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2014 News Stories

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DeGraff OH (4/19). 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.

Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Glenn Luckett

Crumrine to Provide CRA Street Stock Triple Crown Series Feature Winner Awards
Triple Crown Points Champion to Also Receive Special Award
Salem, IN (April 17, 2014) – Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS officials have announced that Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing, a division of Crumrine Gold & Silversmiths, will award the winners of each event in the CRA Street Stock Triple Crown Series, beginning with this Saturday’s Commercial Roofing 200 at Shadybowl Speedway located in DeGraff, Ohio, with a specially designed buckle that has a retail value of $150.
Saturday’s event is the first event of the CRA Street Stock Triple Crown Series, featuring three 200 lap, $3000 to win events, the other two events in the Triple Crown will be at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 25th and at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, June 21st.
In addition to the individual event winner’s awards, Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing will also award the overall Triple Crown Point’s Champion with a specially designed buckle. The Triple Crown Points Champion from the three events will also receive a $1000 bonus. Second in points will receive a $500 bonus, then there will be another $500 bonus from a random draw from the cars that attended all three events.
“We really appreciate Jeff Lathan with Work & Western Outfitters for getting these great awards for the CRA Triple Crown Series,” remarked Glenn Luckett, Managing Partner with CRA. “As a car owner with our Street Stocks, Jeff understands that racers compete for the winner’s trophies and the special awards like Crumrine is providing for the Triple Crown Series. I’m sure these awards will give our racers a little more incentive to get the wins and the Championship!”
Crumrine Gold & Silversmiths is one of the world's largest and most progressive manufacturers of belt buckles, jewelry and accessories. Crumrine began as a small jewelry manufacturer in Santa Ana, Ca. in 1948. In the early sixties they began developing a specialized manufacturing process that allowed for the production of "hand engraved" buckles and jewelry in large quantities. This process was the first of its kind in the world. Continued refinement in this process has allowed Crumrine to offer a product line that is recognized as the market leader in both value for the dollar and consistency in quality.
In 2008 M&F Western Products, based out of Sulphur Springs, Texas purchased Crumrine. Each buckle still receives the same hand craftsmanship, hand finishing and inspection that went into the company's earliest products. By using the latest tooling and manufacturing techniques, Crumrine maintains its long-standing edge in the categories of engraving depth, detail, luster of finish and overall merchandise selection.
Throughout its 50+-year history, the company has successfully maintained several important operating philosophies. The most notable of these is the company's continued use of the finest quality manufacturing materials available-without compromise. Last but not least is Crumrine's commitment to the lifestyles it serves. More information on Crumrine is available on their web site at www.crumrineonline.com.
Gates open on Saturday at 12noon. Practice is set to begin at 2pm with qualifying at 4:30pm. The race program will begin at 6pm and will include the Commercial Roofing 200 for the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks. Also in action will be the Shadybowl Compacts, Tuners and Pro 4’s.
More event and track information is available at www.shadybowl.com. For more information on Champion Racing Association and the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks visit www.cra-racing.com.


DeGraff Ohio (4/12/14): Shady Bowl Speedway kicked off its 2014 season with a large crowd on hand and pit with some of Ohio’s finest, ready to go. It turned out to be a big night for Fairborn's Jim Lewis, Jr. as he swept both the Late Model and Street Stocks. In the late models Josh Smith, Brad Coons, Jacob Muncey and Gregg Jackson crossed the finish line in second through fifth place.

The street stock feature had Dave Sage, Rodney Roush Ray Muncy and Jeff Albright rounding out the top five.

In modified action Buck Purtee carried the checker for the feature. Buck was chased across the finish line by Brad Yelton, Mike Carroll, Joe Pequignot and Chad Poole.

The Compacts saw Justin Durflinger take the checker. David Callahan was second, with Nicholas Meade, Zack Doolin, and Rob Sharp finishing in the top 5.

Next Saturday night will be a big night for local race fans when the CRA Street Stocks take to the oval for a 200 lap feature. The Compacts, Pro-4, and tuners will be on the racing card. Racing will start at 7. For full results, click here.


Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS
For Immediate Release:

Contact: Glenn Luckett

Shady Bowl Speedway Next to Add 200 Lap $3000 to Win Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks Race
Ohio Track will Host the First of the Major, 200-Lap CRA Street Stock Events
Salem, IN (February 11, 2014) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials and officials from Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio announced today that they will be hosting a major event on the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS schedule.  A $3000 winner’s check will be on the line when local and CRA stars take to the track for the 200 lap event on Saturday, April 19th.  Series officials expect to announce soon that this event will kick off a Mini Series of 200-lap Street Stock events.  Shady Bowl Speedway joins Anderson Speedway and Kentucky Motor Speedway in hosting 200-lap, signature events on the Stealth Trailer CRA Street Stocks schedule.

The 3/10’s mile track was built in the mid 1940’s.  Linda Young, matriarch of the local Mahaffey racing family, purchased the speedway in 2011.  The new leadership has made exciting improvements to the facilities and events since they began three years ago.  Paramount to their improvements was the repaving in 2012.

“Scheduling this type event is important to the Speedway” noted new Speedway Operations Manager Rick Young, “We want to keep doing exciting events for the fans and the racers.”  Don Mahaffey went on to add, “We had a great show and a great car count with the CRA Street Stocks a couple years ago and it was for only $750 to win.  This $3000 to Win event for street stocks should really kick things up a notch, and will bring together all the best street stock drivers around.  It’s a ‘Must See’ event for us in 2014!”

That 2012 CRA event was won by Midwest racing veteran Jeff Lane.  He is expected again to be a top competitor for this year’s Shady Bowl event, along with former CRA Street Stock champions Jimmy Kirby and Dustin Burge, and fellow top CRA competitors like Calvin Parham, Jason Atkinson, Tyler Marsh, Jason Thompson, J. J. Shafer and Jim Crabtree Jr.  They will have their hands full with Shady Bowl’s top drivers that include James Harding, the Roush family of drivers, Ricky Young, Josh Sage and the Snapp Family.

CRA co-owner R. J. Scott commented, “This is more great news for Street Stock racing, Shady Bowl and CRA.  Few tracks have the character and great racing that Shady Bowl does, and we are excited to be back there and work with all the great racers, staff and fans they have.  They are all a passionate bunch!”

Full event details for the $3000 to Win Shady Bowl Speedway CRA Street Stock 200 will be released at a later date.  For more information about Shady Bowl visit www.shadybowl.com and for more information on Champion Racing Association visit www.cra-racing.com.

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