For immediate release 7/11/20
DeGraff OH: It was an action packed night for Shady Bowl Speedway Fans Saturday. The Noble Armor Coating late models competed in the 110 lap Denny Shatto Memorial. The annual event honors Shatto, one of the best car builders in the tristate. He passed away all to early from a lingering illness. Kevin, Denny’s son has taken over the team with Jim Lewis Jr as the driver. Josh Sage led the field in turn one at the start of the race. Sage led until lap thirteen when Josh Smith motored by. Smith was very strong and held the point until lap 88. Ryan Fleming finally caught Smith and took over the lead. The time out front was short as he blew an engine on lap 99,.On the restart after Fleming’s engine let go Smith was back out front. The Quincy resident held the top spot until the checker flew. The Smith Motor Sports team took home well over $2,000.00. Matt Parsons took home second place money with Don Mahaffey third, with Bill Cantley fourth and Ryan Fleming fifh. Cody Robinson was the dash winner with Ross Klinglehofer taking the heat.
The Heath and Sons Farms Street Stocks pulled onto the track. They had no idea what was coming up next. The 25 lap feature was perhaps one of the best races in years. Rob Schaeff pulled into the lead at the start. It soon became an absolute shootout with five cars trying to take the lead from Schaeff. It was a race like no other as Schaeff, Chad Pendleton, Rodney Roush, Chris Parker and Matt Wilson going wild. It was a sight, as those drivers rubbed and raced like there was no tomorrow. Pendleton took the lead from Schaeff on lap 22. Pendleton led the money lap and picked up the win. The win was the first of season for Pendleton in his Extreme Paint & Finishers backed Chevy. Schaeff turned in his best showing as he held 21 laps as he finished second . Rodney Roush , Matt Wilson and Chris Parker filled out the top five. Pendleton was fast qualifier. Parker won the dash with Schaeff winning the heat.
The Harrod Septic Solutions compacts rounded out the night of speed. The race started with 20 cars taking the green flag. Robert Taylor IV led lap one, with Keven Baggett taking his turn leading until lap six, when Jimmy McElfresh got past him. McElfresh looked to have the feature in hand until former champion Josh Foltz took over and led to the checker. The win was the first this season for the Quick Parts backed racer. Second place finish went to McElfresh. Alec Young, Austin Eaton and Jordan Sage rounded out the top five. Alec Young won the dash with Jimmie Massengill and Scott Henson taking heat wins. The Christian Motorcycle Association were on hand as part of the Harley Night that saw over 40 bikes tour the speedway.
Next Saturday the Bowl will have the Bill McElfresh 55 compact feature. The event pays over $1000.00 to win. Modifieds, Thunder Cars and Street Stocks will also be on hand. Racing at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Results 7/11/20
Noble Armor Coating Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Cody Robinson 13.687
Dash winner: Matt Parsons Heat Winner: Ross Klinglehofer
Feature 110 lap Denny Shatto Memorial $2110.00 to win: 1. Josh Smith 2.Matt Parsons 3.Don Mahaffey Jr. 4. Bill Cantley 5. Ryan Fleming 6. Ross Klinglehofer 7. Tyler Mahaffey 8. Shaun Smith 9. Kyle Jones 10. Josh Sage 11. Cody Robinson 12. Dearl Parsons 13. Jim Lewis Jr. was disqualified for exiting his car under caution to confront another driver while cars were rolling
Heath and Sons Farms Street Stock
Fast qualifier. Chad Pendleton 14.682
Dash winner: Chris Parker
Heat winner: Rob Schaeff
Feature 25 laps: Chad Pendleton 2. Rob Schaeff 3.Rodney Roush 4. Matt Wilson 5. Chris Parker 6. Tyler Mahaffey 7. Terry Purtee 8. Buck Purtee 9. Phil Gussler Jr. 10. Chad Small II 11. Robert Roush 12. Richard Roush 13. Nick Frazier
Harrod Septic Solutions Mini Stocks
Fast qualifier: Josh Foltz 16.993
Dash winner: Alec Young
Heat winners: Jimmy Massengill and Scott Henson
Feature 25 laps $500 to win. 1. Josh Foltz 2. Jimmy McElfresh 3. Alec Young 4. Austin Eaton 5. Jordon Sage. 6. David Asher 7. Nick Hall 8. Charlie Hoepker 9. Bill McElfresh 10. Chase Lang 11. Rob Taylor IV 12. Damien Weigel 13. Keven Baggett 14. Jugg Ridenour 15. Andrea Swink 16. Jason Price 17. Scott Henson 18. Jimmy Massengill 19. Alex Zerkle 20. Cody Massengill