SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY
Worlds Fastest Three Tenths Mile Paved Oval
For immediate release 8/15/2020
DeGraff OH (8/15/20). It was a great night for racing at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday. Eight different drivers carried the checker after their features.
The Noble Armor Coating late models were the first to take to the oval. Cody Robinson set the pace for the first 16 laps as fast qualifier Don Mahaffey Jr made Robinson’s life out front into a real challenge as Mahaffey hounded him for the lead. Mahaffey took over the lead for good on lap 17 in his Hangar 18 Race Cars ride. Former track champion Matt Parsons passed Robinson as the checker came out. Jim Lewis Jr was fourth and Ryan Fleming fifth. Kenny George Jr carried the checker for the dash, with Jacob Muncy winning the heat.
The Heath and Sons Farms street stocks were out next. When the green flag flew Terry Purtee led the first two laps, as the red flag came out to stop the action. Buck Purtee and Ryan Burch got together in turn two, with the result being the cars hit the wall at nearly full throttle. The drivers were uninjured, but both cars were knocked out of the race. The Burch Camaro suffered severe damage. When the green came back out Chris Parker of Bellefontaine took over the lead. Parker in his Chad’s Automotive Chevy never looked back as he captured his first street stock feature. Rodney Roush, Jason Mahaffey, Phil Gussler Jr and Josh Way rounded out the top five. Rodney Roush was fast qualifier, with Gussler winning the dash and Burch and Rob Schaeff taking heat wins.
The Harrod Septic Solutions compacts lined up next. A full field of 27 cars started the event. Michael Litchfield led lap one , with Robert Tayler IV leading the next two laps. Chris Hensley jumped out front on lap four.. Hensley looked to have a feature in the bag,as he lead to lap 24. Jordan Sage caught Hensley as they were coming to the checker. Sage of Piqua, led the final 25 feet to take the win. Hensley was second, with Nick Barrett third, Austin Eaton fourth and Rob Taylor IV fifth. Charlie Hoepker and Chase Lang took last chance wins. Promotor Rick Young added two special races. The first was “The Minor Back to School Race” for our youngest drivers. Michael Litchfield was the winner of that race. The next special was the Old Timer’s race. It was open to drivers from 39 to 99. Bo Hoelscher of Riverside out ran his fellow old geezers to take the win.
The Pines Home Solutions Thunder Cars were next. Fast qualifier Scott Drake of Xenia won the feature marking his first Thunder Car feature win. Patrick Woods, Hunter Hicks, Brad Blue and Scottie Marquis finished second thru fifth. Andy Pine thought he had a top three finish, but did not report to the scales for post race inspection and was disqualified. Peyton Burba won the dash for his first checker. Hicks was the heat winner. Young added a special race in the Thunder Stocks. It was a race for the ladies, with Leslie Woods taking the win over a fast closing Becky Moore. The final race was a 100 lap enduro . It saw the usual crash, spin and cars having mechanical woes to keep things exciting. When the dust had settled Beavercreek resident Tyler Mahaffey in his Quick Parts was in victory lane. Zack Beaty-Lakins was second with Nick Barrett third. They were the only cars on the lead lap..
Saturday (8/22/20) the ladies will get another chance to get behind the wheel of a compact. The feature, dubbed the “Eye Liner 30” will highlight the compacts slate. It will also be “Nurses Night” with all nurses admitted to grandstands free with proper ID. Racing will begin at 7.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 8/15/20
Noble Armor Coating Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Don Mahaffey Jr. 13.579
Dash winner: Kenny George Jr
Heat Winner: Jacob Muncy
35 lap feature 1.Don Mahaffey 2.Matt Parsons 3. Cody Robinson 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Ryan Fleming 6. Bud Perry 7. Josh Smith 8. Kenny George Jr. 9. Curtis Noble 10. Jacob Muncy 11. Brian Reeser 12. Mark Smith 13.Russ Bobb
Heath and Sons Farms Street Stocks
Fast qualifier Rodney Roush 14.831
Dash: Phil Gussler Jr
Heat Winners: Ryan Burch and Rob Schaeff
Feature 25 laps: 1. Chris Parker 2. Rodney Roush 3. Jason Mahaffey 4. Phil Gussler Jr. 5. Josh Way 6. Jason Drummond 7. Jacob Heckman 8. Robert Roush 9. TJ Gregory 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Terry Purtee 12. Richard Roush 13. Shawn Roush 14. Ryan Burch 15. Buck Purtee
Harrod Septic Solutions Compacts
Fast qualifier: Austin Eaton 16.780
Last Chance Races: Charlie Hoepker & Chase Lang
Feature: 1. Jordan Sage 2. Chris Hensley 3. Nick Barrett 4. Austin Eaton 5. Rob Taylor IV 6. Jimmy McElfresh 7. Corey Plunkett 8. Bill Ramey 9. Aaron McDole 10. Alec Young 11. Bobby Terry 12. Chris Prater 13. Ben Cartwright 14. Aaron Jewell 15. Keven Baggett 16. Paul Levering 17. Chase Lang 18. Dustin Higginbotham 19. Devin Glessner 20. Carlos Williams 21. Charlie Hoepker 22. Destyni Lucas 23. Michael Litchfield 24. Tony Heath 25. Tylan Coppock 26. Andrea Swink 27. Scott Robinson
15 lap “Minors Back to School” race.1. Michael Litchfield 2. Rob Taylor IV 3. Devin Glessner. 4. Rodney George Jr 5. Damien Weigel 6. Daytona Hensley 7. Tylan Coppock 8. Kanyon Perez
Seniors race 15 laps: 1. Bo Hoelscher 2. Bobby Terry 3. Ben Cartright 4. Chris Hensley 5. Bill Ramey 6. Charlie Hoepker 7. Chris Lucas 8. Jason Price 9. Chris Prater 10. Patrick Woods 11. Jimmy McElfresh 12. Melissa Sterwerf 13. Scott Henson
Pines Home Solutions Thunder Cars
Fast Qualifier: Scott Drake 15.876
Dash Winner: Peyton Burba
Heat Winner: Hunter Hicks
Feature: 1. Scott Drake 2. Patrick Woods 3. Hunter Hicks 4. Brad Blue 5. Scottie Marquis 6. Bob Coppock 7. Dylan Pippin 8. Landen Jones 9. Peyton Burba 10. Eddie Noble
“Wife Swap 2020” Powder Puff Race.10 laps: 1. Leslie Woods 2. Bexky Moore
Enduro (100 laps)
- Tyler Mahaffey 2. Zach Beaty-Lakins 3. Nick Barrett 4. Scottie Marquis 5. Robert Bechtolt 6. Josh Gambill 7. Phillip Carney 8. Dwayne Swink 9. Troy Shepard 10. Charles Lemley 11. Jason Mahaffey 12. Zach Thornhill 13. Joe Carroll 14. Clint Coulter 15. David Hall 16. Aric Faulder 17. Brayden Triplett 18. Tim Dovel 19. Tony Fletcher 20. Justin Goodrow 21. Jacob Muncy 22. Bobby Terry 23. Isaiah Markley 24. Jesse Terry 25. Jacob Levay 26. John Zornes 27. Travis Jones 28. Cody Massengill