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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fast Qualifier Justin Meed 14.563
Feature: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gertsner 3. Justin Meed 4. Matt Thompson 5. Josh Plummer
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
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
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.653
Dash Winner: Gregg Jackson
Heat Winner: Brad Yelton
1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Buck Purtee 4. Brad Williams 5. Brad
Yelton 6. Chris Parker 7.
Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.245
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winner: Aliza Snapp
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.
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.467
Heat Winner: Holli Eaton
Sage Wins Neal Sceva Memorial
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Fast qualifier: Ricky Young 15.103
Dash: James Harding
Heat winners Andy Heath and Dan Reeser
51 lap Neal Sceva Memorial: 1. Josh
Sage 2. James Harding 3. Ricky Young 4.
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
Carl Stapleton 12.
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
Fast qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.670
Dash winner: Brandon Bayse
Heat winner: Chris Hull
20 laps: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Greg Sparks 3. Chris Hull 4. Tyler LeVan 5. Lynn
Mitchell 6. Jason Hitchcock 7.
Fast qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15,537
20 laps: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2.
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
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.
Dash winner: Terry Eaton
Feature: 1. Chad Small II 2. Gary Eaton 3. Terry Eaton 4. Ron Masters 5. Holli Eaton 6. Austin Troyer
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
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
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
The 30 lap
street stock main had a dramatic finish. James Harding of
racing Holli Eaton of
were also on the schedule,
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.
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
Qualifier: Josh Smith 13.681
Winner: Mathew Parsons
Jim Lewis Jr.
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
Qualifier: Bill Burba 13.823
Winner: Brad Yelton
Winner: Ethan Pope
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
Qualifier: Josh Sage at 15.202
Winner: Jason Burnside
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
Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.489
Winner: Gary Eaton
Winner: Holli Eaton
laps: 1. Holli Eaton 2. Gary Eaton 3.
Qualifier: David Gerstner 14.837
laps: 1. Steve Clarkson 2. David Gerstner 3. Rodney Schrack 4. Justin Meed 5.
Wayne Watkins 6. Matt Thompson 7. Josh Plummer
Qualifier: Chris Prater 17.559
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
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.450
Dash Winner: Don Mahaffey Jr.
Heat winners: Brock Coyer, Buddy Townsend and Russ Bobb
Feature 94 lap Robbie Dean Memorial: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Nathan
Herron 3. Don Mahaffey 4. Chad Pendleton 5. Justin Alsip 6. Mathew Parsons 7. Jim Lewis Jr.
8. Bobby Justus 9. Sam Heckman 10. Donnie Hill 11. Brandon Oakley 12. Russ Bobb 13.
Landon Sciacca 14. Buddy Townsend 15. Brock Coyer 16. Josh Cahill 17. Bill Burba 18. Tyler
Mahaffey 19. Brandon Bayse 20. Mike Ward 21. Jacob Muncy 22. Christian Pahud 23. Jeep
Pflum 24. Shane Shirk 25. Josh Smith 26. Mike Holland 27. Rick Thompson
Fast Qualifier:: Greg Stapleton 13.653
Dash winner: Brad Yelton
Heat winner: Ross Klinglehofer
Feature: 1. Ross Klinglehofer 2. Buck Purtee 3. Brad Williams 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Bill Burba 6.
Brad Yelton 7. Ethan Pope 8. Rob Schaeff 9. Paul Lemaster 10. Rodney Kruesch
Fast qualifier: Joe Hensel 15.182
Dash winner:: Josh Sage
Feature: 1. Richard Roush 2. Rodney Roush 3. James Harding 4. Jason Burnside 5. Scott
Sullenberger 6. Josh Sage 7. Ray Muncey 8. Robert Roush 9. Roger Thornhill 10. Jesse Gade
11. Ricky Young 12. Joe Hensel 13. Mike Schaffer
Fast qualifier: Terry Eaton 15.685
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Chad Small II 3. Terry Eaton 4. Holli Eaton 5. Dylan Troyer 6. Chad ll
7. Justin Pope 8. Scott Marquis
Weather Wins Again at Shady Bowl
Shady Bowl Speedway suffered its fourth weather related cancellation of the season Saturday (5/11). The rural oval has seen only two out of six scheduled events thus far.
This Saturday night the Bowl will host its portion of the “Robbie Dean Memorial” . The Bowl will team up with KilKare Speedway and Columbus Motor Speedway for the event with all three tracks hosting a 94 lap feature for the late
STAPLETON WINS LEWIS MEMORIAL
Shady Bowl Speedway fans enjoyed the best weather of the season, as a large crowd was on hand. The Bowl hosted the annual “Bill Lewis Memorial” for the modifieds. The 40 lap main paid $1200.00 to the winner.
Chad Poole jumped out front at the drop of the green flag. Poole was holding back a serious charge by Brad Williams as the duo circled the oval with the rest of the field in pursuit. On lap 28 fast qualifier Greg Stapleton took over the second spot. Stapleton set up Poole for an outside pass two laps later and swept by. Stapleton was clean and green the final 10 laps to post his second straight feature win in the Springhill Auto Wrecking backed racer. Poole was second, with Williams third, Dave Barnhart fourth and Buck Purtee fifth. Gregg Jackson was the dash winner with Bill Burba and Ethan Pope taking heats.
The 30 lap late model feature got off to a rough start, with a lap three crash eliminating fast qualifier Stapleton. When the green light came back on Jim Lewis Jr. of Fairborn was out front. It was smooth sailing for Lewis the rest of the way as he put his A&A Grill and Bar sponsored ride in victory lane. Nathan Herron was second, with Brandon Bayse third, Sam Heckman fourth and Matthew Parsons fifth. Lewis and Mike Ward were heat winners.
The street stock headliner was the best race of the night, as Scott Sullenberger, James Harding and Joe Hensel battled for the top spot. Sullenberger was out front all the way, but it was far from easy as Harding tried everything to get by with Hensel lurking in third. The trio ran out of laps and finished in that order. Richard Roush was fourth with Mike Schaffer fifth. Rodney Roush was the dash winner, with Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry winning heats.
West Liberty's Gary Eaton had a great night, as the defending track champion set a new track record (15.111) and won the 20 lap feature in his Quality Designs Honda. Eaton edged out his cousin Terry Eaton, Dylan Troyer, Justin Pope and Chad Small to win his second straight feature. The dash checker fell to Terry Eaton, with Dylan Troyer winning the heat.
Covington's Brandon Bayse continued to dominate the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association series, as he led all 30 laps to win the feature. Bayse's Piqua Transfer coach was pushed across the finish line by Jesse Gade, Brian Marsh, Lynn Mitchell and Connie Smith. Bayse and Gade were heat winners.
The compact feature saw Chris Prater win his second straight feature win. Steve Anderson, Nicholas Meed and Robbie Taylor rounded out the field.
This Saturday (5/11) the Bowl will host the Vores Compact Touring Season for the first time. The late models, modifieds, and Dwarf cars will also be the schedule. Racing is set to start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 5/4/12
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.552
Heat Winners: Mike Ward and Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Nathan Herron 3. Brandon Bayse 4. Sam Heckman 5. Matthew Parsons 6. Russ Bobb 7. Landon Sciacca 8. Chris Abbott 9. Jerry Shaffer 10. Mike Ward 11. Greg Stapleton 12. Curt Frazier
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.111
Dash Winner: Terry Eaton
Heat Winner: Dylan Troyer
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton 3. Dylan Troyer 4. Justin Pope 5. Chad Small 6. Chad Small II 7. Holli Eaton 8. Ron Masters 9. Tony Cottrill 10. Derrick Hodge 11. Brian Cottrill
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.662
Dash Winner: Gregg Jackson
Heat Winners: Bill Burba and Ethan Pope
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Chad Poole 3. Brad Williams 4. Dave Barnhart 5. Buck Purtee 6. Brad Yelton 7. Rob Yelton 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Rob Schaeff 10. Mike Pippin 11. Josh Sage 12. Ethan Pope 13. Paul LeMaster 14. Jim Lewis Jr. 15. Rodney Kreusch 16. Bill Burba
Fast Qualifier: Brandon Bayse 14.009
Heat Winners: Brandon Bayse and Jesse Gade
Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Jesse Gade 3. Brian Marsh 4. Lynn Mitchell 5. Connie Smith 6. Chris Hull 7. Gregg Sparks 8. Donnie Eaton 9. Jason Hitchcock
Fast Qualifier: Chris Prater 17.922
Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Steve Anderson 3. Nicholas Meade 4. Robbie Taylor
Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.232
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winners: Scott Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry
1. Scott Sullenberger 2. James Harding 3. Joe Hensel 4. Richard Roush 5. Mike Schaffer 6. Ricky Young 7. Jim Lewis Jr. 8. Jason Drummond 9. Rodney Roush 10. Brian Reeser 11. Kevin Brandyberry 12. Rob Bryant 13. Andy Heath 14. Robert Roush 15. Jesse Gade 16. Chris Prater 17. Roger Roush
Stapleton Sweeps Shady Bowl
DeGraff OH; (4/27): Shady Bowl Speedway finally opened its 2013 racing season with a full program of stock car racing Saturday (4/27). The Bowl had suffered three straight programs to cold wet weather.
The night saw Troy OH driver Greg Stapleton sweep the late model and modified features as well as set fast time in both of the premier classes. Stapleton is quick to point out the role his father (Bud) plays in the success of the racers as crew chief.
In the modified feature Bill Burba took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 30 lap event. Burba looked to have the race in hand as the laps wound down. On lap 24 Stapleton was second in his Stapleton Tool and Machine backed open wheeler. Stapleton swept by on the outside one lap later and led the final five laps to take the win. Burba held on for second spot followed by Chad Poole, Buck Purtee and Rob Yelton. Brad Williams was the winner of the dash, with Burba winning the heat race.
The 30 lap late model feature rolled off next. Veteran driver Sam Heckman took the lead at the start and led the first 16 laps. On lap 17 it was like a replay of the modified feature as Stapleton used the high side around Heckman. Stapleton went on to win, but former track champion Nathan Herron put on a show as he made his way from the rear of the field to finish second. Heckman was third, with Brandon Bayse fourth and defending track champion Mathew Parsons fifth. Josh Smith carried the checker in the dash, with rookie driver Landon Sciacca taking the heat.
The street stock feature saw defending track champion Rodney Roush lead every lap in his Roger Winget Race Cars backed Chevelle. Roush used his patented “Low Groove Louie” lane to carry his to victory lane.
Joe Hensel, Andy Heath, Dillon Snapp and Richard Roush rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush won the dash, with Ricky Young taking the heat
The Pro-4's returned this season to run a limited scheduled. Wayne Watkins led the first lap before giving way to Dave Gerstner. Gerstner looked to be ready to smile for victory lane photos before Dave Sage changed his plans. The pair ran the final five laps nearly side by side before Sage surged out front at the checker. Sage was driving a car sponsored by Sandy's Muffler Shop. Gerstner was second, with Chevy Goodson third, Rodney Schrack fourth and Matt Thompson fifth. Watkins won the dash, with Steve Clarkson taking the heat checker.
In tuner racing, rookie driver Dylan Troyer took the helm at the drop of the green flag. The youngster led the first 10 laps before giving way to defending track champion Gary Eaton. Eaton paced the field the final 10 laps in his Sarica Manufacturing Honda to garner the win. Terry Eaton was second, with Holli Eaton third, Troyer fourth and Chad Small fifth. Chad Small II was the dash winner, with Ron Masters claiming the heat win.
In compact racing Chris Prater won the feature, with Nicholas Meed, Austin Eaton and Colt Scherer following.
This Saturday (5/4) the Bowl will host the second annual “Bill Lewis Memorial” for the modifeds. The race is held in memory of Bill “Pappy” Lewis a long time car owner. The late models, street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars. Racing is set to start at 7.
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.470
Dash Winner: Josh Smith
Heat Winner: Landon Sciacca
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Nathan Herron 3. Sam Heckman 4. Brandon Bayse 5. Matthew Parsons 6. Mike Ward 7. Josh Smith 8. Austin Troyer 9. Landon Sciacca 10. Russ Bobb 11. Chris Abbott 12. Larry Harris
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.551
Dash Winner: Brad Williams
Heat Winner: Bill Burba
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Chad Poole 4. Buck Purtee 5. Rob Yelton 6. Brad Yelton 7. Mike Pippin 8. Logan McPherson 9. Terry Purtee 10. Josh Sage 11. Brad Williams 12. Rob Schaeff
Fast Qualifier: James Harding 15.228
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winner: Ricky Young
Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Joe Hensel 3. Andy Heath 4. Dillon Snapp 5. Richard Roush 6. Ricky Young 7. Jay Lakins Jr. 8. Brian Reeser 9. Scott Sullenberger 10. Kevin Brandyberry 11. Robert Roush 12. James Harding 13. Mike Schaffer 14. Mark Smith 15. Jesse Gade 16. Roger Roush
Fast Qualifier: Dave Sage 14.623
Dash Winner: Steve Clarkson
Feature: 1. Dave Sage 2. David Gerstner 3. Chevy Goodson 4. Rodney Schrack 5. Matt Thompson 6. Wayne Watkins
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.502
Dash Winner: Chad Small II
Heat Winner: Ron Masters
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Terry Eaton 3. Holli Eaton 4. Dylan Troyer 5. Chad Small II 6. Chad Small 7. Ron Masters 8. David Yoder 9. Eddie Kemp 10. Phillip Graham 11. James Sorrell
Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Nicholas Meed 3. Austin Eaton 4. Colt Scherer
Shady Bowl Opener Cancelled Again
DeGraff OH: Mother Nature has not been kind to Shady Bowl Speedway's racing programs in 2013. Saturday (4/20) marked the third straight week the Champaign county has had to cancel its racing program. Track owner Linda Young will try once again this Saturday with a full program of stock car racing scheduled. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4's will be in action. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night with all DARF members admitted to the grandstand area free of charge. Members must present a valid membership card. Racing is set to start at 7.
SHADY BOWL TRIES AGAIN
DeGraff OH: (4/17). Shady Bowl Speedway will try once again to kick off its 2013 season with a full program of stock car action Saturday (4/20). The speedway has had to cancel its first two scheduled events of the season due to cold weather, rain and wet grounds. “It has been so bad weather wise even the mailman has stopped coming” stated track owner Linda Young.
The late models and modifieds will headline the racing card, with the street stocks, tuners, compacts and Dwarf cars rounding out the night of speed. Racing is to start at 7.
SHADY BOWL WEATHER VICTIM
DeGraff OH (4/13/13): The third time “may be a charm” stated Shady Bowl official Don Mahaffey Jr. after making the call to cancel the season opening racing action at Shady Bowl Speedway set for April 13th. It marked the second straight cancellation for the rural oval as it tries to start its 2013 season. Racing is set once again for next Saturday (4/20) . A full program of Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Tuners, Compacts and Dwarf cars are on the schedule. Racing is set to start at 7
SHADY BOWL SET FOR SEASON OPENER
Shady Bowl Speedway will try once again Saturday (4/13) to kick off racing season at the popular Champaign County oval. The track was scheduled to open last Saturday (4/6), but mother nature won out as cold temperatures and wet grounds led to the cancellation.
This week will see a full program of Late Models, Street Stocks, Tuners, Modifieds and Compacts.
The following Saturday (4/20) will see the above classes joined by the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association racers. The track will close out the month with Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night scheduled. The Pro-4's will replace the Dwarf cars for that event. Racing is set to start at 7 for each event.