.

 

The dwarf car main saw Jason Hitchcock all smiles in victory lane as he won his second feature of the season. Fast qualifier Jesse Gade was second, with Brandon Bayse third, Greg Sparks fourth and Chris Hull fifth. Gade carried the dash checker, with Bayse taking the heat race.

 

Pending a final points review the 2013 track champions are Nathan Herron (late models), Brad Yelton (modifieds), James Harding (street stocks), Gary Eaton Jr. (tuners), Chris Prater (compacts) and David Gerstner (pro-4). The points will be certifed by mid week

 

This Saturday (9/21) will see the Vores Compact Series try once again to make their Bowl debut for the season, as they have been rained out twice. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, compacts and pro-4’s will also be on the program. Racing is set to start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Results 09-14-13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models

Fast Qualifier:  Brad Coons 13.777

Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Nathan Herron 3. Mark Parker 4. Landon Sciacca 5. Sam Heckman 6. Brad Coons 7. Matthew Parsons 8. Russ Bobb 9. Mike Blankenship

 

Modifieds

Fast Qualifier:  Greg Winget 13.821

Dash Winner: Joe Pequignot 

Heat Winners: Chris Parker and Buck Purtee

Feature: 1. Buddy Townsend 2. Brad Williams 3. Shane Shirk 4. Brad Yelton 5. Rob Yelton 6. Greg Winget 7. Chris Parker 8. Carl Stapleton 9. Kevin Bloxam 10. John Hansel 11. Bill Burba 12. Joe Pequignot 13. Buck Purtee 14. Rob Schaeff 15. Roger Winget

 

Sport Stocks

Fast Qualifier:  Jason Burnside 15.097

Dash Winner: Josh Sage 

Heat Winners: Dan Reeser and Josh Longstreth

Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Jason Burnside 3. James Harding 4. Josh Sage 5. Chad Brandyberry 6. Ricky Young 7. Dillon Snapp 8. Andy Heath 9. Richard Roush 10. Paul Fields 11. Landon Sciacca 12. Rob Bryant 13. Mike Shaffer 14. Rex Purtee 15. Drew Chase 16. D J Griest 17. Dan Hall 18. Robert Roush 19. Larry Kemp 20. Roger Roush 21. Scott Sullenberger 22. Dan Reeser 23. Josh Longstreth 24. Scott Edgell

 

Dwarfs

Fast Qualifier:  Jesse Gade 13.810

Dash winner: Jesse Gade

Heat Winner: Brandon Basye

Feature: 1. Jason Hitchcock 2. Jesse Gade 3. Brandon Basye 4. Greg Sparks 5. Chris Hull 6. Brian Marsh 7. Connie Smith 8. Donnie Eaton 9. Lynn Mitchell

 

Tuners

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.566

Dash Winner: Gary Eaton

Heat Winner: Dylan Troyer

Feature: 1. Terry Eaton 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Ron Master 4. Holli Eaton 5. Gary Eaton 6. Jeremy Niswonger 7. Brad Worley 8. Derrick Hodge 9. Chris Crozier 10. Les Rhodes 11. Austin Eaton 12. Tony Steele 13. Scott Marcus

 

Compacts

Fast Qualifier:  Kenny George Jr. 17.297

Feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Chris Prater 3. Matt Jackson 4. David Callahan 5. Nicholas Meade 6. Jim Massengill 7. Jerry Beddock 8. Eric Forbes

 

 

Action Packed Night at Shady Bowl

 It was a night of action for Shady Bowl Speedway fans as seven divisions competed on the three tenths mile oval. The action was marred by three serious incidents that sent two drivers to local hospitals. Lynn Mitchell and Justin Pope were both treated and released after crashes in the Dwarf car and tuner features.

The late model feature saw Landon Sciacca lead the first seven laps before giving way to Mark Parker. Parker led the parade until lap 17 when fast qualifier Nathan Herron motored by. Herron led until lap twenty when his hopes of victory went up in smoke, as his engine let go bringing out the yellow flag. Parker then put his Larry Harris owned Hinders Sports Bar back Chevy back out front on the restart. Parker and defending track champion Matthew Parsons had a great battle the last ten laps, before Parker took the checker just ahead of Parsons to take the win in the Delille Welding sponsored race. Dash winner Josh Smith was third, with Sciacca fourth and Brad Coons fifth. Jamie Hunt was the heat race winner.

In modified racing, veteran driver Roger Winget led the first two circuits before giving way to nephew Greg Winget. Greg looked poised to win the race, before Kettering’s Mike Carroll sped past on lap twenty. Carroll, who also won the dash, led the final laps in his McDonalds sponsored open wheeler to post his first win of the season in the Miller Electric 30.  Brad Williams was second, with Greg Winget third, fast qualifier Bill Burba fourth and Chris Parker fifth. Roger and Greg Winget posted heat wins.

The 20 lap MK Morris sponsored street stock was a heart breaker for Steve Snapp. Snapp took advantage of his pole starting position to lead the field to the white flag. Snapp entered turn three just slightly ahead of second place running Josh Sage when the two made contact.

The resulting scramble saw at least five cars involved. The restart saw Snapp back out front, but it was quickly apparent something was amiss with his Monte Carlo. Jim Lewis Jr of Fairborn was able to get by Snapp just before the checker to post his first win of the season in his Rubber Seal Camaro. Shawn Stansell was also able to get by Snapp for second spot, with Snapp crossing the line in third. Rodney Roush and fast qualifier Jason Burnside rounded out the top five. Lewis was the dash winner, with heat honors going to Stansell and Snapp.

 The dwarf car feature was a crash filled event. On lap three Greg Sparks took a wild ride down the backcute as he tried to avoid a spin just ahead of him. Sparks got airborne and rode the wall before rolling twice. Sparks was unhurt but the car suffered heavy damage. Racing resumed with Covington”s Brandon Bayse the leader. The red flew again when Lynn Mitchell collected the turn two inner wall. Mitchell was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released. When racing resumed Bayse put his PTS backed coach out front and never really challenged as he cruised to another win in the Lincoln Electric sponsored event. Chris Hull was second, with Jason Hitchcock third, Jesse Gade fourth and Brian Marsh fifth.

The tuner feature also saw a serious crash. On lap one Justin Pope hit the inside retaining wall on turn two. Pope then shot up the racetrack collecting Chad Small II. Both hit the outside wall coming off turn two at nearly full speed. The impact virtually appeared to destroy both cars. Pope was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. Small got out of his battered ride and made his way back to the pit area under his own power. When racing resumed it was a familiar face posing for photos as West Liberty’s Gary Eaton Jr put his Luxor backed Honda in victory lane after passing what seemed to be his entire family to post the win in the Victor Technologies backed event. Terry Eaton, Holli Eaton, Dylan Troyer and Ron Masters round out the top five. Masters was the dash winner, with Troyer taking the heat win. Gary Eaton was fast qualifier.

The Pro-4 feature was won by Houston’s Steve Clarkson in his Rosewood Machine and Tool backed Ford. Fast qualifier Justin Meed was second, with David Gerstner third, Chevy Goodson fourth and Rodney Schrack fifth.

The 15 lap compact feature was won by New Carlisle”s Kenny George in his Quick Parts sponsored racer. Nicholas Meade ns, David Callahan, Jay Lakins and Chris Prater finished second thru fifth.

This Saturday will be Military Night with all active and retired military admitted free of charge with proper ID. It will also be the final points race of the season. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars will be in action. Racing is set to start at 7.

Shady Bowl Results 09-07-13  Photos by Isaccs Photo

Late Models:
Fast Qualifier  Nathan Herron 13.734
Dash Winner: Josh Smith
Heat Winner: Jamie Hunt

Feature: 1. Mark Parker 2. Matthew Parsons 3. Josh Smith 4. Landon Sciacca 5. Brad Coons 6. Brandon Bayse 7. Sam Heckman 8. Jamie Hunt 9. Dale Shade 10. Russ Bobb 11. Nathan Herron 12. Chris Abbott

Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Bill Burba 13.829
Dash Winner: Mike Carroll
Heat Winners: Greg Winget and Roger Winget

Feature: 1. Mike Carroll 2. Brad Williams 3. Greg Winget 4. Bill Burba 5. Chris Parker 6. Gregg Jackson 7. Logan McPherson 8. Rob Schaeff 9. Carl Stapleton 10. Kevin Bloxam 11. Roger Winget 12. Ethan Pope 13. Rob Yelton 14. Buck Purtee 15. Brad Yelton

Sport Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Jason Burnside 15.083
Dash Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Heat Winners: Shawn Stansell and Steve Snapp

Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Shawn Stansell 3. Steve Snapp 4. Rodney Roush 5. Jason Burnside 6. James Harding 7. Ricky Young 8. Dave Sage 9. Andy Heath 10. Dillon Snapp 11. Aliza Snapp 12. Dan Hall 13. Richard Roush 14. Scott Edgell 15. Robert Roush 16. Josh Sage 17. Scott Sullenberger 18. Chad Brandyberry 19. Larry Adams 20. Roger Roush 21. Larry Kemp 22. Mike Shaffer

Tuners:
Fast Qualifier:  Gary Eaton 15.632
Dash Winner: Ron Masters
Heat Winner: Dylan Troyer

Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Terry Eaton 3. Holli Eaton 4. Dylan Troyer 5. Ron Masters 6. Jeremy Niswonger 7. Austin Eaton 8. Scott Marcus

Pro 4’s:
Fast Qualifier: Justin Meed 14.580

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. Justin Meed 3. David Gertsner 4. Chevy Goodson 5. Rodney Schrack 6. Josh Plummer 7. Matt Thompson 8. Tom Voyles

Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.972

Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Chris Hull 3. Jason Hitchcock 4. Jesse Gade 5. Brian Marsh 6. Connie Smith 7. Donnie Eaton 8. Jim Frederick 9. Lynn Mitchell 10. Greg Sparks

Compacts:
Fast Qualifier: Nicholas Meade 17.365

Feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Nicholas Meade. 3. David Callahan 4. Jay Lakins 5. Chris Prater 6. Dean Adams 7. Zac Doolin 8. Tim George 9. Matt Jackson

 

 

SMITH TAKES SHADY BOWL LATE MODEL FEATURE

DeGraff OH (8/31): Shady Bowl Speedway survived a rain delay to get in a great night of racing Saturday. The delay forced officials to scrap heat races and dashes in an effort to beat anymore rain.

 

  The modifieds rolled off to the first feature. Gregg Jackson sped to the top spot at the drop of the green flag to lead the first nine laps before giving way to Bellefontaine speedster Joe Pequignot.

 

Pequignot built a lead, but Mike Carroll was able to make up ground as the laps wound down. Carroll could only watch as Pequignot’s R&R Body and Paint backed racer took the checker. Carroll was second, with fast qualifier Chris Parker third, Jackson fourth and Brad Williams fifth.

 

 Quincy’s Josh Smith took the lead from rookie Landon Sciaaca on lap fourteen and cruised to his second straight win in his family owned stocker. Nathan Herron was fast qualifier and finished second. Sciaaca was third, with Brad Coons fourth and Matthew Parsons fifth.

 

 West Liberty’s Jason Burnside dominated the street stocks as he set fast time and won the 20 lap feature. Burnside in his Burnside trucking sponsored Chevy made it two wins as he edged out Josh Sage, James Harding , Dave Sage and Dillon Snapp fifth.

 

 Steve Clarkson of Houston continued to be the man to beat in the Pro-4’s as he posted still another feature win in his Rosewood Machine Ford. Chevy Goodson, Matt Thompson, Justin Meed and Josh Plummer rounded out the top five.

 

 Covington’s Brandon Bayse went from sixth to first on lap one in his PTS backed coach. Bayse went on to lap nearly the entire field and picked up the win. Greg Sparks, Daniel Wirrick, Jason Hitchcock and Chris Hull rounded out the top five.

 

 The 20 lap compact feature was won by New Carlisle’s Kenny George Jr. in his Wholesale Auto Parts four cylinder. Jeff Wintrow, Jay Lakins, Chris Prater and Alex George filled out the top five. Lakins set a new track record with a 17.147 lap..

 

 This Saturday  (9/7) the Bowl will host a complete program of late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4’s. Racing will start at 7.

 

Summary:  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier:  Nathan Herron 13.627

Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Nathan Herron 3. Landon Sciacca 4. Brad Coons 5. Mathew Parsons 6. Sam Heckman 7. Russ Bobb 8. Mark Parker 9. Curt Frazier 10. Jim Frederick

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Chris Parker 13.938

Feature: 1. Joe Pequignot 2. Mike Carroll 3. Chris Parker 4. Gregg Jackson 5. Brad Williams 6. Buck Purtee 7. Brad Yelton 8. Greg Winget 9. Rob Schaeff 10. Herb Newman 11. Carl Stapleton 12. Ethan Pope 13. Roger Winget

 

Sport Stocks:

Fast Qualifier:  Jason Burnside 15.086

Feature: 1. Jason Burnside 2. Josh Sage 3. James Harding 4. Dave Sage 5. Dillon Snapp 6. Rodney Roush 7. Ricky Young 8. Mike Schaffer 9. Chris Abbott 10. Richard Roush 11. Scott Sullenberger 12. Rob Bryant 13. Scott Edgell 14. Robert Roush 15. Rex Purtee 16. Andy Heath 17. Roger Roush

 

Pro 4’s:

Fast Qualifier: David Gertsner 14.694

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. Chevy Goodson 3. Matt Thompson 4. Justin Meed 5. Josh Plummer 6. Tom Voyles 7. Rodney Schrack 8. David Gertsner

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Jay Lakins Jr. 17.147

Feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Jeff Wintrow 3. Jay Laykins Jr. 4. Chris Prater 5. Alex George 6. David Callahan 7. Zach Doolin 8. Dean Adams 9. Nicholas Meade

 

Dwarfs: 

Fast Qualifier: Daniel Wirrick 14.404

Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Greg Sparks 3. Daniel Wirrick 4. Jason Hitchcock 5. Chris Hull 6. Jesse Gade 7. Brian Marsh 8. Connie Smith 9. Lynn Mitchell 10. Brian Hitchcock 11. Paul Hartzell 12. Donnie Eaton

 

 

SMITH TAKES HEATH FARMS 30

Shady Bowl Speedway hosted a full night of racing Saturday when Bobby Dale Earnhardt was in competition. It turned out to be a learning experience for the West Virginia driver who was making his first attempt at driving a pavement late model. Earnhardt lost control on lap 10 of the Heath Farms 30 and collected the backchute wall putting him on the trailer. The race was a thrilling one, as Mark Parker had the Larry Harris owned late model out front the first 27 laps. Josh Smith of Quincy put Parkers victory hopes on hold as he sped by on the outside with three to go. Smith, in his family owned Fast Racing Graphics sponsored led the final three laps to take the win. Parker was second, with fast qualifier Greg Stapleton third, Jamie Hunt fourth and Nathan Herron fifth. Matthew Parsons carried the checker for the dash, with Curt Frazier winning the heat.

 

The 30 lap modified feature was a brother battle, as first Rob Yelton was the leader before giving way to younger brother Brad on lap eight. It was smooth sailing for Brad after that as the Bellefontaine resident put his Jeff’s Welding backed racer in victory lane for the fourth time this season. Dash winner Mike Carroll was second. Followed by Rob Yelton, fast qualifier Greg Stapleton, and Greg Winget. Chris Parker and rookie Jared Rupert were heat winners. 

 

In street stock racing, Jason Drummond led the first lap of the 20 lap feature before he lost the lead to Columbus driver James Harding. Harding, who also won a heat race, picked up the checker for the feature as well. Fast qualifier Jason Burnside was second with dash winner Rodney Roush third. Josh Sage and Dillon Snapp rounded out the top five. Rodney Kreush was also a heat winner.

 

In tuner racing Jeremy Niswonger led the early going before giving way to the “Maplewood Missile” Chad Small II. Small had his Nitty Gritty Detail Shop Honda running to perfection as he scored his fourth feature win of the season. Dylan Troyer, Niswonger, Terry Eaton and Ron Masters rounded out the top five. The dash was won by Masters, with Niswonger winning the heat. Gary Eaton was fast qualifier.

 

Matt Thompson led the first two laps of the Pro-4 feature before giving way to Rodney Schrack. Schrack led thru lap six before Dave Gerstner took over the helm. Gerstner led until lap twelve when Houston’s Steve Clarkson motored by. Clarkson led the final laps in his Rosewood Machine and Tool backed Ford to post the win. Gerstner was second, with Chevy Goodson third Thompson fourth and Tom Voyles fifth. Justin Meade was fast qualifier.

 

The compact feature turned out to be the contact feature as the entire field seemed to be involved in mix ups at one point. When the dust had settled it was Chris Prater of Springfield posing for victory lane photos in his Brooks Service Center Chevy. Josh Foltz was second, followed by fast qualifier Kenny George, Nicholas Meed and David Callahan. 

 

This Saturday night (8/31) the Bowl will host a full program of late models, modifieds, street stocks, compacts, dwarf cars and Pro-4’s. Racing is set to begin at 7. 

 

Shady Bowl Summary 08-24-13 Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.730

Dash Winner: Matthew Parsons

Heat Winner: Curt Frazier

HEATH FARMS 30 Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Mark Parker 3. Greg Stapleton 4. Jamie Hunt 5. Nathan Herron 6. Brad Coons 7. Sam Heckman 8. Landon Sciacca 9. Brandon Bayse 10. Russ Bobb 11. Curt Frazier 12. Matthew Parsons 13. Jerry Stapleton 14. Bobby Dale Earnhardt

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.836

Dash Winner: Mike Carroll

Heat Winners: Chris Parker and Jared Rupert

Feature: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Mike Carroll 3. Rob Yelton 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Greg Winget 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Brad Williams 8. Chris Parker 9. Buck Purtee 10. Gregg Jackson 11. Logan McPherson 12. Jared Rupert 13. Carl Stapleton 14. Ethan Pope 15. Mike Pippin 16. Ross Klinglehofer

 

Sport Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Jason Burnside 15.178

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush 

Heat Winners: James Harding and Rodney Kreusch

Feature: 1. James Harding 2. Jason Burnside 3. Rodney Roush 4. Josh Sage 5. Dillon Snapp 6. Andy Heath 7. Chris Abbott 8. Ricky Young 9. Rodney Kreusch 10. Robert Roush 11. Scott Edgell 12. Richard Roush 13. Mark Smith 14. Paul Fields 15. Jason Drummond 16. Buck Purtee 17. Rob Bryant 18. Donnie Hall 19. Roger Roush 20. Tim Hines 21. Dustin Young

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.670

Dash Winner: Ron Masters

Heat Winner: Jeremy Niswonger

Feature: 1. Chad Small II 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Jeremy Niswonger 4. Terry Eaton 5. Ron Masters 6. Gary Eaton 7. Holli Eaton 8. Chris Crozier 9. Daryl Young 10. Bobby Jo Perez 11. Austin Eaton 

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.541

Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Josh Foltz 3. Kenny George Jr. 4. Nicholas Meade 5. David Callahan 6. Alex George 7. Larry Kemp

 

Pro 4’s:

Fast Qualifier: Justin Meade 14.468

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gerstner 3. Chevy Goodson 4. Matt Thompson 5. Tom Voyles 6. Justin Meed 7. Josh Plummer 8. Rodney Schrack

 

 

EARNHARDT TO RACE AT SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY

 

The family tradition will roll on at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night  when Bobby Dale Earnhardt makes an appearance to race and sign autographs Saturday (8/24). He will behind the wheel of a Hanger 18 late model. There is a reputation that precedes the name Earnhardt in the world of NASCAR. The reputation is one of grit, determination, and a fierce desire to finish first. Fortunately for NASCAR fans, the Earnhardt name will continue to be a fixture on the racetrack for many years to come through the new Earnhardt blood pursuing a racing career. Bobby Dale Earnhardt, the 1st grandson of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and son of Kerry Earnhardt, is out to prove that he too deserves a chance to lineup on race day, side-by-side with today’s best drivers. He is starting his racing career the same way as his grandfather, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Bobby Dale intends to earn his way onto the starting field of the biggest stages in motorsports with determination and hard work. Bobby Dale wants to build his racing career on the merit of his talent and not because of the name on his driver’s license. Today the Earnhardt name lives on in NASCAR through Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but Bobby Dale Earnhardt is next in line to continue the family tradition.

2012 was the first of Bobby Dales three-year plan. To gain driving experience, earn respect, and create the opportunity to drive in NASCAR. His grassroots effort is something in which he has pride. “I’m working to raise the money on my own and start in the development series like everyone else, I’m no different than anyone else.”  Earnhardt recently moved from his hometown of Rockingham , North Carolina , to Charleston , West Virginia , to pursue ARCA TRUCK racing because he believes the short track  action will sharpen his driving skills for his ascent to the big stage. There he has been cultivating sponsorships and laying the groundwork to achieve his goal of building a NASCAR race team.

Now that the 2013 ARCA Truck Series is here he intends to add his own chapter to the Earnhardt legacy one race at a time until he earns a hefty branch on the Earnhardt family tree. He is currently 7th in points, in the ARCA truck series.

 The modifieds, tuners, compacts, street stocks and Pro-4’s will also be in action. Eacing will start at 7

 

 

Aliza Snapp Wins at Shady Bowl

History was made at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night when Springhill’s Aliza Snapp topped a full field of street stocks to win her first career feature. It was also the first win for a female driver in any division

 

excluding compacts/tuners.  Snapp, a third generation driver led all 20 laps in her SLS Racing Monte Carlo owned by her father Steve. James Harding was second, and got by Snapp at one point, but a yellow flag reverted back to the last completed lap putting Snapp back out front. When the checker flew, Snapp was followed by Harding, Josh Sage, Steve Snapp and Richard Roush. Fast qualifier Steve Snapp won the dash, with Aliza and Bo Hoelsher taking heats.

 

 The 30 lap feature saw Landon Sciacca and Mark Parker battle for the top spot until lap three when Parker took command. Josh Smith overtook Parker on lap thirteen and took over the lead. Smith set sail for the checker, but from his tenth place starting spot, Greg Stapleton had his “Black Stealth” car on the move. Stapleton powered his Howe Racing sponsored car out front on lap 29 to take the win. Smith held on for second, with fast qualifier Nathan Herron third, Matthew Parsons fourth and Parker fifth. Curt Frazier was the heat race winner with Nathan Herron taking the dash win. Brad Yelton of Bellefontaine took the lead from Gregg Jackson on lap four  and went on to post  still another feature win. Greg Stapletons late race charge came up just short and had to settle for second. Chris Parker was third, Jackson fourth and Greg Winget fifth. Yelton also carried the checker for the dash, with Joe Pequignot doing the same in the heat race.

 

 Ron Masters of  Mechanicsburg dominated the 20 lap tuner main to post his first tuner win of 2013. Holli,Gary and Terry Eaton finished second thru fourth.Heat winner Chad Small II won his heat and finished fifth in the feature. Terry Eaton was the dash winner.

 

 In compact action, New Carlisle’s Kenny George Jr. won his 5th feature of the season in his Wholesale Auto Parts Cavalier. Josh Foltz, Nicholas Meade, Jeff Wintrow and Alex George rounded out the top five.

 

 The Dwarf car feature saw Jason Hitchcock of Covington post his first ever win, as he held off Brandon Bayse for the win. Dash winner Greg Sparks was third, with Daniel Wirrick and Jesse Gade rounding out the top five.

 

There were big wheel races for the kids, with Bre Young, Bryant Eaton and Richard Reppogle peddling to victory.

 

 In a special presentation LeDona Heath was honored with the fan appreciation award.

 

This Saturday (8/24) will be a big night for Shady Bowl fans as Bobby Dale Earnhardt will be on hand to race in the late division. Bobby Dale is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of  the late Dale Earnhardt. He will be signing autographs starting at about 6:15. Autograph cards will be available at no charge to the first 450 fans at the sign in area . The event is sponsored by Heath Farms of Quincy OH. Also on hand will be Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Stocks, Tuners, Compacts and Pro4’s.  Racing at 7:00.

 

Shady Bowl Summary 08-17-13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier:  Greg Stapleton 13.649

Dash Winner: Nathan Herron

Heat Winner: Curt Frazier

Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Josh Smith 3. Nathan Herron 4. Matthew Parsons 5. Mark Parker 6. Landon Sciacca 7. Mike Ward 8. Sam Heckman 9. Chris Abbott 10. Russ Bobb 11. Rick Thompson 12. Brandon Bayse 13. Andy Peterson

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier:  Greg Stapleton 13.827

Dash Winner: Brad Yelton

Heat Winner: Joe Pequignot

Feature: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Chris Parker 4. Gregg Jackson 5. Greg Winget 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Buck Purtee 8. Herb Newman 9. Jared Rupert 10. Carl Stapleton 11. Kevin Bloxam 12. Rob Schaeff 13. Mike Pippin 14.

Brad Williams (Disqualified)

 

Sport Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Steve Snapp 15.151

Dash Winner: Steve Snapp

Heat Winners: Aliza Snapp and Bo Hoelscher

Feature: 1. Aliza Snapp 2. James Harding 3. Josh Sage 4. Steve Snapp 5. Richard Roush 6. Rodney Roush 7. Bo Hoelscher 8. Dylan Snapp 9. Mark Smith 10. Rob Bryant 11. Robert Roush 12. Rodney Kreusch 13. Scott Edgell 14. Donnie Hall 15. Timmy Hines 16. Travis Digges 17. Ricky Young 18. Andy Heath 19. Roger Roush

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.634

Dash Winner: Terry Eaton

Heat Winner: Chad Small II

Feature: 1. Ron Masters 2. Holli Eaton 3. Gary Eaton Jr. 4. Terry Eaton 5. Chad Small II 6. Dylan Troyer 7. Justin Pope 8. Chris Crozier

 

Compacts: 

Fast Qualifier:  Josh Foltz 17.369

Feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Josh Foltz 3. Nicholas Meade 4. Jeff Wintrow 5. Alex George 6. Chris Prater

 

Dwarfs:

Fast Qualifier:  Brandon Bayse 13.938

Dash Winner: Greg Sparks

Heat Winner: Jason Hitchcock

Feature: 1. Jason Hitchcock 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Greg Sparks 4. Daniel Wirrick 5. Jesse Gade 6. Lynn Mitchell 7. Chris Hull 8. Brian Marsh 9. Connie Smith 10. Brandon Hartzell

 

 

Bayse Doubles Up At Bowl

Brandon Bayse had a great  night Saturday at Shady Bowl Speedway.. The Covington, OH resident posted feature wins both the late models and dwarf cars. The dwarf car win came in the “Bill Hostetler Classic”.

 

 The tuner cars competed in the Peabody Sports.com  30 with $300.00 up for grabs for the winner. Ron Masters jumped out front at the drop of the green flag and led the first nine laps. On lap ten Dylan Troyer powered his Honda by to take over the point. The youngster looked to have the race in hand, as he showed his driving skills off by holding off defending track champion Gary Eaton. Eaton slipped by on lap 20 to take over the lead. Eaton then pushed his Southwest Bowling Honda to the win. Troyer was second, with Terry Eaton third, Masters fourth and Chad Small II fifth.

 

 In street stock action Jason Burnside set quick time in his Fetz Plumbing Chevy.  In the feature James Harding led laps one thru four, before giving way to Steve Snapp. Snapp led the eighteen car parade until lap thirteen when Burnside worked his way past. Burnside led the final seven circuits to post his first ever career win. Snapp, Rodney Roush, Josh Sage and Ricky Young rounded out the top five. Snapp carried the dash checker, with Harding and Jesse Gade winning heat races.

 

 In modified action, Rob Yelton, a former track champion led the first thirteen laps, before Bill Burba sped past. Burba looked to be on his way to the win, only to have a transmission break on lap 24. New Carlisle driver Brad Williams then put his Poland Motorsports mod out front. Williams then took charge of the event leading the last six laps. Second place finisher  Brad Yelton could only watch as William’s Transportation Supply Depot ride took his first win of the season.  Chad Poole, Joe Pequinot and Buck Purtee rounded out the top five. Chris Parker took the dash win, with Burba and Purtee notching heat wins. Williams was fast qualifier.

 

 The late model main saw Chris Abbott lead the first two  laps before Austin Troyer  got by. Troyers time out front was short lived, as he went out of the race in a huge plume of smoke and steam. Nathan Herron then took the lead and once again looked to be the man to beat. Brandon Bayse had other plans as he passed Herron on lap fifteen. Bayse was able to lead the rest of the way in his PTS/NAPA Chevy . A few more laps and the outcome may have been different, as second place finisher  Curt Frazier was closing the gap quickly. Abbott was third, with Jerry Shaffer fourth and Andy Peterson fifth. Bayse was the dash winner, with the heat honor going to Peterson. Frazier was fast qualifier.

 

 The DWARF cars competed in the ‘Bill Hostetler Classic”. The annual race honor’s Hostetler for his support for the division. Brandon Bayse in his PTS/NAPA coach bodied racer held off Daniel Wirrick to take the win. Jesse Gade, Greg Sparks and Chris Hull finished second thru fifth. Hull was back in action after a serious crash a month ago. Gade was the dash winner, with Brian Marsh taking the heat win.

 

 Steve Clarkson of Houston held off David Gerstner to win the Pro-4 feature. Clarkson was behind the wheel of his Ford powered Rosewood Machine and Tool Ford. Chevy Goodson was third, with Matt Thompson fourth and Tom Voyles fifth.

 

 The Main Event Racing Series will take to the oval next Saturday for the second time this season. In June former Shady Bowl track champion Bud Perry carried the checker. Perry, the defending series champion is the current MERS point leader.  The street stocks, Tuners and Compacts will also be in action in a non-points event. Racing will start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 8/3/13  Photos by Isaacs Photo

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier:  Curt Frazier 13.660

Dash Winner:  Brandon Bayse

Heat Winner:  Andy Peterson

Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Curt Frazier 3. Chris Abbott 4. Jerry Shaffer 5. Andy Peterson 6. Vaughn Young 7. Rick Thompson 8. Nathan Herron 9. Austin Troyer 10. Jim Frederick

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Brad Williams 13.761

Heat Winners: Bill Burba and Buck Purtee

Feature: 1. Brad Williams 2. Brad Yelton 3. Chad Poole 4. Joe Pequignot 5. Buck Purtee 6. Chris Parker 7. Greg Winget 8. Jared Rupert 9. Bill Burba 10. Herb Newman 11. Rob Yelton 12. Mike Pippin 13. Carl Stapleton 14. Rob Schaeff 15. Rodney Kreusch

 

Sport Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Jason Burnside 15.076

Dash Winner: Steve Snapp

Heat Winners: James Harding and Jesse Gade

Feature: 1. Jason Burnside 2. Steve Snapp 3. Rodney Roush 4. Josh Sage 5. Ricky Young 6. Jason Drummond 7. Mike Schaffer 8. Richard Roush 9. Aliza Snapp 10. Jesse Gade 11. Robert Roush 12. Chad Brandyberry 13. James Harding 14. Mark Smith 15. Roger Roush 16. Andy Huffman 17. Scott Sullenberger

 

Tuners:

Peabody Sports 30 1.Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Terry Eaton 4. Ron Masters 5. Chad Small II 6. Justin Pope 7. Chad Small 8. Chris Croizer 9. Holli Eaton 

 

Pro 4’s:

Fast Qualifier: David Gertsner 14.709

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gertsner 3. Chevy Goodson 4. Matt Thompson 5. Tom Voyles 6. Rodney Schrack 7. Josh Plummer 8. Wayne Watkins

 

Dwarfs:

Fast Qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.983

Dash Winner: Jesse Gade

Heat Winner: Brian Marsh

Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Daniel Wirick 3. Jesse Gade 4. Greg Sparks 5. Chris Hull 6. Jason Hitchcock 7. Brian Marsh 8. Connie Smith 9. Brandon Hartzell

 

 

RAIN SPOILS SHADY BOWL RACING

Rain left the pits and parking area a soggy mess Saturday forcing Shady Bowl Speedway owner to cancel the scheduled racing at Shady Bowl Speedway (7/27). This Saturday (8/3) will feature a full racing card with the Late Models (non points LM only) , Modifieds, Street Stocks, Dwarfs. Tuners and Pro-4’s . The DWARF cars will compete in the Bill Hostetler Classic, with the Tuners racing in the “Peabody Sports 30”. Racing is set to start at 7.

 

 

Rain Wet Grounds Cancel Shady Bowl

Heavy afternoon showers turned Shady Bowl Speedway into a quagmire of mud and water Saturday forcing track officials to cancel the scheduled racing.

 

The next race will be this Saturday (7/27) when the Vores Compact Series will be on hand. The race was scheduled for May 11th , but was rained out. The local tuners cars can compete in the event with a $25.00 entry fee. All drivers MUST HAVE A RACECEIVER .It will be a 25 lap feature for the Vores event. In addition it will be Kids Night” with a big wheel race for the little ones.

 

The modifieds, street stocks and Pro 4’s will round out the program. Racing will begin at 7.

 

 

SMITH DOMINATES SHATTO MEMORIAL

DeGraff OH: Quincy OH driver Josh Smith put on a driving clinic at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday. The event was the 2nd running of the Denny Shatto Memorial for the laps. The 110 lap grind was sponsored by Helman Brothers Body Shop in Sidney OH. Cincinnati driver Jeep Pflum took the lead at the drop of the green to lead lap one. On lap two Mark Parker powered his way past to take over the helm. Then was soon slowed and came to a halt as oil was found in several grooves on the track. The result was a long delay as the track crew worked to clean the speedway and make the racing surface safe. When racing resumed it was Parker again out front with Nathan Herron and Sam Heckman Mike Ward and Smith in hot pursuit. On lap 35 Smith, Smith who was fast qualifier, surged by to take the lead from his 11th starting spot. Smith then checked out and built nearly a half lap lead. The yellow came out again on lap 63 when rear end grease was leaked onto the track from one of the racers. It made for another extensive clean up by the track crew. While clean up was underway under another red flag, officials found that Smith was the car that was leaking putting him in the pits. The crew went to work on Smith’s #76 and discovered that the plug on the rear end had loosened up allowing the grease to leak out. A quick tightning of the plug and a refill of grease put Smith back on the track just as clean up was finished. Smith rejoined the race at the rear of the pack. Parker again took over the lead on lap 64 and looked to be on his way to his biggest win. Smith had his own agenda as he made his way thru cars to move closer to the lead. Smith and Russ Bobb had a trading of paint that brought out the yellow, again putting Smith at the rear of the field for the third time (counting his initial starting spot). When racing resumed Smith again began making his way to the front. On lap 95 Smith caught and passed Parker for the lead. Smith and Parker then had a battle the last 15 laps, with Smith taking the checker 15 laps later with Parker right on his bumper. The win was worth over $2500.00 for Smith and car owner Curt Frazier.  Parker was second, with Ward third, Heckman fourth and Jamie Hunt fifth. Matthew Parsons won the dash, with Parker and Bobb notching heat wins.

 

 In modified action, Buck Purtee led the first 17 circuits before DeGraff OH driver Brad Yelton took over the lead in his Kimball Midwest backed racing. The race was all but over at that point, Yelton was clearly the class of the field on this night, as he led the rest of the way to take the win. Purtee was second, with Chris Parker third, Rob Yelton fourth and Greg Winget fifth. Rob Yelton carried the checker for the dash, with Purtee and Schaeff taking heat wins. Chad Poole was fast qualifier.

 

 The street stocks were next to take to the oval. Chris Prater took advantage of his pole position starting spot to take an early lead. Prater held the top spot for 11 laps before defending track champion Rodney Roush made his way past, Roush, of Sidney went on to pick up his fourth win of the season in his Roger Winget Race Cars sponsored Chevelle. He had to hold off a challenge by Jason Burnside, who was fast qualifer. Burnside actually was passed Roush at one point before breaking a driveshaft. The win was the 4th of the season for Roush. Jason Drummond, James Harding, Josh Sage and Richard Roush rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush was the dash winner, with Buck Purtee and Chad Brandyberry carrying the checker the heats.

 

 In tuner action, Holli Eaton of West Liberty passed early leader Justin Pope on lap 9 and powered her way to her second feature win of the season in her Sarica MFG backed Honda.

 

Ron Masters ( Holli’s father) was unable to pass and to settle for second. Gary Eaton, Terry Eaton and Chad Small II finished third thru fifth. Small II was the dash winner, with Pope winning the heat.

 

 The compact feature saw Springfields Chris Prater all smiles as he posed for victory lane pictures. Prater, in his Brooks Service backed racer held off a late race charge by fast qualifier Jay Lakins to take the win. Matt Jackson, Zack Doolins and Nicholas Meade rounded out the top five.

 

 Next Saturday (July 20th) will be a regular program for late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars. Racing will start at 7. 

 

SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 7/13/13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Late Models:

Dash Winner: Matthew Parsons

Heat Winners: Russ Bobb and Mark Parker

Feature 110 lap Denny Shatto Memorial presented by Helman Brothers Body Shop:

1. Josh Smith 2. Mark Parker 3. Mike Ward 4. Sam Heckman 5. Jamie Hunt 6. Nathan Herron 7. Austin Troyer 8. Russ Bobb 9. Jeep Pflum 10. Jerry Shaffer 11. Matthew Parsons 12. Brock Coyer 13.Nick Frazier 14.Brandon Oakley 15. Landon Sciacca 16. Vaughn Young

 

Modifieds:

Fast qualifier: Chad Poole 13.873

Dash winner: Rob Yelton 

Heat winners: Buck Purtee and Rob Schaeff

Feature 30 laps: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Buck Purtee 3. Chris Parker 4. Rob Yelton 5. Greg Winget 6. Joe Pequinot 7. Logan McPherson 8. Jared Rupert 9. Carl Stapleton 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Chad Poole 12. Kevin Bloxam 13. Roger Winget 14. Mike Pippins 15. Ethan Pope 16. Brad Williams  

 

Street Stocks:

Fast qualifier: Jason Burnside 15.134

Dash winner: Rodney Roush 

Heat winners: Buck Purtee and Chad Brandyberry

Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Jason Drummond 3. James Harding 4. Josh Sage 5. Richard Roush 6. Ricky Young 7. Andy Heath 8. Dillon Snapp 9. Dan Reeser 10. Chad Brandyberry 11. Ethan Rutherford 12. Jason Burnside 13. Chris Prater 14. Robert Roush 15. Dave Sage 16. Roger Roush 17. Scott Sullenberger

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.636

Dash Winner: Chad Small II

Heat Winner: Justin Pope

Feature: 1. Holli Eaton 2. Ron Masters 3. Gary Eaton 4. Terry Eaton 5. Chad Small II 6. Justin Pope 7. Dylan Troyer 8. Chad Small 9. Brandon Frazier 10. Tony Cottrill 11. T.J. Francis

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Jay Lakins Jr. 17.553

Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Jay Lakins Jr. 3. Matt Jackson 4. Zack Doolins 5. Nicholas Meade

6. Alex George 7. Robbie Taylor 8. Dave Callahan 9. Rob Taylor

 

 

SHATTO MEMORIAL AT SHADY BOWL

The finest late models in the tri state area are expected to be on hand for the 2nd running of the Denny Shatto Memorial 110 at Shady Bowl Speedway.

 

Shatto, from Sidney OH was a longtime car owner whose potent machines posted wins at a host of pavement and dirt ovals in the Midwest. The last part of his career as a car owner focused on pavement racing. Jerry Mitchell, Don Gregory and Wayne Watercutter were just a few drivers who settled into the coveted seat of his racers. Shatto lost his life after a battle with cancer in 2006. Since his passing his son Kevin, has carried on the family tradition with drivers Chris Parker and Nathan Herron. A longtime sponsor for the team, Helman Brothers Body Shop of Sidney has stepped up and added bonus money making the winners share now $2500.00 for the 110 lap event.. In addition lap sponsors are being collected that could add $5.00 for each lap a driver leads (if all 110 laps are sponsored).

 

The modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be in action. Admission price is $14.00 for adults, kids 12-15 $7.00. Racing will start at 7.

 

 

STAPLETON WINS SPARKLER 50

It was a rare midweek racing fix for local auto racing fans when Shady Bowl Speedway hosted the Sparkler 50 for the modifieds Wednesday. Columbus driver Buddy Townsend jumped out front at the drop of the green flag. Townsend set a blistering pace

In an attempt to win his first Shady Bowl feature. On lap 25 Rob Yelton had moved into second place with fast qualifier Greg Stapleton third. Townsend continued to lead as the laps wound down. On lap 40 Stapleton passed Yelton to move into second place. Five laps later  Stapleton pushed his Stapleton Machine and Tool backed racer into the lead. Stapleton led the final five circuits to pick up the $1250.00 winners share. Townsend was second, with Yelton third, Chris Parker fourth and Bill Burba fifth. Chad Poole carried the checker for the dash win with heat wins going to Yelton and Mike Pippin.

 

 The 20 lap street stock feature saw Chris Abbott lead the first three laps, before losing the spot to Jacob Muncy. Muncy led thru lap 11 before mechanical woes put him into the pit area. Greenville OH driver Brian Reeser then claimed the top position and led the final laps in his Pit Stop Grill family owned Camaro. The win was far from easy for Reeser as Rodney Roush put the pressure on waiting for the mistake that never came. Roush was second, with Josh Sage, Dillon Snapp and Aliza Snapp rounding out the top five. Roush was the dash winner, with Jesse Gade winning the heat. Jason Burnside set quick time.

 

 The Pro-4 feature was a great race with Dave Gerstner, Steve Clarkson and Justin Meed swapping paint and positions. Clarkson in his Rosewood Machine and Tool was out front at the checker. The winning margin was less than a car length over Gerstner. Meed, Matt Thompson and Josh Plummer rounded out the top five. Meed was the fast qualifier.

 

 Chad Small II of Maplewood pushed his Nitty Gritty Detail Shop Honda to a win in a race that saw as much action under yellow as it did under the green as tempers flared. Justin Pope was second, with Tony Cottrill third, Larry Adams fourth and Jim Massengill fifth. Small II was the fastest qualifier.

 

 The compact feature got off to a rough start as Steve Anderson and Rob Taylor crashed hard coming off turn 2. Both drivers were OK, but the cars were both pretty much destroyed.

 

When racing resumed Jeremy Everding was the leader. It was a short run however as his car began to sputter. The problem turned out to be a lack of fuel. Fast qualifier Kenny George Jr. then powered his Wholesale Auto Parts sponsored ride to victory. Everding held on for second , followed by Alex George, Matt Jackson and Robbie Taylor.

 The Bowl will not be racing on Saturday July the 6th. On Saturday night July 13th the Bowl will host the Denny Shatto Memorial . The race will be a 110 lap late model feature paying $1500.00 to win. The race is an annual event to honor the memory of long time car owner Denny Shatto who’s cars sported the number 110. The modifieds. street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be in action. Racing will start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 7/3/13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.727

Dash Winner:  Chad Poole

Heat Winners: Rob Yelton and Mike Pippin

Feature: (50 laps) 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Buddy Townsend 3. Rob Yelton 4. Chris Parker 5. Bill Burba 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Brad Yelton 8. Buck Purtee 9. Gregg Jackson 10. Ethan Pope 11. Carl Stapleton 12. Logan McPherson 13. Paul LeMaster 14. Rob Schaeff 15. Brad Williams 16. Chad Poole 17. Brian Cottrill 18. Mike Pippin

 

Sport Stocks:

Fast Qualifier Jason Burnside 15.098

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winner: Jesse Gade

Feature: 1. Brian Reeser 2. Rodney Roush 3. Josh Sage 4. Dillon Snapp 5. Aliza Snapp 6. Andy Heath 7. Jesse Gade 8. Drew Chase 9. Jason Burnside 10. Jacob Muncy 11. Mark Heath 12. Chris Abbott

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Kenny George 17.436

Feature: 1. Kenny George 2. Jeremy Everding 3. Alex George 4. Matt Jackson 5. Robbie Taylor 6. Nicholas Meed 7. Steve Anderson 8. Rob Taylor

 

Pro 4’s

Fast Qualifier  Justin Meed 14.563

Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gertsner 3. Justin Meed 4. Matt Thompson 5. Josh Plummer

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier Chad Small II 15.725

Feature: 1. Chad Small II 2. Justin Pope 3. Tony Cottrill 4. Larry Adams 5. Jim Massengill 6. Chad Small

 

 

SPARKLER 50 AT SHADY BOWL WEDNESDAY

Shady Bowl Speedway will play host to a rare midweek racing program Wednesday night (7/3). The open wheel modifieds will star in the Sparkler 50, a 50 lap feature with $1250.00 going to the winner. The area’s top modified drivers are expected to be on hand to compete. The street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4’s will round out the night of action. It will be a non points race. Racing is set to start at 8. There will NO racing on Saturday (7/6)

 The racing program was halted last Saturday (6/28) due to a serious crash followed by rain in the dwarf car feature. Logan Vermillion of Springfield was involved in the crash, along with Chris Hull and Lynn Mitchell. The Vermillion car ended up on its roof and erupted into flames. Vermillion was pulled from the flaming inferno by track employee Don Mahaffey and fellow driver Brandon Bayse. He was taken to a local hospital where he treated and released. Hull , from Sidney was also transported to a local medical center before being careflighted to MVH in Dayton for a possible neck injury. Hull was released Monday afternoon. Mitchell complained of a hand injury, but was not transported.

 

 

Crash Halts Racing Action at Shady Bowl

Shady Bowl Speedway was forced to cancel its scheduled racing action after a serious crash in the Dwarf Car feature. On lap eight of the Bill Hostetler Classic, Chris Hull, Lynn Mitchell and Logan Vermillion made contact coming off turn four. The Vermillion car ended up on its top in flames, while Hull hit the outside wall. Vermillion was pulled from his flaming car by a track official and walked away. The battered machine of Hull stopped near the flagstand. Hull and Vermillion were transported by ambulance to local hospitals. Mitchell complained of a possible hand injury. No updates were available at press time. While crews worked on the injured drivers rain began to fall, forcing officials to cancel the program.

 

 The next event at the Bowl will be this Wednesday night July 3rd. The Bowl will host the Sparkler 50 for the modifieds, a 50 lap feature paying $1250.00 to win. The street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4’s will round out the schedule. Racing will begin at 8. There will be NO racing on Saturday July 6th.

 

 

STAPLETON SUPERMAN AT SHADY BOWL

Shady Bowl Speedway survived a threat of thunderstorms to get in a full program of stock car racing at the rural oval. It was the annual “Bob Korn Memorial” for the late models. A 72 lap feature paying $1200.00 to the winner was the highlight of the nights action. Korn always fielded cars sporting the #72, with the top drivers always wanting to strap in and race one of his machines. Korn lost his life to cancer several years ago. The 72 lap main saw Jim Lewis Jr. lead the pack into turn one. Lewis quickly set out to lead every lap until lap 29 when he spun on the backchute. Lewis went to the rear of the field on the restart with Josh Smith taking the lead. Smith led until lap 65 when his engine went up in flames. Greg Stapleton of Troy had been all over Smith as the laps wound down, taking the lead when Smith broke. Stapleton, who was also fast qualifier led the final laps to win the event. It was the third win in four starts for Greg in his Tony Hunt owned Stapleton Tool and Machine/AK Photography backed racer. Nathan Herron had a solid run to finish second, with Matthew Parsons third, Sam Heckman fourth and Mike Ward fifth. Brandon Bayse was the winner of the dash, with Russ Bobb taking the heat checker.

 

In the street stock main Dillon Snapp brought the field to the green, with James Harding second. Turn three turned out to be a disaster for Harding as a three wide scramble ended up with him hitting the wall hard. Harding was uninjured, but the car had heavy damage, Snapp took the lead again on the restart and led lap one. Defending track champion Rodney Roush then put his M&M Head Service/Roush and Sons Racing Chevelle out front. Roush ran his famous inside lane to lead the final laps to post the win. Josh Sage and Steve Snapp battled for the number 2 spot, with Sage finally finishing second. Dillon Snapp turned in a great effort to finish fourth, with Scott Sullenberger fifth. Ricky Young set quick time. With Rodney Roush winning the heat. Aliza Snapp carried the checker for the first in her career, when she won the heat.

 

The tuner 20 lap feature once again finished a close finish with the win decided in the final feet. Ron Masters jumped out front to lead the first couple of laps, before last weeks winner Chad Small II blew by. Small put the hammer down in his Chad’s Automotive Honda and built a seemingly safe lead. Fast qualifier Gary Eaton Jr. closed the gap and caught Small but ran out of laps and had to settle for second, as Small made it two in a row. Holli Eaton, Terry Eaton and Justin Pope rounded out the top five. Small II also won the dash, with Holli Eaton winning the heat.

 

The modified feature started out with Rob Schaeff leading the first lap, before last weeks winner Buck Purtee picked up the top spot. Purtee was dialed in again as he set sail for the win. But meanwhile back in the back, Greg Stapleton was making his way to the front in his Stapleton Tool and Machine/Springhill Auto Parts sponsored open-wheeler. Stapleton, who was also fast qualifier, passed Purtee on lap 22 and bagged his third win in three starts eight laps later. Bill Burba got by Purtee to finish second, with Purtee third, Brad Williams fourth and Brad Yelton. Gregg Jackson won the dash, with Yelton posting the heat win.

 

This Saturday (6/29) The Bill Hostetler Classic will be held for the dwarf cars. The late models, modifieds, street stock, compacts, and Pro 4’s will also be on the schedule. Racing will start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 06-22-13  Photos by Isaccs Photo

 

Late Models

Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.460

Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse

Heat Winner: Russ Bobb

Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Nathan Herron 3. Matthew Parsons 4. Sam Heckman 5. Mike Ward 6. Jeep Pflum 7. Mark Parker 8. Russ Bobb 9. Jerry Shaffer 10. Josh Smith 11. Jim Lewis Jr. 12. Brandon Bayse 13. Landon Sciacca 14. Nick Frazier

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.653

Dash Winner: Gregg Jackson

Heat Winner: Brad Yelton

Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Buck Purtee 4. Brad Williams 5. Brad Yelton 6. Chris Parker 7. Logan McPherson 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Ethan Pope 10. Mike Pippin 11. Rob Schaeff 12. Jared Rupert 13. Carl Stapleton 14. Terry Purtee 15. Rob Yelton

 

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.245

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winner: Aliza Snapp

Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Josh Sage 3. Steve Snapp 4. Dillon Snapp 5. Scott Sullenberger 6. Ricky Young 7. Mike Schaeffer 8. Andy Heath 9. Aliza Snapp 10. Chad Brandyberry 11. Richard Roush 12. Robert Roush 13. Jesse Gade 14. Roger Roush 15. James Harding

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.467

Dash Winner: Chad Small II

Heat Winner: Holli Eaton

Feature: 1. Chad Small II 2. Gary Eaton Jr. 3. Holli Eaton 4. Terry Eaton 5. Justin Pope 6. Ron Masters 7. Derick Hodge 8. Tony Steele 9. Dylan Troyer 10. Chad Small

 

 

Sage Wins Neal Sceva Memorial

Shady Bowl Speedways Neal Sceva Memorial gave local racing fans a great night of racing Saturday (6/15). A total of over 80 cars were on hand to compete. The street stock class was chosen this year to honor the memory of Sceva. A field of 23 of the area’s top cars took the green to start the 51 lapper. Defending track champion Rodney Roush took advantage of his front row starting spot to lead the field into turn one. Roush, who is always a favorite to win, put the hammer down and led the first four laps before he slowed and stopped on the track bringing out the yellow flag. On the restart Piqua’s Josh Sage surged into the lead in his Sandy’s Muffler Shop Chevy. Sage had his hands full as Columbus driver James Harding put the preesure on as they circled the oval making their way thru lapped cars. Fast qualifier Ricky Young soon ran down the lead duo making it a three car race . Sage ran great all the way to the checker, as he just edged out Harding at the finish line to post his first win in the street stocks. The race was advertised to pay $551.00 to win, but track owner Linda Young boosted the winning total to $1051.00 as a result of the full field of cars. Local Amsoil dealer Dave Beers kicked in another $100.00, making Sage’s total winnings $1151.00. Young was third, with Chad Brandyberry fourth and Jason Drummond fifth. Harding won the four lap dash,with Andy Heath and Dan Reeser winning heat races.

 The late model main saw Nathan Herron lead the first four counters before Curt Frazier sped by. Frazier led until lap eleven, when mechanical woes forced him to drop off the pace. Brandon Bayse then took over the helm. Bayse led until lap 26 when he tapped the wall coming off turn two, giving the lead to Matthew Parsons. The defending track champion never looked back, he sped to his first win of the season in his Ohio Pallet backed racer. Sam Heckman was second with Bayse third, Herron fourth and Russ Bobb fifth. Frazier was the dash winner, with rookie Landon Sciacca winning the heat race. Parsons set fast time with a 13.530 lap.

 The modified feature was easily the wildest event of the night. Chad Poole set the early pace, with Buck Purtee, Ross Klinglehofer and Brad Yelton in hot pursuit. Poole looked to have the event pretty well in hand as he led the first 22 laps. The next lap was his downfall however as he and Klinglehofer make contacr just at the exit off turn two. The contact put Klinglehofer hard into the wall, as the car flew into the catch fencing. The fence did its job, as the car ended up in the infield with a shaken but uninjured Klingelhofer getting out. When racing resumed Yelton and Purtee put on a show that had the fans on their feet, as they swapped the lead back and fourth the final eight laps. Purtee, of Quincy, led the money lap in his Zimmerman Realty as he edged Yelton by two feet to post the win. Bill Burba, Brad Williams and fast qualifier Chris Parker rouned out the top five. Williams was the dash winner, with Rob Yelton and Terry Purtee taking heat honors.

 Brandon Bayse of Covington dominated the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association as set a new track record, won the dash and the 20 lap main and dash in his PTS sponsored racer. Greg Sparks was second, with Chris Hull third,  Tyler LaVan fourth and Lynn Mitchell fifth. Hull carried the checker for the heat race.

 West Liberty’s Gary Eaton returned to his winning ways, as he set fast time and won the feature in his Honda of Marysville backed tuner. Last weeks winner Chad Small II was second with Chad Small third, Holli Eaton fourth and Terry Eaton fifth.

 Kenny George Jr. took the lead from Chris Prater and led the final ten laps to claim his first compact feature in his Wholesale Auto Parts sponsored four cylinder. Matt Jackson, Josh Fultz, Nicholas Meade and Steve Anderson finished second thru fifth. George was fast qualifier.

 This Saturday night the track will host the Bobby Korn Memorial for the late models. The 72 lap race will pay $1200.00 win. The modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be part of the program. Racing is set to start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 6-15-13  Photos by Isaccs Photos

 

Street Stocks:

Fast qualifier: Ricky Young 15.103

Dash: James Harding

Heat winners Andy Heath and Dan Reeser

Feature 51 lap Neal Sceva Memorial: 1.  Josh Sage 2. James Harding 3. Ricky Young 4. Chad Brandyberry 5. Jason Drummond 6. Dan Reeser 7. Chris Abbott 8. Scott Sullenberger 9. Andy Heath 10. Richard Roush 11. Aliza Snapp 12. Chuck Kemp 13. Dillon Snapp 14. Brian Reeser 15. Robert Roush 16. Shawn Stansell 17. Ethan Rutherford 18. Andy Huffman 19. Steve Snapp 20. Mike Shaffer 21. Rodney Roush 22. Roger Roush 23. Chris Prater

 

Modifieds:

Fast qualifier: Chris Parker 13.836

Dash winner: Brad Williams

Heat winners: Rob Yelton and Terry Purtee

Feature 30 laps: 1. Buck Purtee 2. Brad Yelton 3. Bill Burba 4. Brad Williams 5. Chris Parker 6. Ethan Pope 7. Gregg Jackson 8. Terry Purtee 9. Rob Schaeff 10. Arlis Williams

11. Carl Stapleton 12. Chad Poole 13. Ross Klinglehofer 14. Mike Pippin 15. Rodney Kreusch  16. Paul Lemasters 17. Rob Yelton 18. Jared Rupert

 

Late Models:

Fast qualifier: Matthew Parsons 13.630

Dash winner: Curt Frazier

Heat winner: Landon Sciacca

Feature: 1. Matthew Parsons 2. Sam Heckman 3. Brandon Bayse 4. Nathan Herron 5. Russ Bobb 6. Brock Coyer 7. Jerry Schaffer 8. Rick Thompson 9. Landon Sciacca 10. Larry Harris 11. Jim Frederick 12. Curt Frazier

 

Dwarf Cars:

Fast qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.670

Dash winner: Brandon Bayse

Heat winner: Chris Hull

Feature 20 laps: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Greg Sparks 3. Chris Hull 4. Tyler LeVan 5. Lynn Mitchell 6. Jason Hitchcock 7. Logan Vermillion 8. Connie Smith 9. Paul Hazlett 10. Brian Marsh 11. Kyle Stager 12. Jesse Gade 13. Donnie Eaton

 

Tuners:

Fast qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15,537

Feature 20 laps: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Chad Small II 3. Chad Small 4. Holli Eaton 5. Terry Eaton 6. Ron Masters 7. Derek Hodge 8. Leslie Rhodes

 

Compacts:

Fast qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.416

Feature 20 laps: Kenny George Jr. 2. Matt Jackson 3. Josh Fultz 4. Nicholas Meade 5. Steve Anderson 6. Chris Prater 7. Robbie Taylor

 

 

Sceva Memorial at Shady Bowl

Shady Bowl Speedway will hold its annual Neal Sceva Memorial Classic this Saturday night ( 6/15). The race is held to honor the memory of Sceva, who was a many time track champion and posted over 600 career feature wins. The Urbana resident passed away after a battle with cancer. This years feature division is the street stocks, with the class running a 51 lap feature with $551.00 going to the winner. The compacts will run a 25 lap feature, with the late models, modifieds, tuners and Dwarf cars will also be in action . Racing is set to start at 7.

 

 

PERRY WINS SHADY BOWL MAIN EVENT 75

The Main Event Racing Series were the headliners Saturday night (6/8) at Shady Bowl Speedway, and lived up to all the advance billing. The action was fast paced as action began early, with Edgerton OH’s Bud Perry setting fast time with a 12.617 lap. The former Shady Bowl late model champion and two time Main Event Series champion was behind the wheel of the Redskin Motor Sports entry.

 

 The green flag fell on the 75 lap feature with another former Shady Bowl driver Scott Drake out front. Drake led the first 24 counters before officials stopped the field with a report of oil on the speedway. The leak was found to have come from Drake’s car putting him in the pits for the night. On the restart, veteran driver John Stroble of Urbana was the leader of the parade. Stroble led until lap 32, when Perry made his way to the lead. Perry then set sail for the checker. As the laps wound down Rich Rohrer was able to close up to about four lengths behind Perry. When the checker flew all Rohrer could do was watch it wave over Perry’s car. Harold Fair Jr. was third. Mike Stacy fourth and Marcus Malcuit fifth. Local drivers finishing were Drew Charlson 6th, Stroble 7th, Josh Smith 11th, Brock Coyer 13th, Scott Drake 14th, Curt Frazier 17th and Gregg Jackson 18th.

 

 The Shady Bowl street stocks,tuners and compacts were also in action. The street stock main saw Richard Roush and Mike Shaffer swap the lead the first 11 laps putting on a great show. But on lap 12 defending track champon Rodney Roush forced his way around brother Richard to take the lead. Rodney paced the field the balance of the event in his M&M Head Service Chevelle to post the win. Fast qualifier Ricky Young worked his way up to second at the checker, but failed to report to the scales after the checker and was disqualified. Josh Sage, Scott Sullenberger, Richard Roush and Mike Shaffer rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush was the dash winner, Mike Shaffer claiming the heat win.

 

 In tuner action, the feature just may have been the best race of the night. Chad Small II, Terry Eaton and Gary Eaton put on a whale of a show as they swapped positions and paint the whole race as they squared off against each other. When the white flag waved it was anybody’s race as the trio raced to the checker. At the line, Chad Small II in his Jess Automotive Honda held off Gary Eaton by less than a foot to claim his first win. Terry Eaton was third, with Ron Masters fourth and Holli Eaton fifth. The dash was won by Terry Eaton. The race was redflagged on lap three when fast qualifier Chad Small crashed in turn one and ended up in the fencing in the exit lane off turn 2. Small was uninjured, but his Honda was not so lucky. Chad Small II carried the checker for the heat race.

 

 In compact action defending track champion Matt Jackson in his Hanger 16 race car picked up the feature win. Chris Prater was a close second, followed by Jay Lakins, Nicholas Meade and Steve Anderson. Lakins was the dash winner, with Meade winning the heat.

 

 This Saturday (6/15) rained out Neal Sceva Memorial for the street stocks. The 51 lap feature will pay $551.00 to the winner. The compacts will be running a 25 lap main. The late models, street stocks, tuners and Dwarf cars will also be in action. Racing is set to begin at 7.

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 6/8/13  Photos by: Isaccs Photos

 

Main Event Racing Series:

Fast qualifier; Bud Perry 12.617

75 lap feature: 1. Bud Perry 2. Rich Rohrer 3. Harold Fair Jr. 4. Mike Stacy 5. Marcus Malcuit 6. Drew Charlson 7 John Stroble 8. Ryan McManus 9. Mike Mazzagatti 10. John Flynn 11. Josh Smith 12. Jack Varney Jr. 13. Brock Coyer 14. Scott Drake 15. Billy Roberts 16. Doug Sommers 17. Curt Frazier 18. Gregg Jackson 

Lap leaders: Drake 1-24. Stroble 25-31 and Perry 32-75

 

Street Stocks:

Fast qualifier: Ricky Young 15.055

Dash winner: Rodney Roush

Heat winner: Mike Shaffer

Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Josh Sage 3. Scott Sullenberger 4. Richard Roush 5. Mike Shaffer 6. Mark Smith 7. Dan Reeser 8. Chris Prater 9. Robert Roush. Second place finisher Ricky Young was DQ’d for not going to scales.

 

Tuners:

Fast qualifier: Chad Small 15.736

Dash winner: Terry Eaton

Heat winner: Chad Small II

Feature: 1. Chad Small II 2. Gary Eaton 3. Terry Eaton 4. Ron Masters 5. Holli Eaton 6. Austin Troyer

 

Compacts:

Fast qualifier: Kenny George Jr. 17.612

Dash winner: Jay Lakins

Heat winner: Nicholas Meade

Feature: Matt Jackson 2. Chris Prater 3. Jay Lakins 4. Nicholas Meade 5. Steve Anderson 6. Robbie Taylor 7. Kenny George Jr

 

 

Main Event at Shady Bowl

Shady Bowl Speedway will greet the fastest full bodied short track stock cars to its tiny 3/10ths mile oval when the Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Series visits Saturday night (6/8). The series will have a strong group of local drivers vying to take the checker in the 75 lap feature. Defending series champion Bud Perry of Edgerton OH is a former Shady Bowl late model track champion. Josh Smith of Quincy OH is a former modified track champion and has posted one Main Event feature win. Columbus OH driver Donnie Hill has to be counted as a strong runner, as does Urbana OH veteran driver John Stroble. Xenia’s Scott Drake who has competed in mini stocks and late models at the Bowl is also entered. The traveling speedsters will return on August 10th. The street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be on the racing schedule. Pit gates will open at 2, with warm ups at 4. Qualifying will start at 6, with racing at 7

 

 

Rain Wins at Bowl

 

Rain was the big winner at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night as the popular oval had to cancel its scheduled racing events . It marked the 5th time this season that the track has had to cancel as a result of weather conditions. No make up date for the Neal Sceva Memorial has been announced.

 

This Saturday, the Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event makes its first stop of the 2013 season. Bud Perry, a former Bowl late model champion is out to defend his 2011 and 2012 Main Event Series Championship.  Josh Smith a Main Event series winner and former modified champion will be on hand along with other local drivers John Stroble, Scott Drake and Donnie Hill. ARCA driver Drew Charlson is also entered. Charlson set a new track record and finished third at KilKare Speedway two weeks ago. John Long  who won that event is expected to be on hand also. The street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be in action. It will be a non points race for the three Shady Bowl divisions. Racing will start at 7 pm.

 

 

Memorial Day Championships at Shady Bowl

 

Shady Bowl Speedway held its Memorial Day championships with a full slate of racing Saturday (5/25). The full bodied late models ran a 40 lap feature. Mike Ward took the lead at the drop of the green flag for the Hot Rodz Auto Sales 40. Ward set the pace for the first 10 counters. On lap 11 former track champion Nathan Herron took over the lead from his 5tgh place starting spot. Herron had his Shatto-Gross Lefthander Chassis hooked up as he circled the track on the high side. The North Lewisburg resident never looked back, as defending track champion Mathew Parson was able to stay within a few car lengths of Herrons Helman Brothers Body Shop Chevy. Bill Burba came from the rear of the field to finish third, followed by Mike Ward and Russ Bobb. Parsons was the dash winner, with Jim Lewis Jr taking the heat. Josh Smith set quick time with a 13.681 lap.

 

The Modifieds took to the oval for a 40 lap Main Auto Parts sponsored event. Former track champion Rob Yelton led the first 10 laps, before younger brother Brad surged by. The Quincy resident led the rest of the way to post his first win on the 2013. Bill Burba, who also set fast time was second as he moved up from his 7th starting spot. Brad Williams, Buck Purtee and Terry Purtee rounded out the top five. Brad Yelton picked up the dash checker, with Ethan Pope winning the heat race.

 

The 30 lap street stock main had a dramatic finish. James Harding of Columbus took the lead on lap 10 from Scott Sullenberger. Harding built a huge lead only to start to slow with two laps to go as his right rear tire began to go flat. Harding had his hands full as the field caught his All City Auto Parts Camaro. Sullenberger got into a rapidly slowing Harding spinning across the finish line. Harding crossed the line first sideways with Sullenberger second, Rodney Roush, Josh Sage and Mike Shaffer rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush was the dash victor, Jason Burnside taking the heat checker. Sage was the fastest qualifier.

 

In Tuner racing Holli Eaton of West Liberty held off the challenges of her husband Gary to post her first career win. Holli was driving a Honda sponsored by Hughey and Phillips Mf. Chad Small II was third, with Ron Masters fourth and Justin Pope fifth. Gary Easton set fast time and won the dash. Holli Easton was the heat winner.

 

The Pro-4s were also on the schedule, Houston ’s Steve Clarkson took advantage of early leader Justin Meeds back luck, as Mead was leading and spun with two to go. Clarkson took the checker for the fist time this season in his Rosewood Machine Tool Ford. Fast qualifier David Gerstner was third, with Rodney Schrack fourth and Wayne Watkins fifth.

 

The Quick Parts 20 for the compacts was a super race, with Jay “Flipper” Lakins leading the first five laps before giving way to defending track champion Matt Jackson slipped by. Jackson looked to have the Quick Parts bonus money in hand, but rookie Kenny George Jr. also had plans for the cash. George put his Whiteline Design out in front on the final circuit to claim the top spot. Jackson held on for second. Lakins third, Chris Prater fourth and Nicholas Meed. Chris Prater was fastest during time trials.

 

This Saturday (6/1) the Bowl will host the annual Neal Sceva Memorial. This years event will feature the street stocks running a 51 lap feature paying $551.00 to win. The late models, tuners, modifieds, Dwarfs and Compacts will also do battle. Racing will start at 7.

 

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 5-25-13    Photos by Isaacs Photos

 

Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: Josh Smith 13.681

Dash Winner: Mathew Parsons

Heat Race: Jim Lewis Jr.

Feature 40 laps: 1. Nathan Herron 2. Mathew Parsons 3. Bill Burba 4. Mike Ward 5. Russ Bobb 6. Jim Frederick 7. Landon Sciacca 8. Dale Shade 9. Jim Lewis Jr. 10. Jerry Schafer 11. Mark Parker

 

Modifieds:

Fast Qualifier: Bill Burba 13.823

Dash Winner: Brad Yelton

Heat Winner: Ethan Pope

Feature 40 laps: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Bill Burba 3. Brad Williams 4. Buck Purtee 5. Terry Purtee 6. Rob Yelton 7. Rob Schaeff 8. Carl Stapleton 9. Mike pippin 10. Gregg Jackson 11. Chad Poole 12. Logan McPherson 13. Ethan Pope 14. Rodney Kreusch

 

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Josh Sage at 15.202

Dash: Rodney Roush

Heat Winner: Jason Burnside

Feature 30 laps: 1. James Harding 2. Scott Sullenberger 3. Rodney Roush 4. Josh Sage 5. Mike Ward 6. Andy Heath 7. Ricky Young 8. Richard Roush 9. Robert Roush 10. Chris Prater 11. Andy Huffman 12. Rob Bryant 13. Dillon Snapp 14. Jason Burnside 15. Roger Roush

 

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.489

Dash Winner: Gary Eaton

Heat Winner: Holli Eaton

Feature 20 laps: 1. Holli Eaton 2. Gary Eaton 3. Chad Small II 4. Ron Masters 5. Justin Pope 6. Terry Eaton 7. Eddie Kemp 8. Jared Fields 9. David Yoder 10. Chad Small

 

Pro-4s:

Fast Qualifier: David Gerstner 14.837

Feature 20 laps: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gerstner 3. Rodney Schrack 4. Justin Meed 5. Wayne Watkins 6. Matt Thompson 7. Josh Plummer

 

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Chris Prater 17.559

Quick Parts 20 lap feature: 1. Kenny George Jr. 2. Matt Jackson 3. Jay Lakins 4. Chris Prater 5. Nicholas Meade 6. Robbie Taylor

 

 

 

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 

Late Models:

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

Modifieds:

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

Street Stocks:

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

Tuners:

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

Late Models:

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

Tuners:

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

Modifieds:

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

Dwarfs:

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

Compacts:

Fast Qualifier: Chris Prater 17.922

Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Steve Anderson 3. Nicholas Meade 4. Robbie Taylor

Sports Stocks:

Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.232

Dash Winner: Rodney Roush

Heat Winners: Scott Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry

Feature:

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.


Summary:

Late Models:

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

Modifieds:

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

Sport Stocks:

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

Pro 4:

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

Tuners:

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

Compacts:

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.