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WEATHER PUTS SHADY BOWL ON HOLD

DeGraff OH (10/6). Wet grounds and cold temperatures forced Shady Bowl Speedway officials to cancel the racing action for Saturday (10/6). The event will not be rescheduled. Racing will continue on October 20th with the running of the "Outlaw 40" for the modifieds. The event will be a pretty much wide open event as far as rules. The car must have eight inch wheels, Hoosier track spec tire and run fuel only. No alcohol. This will allow roof wings nose wings and sideboards to increase down force. The late models, street stocks, pro-4's and powderpuff cars will round out the final racing event of the season.
On October 27th (weather permitting) the Bowl will host a Racers Swap Meet. It will make for a good opportunity for drivers and car owners to get a jump on buying parts for the 2013 season. Vendor space is available by calling 937-585-9456. The event will be open from 9:00 to 2:00, with an admission charge of $5.00.


 

LeVan Scores Max Evans Memorial Win at Shady Bowl


By Shawn Sell and Earl Isaacs
DeGraff OH (9/29) Tyler LeVan, in the Bill Hostetler-owned #9 made a bold move past Brandon Bayse with just four laps to go to score the checkered flag in the annual Max Evans Memorial presented by Piqua Transfer at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday. It was a fitting conclusion to the event that honors one of dwarf car racing's pioneers in Ohio who lost his courageous battle with cancer last summer, as Evans and Hostetler were long time friends and racing teammates at the Bowl.
A fine field of 16 dwarfs was brought to the green by Michigan driver Jim Miller and first-year Ohio dwarf racer Ryan Miller. Ryan Miller jumped into the early lead, leading the first four counters before falling victim to a pass by Basye. As Bayse opened his advantage, Miller held strong against the quickly advancing LeVan, Eric Hoffman and Rob Roney. Miller's might took a sour turn on lap 10 as he spun out of the second position, being relegated to the tail.
Back under green flag conditions, Bayse maintained his lead, with the trio of LeVan, Hoffman and Roney in tight pursuit. The final yellow flag waved on lap 17 as rookie Chris Hull spun in the middle of turn four and Connie Smith, with no place to go made hard contact with Hull, knocking the right front off of the Hull mount.
With a four-lap dash to the checkered on tap, LeVan made the winning move going into turn three on lap 17, before holding off Basye for his second victory in his inaugural dwarf car campaign. Multi-time Michigan series champions Hoffman and Roney, along with 2012 Shady Bowl Track Champion Jesse Gade rounded out the top-five. LeVan posted the quickest lap in qualifying, while Basye led flag-to-flag to win the four-lap dash. Greg Sparks and Hoffman were victorious in heat race action.
It was also the final points race of the season for the Shady weekly competitors. Jesse Gade Dwarf cars, Greg Stapleton modifieds, Matt Parsons late models, Rodney Roush street stocks, Gary Eaton Jr. tuners and Matt Jackson compacts were honored before the racing began.
The 30 lap late model feature saw Mike Ward jump out front on lap one in his Paul Storer owned ride.
The Urbana resident looked to finally win his first feature until fast qualifier Greg Stapleton powered his way to the top spot with two laps left. Stapleton, of Troy has developed a knack for coming from deep in the pack to take the lead in the waning laps in his A&K Photography, Tony Hunt owned ride. Stapleton led the final counters to pick up the win. Ward was second, Bill Burba third, Sam Heckman fourth and Brandon Bayse fifth. Bayse was the dash winner, with Shawn Stansell and Jim Lewis Jr. taking heat wins.
The 30 lap modified main turned out to be a rerun of the modified feature, just with out fenders. Joe Pequinot held the first seven counters, before giving way to Bill Burba. Burba set sail for the checker, but a familiar event was taking place behind him. Stapleton, this time from tenth spot ran Burba down with four laps to go and passed him on the next circuit. Once again Stapleton closed the deal as he led Burba to the checker in his Stapleton Machine and Tool sponsored car. Pequinot was third, with Brad Yelton fourth and Chris Parker fifth. Buck Purtee won the four lap dash, with Burba and Yelton taking heat wins.
The 20 lap street stock feature saw 22 cars take the green. Rex Purtee led the first two laps before being passed by Jamie Sites of New Carlisle. Sites, making his first 2012 start, led the final 17 laps to take the win in his Commercial Roofing sponsored Camaro. Rodney Roush, Scott Sullenberger, Ray Muncy and Ricky Young rounded out the top five. Rex Purtee crossed the line third, but failed a post race inspection and was disqualified. Muncy was the dash winner, with Kevin Brandyberry and Rob Bryant winning the eight lap heats.
The 20 lap tuner feature had a wild finish as Gary Eaton Jr edged out cousin Terry Eaton by inches at the checker. The pair had engaged in a paint swapping duel before Gary finally led the money lap in his Castles Restaurant Honda. Chad Small, Ethan Pope and Ron Masters rounded out the top five. Terry Eaton was the dash winner, with Masters winning the heat.
The 10 lap compact feature was won by Colt Scherer of DeGraff in his Coyer Enterprises Cavalier. It ws the first win for the great-great grandson of track founder Raymond Scherer. Mike Durflinger, Steve Anderson, Jim Massengill and Randy Shannon were second thru fifth.
This Saturday October 6th the Bowl host a full program of late models, street stocks,modifieds, tuners and compacts. Racing will begin at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway summary 9/29/12:

Dwarfs:
Max Evans Memorial Results
Fast Qualifier: Tyler LeVan 13.816
Dash Winner: Brandon Basye
Heat winners: Greg Sparks & Eric Hoffman
Feature: 1. Tyler LeVan, 2. Brandon Basye, 3. Eric Hoffman, 4. Rob Roney, 5. Jesse Gade, 6. Greg Sparks, 7. Jon Wylie, 8. Ryan Miller, 9. Shonda Harbin, 10. Bob Basye, 11. Jim Miller, 12. John Griswold, 13. Paul Hazlett, 14. Donnie Eaton, 15. Connie Smith, 16. Chris Hull. DNS-Troy Hoffman

Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.462
Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse
Heat Winners: Shawn Stansell and Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Mike Ward 3. Bill Burba 4. Sam Heckman 5. Brandon Bayse 6. Chad Pendleton 7. Matthew Parsons 8. Brad Coons 9. Russ Bobb 10. Jim Lewis Jr. 11. Jim Fredrick 12. Shawn Stansell 13. Craig Borland 14. Austin Troyer 15. Curt Frazier 16. Bobby Justus
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.531
Dash Winner: Buck Purtee
Heat Winners: Bill Burba and Brad Yelton
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Joe Pequignot 4. Brad Yelton 5. Chris Parker 6. Jacob Muncy 7. Jerry Stapleton 8. Aaron Pippin 9. Herb Newman 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Rodney Kruesch 12. Buddy Townsend 13. Josh Sage 14. Brad Williams 15. Mike Pippin 16. Buck Purtee 17. Jim Lewis Jr.
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Joe Hensel 15.205
Dash Winner: Ray Muncy
Heat Winners: Kevin Brandyberry and Rob Bryant
Feature: 1. Jamie Sites 2. Rodney Roush 3. Scott Sullenberger 4. Ray Muncy 5. Ricky Young 6. Buck Purtee 7. Jesse Gade 8. Joe Hensel 9. David james 10. Kevin Brandyberry 11. Chris Abbott 12. Andy Heath 13. Richard Roush 14. Jay Lakins Jr. 15. Robert Roush 16. Andy Huffman 17. Chad Brandyberry 18. Dylan Snapp 19. Paul Fields 20. Rob Bryant 21. Roger Roush 22. Rex Purtee
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.552
Dash Winner: Terry Eaton
Heat Winner: Ron Masters
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Terry Eaton 3. Chad Small 4. Ethan Pope 5. Ron Masters 6. Justin Pope 7. David Yoder 8. Randy Rogers 9. Bryan Lynch 10. Jeff Watkins 11. Gary Hodge 12. Jim McElfresh
Compacts:
Fast Qualifier: Randy Shannon
Feature: 1. Colt Sherer 2. Mike Durflinger 3. Steve Anderson 4. Jim Massengill 5. Randy Shannon 6. Jeff Massengill 7. Chris Prater

Photos credit Peggy Isaacs Photo


#1 Colt Scherer of DeGraff won the compact feature. It was his first ever win

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#2 Tyler Levan of West Liberty and car owner Bill Hostetler pose in victory lane after LeVan won the Max Evans Memorial Dwarf car race

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#3 Greg Stapleton of Troy OH won the 30 lap late model feature

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#4 Stapleton also won the 30 lap modified main

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#5 Jamie Sites of New Carlisle was the winner of the street stock headliner

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#6 Gary Eaton Jr of West Liberty won the tuner main

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Rookie Takes Late Model Win

DeGraff OH: (915). It was Military Night at Shady Bowl Speedway will all active and retired military members admitted free. Ironically the biggest win of the night was pulled off by one of the youngest drivers, as Urbana's Austin Troyer led the final 27 laps to claim the late model feature in his Wrights Bikes backed racer. Mike Ward of Urbana led the first three laps before spinning on the front chute ending his night. Troyer,18, held off fast quafilier Greg Stapleton to score a very emotional win. The late Marion Brooks of Urbana, the Hoosier Racing Tire Distributor had taken Troyer under his wing and had given him his first win. A tearful Troyer dedicated the win to Brooks. Curt Frazier, Shawn Stansell and Mathew Parsons rounded out the top five. Frazier was the dash winner, with Stansell and Mark Parker taking heat wins.
In Modified action Buck Purtee led all 30 laps in his Zimmerman Realty backed race car. The win was the second of the season for Purtee. Bill Burba had closed the gap on Purtee, but ran out of laps and had to settle for second. Fast qualifier Greg Stapleton was third, with Brad Williams fourth and Shane Shirk fifth. The four lap dash win went to Buddy Townsend, with Rob Yelton and Greg Winget posting heat wins.
The 20 lap street stock feature looked to be well in hand for Steve Snapp, as the veteran driver led the first 17 laps. Snapp's car appeared to get loose as the race went on leaving a lane open for Josh Smith of Quincy to slip by on that lap. Smith was able to hold off Rodney Roush to win his for street stock main of the season in his Creative Tool and Die Camaro.Snapp held on for third, with Scott Sullenberger fourth and Rex Purtee fifth. Buck Purtee carried the checker for the dash, with Brian Reeser and Chad Brandyberry winning heats.
Most sport fans think the "bump and run" is a football term. But after the watching the 20 lap tuner car main we now know where it originated. The race turned out to be a slam bang event with most cars taking home a battle scar or two and a bad attitude. When the fun was all over Jeremy Meade was posing in victory lane with his Glassman sponsored Honda, Fast qualifier Gary Eaton Jr. came from his mid pack starting spot to claim second. Kevin Flynn, Terry Eaton and Kelsey Flynn round out the top five. The heat checkers went to Carroll Nease and Jim Massengill, with Terry Eaton picking up the dash win bucks.
The 15 lap compact main saw Matt Jackson pick up still another feature win in his Tmobile Broadband Cavalier. Jim Massengill crossed the finish line crashing into the wall and contact with third place running Randy Shannon. Chris Prater was fourth with Colt Scherer fifth.
The Bowl will take next Saturday (9/22) off so fans and drivers can attend the Main Event at Sandusky Speedway and the rained out Labor Day weekend races a Winchester Speedway.
Racing will resume on 9/29 with the annual running of the Max Evans Memorial Dwarf Car Race. It will also be the final points race for all classes.
Summary:
Late Models
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.437
Dash Winner: Curt Frazier
Heat Winners: Mark Parker and Shawn Stansell
Feature: 1. Austin Troyer 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Curt Frazier 4. Shawn Stansell 5. Matt Parsons 6. Sam Heckman 7. Mark Parker 8. Jim Lewis Jr. 9. Bill Burba 10. Eric Withers 11. Russ Bobb 12. Larry Harris 13. Rick Thompson 14. Brad Coons 16. Mike Ward
Modifieds
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.581
Dash Winner: Buddy Townsend
Heat Winners: Rob Yelton and Greg Winget
Feature: 1. Buck Purtee 2. Bill Burba 3. Greg Stapleton 4. Brad Williams 5. Shane Shirk 6. Buddy Townsend 7. Brad Yelton 8. Chris Parker 9. Jacob Muncy 10. Joe Pequignot 11. Jerry Stapleton 12. Rob Yelton 13. Greg Winget 14. Rob Schaeff 15. Herb Newman 16. Aaron Pippin 17. Josh Sage 18. Mike Pippin 19. Chris Bailey
Street Stocks
Fast Qualifier Rodney Roush 15.257
Dash Winner: Buck Purtee
Heat Winners: Brian Reeser and Chad Brandyberry
Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Rodney Roush 3. Steve Snapp 4. Scott Sullenberger 5. Rex Purtee 6. Richard Roush 7. Dillon Snapp 8. Kevin Brandyberry 9. Kenny Sharp 10. Andy Heath 11. Brian Reeser 12. Chad Brandyberry 13. Mark Heath 14. Chuck Kemp 15. Ricky Young 16. Rob Bryant 17. Robert Roush 18. Brian Long 19. Buck Purtee 20. Dan Reeser 21. Chris Abbott 22. Roger Roush 23. Scott Quizenberry 24. Mike Snapp 25. Mike Shaffer
Tuners
Fast Qualifier Gary Eaton 15.573
Dash Winner: Terry Eaton
Heat Winners: Carroll Nease and Jim Massengill
Feature: 1. Jeremy Meade 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Terry Eaton 5. Kelsey Flynn 6. Ron Masters 7. Chad Small 8. Ethan Pope 9. Jim Massengill 10. David Yoder 11. Eddie Kemp 12. Carroll Nease 13. Matt Stone 14. Brian Cottrill 15. Tony Cottrill 16. Justin Pope
Compacts:
Fast Qualifier Randy Shannon 17.526
Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Jim Massengill 3. Randy Shannon 4. Chris Prater 5. Colt Sherer 6. Mike Durflinger

Photos BY Peggy Isaacs from Shady Bowl Speedway 9/15


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#1 Josh Smith of Quincy was the winner of the street stock main


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#2 Matt Jackson of New Carlisle carried the checker for the Compact feature


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#3 Austin Troyer of Urbana won his first ever Late Model headliner


 

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#4 Buck Purtee of DeGraff won his second modified feature of the season


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#5. Rookie Jerermy Meade of Greenville was the winner of the tuner feature


 

MAHAFFEY MAIN MAN AT SHADY BOWL

DeGraff OH: (9/8): Saturday night marked the return of the Main Event Racing Series to Shady Bowl Speedway. The event was rescheduled after an August 4th rain out. Columbus driver Donnie "Zero" Hill paced the field during time trials with a 12.604 lap in his Arcitech Glass sponsored racer. Local fan favorite Don Mahaffey Jr. started from the pole in the Hot Rodz Auto Sales 75. Mahaffey turned in his officials headset for a helmet on this night as he burst out front at the drop of the green flag on a track owned by his family. The race was slowed on lap two when Craig Everage spun, eliminating him from the nights action. Hill's night looked to have ended early, when smoke billowed from his #0 on lap 32. Hill was able to continue however as the problem was power steering pump related, not engine. Mahaffey, in his Hanger 18 backed stocker was able to enjoy the home cookin as he led lap after lap with Drew Charleson and Scott Drake unable to close up ground on the fleeing Mahaffey. Mahaffey went on to take the checker leading all 75 laps and taking home $2000.00 for his nights effort. Charleson was second, with Drake third, Bud Perry fourth and Marcus Malcuit fifth.
The late model feature saw rookie Austin Troyer take charge for the first seven laps. Brandon Bayse then took over the helm until lap 21, when veteran driver Curt Frazier sped by on the inside. Frazier, of Ridgeway went on to claim his first feature win several in seasons in his Bath Fitters backed stocker. Bayse held on for second, with fast qualifier Greg Stapleton third, Jason Timmerman fourth and Jim Lewis Jr. fifth.
Rob Yelton looked to have the 30 lap modified main well in hand before slipping high on lap 25 allowing Germantown's Bill Burba to slip past in his Brands Insurance open wheeler to take the win. Rob Yelton held on for second. Third spot made for a wild finish, as Ross Klingelhofer slid backwards across the line after contact with fourth place finisher Buck Purtee. Fast qualifier Greg Stapleton rounded out the top five.
In street stock action Rodney Roush of Troy started on the pole and led every lap in his M&M Head Service Chevelle. The win was far from easy however as first Steve Snapp and then Buck Purtee took turns trying to pass each other and Roush. Purtee had to settle for second, with Snapp third as Roush posted his fifth win. Scott Sullenberger and Kevin Brandyberry rounded out the top five. Mike Snapp was fast qualifier with a 15.324 lap.
The tuner main was a 25 lap affair that paid $300.00 to win. Matt Stone put his Honda out front at the drop of the green flag and looked to be well on his way to a win. Kevin Flynn of Springhills sped by on lap 17 just as Stone's car began to smoke. Flynn put his Glassman sponsored Honda on cruise control as he rolled to his second feature win of the season. Ron Masters turned in a great effort to finish second. Fast qualifier Gary Eaton worked his way from the rear of the field to finish third, with Terry Eaton fourth and Ethan Pope fifth.
In Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association action Covington's Brandon Bayse took the feature win in his PTS backed coach bodied racer. Tyler LeVan, Jesse Gade, David Yoder and Connie Smith rounded out the top five.
This Saturday (9/15) will be "Military Night" with all active and retired armed services admitted at no charge with a valid ID. The late models, modifeds, street stocks, tuners and compacts on the schedule. Racing will begin at 7.

photos by Peggy Isaacs from Shady Bowl Speedway 9/8
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#1 Kevin Flynn of Springhills was the wiiner of the 25 lap Tuner main


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#2 Rodney Roush won his fifth street stock feature of the season


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#3 Brandon Bayse of Covington was the winner of the Dwarf Car Main

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#4 Curt Frazier of Ridgeway carried the checker for the late model class

 

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#5 Don Mahaffey Jr of Dayton won the Hot Rodz Auto Sales 75 Main Event Series Race

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#6 Bill Burba of Germantown OH was the modified main winner


Fan Appreciation Night Packs the House at Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH (8/25/12). Shady Bowl Speedway's Fan Appreciation night Saturday (8/25) was a huge success as fans arrived in packed cars and trucks to take advantage of the $10.00 a carload admission price. A total of nearly 600 cars entered the speedway grounds packed with the area's race fans. They were treated to a wild night of speed and fun on the hillside oval.
The action started out with the modifieds. Rob Yelton took the lead on the start and led the first eight laps. Brad Williams took over on lap 9 and opened up a lead. In the pack, a familiar scenario was shaping up, as Troy's Greg Stapleton was making his way thru traffic. On lap 20 Stapleton had made his way to second. In two laps he had sped past Williams to take the lead. Stapleton went on to take the checker in his Affordable Spouting backed racer. Bill Burba was able to get by Williams in the closing laps to finish second. Williams, Buck Purtee and Brad Yelton rounded out the top five. Brad Yelton carried the dash checker, with Joe Peguiqnot taking the heat win.
The 30 lap late model feature was one of the wildest in Bowl history. Brandon Bayse was the early leader before the red flag flew on lap eight. It appeared that Mark Parker and Josh Smith made contact. The ensuing melee saw Smith's car become airborne and nearly go over the turn three wall. The impact broke part of the concrete wall. Smith was uninjured in the crash but gathered up six cars before it ended. Smith's car was total loss. When racing resumed Bayse was backout front and looking for his second feature win of the season. The dream of a win became a nightmare on lap 27 when he and Brad Coons had contact in turn two. Bayse was on his top and sliding down the backchute before he knew what had happened. The car slid upside down to the grass of the infield before it flipped back on its wheels. Bayse was out of the car before rescue workers made it to the scene . Bayse climbed up on what was left of his car and waved to the wildly cheering crowd. When the race restarted Coons of Bellefontaine, was out front and led the final three laps to post his first win of 2012 in his LeVans Excavating racer. Matt Parsons, Jason Timmerman, Jim Lewis Jr and Bill Burba finished second thru fifth. Parker was the dash winner, with Lewis and Larry Harris winning heats.
The 20 lap street stock main saw DeGraff's Buck Purtee pick up his first feature of the season. Purtee led all 20 laps in L&B Auto Service backed truck. Rodney Roush, Mike Snapp, Scott Sullenberg and Richard Roush rounded out the top five. Purtee claimed top spot in the dash, with Sullenberger and Richard Gleason claiming heat wins.
In compact action, Ethan Pope led the first five laps before giving way to Pleasant Hill driver Matt Stone. Stone powered his way to the feature win by winning the 15 laps in his Glassman Honda.Kevin Flynn was second, with Terry Eaton third, John Massengill fourth and David Yoder fifth. Terry Eaton won the dash, with the heat checker going to Ron Masters
The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car association cars rounded out the night of speedway. Bellefontaine's Tyler LeVan powered the Bill Hostetler/Wirick Farms car to victory in the 15 lap feature. Gregg Sparks, Ryan Miller, Jesse Gade and Connie Smith rounded out the top five. LeVan was the dash winner with the checker falling on Paul Hazlett in the heat.
This Saturday (9/1) the Bowl host 50 lap features for the modifieds and late models with the winners collecting at least $1000.00. The street stocks, tuners and compacts will also do battle. Racing will start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 8-25-12
Late Models
Fast Qualifier Jason Timmerman 13.715
Dash Winner: Mark Parker
Heat Winners; Jim Lewis Jr. and Larry Harris
Feature: 1. Brad Coons 2. Matt Parsons 3. Jason Timmerman 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Bill Burba 6. Shawn Stansell 7. Russ Bobb 8. Larry Harris 9. Jim Frederick 10. Sam Heckman 11. Brandon Bayse 12. Austin Troyer 13. Curt Frazier 14. Mark Parker 15. Bob Sibila Jr. 16. Andy Peterson 17. Josh Smith 18. Craig Borland
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.621
Dash Winner: Brad Yelton
Heat Winner: Joe Pequignot
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Bill Burba 3. Brad Williams 4. Buck Purtee 5. Brad Yelton 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Greg Winget 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Rob Yelton
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier Mike Snapp 15.274
Dash Winner: Buck Purtee
Heat Winners: Scott Sullenberger and Richard Gleason
Feature: 1. Buck Purtee 2. Rodney Roush 3. Mike Snapp 4. Scott Sullenberger 5. Richard Roush 6. Chad Brandyberry 7. Richard Gleason 8. Rex Purtee 9. Rob Bryant 10. Andy Huffman 11. Ricky Young 12. Jesse Gade 13. Robert Roush 14. Roger Roush 15. Brian Long 16. Jason Burnside
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Gary Eaton 15.561
Dash Winner: Terry Eaton Jr.
Heat Winner: Ron Masters
Feature: 1. Matt Stone 2. Kevin Flynn 3. Terry Eaton Jr. 4. Jim Massengill 5. David Yoder 6. Kelsey Flynn 7. Carroll Nease 8. Ethan Pope 9. Ed Kemp 10. Steve Anderson 11. Gary Eaton Jr. 12. Ron Masters 13. Jeremy Meade 14. Chad Small II
Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier: Tyler LeVan 14.048
Heat Winner: Paul Hazlett
Feature: 1. Tyler LeVan 2. Greg Sparks 3. Ryan Miller 4. Jesse Gade 5. Connie Smith 6. Paul Hazlett
7. Zach Herald

Photos by Peggy Isaacs


#1 Bellefontaine's Tyler LeVan won the Dwarf car main

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#2 Matt Stone of Pleasant Hill is joined his #1 fan and daughter after his tuner class win

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#3 Buck Purtee of DeGraff was the street stock feature win

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#4 Brad Koons of Bellefontaine is joined by his wife and son in victory photos after his late model feature win

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#5 Greg Stapleton of Troy was the winner of the modified feature

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Stapleton Dominates Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH: Shady Bowl Speedway hosted a full program of stock car racing Saturday (8/18) in front of a nice crowd. The action played out under great racing weather as the cool temperatures made for more horsepower and better track conditions. The night belonged to Troy OH driver Greg Stapleton. Stapleton was clearly the quickest driver in the late model and modifieds as he was fast qualifier in both.
Jerry Stapleton jumped out front at the drop of the green for the modified main. Stapleton led until contact with Buck Purtee resulted in damage that put Stapleton in the pits. Purtee took over the helm on the restart. Greg Stapleton made his way to the top spot in his Stapleton Machine and Tool backed ride shortly after the restart. Stapleton then held the lead until the checker flew. Purtee finished a close second, with Bill Burba third, Brad Yelton fourth and Mike Carroll fifth. Joe Pequignot was the dash winner, with Purtee and Greg Winget posting heat wins.
The late model main saw Shawn Stansell jump out front on the start and lead the first two circuits. Sam Heckman then led the next two laps before giving way to Mark Parker. Parker then set sail for the win. It looked to be his race, but seemingly from nowhere Stapleton moved from his 11th starting spot to catch Parker as they came to the white flag. Stapleton took over the lead and went on to score a very impressive win, becoming the first driver to win features in the modifieds and late models in recent memory. The modified win came in his own car, with the late model main coming in a car owned by Tony Hunt. It was Stapleton's second night in the late model. He was quick to thank his father (Bud) for the wins as he serves as chief mechanic on both cars. Parker, Josh Smith, Sam Heckman and Brad Coons rounded out the top five in the main. Former track champion Nathan Herron returned to action in the #110 car to win the dash, with Parker claiming the heat checker.
The 20 lap street stock main saw Dayton's Ricky Young take the lead at the drop of the green flag in his Hot Rodz Auto Sales . Young turned in his best driving effort as he held off the challenges of Buck Purtee to post his first ever feature win. Mike Snapp, Rodney Roush and Jesse Gade rounded out the top five. Steve Snapp took the dash honors, with Chad Brandyberry and Andy Huffman taking heat checkers.
The 20 lap compact main saw Jim Massengill lead the first four counters in his Ford Probe, before giving way to current points leader Gary Eaton. Eaton, of West Liberty went on to power his Southwest Bowling Honda to the win. Matt Stone, Massengill, Kelsey Flynn and Kevin Flynn rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Kevin Flynn, with Massengill winning the heat race.
The 20 lap compact feature saw Springfield's Chris Prater win his first ever main. Praters Laxt Candle Company backed racer was chased across the finish line by Colt Scherer, Matt Jackson, Jim Massengill and Darrell James. Prater picked up $100.00 for his win.
The week will be a great bargain for fans, as admission will be $10.00 per carload. Fans are advised to arrive early for best seating as this show is sure to draw a huge crowd. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners and Dwarf cars will be on the racing schedule.

Summary:
Late Models
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.398
Dash Winner: Nathan Herron
Heat Winner: Mark Parker
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Mark Parker 3. Josh Smith 4. Sam Heckman 5. Brad Coons 6. Mathew Parsons 7. Jamie Hunt 8. Mike Ward 9. Nathan Herron 10. Jim Frederick 11. Curt Frazier 12. Shawn Stansell 13. Craig Borland 14. Russ Bobb
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Greg Staleton 13.529
Dash Winner: Joe Pequignot
Heat Winners: Buck Purtee and Greg Winget
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Buck Purtee 3. Bill Burba 4. Brad Yelton 5. Mike Carroll 6. Joe Pequignot 7. Greg Winget 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Josh Sage 10. Chad Fiessinger 11. Herb Newman 12. Jerry Stapleton 13. Mark Parker 14. Brad Williams 15. Mike Pippin
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier Mike Snapp 15.325
Dash Winner: Steve Snapp
Heat Winners: Chad Brandberry and Andy Huffman
Feature: 1. Ricky Young 2. Buck Purtee 3. Mike Snapp 4. Rodney Roush 5. Jesse Gade 6. Steve Snapp 7. Chad Brandyberry 8. Andy Huffman 9. Scott Sullenberger 10. Richard Roush 11. Rob Bryant 12. Kevin Brandyberry 13. Robert Roush 14. Chris Abbott 15. Roger Roush
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Gary Eaton 15.609
Dash Winner: Kevin Flynn
Heat Winner: Jim Massengill
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Matt Stone 3. Jim Massengill 4. Kelsey Flynn 5. Kevin Flynn 6. Carroll Nease 7. Justin Pope 8. David Yoder 9. Jeremy Meade 10. Jordan Sage 11. Ben Parsons 12. Alex Penny 13. Jerald Fields 14. Chad Small
Compacts:
Fast Qualifier Chris Prater 17.534
Feature: 1. Chris Prater 2. Colt Scherer 3. Matt Jackson 4. Jim Massengill 5. Darrell James 6. Steve Anderson

#1 Greg Stapleton of Troy OH won the modified feature

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#2 Gary Eaton of West Liberty was the winner of the tuner feature

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#3 Chris Prater of Springfield was the winner of the compact main

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#4 Greg Stapleton is joined by his family after the Troy resident did double duty and also won the late model feature

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#5 Ricky Young of Dayton won his first ever street stock feature.

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HUNT TOPS SHADY BOWL LATE MODELS

DeGraff OH: Shady Bowl Speedway fans were greeted by cool weather Saturday night (8/11) as Mother Nature made up for storms of last week. Five divisions of stockers were on hand to compete, plus fans were treated to an exibition race by the Vintage Auto Race Club cars.
The 30 lap late model main saw Ashville OH driver Jamie Hunt jump out front at the drop of the green flag. Hunt was looking for his first win in seven seasons at the Bowl. Hunt was able to pull off the feat of leading all 30 laps in his Creative Tool and Die backed racer to carry the checker. Mark Parker, the Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge fans choice was second, as he ran down Hunt but was unable to pull off the pass. Austin Troyer turned in a very impressive effort to finish third, with Sam Heckman fourth and fast qualifier Brad Coons fifth. Mathew Parsons was the winner of the dash, with Shawn Stansell taking the heat win.
The modified feature was hotly contested as Springfield's Shane Shirk took over the top spot from early leader Brad Yelton on lap seven. Shirk took his #2 to the high side and set sail for the checker as fast qualifier Greg Stapleton made his way to second spot on lap 11. Stapleton tried his best to get by Shirk, but Shirk held the preferred high line. It was great show for the fans with Stapleton just able to get his nose under Shirk, only to have him pull away. The checker flag flew on lap 39, and all Stapleton could do was watch it fall over Shirk's Maplewood Tree Service backed racer. Yelton held on for third, with Bill Burba fourth and Chad Poole fifth. Rob Yelton was the dash winner, with heats going to Burba and Josh Smith.
The 20 lap tuner headliner was a very competitive event that saw several tight groups of cars battling for positions. When the checker flew it was rookie Jeremy Meade of Greenville smiling for victory lane photos as he celebrated his first ever win in his Glassman backed Honda. Matt Stone, Gary Eaton, Kevin Flynn and Chad Small rounded out the top five. Jim Massengill claimed the dash checker, with Stone and Carroll Nease taking heat wins.
The Ohio Valley Dwarf Cars were part of the program and Jesse Gade took the feature win in his PTS backed racer. The evening did not start out well for Gade as he crashed his primary car during hot laps. Gregg Sparks, Ryan Miller, Tyler LeVan and Connie Smith rounded out the top five. Gade was the dash winner.
The compacts finished out the nights racing and New Carlisle's Matt Jackson picked up the feature win in his Hanger 18 Race Cars backed Cavalier. Jim Massengill, Colt Scherer, Randy Shannon and Steve Anderson finished second thru fifth.
The Saturday (8/18) the Bowl will host a special $100.00 to win compact race. The late models, street stocks, modifieds and tuners are also on the schedule. Racing action will start at 7.

Summary:
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Brad Coons 13.687
Dash Winner: Mathew Parsons
Heat Winner: Shawn Stansell
Feature: 1. Jamie Hunt 2. Mark Parker 3. Austin Troyer 4. Sam Heckman 5. Brad Coons 6. Mike Ward 7. Mathew Parsons 8. Brandon Bayse 9. Jim Fredrick 10. Larry Harris 11. Curt Frazier 12. Shawn Stansell
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.605
Dash Winner: Rob Yelton
Heat Winners: Bill Burba and Josh Smith
Feature: 1. Shane Shirk 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Brad Yelton 4. Bill Burba 5. Chad Poole 6. Rob Yelton 7. Greg Winget 8. Jerry Stapleton 9. Gregg Jackson 10. Josh Sage 11. Chad Fiessinger 12. Josh Smith 13. Chris Parker 14. Herb Newman 15. Mike Pippin 16. Aaron Pippin 17. Brad Williams
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Gary Eaton 15.608
Dash Winner: Jim Massengill
Heat Winners: Matt Stone and Carroll Nease
Feature: 1. Jeremy Meade 2. Matt Stone 3. Gary Eaton 4. Kevin Flynn 5. Chad Small 6. Jim Massengill
Justin Pope 8. Ethan Pope 9. Kelsey Flynn 10. Jordan Sage 11. Carroll Nease 12. David Yoder 13. Eddie Kemp 14. Chris Prater
Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier: Ryan Miller 13.889
Dash Winner: Jesse Gade
Feature: 1. Jesse Gade 2. Greg Sparks 3. Ryan Miller 4. Tyler LeVan 5. Connie Smith 6. Donnie Eaton
Compacts:
Fast Qualifier: Matt Jackson 17.708
Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Jim Massengill 3. Colt Sherer 4. Randy Shannon 5. Steve Anderson

Photos from Shady Bowl Speedway 8-11-12 Photos by Peggy Isaacs


#1 Matt Jackson of New Carlisle won the compact main

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#2 Jamie Hunt was the winner of the late model feature

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#3 Jesse Gade took top spot in the Dwarf Car main
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#4 Shane Shirk of Springfield was the winner of the modified main

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#5 Jeremy Meade of Greenville won his first ever tuner main

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SNAPP SHANNON AND RAIN AT BOWL

DeGraff OH (8/4): Shady Bowl Speedway endured a rough night of racing Saturday (8/4).Rain played havoc with the scheduled program. The Main Event Racing Series were to be the stars of the nights action, but Mother Nature had other ideas. A heavy rain with high winds and lightning hit the speedway just after time trials causing a two hour delay as officials did a great job of getting the track dried out and ready for racing. It was finally determined the surface was race able and the street stocks took to the speedway for a 40 lap $500.00 to win feature. Greenville's Brian Reeser took the lead at the drop of starter Roger Wingets green flag. Reeser held the top spot until lap 27 when Buck Purtee took over the lead. Purtee led the next four counters before Springhills driver Mike Snapp got by with an inside move. Snapp was able to hold off Purtee the final laps to take the win. Snapp was behind the wheel of the Heath Farms/Winget Race Cars Monte Carlo. Purtee, Scott Sullenberger, Reeser and Chris Abbott rounded out the top five. Ricky Young celebrated his birthday by setting quick time.
The compacts were up next, with newcomer Randy Shannon Jr. of Columbus edging Matt Jackson to post his first feature win in his Scottscape Tree Service Cavalier.
The Main Event Racing Series was the next event, but once again Mother Nature took over top spot by turning loose a downpour. Officials were forced to cancel the event, rescheduling it for September 8th. Linda Young, Shady Bowl Speedway owner made a decision that the fans were not to be put out by the rain. It was announced that tickets would be honored for the make up event. What this means is that fans were basically guests of the speedway for Saturday's action (qualifications for all classes, street stock and compact features) .
This Saturday (8/11) will feature a complete program of late models, modifieds, tuners, compacts and Dwarf cars. Racing will start at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY RESULTS 8/4/12
Street Stocks:
Fast qualifier; Ricky Young 15.293
Feature 40 laps: 1. Mike Snapp 2. Buck Purtee 3. Scott Sullenberger 4. Brian Reeser 5. Chris Abbott 6. Andy Heath 7. Jason Drummond 8. Kevin Brandyberry 9. Andy Huffman 10. Steve Snapp 11. Dan Reeser 12. Rob Bryant 13. Ricky Young 14. Aliza Snapp
Compacts:
Fast qualifier: Matt Jackson 17.869
Feature 10 laps: 1. Randy Shannon 2. Matt Jackson
Main Event Racing Series:
Fast qualifier: Marcus Malcuit 12.380
Feature: Rained out and reset for September 8th.

Photos from Shady Bowl Speedway 8/4/12 Photos by Peggy Isaacs
#1 Mike Snapp of Springhills picked up $500 by winning the street stock feature at Shady Bowl 8/4

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#2 Randy Shannon Jr of Columbus posted his first career compact win

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MAIN EVENT SERIES RETURNS TO SHADY BOWL
DeGraff OH (8/1). The powerful sleek super lates will make a stop at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday (8/4) when the Main Event Racing Series visits the oval. The tour last raced at the Bowl in June. The wedge bodied cars will compete in a 75 lap feature with $2000.00 going to the winner. The race in June was one of the best nights of the season, with Columbus OH driver Donnie Hill setting a new track record during time trials. A total of 18 cars were on hand. Milan MI driver Harold Fair dominated the final half of the race to take the win in the Hot Rodz Auto Sales 75. Local drivers Jeremy Dennis of Columbus and Don Mahaffey of Dayton posted top ten finishes. Former track champion Bud Perry of Edgerton is the current MERS point leader and is looking to repeat his 2011 series crown. The street stocks will also be on hand and compete in a $500.00 to win 40 lap main. The compacts will round out the nights action. The compact and street stock events will be non points races. Racing will start at 7.

Ohoto shows Millan MI driver #71 Harold Fair racing with Xenia driver Scott Drake during the Main Event Racing Series event in June, Fair went on to win the 75 lap feature. mes

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Klingelhofer Kops Bowl Win

DeGraff OH (7/28): It was "Kids Night " at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday (7/28) with the young fans taking center stage. Three dufferent age groups competed in big wheel races, with the the kids nine and older taking an entire lap. When the races were over a penny scramble was held with special coins earning the finder a bonus prize.
The big boys and girls with their toys took over the oval next. The modifieds took to the oval first for their feature. Jerry Stapleton powered his to the front at the green flag. He was able to maintain the lead until lap ten when Quincy's Ross Klingelhofer took over the helm. Klingelhofer became involved in a spirited battle with Bill Burba for the lead.Burba came up just short in his bid for victory and could only watch as Klingelhofer claimed the win in his C&M Service Center backed racer. Brad Yelton, Stapleton and Joe Pequignot rounded out the top five. In addition to his feature win, Klingelhofer also won the dash. Yelton and Mark Parker were winners in heat action. Chad Poole was fast qualifier.
In street stock action if your number was 77 you were a leader, Chad Brandyberry put his 77b out front on the start, Brandyberry was able to lead the first ten laps before giving way to Scott Sullenberger in the 77s. Once out front it was all Sullenberger as he led the final circuits to take the winners share back home to Troy in his R&M Machine stocker. The win was the first for Sullenberger. Brandyberry held on for second, with Rodney Roush third, Brian Reeser fourth and Andy Heath fifth. Roush carried the checker for the dash, with heat honors going to Dan Reeser and Mike Snapp. Ricky Young was fast qualifier.
The 30 lap late model feature turned out be a big disappointment for Mathew Parsons .
The columbus driver was seeking his third straight win, looked to have had it wrapped up until lap 27. The hope for a win went away in the air stirred up by West Liberty's Mark Parker as he sped by on the high side. Parker led the final laps to take his second win of the season in his Joe's Garage Ford. Parsons held on for second, with Mike Ward third, Chris Parker fourth and Shawn Stansell fifth. Brandon Bayse was the dash winner with Austin Troyer taking the heat win. Brad Coons was fast qualifier.
The tuner main turned out be a rough and tumble event with the pace slowed several times by bumps and spins. Chad Small II took the early lead and led the first eleven laps before contact with second place running Matt Stone put both to the rear of the field. Jim Massegill then took over the lead on the restart in his Ford Probe.
Massengill's time out front was short however as fast qualifier Gary Eaton of West Liberty sped by on lap 15. Eaton, behind the wheel of
his Sarica Manufacturing Honda went on to post his 6th win of the season. Massengill held on for second, with Bryan Lynch third, Justin Pope fourth and Kevin Flynn fifth. The dash win went to Massengill, with Small winning the heat race.
The Dwarf cars rounded out the nights action. Brandon Bayse carried the checker for the 15 lap feature as he was just able to hold off team mate Jesse Gade. Tyler LeVan, Ryan Miller and Connie Smith rounded out the top five.Levan won the dash, with Miller taking the heat. The dash was red flagged when Greg Sparks crashed hard drivers side into the wall. Sparks was unhurt, but the car suffered extensive damage. Gade set a new track record with a 13.775 lap.
This Saturday (8/4) the Main Event Racing Series returns for the final time in 2012, The wide open super lates will be joined by the compacts and street stocks, The street stock feature will pay $500.00 to win. The street stocks and compacts races will be non points events. Racing will start at 7.

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 7/27/12

Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Brad Coons 13.732
Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse
Heat Winner: Austin Troyer
Feature: 1. Mark Parker 2. Mathew Parsons 3. Mike Ward 4. Chris Parker 5. Shawn Stansell 6. Brandon Bayse 7. Brad Coons 8. Austin Troyer 9. Sam Heckman 10. Russ Bobb 11. Craig Borland 12. Larry Harris
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Chad Poole 13.731
Dash Winner: Ross Klingelhofer
Heat Winners: Brad Yelton and Mark Parker
Feature: 1. Ross Klingelhofer 2. Bill Burba 3. Brad Yelton 4. Jerry Stapleton 5. Joe Pequignot 6. Herb Newman 7. Mark Parker 8. Chad Feissinger 9. Chad Poole 10. Chris Prater 11. Buck Purtee 12. Mike Pippin 13. Dave Sage 14. Josh Sage 15. Aaron Pippin 16. Brad Williams
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Ricky Young 15.368
Dash Winner: Rodney Roush
Heat Winners: Dan Reeser and Mike Snapp
Feature: 1. Scott Sullenberger 2. Chad Brandyberry 3. Rodney Roush 4. Brian Reeser 5. Andy Heath 6. Richard Roush 7. Dan Reeser 8. Mike Snapp 9. Chuck Kemp 10. Jason Drummond 11. Landon Sciacca 12. Chris Abbott 13. Brian Cottrill 14. Ricky Young 15. Robert Roush 16. Kevin Brandyberry 17. Jesse Gade 18. Roger Roush
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.575
Dash Winner: Jim Massengill
Heat Winner: Chad Small
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Jim Massengill 3. Bryan Lynch 4. Justin Pope 5. Kevin Flynn 6. Matt Stone 7. Kelsey Flynn 8. David Yoder 9. Bo Hoelscher 10. Chad Small 11. Jordan Sage 12. Carroll Nease 13. Eddie Kemp 14. Jeremy Meade
Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier: Jesse Gade 13.775 New Track Record
Dash Winner: Tyler LeVan
Heat Winner: Ryan Miller
Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Jesse Gade 3. Tyler LeVan 4. Ryan Miller 5. Connie Smith 6. Donnie Eaton 7. Zach Herald

#1 Gary Eaton of west Liberty is joined by brother Lloyd after his 6th feature win

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#2 Ross Klingelhofer is joined by his wife and sons after winning the modified main

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#3 Troy OH driver Scott Sullenger wn his first career street stock feature

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#4 Brandon Bayse of Covington won the 15 lap Dwarf car headliner

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#5 Mark Parker of West Liberty won the Late model feature

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PARSONS WINS SHATTO MEMORIAL

DeGraff OH: 7/21- In a race played before a huge crowd, Shady Bowl Speedway presented the 110 lap Denny Shatto Memorial Late Model Classic. The race was held to honor the memory of local owner Denny Shatto who had cars competing over four decades at the rural oval, Bob Sibila jumped out front at the drop of the green. Sibila set a rapid pace, with Sam Heckman and Josh Smith right on his heels, Mathew Parsons , who started 10th was slowly making way to the front, On lap 55 he overtook Sibila to take his turn out front. Parson's appeared to be headed for his second feature, with Sibila now second. On lap 85 Parsons slipped going into turn one and Sibila sped by to retake the lead. Sibila then settled into a groove waiting for the end to come. Track record holder Brandon Oakley took over second with seven laps to go. Sibila and Oakley had a great battle until with three laps to go they made contact and crashed taking Sam Heckman with them. Tempers flared as wrecker drivers removed all three cars to the pit area,
Order was restored and Parsons again took over the lead in his Ohio Pallet backed stocker. Parsons led the final laps to take the win and the $1500.00 top prize. Jamie Hunt, Jason Timmerman, Don Mahaffey Jr, and Brad Coons rounded out the top five. Mahaffey and Sibila won heat races, with Coons winning the dash.
The 30 lap modified feaure also had a very exciting ending. Last weeks winner Joe Pequinot led the first 8 counters, before giving way to Bill Burba. Burba led until lap 9 when Shane Shirk took over thr helm. Shirk looked to have the feature win in hand, but Greg Stapleton of Troy caught Shirk with two laps to go. Stapleton was able to get by Shirk to pick up the win in his Springhill Auto Wrecking ride. Shirk, Pequignot, Buck Purtee and Brad Yelton finished 2nd thru 5th. . Brad Williams won the dash, with Rob and Brad Yelton heat winners.
The 20 lap tuner main turned out to be a very profitable one for West Liberty's Gary Eaton. Eaton was chosen by a fan to take the Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge. The fan, Christoper Boggs and Eaton were eligible for a $750.00 bonus each if Eaton could win. The start saw David Yoder lead the first two laps before giving way to Justin Pope. Pope led for two laps before giving way to Matt Stone. Stone looked to have the win in hand until lap 18. The leaders came upon a lapped car entering turn three that saw off a wild scramble. When the dust had cleared defending track champion Kevin Flynn, Jeremy Meade amd Frank Kemp were left with heavily damaged race cars. While under the red flag leader Stone went to the pits giving the lead to Eaton. Eaton was able to lead the last two laps when racing resumed to pick up the feature win and the Hot Rodz Challenge money. Justin Pope had a great night finish second, Jim Massengill was third, Kelsey Flynn fourth and Carroll Nease fifth.
Matt Jackson powered his Cavalier to still another Compact feature win. The New Carlisle resident is sponsored by Hanger 18 race cars.
This Saturday (7/28) the Bowl will host Kids Night with a Big Wheel race planned for the 12 and under future racers. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts will be racing. The action starts with heats at 7.

#1 Gary Eaton of West Liberty won the 20 lap tuner main, picking up the $750.00 Hot Rodz Auto Sales challenge bonus

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#2 Matt Jackson of New Carlisle was the wiiner of the Compact feature

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#3 Greg Stapleton of Troy OH ws the modified winner

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#4 Matt Parsons of Columbus OH won the first Denny Shatto 110 lap late model memorial win picking up $1500.00

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Five New Winners at Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH 7/13- It was one of the best nights of racing in years at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night. Six different divisions took to the hillside oval with five drivers visiting victory lane for the first time.
The modified feature was one of the top races of the season. Joe Peqiugnot jumped out front at the drop of the green flag as he beat Mike Carroll into turn one. It was side by side racing four rows deep behind them as drivers tried to make their way to the front. Pequignot was able to hold off the challenges of Carroll, as fast qualifier Greg Stapleton battled his way to third spot. In the closing laps Stapleton got by Carroll and set his sights on Pequingot. He pulled up on the outside with two laps to go as the pair flew around the track. Stapleton took his best shot on the last lap, but came up just short
as Pequignot took the checker in his R&R Body and Paint sponsored open wheeler. It marked the first ever feature win at the Bowl for Pequignot. Stapleton, Buck Purtee, Shane Shirk and Carroll rounded out the top five to a huge round of applause from the crowd. The dash was won by Ross Klinglehofer with heat checkers going to Jim Lewis Jr. and Carroll.
The late model main saw Mike Ward jump out front at the start in his Paul Storer owned stocker. Ward's time out front was limited however as he was blackflagged on lap three for leaking fuel. Matthew Parsons took command on the restart. The Columbus driver led the pack with Jim Lewis Jr. in tow. The pair opened up a gap in the middle stages of the race as fast qualifier
Brad Coons worked his way to the front duo with about five laps to go. Parsons in his Ohio State Pallot sponsored machine was still out front, with Lewis now having to deal with Coons. When the checker flew, it was Parsons scoring his first Shady Bowl feature win, with Lewis second, Coons third, Shawn Stansell fourth and Chris Parker fifth. Jamie Hunt was the winner of the dash with Ward taking the heat.
The 20 lap street stock feature looked more like a football play, as the bump and run was the story of the night. The race left many drivers with damaged race cars and hot tempers as the racing stepped up a notch above sanity at times. Second generation driver Andy Heath of Quincy took the lead at the drop of the green flag in his Heath Farms Chevelle. The rookie survived all the bumps and spins and held off Dan Reeser to post his first ever win. Brian Reeser, Jay Lakins Jr. and Mike Snapp rounded out the top five. Scott Sullenberger was the winner of the dash, with Chad Brandyberry and Rodney Brugh taking home heat wins.
The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association cars were on hand to run in the Bill Hostetler Classic. Miamisburg resident Greg Sparks dominated the event to take his first ever Shady Bowl feature win. Jesse Gade, Tyler LaVan, Connie Smith and Donnie Eaton rounded out the top five. Gade set fast time and won the dash.
The compact main saw a first time winner as Dave Barnhart of Trotwood subbed for Matt Jackson in the Hanger 18 Race Cars four cylinder. Joseph Michaels was second.
The tuner feature was won by Pleasant Hill's Matt Stone in his PeabodySports.com Honda. Stone has dominated in recent weeks as he was able to hold off Gary Eaton and Kevin Flynn to post the win. Chad Small was fourth, with Kelsey Flynn fifth. Stone was the dash winner, with Kelsey Flynn and Jeremy Meade taking heat wins.
This Saturday (7/21) the Bowl will host the first Denny Shatto Memorial for the late models . Shatto owned cars for decades at the Bowl before passing away after battling a series of health issues. The Shatto cars sported the #110, in a tribute the race will be a 110 lap affair with $1500.00 going to the winner. The modifieds, tuners and compacts will also be on the racing card. Racing will start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 7/14/12
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Brad Coons 13.572
Dash Winner: Jamie Hunt
Heat Winner: Mike Ward
Feature: 1. Mathew Parsons 2. Jim Lewis Jr. 3. Brad Coons 4. Shawn Stansell 5. Chris Parker 6. Jamie Hunt 7. Andy Peterson 8. Craig Borland 9. Sam Heckman 10. Brandon Bayse 11. Mike Ward
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.495
Dash Winner: Ross Klingelhofer
Heat Winners; Jim Lewis Jr. and Mike Carroll
Feature: 1. Joe Pequignot 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Buck Purtee 4. Shane Shirk 5. Mike Carroll 6. Ross Klingelhofer 7. Chad Poole 8. Brad Yelton 9. Brad Williams 10. Josh Sage 11. Greg Winget 12. Mark Parker 13. Jim Lewis Jr. 14. Bill Burba 15. Chris Prater
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Steve Snapp 15.230
Dash Winner: Scott Sullenberger
Heat Winners: Rodney Brugh and Chad Brandyberry
Feature: 1. Andy Heath 2. Dan Reeser 3. Brian Reeser 4. Jay Lakins Jr. 5. Mike Snapp 6. Chris Abbott 7. Brandon Bayse 8. Chuck Kemp 9. Chad Brandyberry 10. Ricky Young 11. Scott Sullenberger 12. Landon Sciacca 13. Andy Huffman 14. Richard Roush 15. Rodney Brugh 16. Robert Roush 17. Steve Snapp 18. Rodney Roush
Tunners:
Fast Qualifier: Kevin Flynn 15.560
Dash Winner: Matt Stone
Heat Winners; Kelsey Flynn and Jeremy Meade
Feature: 1. Matt Stone 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Chad Small 5. Kelsey Flynn 6. Justin Pope 7. Jeremy Meade 8. David Yoder 9. Carroll Nease 10. Chuck Bertschman 11. Cody Robertson 12. Jordan Sage 13. Jim Massengill 14. Ed Kemp 15. Ethan Pope
Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier: Jesse Gade 14.316
Heat Winner: Jesse Gade
Feature: 1. Greg Sparks 2. Jesse Gade 3. Tyler LeVan 4. Connie Smith 5. Donnie Eaton 6. Ryan Miller
Compacts:
Feature: 1. Dave Barnhart 2. Joseph Michaels

#1 Dave Barnhart of Trotwood won his first compact main

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#2 Columbus driver Matthew Parsons scored his first late model feature win

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#3 Andy Heath (L) of Quincy Is joined by grandmother LeDonna (C) and dad Mark (R) after he won his first ever street stock feature

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#4 Joe Pequignot notched his first ever modified feature

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#5 Greg Sparks of Miamisburg won his first ever DWARF car feature

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#6 Pleasant Hill driver Matt Stone won the tuner main in his Honda

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Daniel Hemric Scores Win #5 In Seven Starts In The Shady Bowl 100 Presented by JEGS.com

After surviving a late race dual with 14-year-old Anderson Bowen, it would be Daniel Hemric who continues to show he's the man to beat in JEGS/CRA competition as the Kannapolis, North Carolina driver took the lead for the final time on lap 94 and held on for his fifth event win in seven starts leading into the ½ way break for the 2012 racing season.
Hemric's #54 Jack Link's Beef Jerky / Chevrolet fended off the hard charging Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing Enterprises Points Leader Bowen, who settled for second while Tom Woodin, who led the first 38 laps, finished a career high third over 19-year-old Ali Kern who came home with a career high fourth as Josh Nelms recovered from multiple pit stops to finish off the top five.
Chad Finley finished sixth after suffering a late race flat left rear tire while 13-year-old Justin Peck was seventh ahead of Tommy Cook, Wes Griffith Jr., and David Carter who wrapped up the final top 10. The race was redflagged for a grinding backchute crash on lap 3 involving several cars. Brandon Oakley seemed to get the worst of it, as his car suffured heavy damage. No drivers were injured.
In additon to the Jeg's Series, the street stocks, tuners and compacts were also racing.
The street stock main saw Springhill's Steve Snapp lead all 20 laps to post the win in his Roger Winget Race Cars Chevelle . Brian Reeser was second for the second straight week, with Landon Sciaaca third, Mike Snapp fourth and fast qualifier Rodney Roush fifth. Sciaaca won his first ever dash, with Ricky Young winning the heat.
The 20 lap tuner feature saw Chad Small lead the first six counters before giving way to Kelsey Flynn. Flynn held the point until lap 12, when Pleasant Hill driver Matt Stone cruised by. Stone went on to post his third win in his Glassman backed Honda after holding off a late race charge by fast qualifier Gary Eaton. Eaton was trying to pick up a $650.00 bonus for himself and lucky fan Pete Fondong in the Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge. It was not to be, as Eaton just ran out of power when trying to pass Stone. Kevin Flynn, Kelsey Flynn and Jeremy Meade rounded out the top five.
The compact main saw New Carlisle's Matt Jackson once again put his T-Mobile Broadband Cavalier in victory lane. Dylan Troyer was second, with Jim Massengill third.
This Saturday will be the Bill Hostetler Classic Dwarf car event. The late models, modifieds, tuners, street stocks and compacts will also be in action. Racing will start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Results 7/7/12
JEGS CRA ALL STARS TOURS:
100 lap feature; 1. Daniel Hemeric 2. Anderson Bowen 3. Tom Woodin 4. Ali Kern 5. Josh Nelms 6. Chad Finley 7. Justin Peck 8. Tommy Cook 9. Wes Griffith Jr. 10. David Carter 11. Brent Downey 12, Brandon Hermiller 13. Jerrod Foley 14. Brandon Oakley

Lead Changes: 4; Lap Leaders: 72 T. Woodin 1-38, 29 A. Bowen 39-85, 54 D. Hemric 86-92, 29 A. Bowen 93, 54 D. Hemric 94-100; Margin of Victory: 0.649 Seconds; Cautions: 4; Red Flag: 1; DNS: None.

Street Stocks:

Fast Qualifier Rodney Roush 15.271

Dash Winner: Landon Sciacca

Heat Winner: Ricky Young

Feature: 1. Steve Snapp 2. Brian Reeser 3. Landon Sciacca 4. Mike Snapp 5. Rodney Roush 6. Ricky Young 7. Richard Roush 8. Scott Sullenberger 9. Jason Burnside 10. Andy Heath 11. Andy Huffman 12. Aliza Snapp 13. Robert Roush 14. Chad Brandyberry

Tuners:

Fast Qualifier

Gary Eaton 15.621

Dash Winner: Jeremy Meade

Heat Winner: Jim Massengill

Feature: 1. Matt Stone. 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Kelsey Flynn 5. Jeremy Meade 6. Carroll Nease 7. Chad Small 8. David Yoder 9. Chuck Bertschman 10. Jim Massengill 11. Eddie Kemp 12. Justin Pope

Compacts:

Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Jim Massengill

#1 Matt Stone of Pleasant Hill won his third tuner feature of 2012

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#2 Matt Jackson is joined by his young son after his compact win


#3 Daniel Hemeric of Kananapolis NC is joinded by track owner Linda Young after winning the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour 100

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#4 Steve Snapp of Springhills carried the checker for the street stock headliner

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JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Shadybowl Speedway Saturday

Salem, IN (July 3, 2012)– The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts will head to Shadybowl Speedway, located in DeGraff, Ohio this Saturday (7/7) for the Shadybowl 100 Presented by JEGS.com. This will be the first ever series event at the racy 3/10's mile track which is known for its distinct character, which is all its own. The event will be the seventh race in the fourteen race 2012 schedule for the crate motor template bodied series sanctioned by Champion Racing Association.

With their fourth win in the series first six events, Daniel Hemric and the Scott Neal Racing Team continue to lead the series points after Sunday's event at Springport Motor Speedway. It was Hemric's second consecutive win in a car the team debuted at the June 15th Dixie Motor Speedway event, which they also won, after destroying their primary car in a hard crash at Columbus Motor Speedway. Hemric also picked up his second consecutive Boyne Machine Company Fast Qualifier Award Sunday and the extra bonus points that go along with that award at each event, giving him two events in a row were the team picked up the maximum of 110 Championship points.

14year old Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing top contender Anderson Bowen is now second in points, 44 points behind Hemric. Bowen lead the first 60 laps of Sunday's event at Springport before his car's setup went away allowing Hemric and Wes Griffith Jr. to pass him, Anderson finished in third place, tying his best finish of the season with the series.

Brent Downey is currently in third place in points, only three points behind Bowen after losing several positions after a late race spin to the infield with the field coming to the white flag left him with a 12th place finish. Illinois veteran racer Josh Nelms is now in fourth place in series drivers points, he is only 23 points behind Downey. Chad Finley is now in fifth place after some bad luck in Sunday's race, Finley is only three points behind Nelms. The top five are only separated by 73 points coming to the halfway point of the 2012 season.

Pit gates open on Saturday at 1pm. JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour practice will begin at 3:30pm with qualifying at 6:15pm. The race program will begin at 7pm and will include Shadybowl 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts. There will also be racing action from the Shadybowl Speedway Street Stocks, Tuners and Compacts in heat races and features. More event information is available at www.shadybowl.com.

More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts is available at www.craracing.net.


Main Auto Parts 50 to Stapleton

DeGraff OH: (6/30). Shady Bowl Speedway hosted a red hot night of racing plus a car show Saturday. The night proved to be a welcome break for local fans ravaged by Friday's strong storms. The facility survived with virtually no damage.
The racing was as hot as the weather, as the 50 lap Main Auto Parts 50 for the modifeds was a super event. Jason Timmerman broke out front at the drop of the green, with drivers settling in behind him. At the halfway point Timmerman was still out front, but Greg Stapleton began a march to the front in his white #21. He picked up a spot a lap running the high groove. Stapleton put on a clinic in short track racing as he overtook Timmerman on lap 34. It was all Stapleton from that point on, as he powered his Approved Spouting/Springhill Auto Wrecking backed racer to victory picking up $1200.00. Timmerman was second, with Brad Williams third, Ross Klinglehofer fourth and Bill Burba fifth. Buck Purtee was home first in the dash, with Josh Sage and Brad Yelton taking heat honors. Chad Poole set quick time.
The 30 lap late model feature was led by Chris Parker for the first eleven counters. Fast qualifier Brandon Bayse then took over the lead in his PTS backed stocker. Shawn Stansell soon ran down Bayse and appeared to take the lead on lap 27 just as a yellow came out. On the restart Bayse was back out front and was able to hold off Stansell's attempts to pass. The win was the first of the season for Bayse. Jamie Hunt, Mathew Parsons and Bob Sibila rounded out the top five. Parker was the winner of the dash, with Mike Ward winning the dash.
In street stock action Brian Reeser debuted his new car in fine fashion as he took the lead at the start. Reeser was out front the first 18 of the 20 laps before Mike Snapp of Springhills took over. Snapp led the final laps in his Heath Farms chevy to take his first win of the season. Reeser held on for second, with Scott Sullenberger third, Steve Snapp fourth and Chris Abbott fifth. The win went to Steve Snapp with Ricky Young winning the heat. Rodney Roush was fast qualifier.
The 20 lap tuner feature turned out to a memorable night for Springhills driver Kelsey Flynn took over the lead from Chad Small on lap four and led the final 16 laps to notch her first ever win. It was a hard fought battle, as Flynn in her Glassman sponsored Honda had to hold off fast qualifier Gary Eaton Jr for the win. Kevin Flynn was third, with Justin Pope fourth and Chad Small fifth. The Pope brothers, Justin and Ethan won the preliminary events, with Justin winning the dash and Ethan the heat.
The 10 lap feature once again saw New Carlisle's Matt Jackson in victory lane after the checker. Jackson's T-Mobile Broadband racer was chased across the finish line by Aaron Teegarden.
This Saturday (July 7th) will mark the first ever appearance of the Jegs All Star Series late models as they will compete in a 100 lap feature. The touring pros will be joined by the street stocks, tuners and compacts. Racing will begin at 7.

Summary:
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Brandon Bayse 13.775
Dash Winner: Mike Ward
Heat Winner: Chris Parker
Feature: 1. Brandon Bayse 2. Shawn Stansell 3. Jamie Hunt 4. Mathew Parsons 5. Bob Sibila 6. Jim Lewis Jr. 7. Sam Heckman 8. Chris Parker 9. Craig Borland 10. Mike Ward
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Chad Poole 13.458
Dash Winner: Buck Purtee
Heat Winners: Brad Yelton and Josh Sage
Feature: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Jason Timmerman 3. Brad Williams 4. Ross Klingelhofer 5. Bill Burba 6. Buck Purtee 7. Mike Carroll 8. Chad Poole 9. Brad Yelton 10. Josh Smith 11. Jerry Stapleton 12. Jason Wells 13. Gregg Jackson 14. Jim Lewis Jr. 15. Josh Sage 16. Dave Sage
Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Rodney Roush 15.189
Dash Winner: Steve Snapp
Heat Winner: Ricky Young
Feature: 1. Mike Snapp 2. Brian Reeser 3. Scott Sullenberger 4. Steve Snapp 5. Chris Abbott 6. Rodney Roush 7. Jeff Albright 8. Jesse Gade 9. Chad Brandyberry 10. Jason Burnside 11. Richard Roush 12. Robert Roush 13. Kevin Brandyberry 14. Landon Sciacca 15. Ricky Young
Tuners:
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.533
Dash Winner: Justin Pope
Heat Winner: Ethan Pope
Feature: 1. Kelsey Flynn 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Justin Pope 5. Chad Small 6. David Yoder 7. Carroll Nease 8. Matt Stone 9. Steve Vore 10. Eddie Kemp 11. Ethan Pope

#1 Brandon Bayse of Covington won his first late model feature of the season

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#2 Kelsey Flynn of Springhills won her first ever tuner feature

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#3 Mike Snapp of Springhills won his first street stock feature of 2012

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#4 Greg Stapleton picked up $1200.00 by winning the Main Auto Parts 50 for the modifieds

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#5 Matt Jackson of New Carlisle won the 10 lap compact main.

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Full Day of Racing and Cars at Shady Bowl Speedway

DeGraff OH: 6/27: Shady Bowl Speedway fans will have no excuse for not getting all the racing, hot rods, custom cars, bikes and speed Saturday (6/30). The annual Hot Rodz Auto Sales car and bike show will take place before the action takes to the oval. Registration for entrants in the show will start at 10:00AM and close at 3:00PM. The first 100 cars will receive dash plaques. Awards will be given out at 5:00PM . There will be at least seven special awards for Best Of Show, Track Pick ( which will receive $200.00), Best Bike. Peoples Choice, Best Rat Rod, Best Pre-1948 and Best Post 1948. There will be a $12.00 entry fee which also will admit entrant to the races.
The oval will then take over center stage with a 50 lap modified feature paying $1250.00 to start. The late models, street stocks, tuners and compacts will also do battle. There will also be a flame throwing contest for the street rods after dark. Racing will start at 7. Admission ticket to speedway is also good for car show.


BURBA TAKES SHADY BOWL AFI 30
DeGraff OH: (6/23) Saturdays racing program at Shady Bowl Speedway was played out before a huge crowd of local race fans. The track hosted ArcTech Fabricating Inc (AFI), Delille Welding and Gas, KTH and the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club.
The AFI 30 for the modifieds was the first feature to roll off. Mike Carroll took advantage of his pole position start to take the early lead. Carroll held the point until he began to slow on lap eight. Germantown's Bill Burba sped by Carroll on lap nine to take his turn out front. Brad Williams seemed to be just as fast as Burba as he rode in second place waiting for a mistake from Burba so he could take the lead. That mistake never came however and Williams could only watch as Burba sped under the checker in his Platinum Express openwheeler. Brad Yelton was third, with Joe Pequignot fourth and Shane Shirk fifth, Yelton carried the checker in the dash, with heat wins going to Carroll and Buck Purtee. Chad Poole set the pace in time trials with a 13.410 lap.
The 20 lap street stock main was next up on the schedule. Seventeen cars took the green flag with Landon Sciaaca breaking out front on the start. Sciacca looked to be well on his way to his first feature win as he was holding his line and doing a great job of driving. The run came to an end however when he slipped high on lap sixteen giving the lead to Troy driver Rodney Roush. Roush never looked back as he went on to post his fourth feature win of the season in his Roger Winget Race Cars sponsored Chevelle. Sciaaca notched his best finish as he was second. Followed by Scott Sullenberger, Jesse Gade and Jeff Albright. Travis Digges set quick time with a 15.169 lap. The dash was won by Albright, with Steve Snapp and Rodney Brugh winning heat races.
The Delille Welding/Hot Rodz Auto Sales late model feature was next up. Jamie Reed was the lucky fan drawn for the Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge prior to qualifications. The division that he selected was the late models, and he chose Chris Parker to be the winner. If Parker could win, both would receive $550.00 from Hot Rodz. The line up favored Parker and Miller as Parker was starting on the pole. It was not to be however as Parker could only lead lap one before Fairborn's Jim Lewis Jr took over the lead. Lewis then set sail for the checker in his West Side Auto Wash Chevy. The race was red flagged on lap 27 when Russ Bobb and Mark Parker tangled on the backchute. It turned out to a rough ride for Bobb, as the veteran took one of the wildest rides of his career when the car climbed the wall. The car then rode the wall on two wheels looking to either go over the wall or flip back on the track. The car finally came off the wall wheels down. Bobb was uninjured except for what he described as an " I'll be all right, my hand is a little banged up. But the car is in bad shape". When racing resumed Lewis resumed his march to the checker unabated. The win was the second of the season for Lewis in the family owned stocker.Parker held on for second, with Bob Sibila, Sam Heckman and Brad Coons. Sibila took the dash checker, with Lewis claiming the heat win. Mark Parker set quick time with a 13.489 lap.
The tuner class was next out of the chute. Chad Small was the man to beat early in the event with Gary Eaton, Matt Stone and Kevin Flynn hot on his bumper. The four put on a great show as they battled the entire way. Small was able to hold off the chasing trio until lap 12, when Stone powered his Valley Auto Parts sponsored Honda to the front. Stone then set his sights on the checker. When the race was over, it was Stone flexing his muscles in victory lane for the second straight week. Eaton was second, with Kevin Flynn third, Small fourth and Justin Pope fifth. The dash went to Eaton, with Ethan Pope and Mike Siders claiming heat wins. Flynn set fast time with a 15.502 lap.
The dwarf car main saw team members Jesse Gade and Brandon Bayse break out for a two car battle. The race went just long enough for Gade to beat Bayse.
Gade's engine let go just as he took the checker. Bob Bayse, Greg Sparks and Connie Smith third thru fifth. Sparks was the dash winner.
The compact main once again saw New Carlisle's Matt Jackson in his Hanger 18 Race Cars in victory lane for the seventh time this season. Dylan Troyer finished second.
This Saturday (6/30) will be a full day for the Bowl, as a car show will take place before racing starts. The car show will be a show with an abundance of awards for entrants. There will be a flame throwing contest. The event carries a $12.00 entry fee which includes admission to the racing program. Registration will be from 10:00AM til 3;00PM. Car show awards will be passed out at 5. The racing program will feature a 50 lap $1200.00 to win modified main, with the late models, street stocks, tuners and compacts also on the schedule. Racing will begin at 7.

Summary:
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Mark Parker 13.489
Dash Winner: Bob Sibila
Heat Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Chris Parker 3. Bob Sibila 4. Sam Heckman 5. Brad Coons 6. Mathew Parsons 7. Shawn Stansell 8. Craig Borland 9. Mark Parker 10. Brandon Bayse 11. Russ Bobb 12. Andy Peterson 13. Rick Thompson

Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Chad Poole 13.410
Dash Winner: Brad Yelton
Heat Winners: Mike Carroll and Buck Purtee
Feature: 1. Bill Burba 2. Brad Williams 3. Brad Yelton 4. Joe Pequignot 5. Shane Shirk 6. Ross Klinglehofer 7. Greg Stapleton 8. Gregg Jackson 9. Greg Winget 10. Jerry Stapleton 11. Buck Purtee 12. Chris Prater 13. Josh Smith 14. Jason Timmerman 15, Chad Poole 16. Chad Fiessenger 17. Rob Schaeff 18. Mike Carroll

Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier Travis Digges 15.167
Dash Winner: Jeff Albright
Heat Winners: Steve Snapp and Rodney Brugh
Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Landon Sciacca 3. Scott Sullenberger 4. Jesse Gade 5. Jeff Albright 6. Mike Snapp 7. Ricky Young 8. Jason Drummond 9. Chris Abbott 10. Richard Roush 11. Travis Digges 12. Andy Huffman 13. Jason Burnside 14. Robert Roush 15. Steve Snapp 16. Chad Brandyberry 17. Rodney Brugh

Tunners:
Fast Qualifier Kevin Flynn 15.502
Dash Winner: Gary Eaton
Heat Winners; Ethan Pope and Mike Siders
Feature: 1. Matt Stone 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Chad Small 5. Justin Pope 6. Kelsey Flynn 7. Carroll Nease 8. David Yoder 9. Charlie Birchman 10. Mike Siders 11. Cody Robertson 12. Ed Kemp 13. Ethan Pope 14, Jim Massengill 15. Jerrod Fields 16. Jeremy Meade

Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifier Brandon Bayse 13.963
Dash Winner: Greg Sparks
Feature: 1. Jesse Gade 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Bob Bayse 4. Greg Sparks 5. Connie Smith 6. Zach Harold

#1 Jesse Gade won the dwarf car main just as his engine blew

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#2 Bill Burba won his first modified feature of 2012

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#3 Rodney Roush notched his fourth win in the street stocks

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#4 Matt Jackson won the compact feature for his 7th win of the season

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#5 Matt Stone made it two wins in a row in the tuner class

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#6 Jim Lewis Jr won the 30 lap late model headliner

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Racing Returns to Shady Bowl Saturday

DeGraff OH (6/20): The full throated roar of racing engines returns to Shady Bowl Speedway this Saturday (6/23) with a full program of stock car action. The late models will highlight the night of speed. The modifieds, street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars will also be on the racing card. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night with all current members of the Dayton based club admitted free to the grandstand area.
Looking ahead at the schedule, on Saturday June 30, the modifieds will have a special event. A 50 lap $1200.00 to win event is planned. The late models, tuners, street stocks and compacts will also do battle. The Saturday night July 7th event should be one of the highlights of the season, as the CRA Jeg's All Star Series will invade the speedway for a 100 lap feature. The Jeg's Series features some of the top talent in the midwest. The street stocks, tuners and compacts will round out the fast paced evening. Racing will start at 7 for all events.


Stapleton Tops Shady Bowl Modifieds

DeGraff OH; (6/16): Shady Bowl Speedway hosted a full program of stock car racing Saturday with five divisions on hand. A few light rain showers slowed the program early, but skies cleared and the night went off without a hitch.
In modified action Troy's Greg Stapleton had been the top qualifier every night but had nothing to show for it as he was still seeking his first win of the season. The night started much the same with Stapleton setting quick time with a 13.254 circuit. The dice roll set the inversion at eleven starting him deep in the field. Buck Purtee took the point at the drop of the green and set his sights on his second feature win of the season. Purtee's plan was working, but Stapleton was putting on a class in short track driving as he made his way up to Purtee on lap ten. One lap later he was leading and was never challenged as he put his Stapleton Machine and Tool sponsored ride in victory lane for the first time in 2012. Shane Shirk had his best of the season, as he finished second.Brad Williams,Jim Lewis Jr and Bill Burba rounded out the top five. Chad Poole took the dash win, with Jerry Stapleton winning the heat race.
The 30 lap late model headliner saw Shawn Stansell lead the field into turn one at the drop of the green. The Neal Sceva Memorial winner held the lead until lap eight when Bob Sibila Jr. sped by in his Platinum Express backed racer. Sibila then set ablistering pace that no one could match as he cruised to his first win of the season. Stansell held on for second, followed by Stansell, Jamie Hunt, Jim Lewis Jr and Brad Coons. Coons was the dash winner, with Lewis winning the heat. Mark Parker was fast qualifier.
The 20 lap street stock feature was caution free for the first time in memory. Chris Abbott of Marion led the first lap and the last lap and all in between to put his Southland Auto Sales Chevelle in victory lane for the first time in 2012. Scott Sullenberger was second , with Ricky Young third, Rodney "Hot Legs " Roush fourth and Landon Sciaaca fifth. Jeff Albright posted fast time with Dan Reeser winning the dash. Sciaaca won the heat for his first Shady Bowl checker.
The tuner class saw a new winner emerge, as Pleasant Hill speedster Matt Stone won his first feature of the season. Jim Massengill led the first seven laps before Stone motored by in his Glassman sponsored Honda. Massengill was able to hold off Kelsey Flynn to finish second. Chad Small was fourth, followed by fast qualifier Kevin Flynn. Kelsey Flynn won the dash, with Stone carrying the checker for the heat race.
The Hanger 18 Race Cars 20 lap compact feature may have been the best race of the night. Matt Jackson and Dylan Troyer put on a great show as they battled the entire 20 lap. First Jackson would lead a lap the the thirteen year old Troyer would lead. On the money lap it was Jackson taking the checker in his Hanger 18 sponsored ride. Troyer was second, with Jim Massengill third.
This Saturday (6/23) the Bowl will see a regular program of late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners , compacts and dwarf cars. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Club Night with all DARF members admitted free of charge to the grandstand area. Racing will start at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMARY 6/16/12
Modifieds:
Fast Qualilifier: Greg Stapleton 13.254
Dash winner: Chad Poole
Heat winner: Jerry Stapleton
Feature 30 laps: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Shane Shirk 3. Brad Williams 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Bill Burba 6. Gregg Jackson 8. Brian Reeser 9. Buck Purtee 10. Josh Sage 11. Mike Schaffer 12. Chad Poole 13. Jerry Stapleton
Late Models:
Fast qualifier: Mark Parker 13.476
Dash winner: Brad Coons
Heat winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature 30 laps: 1. Bob Sibila Jr. 2. Shawn Stansell 3. Jamie Hunt 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Brad Coons 6. Chris Parker 7. Sam Heckman 8. Mathew Parsons 9. Russ Bobb 10. Craig Borland 11. Don Mahaffey Sr. 12. Mark Parker
Street Stocks:
Fast qualifier: Jeff Albright 15.062
Heat winner: Landon Sciaaca
Feature 20 laps: 1. Chris Abbott 2. Scott Sullenberger 3. Ricky Young 4. Rodney Roush 5. Landon Sciaaca 6. Dan Reeser 7. Jason Drummond 8. Chad Brandyberry 9. Jeff Albright 10. Jason Burnside 11. Robert Roush 12. Terry Purtee 13. Richard Roush
Tuners:
Fast qualifier: Kevin Flynn 15.590
Dash winner Kelsey Flynn
Heat winner; Matt Stone
Feature 20 laps: 1. Matt Stone 2. Jim Massengill 3. Kelsey Flynn 4. Chad Small 5. Kevin Flynn 6. Ethan Pope 7. Justin Pope 8. Gary Eaton 9. Carroll Nease 10. David Yoder 11. Mike Siders 12. Jeremy Meade 13. Ed Kemp

#1 Chris Abbott of Marion won his first street stock main of the season

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#2 Matt Jackson was the winner of the Hanger 18 Race Cars 20 lap compact main

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#3 Bob Sibila of Massilon won his first late model feature headliner of the season

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#4 Matt Stone of Pleasant Hill was the winner of the tuner feature. It was his first win of the season

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#5 Greg Stapleton of Troy won his first modified feature of the season

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Fair Jr. Wins Hot Rodz 75 at Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH : (6/9). Shady Bowl Speedway opened its gates for a huge crowd Saturday, as the Main Event Racing Series made its first of two stops this season. The ever popular full bodied racers are a fan favorite, as the cars are the fastest pavement stocks in the Midwest. It became quite clear early in the evening that the track was quick, as Columbus driver Donnie Hill set a new track record with a 12.314 lap. The time broke the existing track record held by Mike Stacy that was set in 1998. The Hot Rodz 75 feature for the cars was great race for the fans and drivers alike. Don Mahaffey Jr. broke out front at the drop of the green in his Hanger 18 backed racer. The race was red flagged on lap thirteen when Shawn Stroble and Donnie Hill made contact on the backchute. The crash eliminated both cars, with both drivers uninjured. When racing resumed Mahaffey took his top running spot with 2011 MERS champion Bud Perry in tow.
The run came to an end on lap 42 when Mahaffey and Perry made contact on the frontchute. Mahaffey spun off the track from the contact. The crash also collected Marcus Malcuit and Drew Charleson. All the cars were able to continue with the exception of Malcuit. Officials determined that Mahaffey and Perry would both restart at the rear of the field on the restart. When the green flew again Michigan driver Jack Varney took over the helm. Varney held the point until lap 62 when Harold Fair took charge. The Milan MI veteran then set sale for the checker in his Royal Truck and Trailer sponsored ride. The second generation driver went on to post his first win of the season. Varney held on for second, with Eric Lee third, Nick Grodi fourth and Jeremy Dennis fifth.
The street stocks were also on the racing card. Troy's Rodney Roush put his M&M Head Service Chevelle in victory lane for the third straight tace. Ricky Young had a strong run to finish second, folllowed by Jason Drummond, Jeff Albright and Chad Brandyberry. Roush set quick time with a 15.149 lap. The dash win went to Albright, with Buck Purtee and Jason Burnside winning heat races.
The compact feature saw a new twist as Shady Bowl started a new way for a fan and driver to take home extra bucks. The Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge features a pre qualifying ticket draw allows a fan to roll the dice and pick a division. The fan then tries to pick a winner from that class. If he or she succeeds both the driver and fan will receive $500.00 each. Rick Newell was selected this week, and picked Gary Eaton from the Tuner class. It turned out to be great night for both fan and driver as Eaton won the 20 lap main in his Castles Restaurant Honda. Eaton was chased across the finish line by Kelsey Flynn, Kevin Flynn, Justin Pope and Carroll Nease. Matt Stone paced the field during time trials with a lap of 15.548. Ethan Pope and Jordan Sage notched heat wins.
The feature was redflagged in its early stages as Springhills driver Ethan Pope made hard contact with the frontchute wall. The crash destroyed his car and sent him to a local hospital for treatment. Pope, in a Sunday interview he revealed that doctors determined he had a concussion and bruising. Ethan would to thank all who helped and expressed concern.
In Dwarf car action West Liberty's Daniel Wirrick posted his second win of the season in his Wirrick Farms/Bill Hostetler owned racer. Jesse Gade was second, with Greg Sparks third, Connie Smith fourth and Zack Harold fifth.
New Carlise's Matt Jackson took home his fifth win of the season in his T-Mobile Broadband Chevy. Dylan Troyer was second, with Jim Massengill third.
This Saturday (6/16) will be Hanger 18 Race Cars Night at the Bowl. The compacts will be racing 25 laps for a possible $200.00 to win. The Late Models, Street Stocks, Modifieds, and Tuners will also be in action. Racing is set to start at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 6/9/12
Main Event Racing Series:
Fast qualifier: Donnie Hill 12.314 NTR
Hot Rodz 75 Feature: 1. Harold Fair Jr. 2. Jack Carney 3. Eric Lee 4. Nick Grodi 5. Jeremy Dennis 6. Don Mahaffey 7. Scott Drake 8. Tyler Strickland 9. Drew Charleson 10. Bud Perry 11. Paul Pellitier 12. Mike Kennedy 13. Marcus Malcuit 14. John Flynn 15. Shawn Stroble 16. Donnie Hill 17. John Stroble 18. Brian Fries
Street Stocks:
Fast qualifier: Rodney Rush 15.149
Dash winner: Jeff Albright
Heat winners: Jason Burnside and Buck Puttee
Feature 20 laps: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Ricky Young 3. Jason Drummond 4. Jeff Al bright 5. Chad Brandyberry 6. Richard Roush 7. Landon Sciacca 8. Robert Roush 9. Andy Heath 10. Steve Snapp 11. Jason Burnside 12. Buck Purtee 13. Andy Huffman 14. Jesse Gade
Tuners:
Fast qualifier: Matt Stone
Dash win: Gary Eaton
Heat winners: Ethan Pope and Jordan Sage
Feature 20 laps: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Kelsey Flynn 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Justin Pope 5. Carroll Nease 6. Jordan Sage 7. Chuck Birchman 8. Jim Massengill 9. Matt Stone 10. Chad Small 11. David Yoder 12. Ethan Pope 13. Jeremy Meade

#1. Harold Fair Jr. of Milan MI won the Hot Rodz Auto Sales 75 Main Event Racing Series feature

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#2 Gary Eaton (l) and Rick Newell (R) both earned $500 by Eaton winning the tuner main. Newell selected Eaton to win (pre-Race) and picked up the Hot Rodz Auto Sales cash.

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#3 Matt Jackson of New Carlisle won his fifth compact feature of the season

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#4 Rodney Roush won his third straight Street Stock main

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#5 Daniel Wirrick won his second Dwarf car main

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Main Event Super Late Model Series At Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH; (6/6). The fastest pavement super late models in the Midwest
will converge on Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday (6/9). The wedge bodied cars are very aerodynamic and are powered by some of most ground pounding engines in the world . A full field is expected with defending MERS champion Bud Perry of Edgerton OH leading the way. Perry is also a former Bowl modified and late model champion. Jamie Hunt, Shawn and John Stroble, Scott Drake, Josh Smith, Zero Hill and Tim Ice are other drivers with a local connection ready to contend for top spot in the 75 lap feature. The winner will collect $2000.00 for taking the win. The street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars will round out the night of speed.
Racing is set to kick off at 7

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Bud Perry of Edgerton OH. Perry is the 2011 Main Event Racing Series and a former Shady Bowl Speedway track champion. Perry is among the favorites for Saturdays 75 lap feature. Peggy Isaacs Photo

Stansell Shady Bowl Sceva Memorial Winner

DeGraff OH:(6/2): Shady Bowl Speedway honored the memory of one of its all time favorite drivers with the running of the Neal Sceva Memorial Saturday. The race was once an annual event, but was off the schedule the last few years. New owner Linda Young revived the 51 lap event this year. Sceva, from Urbana won over 600 career features with the majority coming at the Bowl. Sceva's three children Neal Jr, David and Becky were on hand.
West Liberty's Chris Parker sped out front on the opening lap of the 51 lapper. Parker, who recently won the Bob Korn Memorial race seemed to have things well in hand as the field settled in behind him. Fast qualifier Brandon Oakley had other plans however as took the high line passing cars to make his way to second spot behind Parker. Oakley put pressure on Parker for several laps as they ran nose to tail and side by side before Oakley surged out front on lap 34. Oakley seemed to have the win well in hand, but he started slowing down at the five to go marker. Shawn Stansell and Jim Lewis Jr. had closed up right on his rear bumper, when the trio came upon a lapped car on lap 47. The ensuing shuffle saw Oakley spin down the front chute and collect the turn wall one wall. The crash put Oakley on the trailer ending his night. A post race inspection found a broken shock mount was the cause of Oakley slowing before the crash. On the restart Stansell took over the lead. Lewis Jr. had one chance to pass as he tried to get under Stansell but could only watch as Stansell took the checker and the $1400.00 first place money. The Dayton driver picked up the posted $1200.00 plus a $200 bonus from Hot Rodz Classic Auto Sales in Dayton. The win was the biggest in Stansell's career. Parker was third, with Mathew Parsons fourth and Brad Coons fifth. Stansell also carried the checker for the dash, with Parsons taking home the heat race honors.
The modified feature saw Buck Purtee out front at the drop of the green flag. A crash on that lap saw Shane Shirk, Chad Poole, Austin Troyer and Brad Yelton collected to bring out the red flag. All the drivers were uninjured, but only Yelton was able to continue. Purtee led the first eight counters after the restart before Mike Carroll of Kettering blew by on the high side in his McDonalds sponsored open wheeler. Carroll was able to open up a small lead, before Bill Burba narrowed the gap. Carroll was not to be denied his second win of the season however and Burba had to settle for second. Yelton came back from the crash to finish third, followed by fast qualifier Greg Stapleton and Purtee. Burba was the dash win, with Purtee and Joe Pequinot notching heat wins.
The tuner class saw a new driver taste victory, as Maplewood driver Chad Small Jr won the 20 lapper to post his first career win. Small, a second generation driver led all the way in his Chad's Automotive Repair Honda. The win was far from easy however as Kelsey Flynn also thought that it would be a great night for her first win. Flynn started 7th and came up less than a car length short of her goal, having to settle for second. Matt Stone, Gary Eaton Jr, and Ethan Pope rounded out the top five. Stone was first to the checker in the dash, with Small and Ron Masters winning heat races.
The 20 lap street stock feature saw 20 cars take the green flag. Troy's Rodney Rousch took advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out front. Rousch in his Rousch and Sons Racing Chevelle soon had his hands full as Steve Snapp settled in to second. It soon became clear the race would be decided between these two veteran drivers. The duo circled the oval with Snapp trying the high side about every lap to pass Rousch. Snapp ran out of laps as Rousch repeated his win of last Monday to take home first place money. Snapp was second, followed by Travis Diggs, Mike Snapp and fast qualifier Jeff Albright. Steve Snapp was the dash winner, with heat checkers going to Rodney Kreusch and Chad Brandyberry.
The 10 lap compact main saw New Carlisles Matt Jackson put his Hanger 18 Racecars backed Chevy home first. Dylan Troyer, Steve Anderson and Jim Massengill followed.
This Saturday (6/9) the outlaw super late models return when the Main Event Racing Series hits town. The MERS are the fastest full bodied cars that will compete this season at the Bowl. The street stocks, tuners, compacts and dwarf cars will also be racing. The first race will roll off at 7.

Shady Bowl Speedway Results 6/2/12
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Brandon Oakley 13.501
Dash winner: Shawn Stansell
Heat Winner: Mathew Parsons
Feature: 1. Shawn Stansell 2. Jim Lewis Jr. 3. Chris Parker 4. Mathew Parsons 5. Brad Coons 6. Sam Heckman 7. Russ Bobb 8. Craig Borland 9. Brandon Oakley 10. Brandon Bayse 11. Andy Peterson

Tuners:
Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton Jr. 15.425
Dash Winner: Matt Stone
Heat Winners: Ron Masters Chad Small
Feature: 1. Chad Small 2. Kelsey Flynn 3. Matt Stone 4. Gary Eaton Jr. 5. Ethan Pope 6. Kevin Flynn 7. Jeremy Meade 8. David Yoder 9. Justin Pope 10. Jim Massengill 11. Jordan Sage 12. Ron Masters 13. Zach Brandyberry 14. Carroll Nease

Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Jeff Albright 15.729
Dash Winner: Steve Snapp
Heat Winners: Chad Brandyberry and Rodney Kreusch
Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Steve Snapp 3. Travis Diggs 4. Mike Snapp 5. Jeff Albright 6. Jason Burnside 7. Richard Roush 8. Chris Abbott 9. Chad Brandyberry 10. Rodney Kreusch 11. Andy Heath 12. Andy Huffman 13. Robert Roush 14. Landon Sciacca 15. Jesse Gade 16. Scott Sullenberger 17. Roger Thornhill 18. Buck Purtee 19. Kevin Brandyberry 20. Ricky Young

E-Mods:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.417
Dash Winner: Bill Burba
Heat Winners: Buck Purtee and Joe Pequignot
Feature: 1, Mike Carroll 2. Bill Burba 3. Brad Yelton 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Buck Purtee 6. Jim Lewis Jr. 7. Jason Timmerman 8. Chad Pendleton 9. Brad Williams 10. Joe Pequignot 11. Rob Yelton 12. Dan Reeser 13. Rob Schaeff 14. Shane Shirk 15. Austin Troyer 16. Chad Poole 17. Aaron Pippin

Compacts:

Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Steve Anderson 4. Jim Massengill

#1 Mike Carroll of Kettering OH won his second modified feature of the season

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#2 L-R Shawn Stansell of Dayton is joined by Becky Sceva (L) and David and Neal Sceva Jr (R) after winning the 51 lap Neal Sceva Memorial

#3 Matt Jackson carried the checker for the Compact feature

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#4 Rodney Rousch made it two wins in a row in the street stocks

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#5 Chad Small of Maplewood won his first career tuner feature

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Hantz Shady Bowl 125 Winner

DeGraff OH (5/28); The ARCA/CRA Super Series were the stars of a special Monday afternoon program at Shady Bowl Speedway. The day was highlighted by a 125 lap feature. A full field of 23 cars took the green flag to start the event. Indiana driver Kenny Tweedy led the first full circuit before Michigan's Bill Leslie sped by. Leslie's lead was short lived however as Tweedy retook the lead on lap 6. He then led the parade until lap 46, when Becca Kasten, who was running second made contact, spinning Tweedy on the frontchute. The yellow came out and both went to the rear of the field on the restart . North Carolina Kenzie Ruston took the lead on the restart. The show was going on behind her as Angola IN driver Scott Hantz put on a short track driving clinic as he headed to the front in his Top Speed Fabrication Chevy. Hantz came all the way from his 19th starting spot to overtake Rustin on lap 60. Hantz never slowed as he led the final laps. Ruston and Johnny Vandoorn battled back and forth behind Hantz for the second spot, with Ruston winning out. Brent Jack was fourth and Terry Fisher Jr. fifth. Travis Braden, Jason Dietsch, Thomas Woodin, Jay Niewiek and Steve Dorer rounded out the top ten.
The 50 lap street stock feature was a major disappointment for local driver Kevin Brandyberry. Brandyberry led 46 of the 50 laps before spinning out. Mike Snapp then inherited the lead. Snapp took the green flag, drifted high on turn two tapped the wall and gave the lead to Troy's Rodney Roush. Roush led the final four laps to take the win. Roush's Roger Winget Race Cars Chevelle was chased across the finish line by Tyler Marsh, R.J. Scott, Brad Yelton and Josh Smith. Scott took the dash win, with Roush and Marsh posting heat wins.
This Saturday the Bowl will honor the memory of many time track champion Neal Sceva of Urbana OH. The late model feature will be a 51 lap affair paying $1200.00 to the winner. The modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts will be racing. Racing will begin at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 5/28/12
Street Stocks:
Dash wiiner R.J. Scott
Heat winners: Rodney Rousch and Tyler Marsh
Feature 50 laps: 1. Rodney Rousch 2. Tyler Marsh 3. R.J. Scott 4. Brad Yelton 5. Josh Smith 6. Landon Sciacca 7. Kevin Brandyberry 8. Mike Snapp 9. Steve Brandyberry 10. Rob Bryant 11. Jason Burnside 12, Scott Sullenberger 13. Dillon Snapp 14. Ricky Young 15. Steve Snapp 16. Buck Purtee

Pos.

St.

#

Driver

Hometown

Sponsor

Laps

Status

1

19

72

Scott

Hantz

Angola, IN

Top Speed Fabrication

125

Running

2

5

39

Kenzie

Ruston

Mooresville, NC

Memark Pipe & Supply/Racing Electronics/Hamke Racecars

125

Running

3

3

61

Johnny

VanDoorn

Coopersville, MI

JEGS/Magic Transportation/MEP

125

Running

4

17

41

Brent

Jack

Butler, IN

Brents Automotive/Hartman AutobodyKrieger Racing Engines

125

Running

5

10

81

Terry

Fisher Jr.

Ossian, IN

Bailey Trucking/Jim Ingledue Construction/Spray Power

125

Running

6

14

01

Travis

Braden ®

Wheeling, WV

A-1 Towing/Ad Baker Homes/Stoney Hollow Tire

125

Running

7

6

7

Jason

Dietsch

Edgerton, OH

Widow Wax/Dietsch Sales & Service/United Trailer

125

Running

8

15

172

Thomas

Woodin

Battle Creek, MI

Oliver's Collision Center/Rombaugh's Auto Sales/Mr. Sign

125

Running

9

20

84

Jay

Niewiek

Cutlerville, MI

T.A.A.G./Cordes Inc./National Guard

125

Running

10

13

10

Steve

Dorer

Lakeland, FL

Racecar Engineering/Checkered Flag Graphics/FLF Chassis

123

Running

11

7

28

Justin

Alsip

Germantown, OH

Charlies A1 Auto/PPG/Mug n Brush/Valley View Chiropractic Clinic

121

Running

12

1

2

Kenny

Tweedy

Greenfield, IN

Muller Sales & Service

106

Wheel Bearing

13

4

51

Becca

Kasten ®

Mequon, WI

Speed 51.com/Racing Electronics/MAC Tools

93

Running

14

8

21

Kyle

Jones

Germantown, OH

Benjamin Steel/Beach Manufacturing/Paul Gambles Lawn Service

71

Running

15

12

29

Anderson

Bowen

Suwanee, GA

One Harvest Food Ministries/Copper Creek Hardware

69

Accident

16

21

110

Chris

Parker

W. Liberty, OH

All Around Accounting/Tubby's Towing/Miller Graphics

69

Overheating

17

16

76

Nate

Caruth ®

Ames, IA

Brella Sports Group/Caruth Construction/Carroll Construction Supply

69

Rear End

18

9

5

Brett

Robinson ®

New Albany, IN

DCI General Contractors/Monson Trucking/MEP/AVS/Port City

53

Accident

19

22

1

Jeep

Pflum

Cincinnati, OH

First Bank of Terre Haute

29

Handling

20

11

131

Nick

Gullatta

N. Canton, OH

R & D Racing/Hawk Performance Brakes

21

Overheating

21

23

38

Mike

Kennedy

Cincinnati, OH

Henkel Racing

20

Handling

22

18

12

David

Carter

Grove City, OH

Racecar Help/Carter Racing

20

Accident

23

2

18X

Billy

Leslie

Clay, MI

Leslie Tire Service, Inc.

17

Handling

Lead Changes: 4; Lap Leaders: 2-K. Tweedy 1, 18x-B. Leslie 2-5, 2-K. Tweedy 6-48, 39-K. Ruston 49-59, 72-S. Hantz 60-125; Margin of Victory: 1.011 seconds; Cautions: 12


LANE CRA STREET STOCK FEATURE WINNER

DeGraff OH: (5/26): Shady Bowl Speedway kicked off its Memorial Day weekend of speed with the running of a 75 lap feature for the CRA street stock series. Thirty cars signed in to compete with 29 starting the feature. Knightstown IN driver Jeff Lane set fast time in qualifications with a 15.080 lap. Quincy driver Josh Smith took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Smith, a local favorite has had several big wins at the Bowl including The Shootout for the modifieds and victory in the Main Event Series Super Late Models. Smith looked to be locked into another big win as he led the pack in a Chevrolet sponsored by Blain Miller Road Service. He avoided five yellow flags and a red flag for a multiple car crash on lap four. No one was injured in any of the incidents, which saw several cars suffer damage that eliminated them from competition. Smith however saw his night go sour , when Jeff Lane took over the lead with just three laps to go. Lane, in a Chevrolet backed by Zipper's Bar had started deep in the pack in 12th spot.The Hoosier star went on to lead the final laps to notch the win. Jim Crabtree Jr was also able to get by Smith to finish second. Smith was third, followed by Tyler Marsh and Brian Hopkins.
The 30 lap Modified main saw Austin Troyer jump out front at the drop of the green flag. Troyer led the first four laps before Springfield's Chad Poole took command. The second generation driver set a torrid pace in his C&A Auto Service backed machine. Bill Burba , Greg Stapleton and Bud Perry swapped paint and positions second thru fourth nearly every lap before finishing in that order behind Poole. Shane Shirk was fifth. Poole claimed the dash win, with Buck Purtee, Mike Schaffer and Troyer posting heat wins. Stapleton was fast qualifier with a 13.368 lap.
The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association racers took to the oval next. It soon became a two car race between Daniel Wirrick and Brandon Bayse. The was lead was swapped twice before Wirrick. Of West Liberty led the money lap to take the win in his Wirrick Farms sponsored, Bill Hostetler owned open wheeler. Bayse was second, with Greg Sparks third, Jesse Gade fourth and Connie Smith fifth. Wirrick also carried the checker for the dash.
The compacts rounded out the night, and for the second week in a row contact between the top two cars on the white flag flag determined who was the happy winner and who was second. The happy winner this week was 13 year old Dylan Troyer of Urbana. Troyer in his Brackens Pub sponsored Chevy and leader Matt Jackson made contact coming to the checker. Troyer got to the finish line first to score his first career win. Steve Anderson also got by Jackson to finish second.
Racing will continue on Monday (5/28) with the ARCA/CRA SUPER SERIES taking center stage. The schedule for Monday will see pit gates open at 8;30 AM. Practice will start at 11:30 with street stock time trials at 1:00. The Super Series late models will qualify after the street stocks. The last chance and heat races will kick off at 2:30. The street stock feature will be a 50 lap event paying $500.00 to win.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 5/26/12
Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.368
Dash winner: Chad Poole
Heat winners: Austin Troyer, Mike Schaffer and Buck Purtee
Feature 30 laps: 1. Chad Poole 2. Bill Burba 3. Greg Stapleton 4. Bud Perry 5. Shane Shirk 6. Rob Yelton 7. Buck Purtee 8. Brad Yelton 9. Brad Williams 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Don Skaggs 12. Jason Timmerman 13. Austin Troyer 14. Chris Prater 15. Jerry Stapleton 16. Mike Schaffer 17. Josh Sage 18. Gregg Jackson 19. Chris Crosier 20. Mike Carroll 21. Jim Lewis Jr.
Ohio Valley Dwarf Cars:
Fast qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.956
Dash winier: Daniel Wirrick
Feature 20 laps: 1. Daniel Wirrick 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Greg Sparks 4. Jesse Gade 5. Connie Smith 6. Zachary Herald
Compacts:
Fast qualifier: Dylan Troyer
Feature 10 laps: 1. Dylan Troyer 2. Steve Anderson 3. Matt Jackson

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#1- Jeff Lane of Knightstown IN won the CRA Street Stock 75 lap feature

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#2 Urbana's Dylan Troyer is joined by his father AJ after winning his first ever compact feature

SB_POOLE

#3 Springfield's Chad Poole claimed top spot in the 30 lap modified main

SB_WIRRICK

#4 Daniel Wirrick of West Liberty won the 20 lap Dwarf car feature


CRA Returns to The Bowl for a Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Bash

Salem, IN (May 23, 2012) – Champion Racing Association will make a return visit with its ARCA/CRA Super Series and the first ever visit by the CRA Street Stocks to Shadybowl Speedway located just outside Degraff, Ohio this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. The CRA Street Stocks will start off the weekend with a 75 lap point's event on Saturday night. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will compete in a 125 lap event on Monday afternoon, while the CRA Street Stocks will also be in action with a 50 lap non-points event.

Saturday night's event will be the third event of the 2012 season for the CRA Street Stocks. 2011 Rookie of the Year J.J. Schafer has taken over the series points lead with two top five finishes in the first two events. Brian Hopkins is five points behind Schafer after winning the series season opener at Plymouth Speedway and finishing ninth at Anderson. Rookie Tyler Marsh is third in points with Eddie Wolf in fourth and Craig Amptmeyer in fifth place.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series has had six events at Shadybowl Speedway in the past, with the last event in July of 2004. Jeff Lane is the all-time series wins leader at Shadybowl with two, Bull Baker, Chuck Barnes Jr., Jim Crabtree Jr. and Steve Moenck all have one win apiece. For Barnes Jr., Crabtree Jr. and Moenck, that win was their first ever with CRA. None of the former series winners are entered for Monday's event.

The entry list for The Bowl 125 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series is topped by former series Champions Scott Hantz, who has three series Championships and Johnny VanDoorn, who has two series Championships, VanDoorn is seeking to tie Hantz with a third Championship is 2012, Hantz will just run selected races in 2012 while Crew Chiefing the late model efforts of 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Erik Jones this season. Both are seeking their first CRA wins at The Bowl.

Other series drivers who are entered include North Carolina driver Kenzie Ruston, Jay Niewiek, Terry Fisher Jr., Jason Dietsch, 1997 series Champion Kenny Tweedy, Florida native Steve Dorer, Billy Leslie, Nick Gullatta, Kyle Jones, Justin Alsip, Brent Jack, David Carter and Jeep Pflum. Boyne Machine Company Rookie of the Year point's leader Travis Braden is entered along with fellow rookies, Nate Caruth, Becca Kasten, Johnny Jenkins and Brett Robinson.

Two of the top racers from the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour are entered for Monday's race after competing at Columbus Motor Speedway in a series event on Saturday night. Current JEGS Tour wins leader Daniel Hemric will make his first ARCA/CRA Super Series start of the season on Monday, Hemric has won two of the JEGS Tour's first three events, one at Plymouth Speedway and last Saturday's exciting event at Illiana Motor Speedway. Leading JEGS Tour rookie of the year candidate 14 year old Anderson Bowen from Suwanne, Georgia will make his Super Late Model debut Monday. Bowen is currently third in overall series points and has had finishes of third, fourth and sixth in the JEGS Tour's first three events. Both drivers will be trying to get the JEGS Challenge bonus money, which will pay $500, $300, and $200 to the three highest finishing JEGS Tour drivers in Monday's event that also competed in Saturday night's event at Columbus.

Pits open on Saturday at 2pm, practice begins at 4pm, with qualifying at 5:30pm. The race program will begin at 7pm and will include a 75 lap feature for the CRA Street Stocks. There will be an open practice for both of Monday's divisions on Sunday, pits open at 12noon, open practice will go from 2pm to 6pm. Pit gates open at 8:30am Sunday, practice begins at 11am with qualifying at 1:30pm. The race program will begin at 2:30 pm and will include an autograph session with all the ARCA/CRA Super Series drivers, prior to their 125 lap feature. The Street Stocks will have 15 lap heat races and a 50 lap feature.

More event information is available at www.shadybowl.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.craracing.net.


ARCA/CRA SERIES SET FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND AT SHADY BOWL

DeGraff OH 5/23). The Indiana based ARCA/CRA Series will take over the racing action at Shady Bowl Speedway for the entire Memorial Day weekend. The highly acclaimed series will be making its first Bowl showing since 2004.
The action will begin Saturday with a 75 lap CRA Street Stock feature. The rules will allow most Shady Bowl Speedway street stock drivers a chance to qualify and run in the 75 lap grind. The Modifieds, Compacts and Dwarfs will round out the night of speed. Practice will take place from 2:00 to 5:30 when all cars will qualify. Racing will start at 7:00.
On Sunday the ARCA/CRA Super Series late models and Shady Bowl street stocks will have a day of practice beginning at 2:00. Monday will be the highlight of the weekend as the Super Series cars will compete in a 125 lap feature. Justin, Alsip, Kyle Jones, Travis Braden, Jason Dietsch, David Carter and Jeep Plum are among the 24 drivers entered. All have competed at the Bowl in the past. In addition three time series champ Scott Hantz has also entered . Hantz has competed in the Super Series, Main Event Series and outlaw late models at the Bowl and is always a threat to win. The Shady Bowl Street Stocks will also be in action as they will compete in a 50 lap non points race paying $500.00 to win.
Monday will see time trials begin at 1:00 for the streets stocks, followed by the Super Series timed runs. The Super Series last chance will roll off at 2:30 followed by the street stock heats. The Super Series 125 lap feature will follow the heats.
The street stock main will round out the program.
Three day passes are $30.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids 12-15. Free camping is permitted at the speedway or at Kiser Lake State Park. The park is located approximately six miles south of the speedway and features fishing, swimming and a beach.


Chris Parker Wins Bob Korn Memoral

DeGraff OH: (5/19). Shady Bowl Speedway honored the memory of longtime late model car owner Bob Korns Saturday. Korn had cars driven by the tri-states
finest driver is his fifty years of owning cars. The familiar #72 Ford racers were a contant threat to win each night they pulled into the pit area. Korn"s grandson Bobby brought the last Korn built stocker for what was thought to be an appearance only. Plans soon changed, as fast qualifier Mark Parker had engine woes in the dash. Korn offered the ride to Parker for the feature. In an ironic twist Parker also drives a #72 Ford in a chevy dominated sport.
Russ Bobb jumped out front at the start of the 72 lap feature and led the first five counters before Bob Sibila Jr. got by. Sibila, Bobb and Chris Parker set a torrid pace as they formed a three car get away from the rest of the field. Parker put his Gross/Shatto Motorsports chevy out front on lap 46. The red flew on lap 50 when Bobb's stellar evening went up in flames as he blew an engine. On the restart Parker took command in his All Around Accounting sponsored ride and never looked back as he posted his first win of the season. Mathew Parsons and Shawn Stansell put on a late race charge to finish second and third. Sibila finished fourth followed by Brad Coons. Sam Heckman carries the checker for the dash, with Bobb winning the heat race.
The 30 lap modified feature saw Buck Purtee jump out front in his Chuck Lensman owned right at the start. It soon became clear that Purtee was hooked up and to pass him would be a chore. Jim Lewis Jr. settled in second spot waiting for Purtee to slip. The second generation driver did not make a mistake and all Lewis could do was watch as Purtee's Zimmerman Realty backed racer took the checker. The win was first career modified main for Purtee. Brad Williams had a strong night to finish third, followed by Rob Yelton and Greg Stapleton. Rob Yelton won the four lap dash, with Brad Yelton and Mike Carroll taking eight lap heats.
The 20 lap tuner main saw Justin Pope lead lap one. Gary Eaton got by Pope on lap two and drove like a man on a mission. It was mission accomplished 18 laps later as Eaton took his third feature of the season in his Sarica Mfg backed Honda. Ethan Pope had a great night as he was second, followed by Kevin and Kelsey Flynn and Matt Stone . Stone was the winner of the trophy dash, with Kelsey Flynn and Carroll Nease winning heat races.
The 10 lap compact main was the last race and fans that stayed saw a great finish. Matt Jackson of New Carlisle in his Wantedjunkers.com backed car was leading on the white flag lap. Dylan Troyer tries a last lap pass that saw him end up in the grass after contact with Jackson. Both were able to recover and keep going with Jackson taking the checker ahead of Troyer. Steve Anderson finished third.
This weekend will see three days of racing as the Bowl celebrates Memorial Day. The action begins Saturday with the CRA Street Stocks coming to race along with the modifieds, compacts and Dwarf cars. Racing will start at 7. Sunday will see a full day of practice for the ARCA/CRA Super series and the Shady Bowl street stocks. On Monday the Super Cars will run a 125 lap feature and the the street stocks will race 50 laps for $500.00 to win. Qualifying will start at 1:00 for the street stocks followed by the ARCA/CRA Super Series time trials. The Super Series last chance race is set for the drop of the green at 2:30 . The street stock heats will follow.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 5/19/12
Late Models:
Fast qualifier: Mark Parker 13.526
Dash winnner: Sam Heckman
Heat winner: Russ Bobb
Feature 72 laps: 1. Chris Parker 2. Matthew Parsons 3. Shawn Stansell 4. Bob Sibila Jr. 5. Brad Coons 6. Sam Heckman 7. Andy Peterson 8. Russ Bobb 9. Craig Borland 10. Brandon Bayse 11. Mark Parker
Modifieds:
Fast qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.228
Hash: Rob Yelton
Heat winners: Brad Yelton and Mike Carroll
Feature 30 laps: 1. Buck Purtee 2. Jim Lewis Jr. 3. Brad Williams 4. Rob Yelton 5. Greg Stapleton 6. Mike Carroll 7. Joe Pequinot 8. Jason Timmerman 9. Jerry Stapleton 10. Mike Schaffer 11. Rob Schaeff 12. Chris Crosier 13. Chris Prater 14. Brad Yelton 15. Shane Shirk 16. Bill Burba 17. Austin Troyer 18. Josh Sage.
Tuners:
Fast qualifier: Kevin Flynn 15.414
Dash winner: Matt Stone
Heat winners: Kelsey Flynn and Carroll Nease
Feature 20 laps: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Ethan Pope 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Kelsey Flynn
5. Matt Stone 6. Chad Small 7. Jeremy Meade 8. Justin Pope 9. David Yoder 10. Jordon Sage 11. Jim Massengill 12. Ron Masters 13. Carroll Nease 14. Zack Brandyberry 15. Chuck Birchman


Flynn Wins Quick Parts 30

DeGraff OH: (5/12)- Shady Bowl Speedway finally got to hold an event Saturday night that was not either cold or wet Saturday night. The previous two shows had been held despite inclement weather. The track had lost three programs as a result of the weather issues. The Tuner class were the headline division with a 30 lap feature paying $300.00 to the winner. Springhills Kevin Flynn set a new track record during time trials with a
15.281 lap in his Honda. The 2011 track champion started the feature in eighth spot as the inversion was eight.. Ethan Pope led the first eighteen circuits before yeilding to two time feature winner Gary Eaton Jr.. On lap seventeen Flynn"s march to the front was culminated when he over took Eaton . It was the Flynn show the rest of way, as all Eaton could do was watch as Flynn's Glassman sponsored racer took the checker. Rookie Jeremy Meade claimed the dash win, Bo Hoelscher taking top spot in the heat race.
The modified division got off to a quick start as Troy's Greg Stapleton lowered his own track record to 13.247. The inversion for the modifieds was eleven forcing Stapleton to start deep in the pack. DeGraff's Brad Yelton took advantage of his front row starting spot by breaking out front at the drop of starter Rick Monroe's green flag, Yelton continued to lead with brother Rob in tow as the laps counted down. Brad Williams was riding in third spot just behind the brothers. The big question was if Stapleton had enough laps to make it to the front. Stapleton had the fans full support as he passed car after car using the high line. It all came to an end on lap thirty with Brad Yelton doing a great job with his car to take the win. Rob Yelton was second, with Brad Williams third. Stapleton's charge ended with a fourth place finish followed by Bill Burba. The win was the second in a row for Brad in his Yelton Trucking sponsored open wheeler.
The 30 lap late model main saw fast qualifier Mark Parker start seventh
with the inversion in his Ford. Veteran Sam Heckman sped to the lead on lap one. Sam was able to lead the first sixteen laps before Parker sped by in his family owned racer. Parker had the field covered until with about three laps to go his engine began to falter, Brandon Bayse was running second and tried to take advantage of Mark's engine woes, but Mark was able to hold on for his first win in four years. Bayse was second with Chris Parker third, Brandon Oakley fourth and Heckman fifth. Bayse won the four lap dash with Shawn Stansell taking the heat win.
The Ohio Valley Dwarf cars rounded out the nights racing. Jesse Gade led the first four laps before giving the lead to Daniel Wirrick. Wirrick was out front until lap eight when fast qualifier Brandon Bayse took command of the race. Bayse's lead was short lived as he and Wirrick tangled in turn three. Bayse was eliminated and Wirrick went to the pits for repairs. When the green came out it was Gade back out front. . He went on to post his first Dwarf car win over Bob Bayse, Connie Smith had a geat night, as she was third in the main and won her heat race. Paul Hazelett was fourth and Zach Harold fifth. Wirrick was the dash victor.
This Saturday's (5/19) will see the Bowl honor the memory of late model car owner Bobby Korn. Korn fell victim to cancer and passed away last year. Korn owned race cars back to the early 50's that raced from Shady Bowl to Daytona. The familiar black and white #72 saw a host of top drivers behind the wheel over the years. The 72 lap feature will pay $1500.00 to win. The modifieds, tuners, and compacts will round out the nights racing. Racing will start at 7 with the dashes and heat races .

Summary:
Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Mark Parker 13.472
Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse
Heat Winner: Shawn Stansell
Feature: 1. Mark Parker 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Chris Parker 4. Brandon Oakley 5. Sam Heckman 6. Shawn Stansell 7. Brad Coons 8. Matthew Parsons 9. Andy Peterson 10. Russ Bobb 11. Craig Borland

Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.247 (NTR)
Dash Winner: Chad Poole
Heat Winners: Brad Yelton and Mike Shaffer
Feature: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Rob Yelton 3. Brad Williams 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Bill Burba 6. Jim Lewis Jr. 7. Chad Poole 8. Mike Carroll 9. Mark Timmerman 10. Josh Smith 11. Joe Pequignot 12. Gregg Jackson 13. Rodney Kreusch 14. Rob Schaeff 15. Chris Prater 16. Mike Shaffer 17. Chris Crosier 18. Josh Sage 19. Austin Troyer 20. Don Skaggs

Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Kevin Flynn 15.281 (NTR)
Dash Winner: Jeremy Meade
Heat Winner: Ethan Pope
Feature: 1. Kevin Flynn 2. Gary Eatron 3. Matt Stone 4. Ethan Pope 5. Chad Small 6. Kelsey Flynn 7. Bo Hoelscher 8. Jeremy Meade 9. David Yoder 10. Jordan Sage 11. Justin Pope 12. Carroll Nease 13. Ron Masters

Dwarfs:
Fast Qualifer : Brandon Bayse 13.886
Dash Winner: Daniel Wirrick
Heat Winner: Connie Smith
Feature: 1. Jesse Gade 2. Bob Bayse 3. Connie Smith 4. Paul Hazelett
Zach Harold 6. Daniel Wirrick 7. Brandon Bayse


Big Night at Shady Bowl For Brad Yelton

DeGraff OH 5/6/12. The weather finally broke for Shady Bowl Speedway fans Saturday as the speedway held its second racing date of the season. The track had suffered thru three straight rainouts. The track honored the memory of former car owner Bill "Pappy" Lewis with the running of a 40 lap modified feature named in his honor.
The racing events kicked off with Lewis's step granddaughter Kasey Mason belting out the national anthem . The 40 lap modifed main saw DeGraff's Brad Yelton take the lead at the drop of the green flag. Yelton did a stellar job lap after lap out front. The entire race was ran without a major incident, but several spins and an oil down slowed the pace. Chad Poole made his way to the front from his eighth place starting spot and caught Yelton. Bud Perry and Greg Stapleton soon joined in the fun as the cars weaved thru lap cars each waiting for a slip by the driver in front. The slip
never came from Yelton however as he sped his Jeffs Welding backed racer under starter Rick Monroe"s checker flag. The win was the first of the season for the popular driver. Poole had his best finish of 2012 as he was second, followed by Perry and Stapleton. Hoosier driver Damon Breedlove was fifth. Poole won the dash, with heat wins going to Buck Purtee and Rodney Kreusch.
The 30 lap late model main saw Jim Lewis Jr. of Fairborn jump out front in his Chevy at the start. The race soon turned into a two car battle for several laps as fast qualifier Brandon Bayse put pressure on Lewis. Mark Parker, not wanting to miss out on the fun soon joined Lewis and Poole. The trio had the fans worked up as as they battled lap after lap. The fans would stand and cheer for their favorite driver lap after lap. . When the final lap was over Lewis in his A&A Bar and Grill sponsored ride was out front. Bayse held on for second, followed by Parker, Andy Peterson and Matthew Parsons. Brad Coons was the dash victor, with Lewis notching the heat win.
The 20 lap Hot Rods Auto Sales street stock feature turned out to be a marathon as several cars lost fluids to slow the action to a crawl. The race was ran in a series of four to five lap segments before a yellow or red stopped the action. The final segment saw Brad Yelton out front in his Strobble LLC backed Chevelle when the race ended. Steve Snapp who owned Yelton's Chevy was second, with Rodney Roush third, Chris Abbott fourth and Landin Scicca fifth. Yelton also won the dash, with Buck Purtee and Ricky Young taking heats.
The 20 lap tuner race was hotly a contested battle with cars racing hard every lap. The class has became a crowd favorite as the drivers always provide plenty of racing action. Jordon Sage led the first two laps before giving way to Ethan Pope. Pope led several counters before Gary Eaton made his way by. Eaton held the lead until he and Pope got caught behind a lapped car. Pope snuck by to pass Eaton for the lead. Eaton was patient and retook the lead a lap later in his Honda Motorsports of Marysville Honda. Eaton never looked back as he posted his second win of the season. Matt Stone, Carroll Nease, Justin Pope and Jeremy Meade raced second thru fifth. Stone was the dash winner with Meade and Ron Masters taking heat wins.
The 10 lap compact main rounded out the night of speed with Matt Jackson of Dayton in his Hangar 18 Chevy winning his second feature of the season. Dylan Troyer was second, with Steve Anderson third and Jeff Massengill fourth.
The Saturday (May 12th) will see the tuner class headline the nights action as they will compete in a $300.00 to win feature. The late models, modifieds and Ohio Valley Dwarf Cars will also take to the oval. The street stocks will NOT be racing. General admission for this event is $10.00. Racing will start at 7.

Mods:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.897
Dash Winner: Chad Poole
Heat Winners: Rodney Kreusch and Buck Purtee
Feature: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Chad Poole 3. Bud Perry 4. Greg Stapleton 5. Bill Burba 6. Damon Breedlove 7. Jason Timmerman 8. Jim Lewis Jr. 9. Austin Troyer 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Chris Prater 12. Rodney Kreusch 13. Chris Cosier 14. Mike Schaeffer 15. Josh Sage 16. Mark Timmerman 17. Buck Purtee 18. Mike Carroll 19. Brad Williams 20. Rob Yelton

Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier Jeff Albright 15.531
Dash Winner: Brad Yelton
Heat Winners: Buck Purtee and Ricky Young
Feature: 1. Brad Yelton 2. Steve Snapp 3. Rodney Roush 4. Chris Abbott
5.Landon Scicca 6. Scott Sullenberger 7. Jeff Albright 8. Dylan Snapp 9. Ricky Young 10. Jason Burnside 11. Robert Roush 12. Andy Heath 13. Andy Hoffman 14. Kevin Brandyberry 15. Mike Snapp 16. Jesse Gade 17. Buck Purtee

Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Brandon Bayse 13.910
Dash Winner: Brandon Bayse
Heat Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Jim Lewis Jr. 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Mark Parker 4. Andy Peterson 5. Matthew Parsons 6. Chris Parker 7. Sam Heckman 8. Greg Sparks 9. Russ Bobb 10. Craig Borland 11. Denzil McCoy 12. Brad Coons

Compacts:
Fast Qualifier Matt Jackson 17.988
Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Steve Anderson 4. Jeff Massengill

Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Kevin Flynn 15.531
Dash Winner: Matt Stone
Heat Winners: Jeremy Meade and Ron Masters
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton Jr. 2. Matt Stone 3. Carroll Nease 4. Justin Pope 5. Jeremy Meade 6. Kelsey Flynn 7. Jordan Sage 8. David Yoder 9. Ethan Pope 10. Kevin Flynn 11. Ron Masters 12. Bo Hoelscher 13. Jim Massengill 14. Jordan Ferrell 15. Charlie Birchman 16. Chad Small 17. Zach Brandyberry


Bowl Rained Out...Again

DeGraff OH: 4/27/12. The third time was not a charm, as once again rain and cold temperatures forced Shady Bowl Speedway officials to cancel Saturdays racing program. It marks the third attempt to get in the second race of the 2012 season.

This Saturday May 5th the Bowl will try again with the running of the Bill Lewis Memorial 40. The 40 lap feature will be for the modifieds with $1200.00 going to the winnner. The race is the first to honor Lewis who had cars compete for decades at the Bowl. The familiar #40 he owned not only carried sons Rick and Ron to track championships and feature wins, but former ARCA champion Lee Raymond drove for Lewis early in his career. The late models, street stocks, tuners and compacts will also be in action. Racing will start at 7pm.


Shady Bowl Racing Saturday

DeGraff OH: 4/26/12; Shady Bowl Speedway will try for the third time to get its second night of racing in the books for the 2012 season Saturday. Rain and cold weather have claimed the last two weeks action. " If April showers bring May flowers, this place should be more colorful than Disney World in two weeks" stated track owner Linda Young. This Saturdays program will feature the late models, modifieds, tuners, compacts and Dwarf cars. The following Saturday May 5th, the Bowl will host the Bill Lewis Memorial Modified 40. The 40 lap event will pay tribute to Lewis who owned race cars that competed for four decades at the Bowl with top drivers from all over Ohio behind the wheel. The Lewis name is still well known at the Bowl as sons Ron and Rick are former track champions as is grandson Jim Lewis Jr . Pit gates will open at 3, with grandstands opening at 4. Racing will start at 7.


Rain Conquers Shady Bowl Again

DeGraff OH 4/21/12- Rain and cold temperatures forced the scheduled racing action at Shady Bowl Speedway to be called off Saturday. It marked the second straight week weather has stopped the racing action. The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night will be rescheduled for a late date
This Saturday (4/28) the Bowl will host a regular program of late model, modifieds, street stocks, compacts. dwarf cars and tuners. It will mark the fourth attempt to get in the second night of racing this season. Brandon Oakley (late models) Mike Carroll (modifieds) Steve Snapp (street stocks), Gary Eaton (tuners) and Matt Jackson (compacts) were feature winners on opening night.
The first special event of the season will take place on May 5th with the running of the Bill Lewis Memorial for the modifieds . Lewis was a long time car owner who had cars compete at Shady Bowl for over 40 years before passing away last year. The 40 lap feature is expected to draw the tri-states top cars and drivers as they compete for the $1200.00 top prize.
Pit gates will open at 3 each week, with racing at 7


Shady Bowl Hosts DARF Saturday

Dayton, OH - Shady Bowl Speedway owner Linda Young and the Mahaffey family will host the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members this Saturday night (4/21/12) at their 3/10ths mile asphalt track for a free night of racing. All current DARF members will be admitted absolutely free to the grandstand by showing their current membership card at the gate.

Providing the action will be the Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Compacts, and Tuners with the gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Shady Bowl is located north of Kiser Lake. From state route 235 take Shanley Road east to Rosewood-Quincy Road, turn left and at Flowing Well Road turn right and the track will be on your left. Visit www.shadybowl.com for information or for a weather check call 937 585-9456.

Racing enthusiasts are invited to join the DARF organization as sixteen tracks, and possibly four more, have granted DARF thirty one dates where admission is free or at a reduced rate. A twelve month membership is just $15 per person. To join check the application at www.darfnews.com or contact membership secretary Lynn Cook at 937 492-6708.


Rain Big Winner at Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH: 4/14/12: Shady Bowl Speedway's scheduled racing for Saturday night was cancelled due to rain and the threat of more of the same in the forecast. " We are looking out for the well being and cost to the racers and fans.
If we cancel before the tow rigs and fans hit the road, we have saved folks a lot of money on fuel costs." stated director of competition Don Mahaffey.
Racing will resume next Saturday with the late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts . In addition it will be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night. All (DARF) members will be admitted free with a paid up membership card. The free admission is for the grandstands only. Pit gates will open at 3 followed by the grandstands opening at 4. Racing will start at 7.


TRACK RECORDS FALL AT SHADY BOWL (see photos here)

DeGraff OH: Shady Bowl Speedway opened its 2012 season before a large crowd despite cold temperatures. The racers got off to a quick start with track records being set in four classes in qualifications. Gary Eaton Jr (15.438) tuner division, Brandon Oakley (13.365) late models, Greg Stapleton (13.516) and Matt Jackson compacts. The new coat of asphalt made the track super tacky, thus boosting the speeds.
The newly created compact class were the first to run their feature. The car count was on the small side, but most expect the class to grow rapidly. Matt Jackson of New Carlisle put his Hanger 18 Racing Cavalier out front near the halfway point and cruised to the win. Dylan Troyer and Steve Anderson finished second thru third.
The 20 lap tuner feature was next on the schedule. Chad Small put his Honda out front on lap one and lead the first ten counters. Small gave up to lead to Ethan Pope, who lead the next three laps. Gary Eaton of West Liberty sped by Pope to take the lead and held off Kevin Flynn. Eaton's ultra quick Honda is sponsored by Sarica backed racer. Flynn, Pope, Matt Stone and Kelsey Flynn rounded out the top five. The Pope brothers Ethan and Justin notched heat wins.
The 30 lap modified feature got off to a rough start forcing two complete restarts. The second one was major melee that eliminated a large portion of the field. The incident was triggered when leader Mike Rush had a mechanical failure slowing his car in front of the entire field. When racing resumed Joe Pequinot sped out front as every spot behind him was hotly contested. Pequinot soon gave way to former track champion Mike Carroll. Carroll looked to have a win in hand, but new track record holder Greg Stapleton had other ideas.
Stapleton caught Carroll with three laps to go and was able to muster one strong challenge but came up just short as Carroll's McDonalds sponsored open wheeler took the checker. Stapleton was second, with Bill Burba third, Pequinot fourth and Brad Yelton fifth.. Carroll took the dash win, with heat checkers going to Brad Yelton and Rodney Kreusch.
The street stock main was next with 2012 track champion Rodney Roush leading the pack into turn one. Roush had his family owned Chevelle out front the first eight laps before Springhill's Steve Snapp powered by on the outside. Snapp's Roger Winget Race Cars then showed the rest of field nothing but rear bumper as the lead the final twelve laps to take the win. Roush held on for second, with fast qualifier Jeff Albright third. Jessie Gade and Jason Burnside rounded out the top five. Mike Snapp was the dash winner, with heat wins going to Steve Snapp and Chad Brandyberry.
The full bodied late models then took to the oval for a 30 lap feature.Jim Lewis Jr. led the first part of the race that saw a grinding crash on the backchute that put Jason Timmerman, Bob Sibila Jr. and Chris Parker on the trailer. New track record holder Brandon Oakley cleared Lewis and took the lead on lap seven. Now it was a simple matter of the winning margin as Oakley powered the family owned Oakley Blacktop to a safe lead. Lewis held on for second with Shawn Stansell third, Mathew Parsons fourth and Russ Bobb fifth. Sibila Jr. Took the dash win, with Lewis taking the heat.
This Saturday (4/14) the Bowl will host the same classes along with the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association.

SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 4/7/12

Compacts:
Fast Qualifier Matt Jackson (NTR)
Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Steve Anderson

Tuners:
Fast Qualifier Gary Eaton 15.438 (NTR)
Dash: Ethan Pope
Heat winners: Chad Small and Justin Pope
Feature: 1. Gary Eaton 2. Kevin Flynn 3. Ethan Pope 4. Matt Stone 5. Kelsey Flynn 6. Justin Pope 7. Brad Worley 8. Carroll Nease 9. Bo Hoelscher 10. David Yoder 11. Jim Massengill 12. Steve Vore 13. Tony Cottrill 14. Aaron Teegarden 15. Chad Small 16. Brian Martin 17. Charlie Birchman 18. Jeremy Meade 19. Jordan Sage

Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier Greg Stapleton 13.516
Dash: Mike Carroll
Heat winners: Brad Yelton and Rodney Kreusch
Feature: 1. Mike Carroll 2. Greg Stapleotn 3. Bill Burba 4. Joe Pequinot 5. Brad Yelton 6. Brad Springer 7. Damon Breedlove 8. Jim Lewis Jr. 9. Jason Timmerman 10. Gregg Jackson 11. Rodney Kreusch 12. Rob Schaeff 13. Bud Perry 14. Chad Poole 15. Rob Yelton 16. Mike Rush 17. Austin Troyer 18. Mike Pippin 19. Buck Purtee 20. Josh Sage 21. Brian Reeser

Street Stocks:
Fast Qualifier Jeff Albright 15.365
Dash: Mike Snapp
Heat winners; Steve Snapp and Chad Brandyberry
Feature: 1. Steve Snapp 2. Rodney Roush 3. Jeff Albright 4. Jesse Gade 5. Jason Burnside 6. Chad Brandyberry 7. Scott Sullenburger 8. Richard Roush 9. Robert Roush 10. Mike Snapp 11. Chris Abbott 12. Ricky Young 13. Timmy Hines 14. Brian Cottrill

Late Models:
Fast Qualifier Brandon Oakley 13.365
Dash: Bob Sibila Jr.
Heat winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature: 1. Brandon Oakley 2. Jim Lewis Jr. 3. Shawn Stansell 4. Matthew Parsons 5. Russ Bobb 6. Greg Sparks 7. Craig Borland 8. Mark Parker 9. Jason Timmerman 10.Chris Parker 11. Bob Sibila Jr.


Shady Bowl Set To Open With New Surface

DeGraff OH: (4/3) Shady Bowl Speedway will the place for local stock car racing fans to be Saturday night April7th when the Bowl kicks off its 2012 racing season. The first thing fans will notice is the complete new racing surface. The speedway was repaved shortly after the close of the 2011 season. Early test sessions by drivers has proven that lap times should drop, as the track is now smooth and tacky to allow for better traction thus making the track much faster. The opening night racing card will feature the five weekly classes led by the late models and modifieds. The street stocks will return along with former compact class, now renamed the tuner division. A new class of cars will be in action each week, as a new compact class has been created. The 2012 compacts will be a much more stock appearing front wheel drive with rules desigmed to keep costs low.. The April showswill all be regular events, with the Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association joining in the 14th and 28th. Several special events weill be held in May, which should prove to be the biggest month of the season. The month of May will close out with a huge Memorial Day weekend featuring the CRA stars and cars. On Saturday night the 26th the CRA street stocks will join the modifieds, compacts and dwarf cars. Sunday will be practice day for the CRA Super Series and the Shady Bowl street stocks. Monday the 28th will see the CRA Super Series traveling pros compete in a 125 lap feature along with a $500.00 to street stock main. Fans who want to come to all three events are welcome to camp over at no charge. On Saturdays pit gates will open at 3, with the spectator gates opening at 4. Racing will begin at 7.


2012 Season To Kick Off At Shady Bowl

DeGraff OH; 4/1/12. Shady Bowl Speedway will kick off its 2012 racing season on Saturday April 7th, The Bowl will begin its second season under the reins of owner Linda Young. The Dayton resident took over the speedway in June of last year and with the help of sons Don and Jason Mahaffey finished out the season racing on Sunday afternoons. "We only picked one of the hottest summers in history to run a racetrack in 90 degree weather. It soon became apparent fans also found it just too hot to sit outside no matter how good the racing. We were forced to switch back to Saturday nights this year. The Bowl ran over fifty years on Saturday and with the heat and the fans wanting a change we made the call. My goal is to return this Champaign County landmark to its former spot as the place to be on Saturday nights. We stress affordable admission and concession prices as well as a clean safe place for fans and racers" Young said in a recent statement.
The late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks will be main stays on the racing card of full bodied racers. A change in the Compact class will see the class split into two divisions. The Compacts will feature more stock appearing cars with very little changes from a street car. The second class will be called the Tuners, which will follow the rules of the 2011 Compacts with a few changes.
These four classes will make up the first four races of the 2012 with regular programs each night. The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association will join in on the 14th,21st and 28th.
Pit Gates will open weekly at 3, with grandstands opening at 4 and racing at 7.

To see photos from the first test and tune session of the 2012 season, please click here.


1/21/2012 - Shadybowl Holds Awards Banquet, Champaign County

The annual awards banquet was held at the Champaign County Fairgrounds on January 21, 2012. Champions from each division were honored after enjoying a huge buffet of great food.

Champions were: (L-R) Kevin Flynn - Compacts, Rodney Roush - Street Stocks, Bobby Justus - Late Models, Rob Yelton - Modifieds. Congratulations!

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