For immediate release 9/19/20
Five New Winners at Shady Bowl
DeGraff OH (9/19): Shady Bowl Speedway fans were treated to a great night of racing Saturday. The temperature was a little on the cool side, but the action on the track was hot. Promoter Rick Young put a new race on the schedule a couple of seasons ago. He dubbed it ”Non Winners Night”. If you had won a feature this season you were not eligible to compete.
The Noble Armor Coating late models were first on the schedule. Former track champion Bud Perry led the first three circuits, that had two red flags for crashes. Matt Jackson, Tyler Parsons, Tyler Mahaffey and Cody Robinson saw their nights end as a result of the crashes. All drivers were OK. Donnie “Zero” Hill took over the lead on the restart, and continued his time out front as the checker flew. The win was the first for Hill in his Architect Glass sponsored ride. Kenny George Jr, Perry, Buddy Townsend and Curt Frazier filled second thru fifth spots. Hill was fast qualifier. Mahaffey took the dash win, with Tyler Marsh winning the heat.
The Wooten Automotive and Towing modifieds were up next. Buddy Townsend took the green and was first into turn one. Townsend set a torrid pace as fast qualifier Daniel McPherson worked his way thru traffic. McPherson caught Townsend on lap 18 and took over the lead. McPherson in the Sean McNealy owned racer went on to post the win. Townsend held on for second, with Jerry Stapleton third, Logan McPherson fourth and Scott Jones fifth. Daniel McPherson was fast qualifier, Jones was the dash winner with Rob Bryant winning the heat.
The Heath and Sons Farms street stocks went to battle next. Veteran driver Terry Purtee took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Purtee was able to lead the first 11 laps in his Ford before Tipp City driver Jamie Sites sped by in his Accel Automotive Camaro. Sites led the balance of the event to notch the win. Dash winner Jacob Heckman was second, with fast qualifier Chad Small II third. Purtee was the heat winner and claimed fourth in the main. Jason Drummond was fifth.
Chad Brandyberry of Maplewood was the next driver to go to victory in the Patrick Woods owned Thunder Car. Buck Purtee, Brad Blue, Brandyberry and Woods have won in the car (Blue was disqualified for failing to go to the scales after the race). Jake Moody let the first three laps of the feature. Dylan Pippin then took over the lead and held the lead until Brandyberry sped by on his way to the checker. Brandyberry also was fast qualifier in the Pines Home Solutions series. The second thru fifth feature finishers were Bob Coppock, Pippin, Steve Fowler and John Hicks.
A new class was added to the schedule with the Pro Powder Puff
cars being added. It is for lady drivers who have raced before.
Melissa McElfresh led the early laps before giving way to DeGraff driver Aliza Snapp. Snapp led the field to the checker with McElfresh second, with Holi Eaton third, Brooklyn Wilcox fourth and Andrea Swink fifth. Chelsea Purtee was fast qualifier..
In Harrod Septic Solutions Compact action saw 34 cars take the green for the feature. The race was halted several times for crashes and track clean up. The bump and run is not just a football play, it seemed like the way they chose to race. It provided plenty of entertainment for the fans. Casey Wynn led the first 10 laps, before giving way to Corey Plunkett of Piqua. Plunkett powered his Corey’s Customs all the way to the checker. Wynn held on for second, followed by Tony Heath, Jimmy Huffman, and Kenny George. Chelsea Purtee set quick time with Plunkett taking the dash. Jeremiah English, Carlos Williams and Rodney George Jr. took heat honors. The track honored the top 10 drivers in each class by giving their awards also this night. The track would like to thank the folks at Noble Armor Coating for building some great looking awards.
Next Saturday will be the third annual Clunker Classic. It will feature a 300 lap enduro, skid plate races, flag pole racing, chain race, burn out contest ,trailer race and the first Crown Vic Series race. Pit gates open at 12, grandstand access at 3. The Crown Vic series will take the green at 5 to start the action.
Shady Bowl Speedway Summary 9/19/20
Noble Armor Coating Late Models:
Fast Qualifier: Donnie “Zero” Hill 13.595
Dash Winner: Tyler Mahaffey
Heat Winner: Tyler Marsh
Feature: 1. Donnie “Zero” Hill 2. Kenny George Jr. 3. Bud Perry 4. Buddy Townsend 5. Curt Frazier 6. Mark Smith 7. Bill Cantley 8. Dearl Parsons 9. Tyler Marsh 10. Tyler Mahaffey 11. Cody Robinson 12. Matt Jackson 13. Tyler Parsons
Wooten Automotive & Towing Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Daniel McPherson 13.813
Dash Winner: Scott Jones
Heat Winner: Rob Bryant
Feature: 1. Daniel McPherson 2. Buddy Townsend 3. Jerry Stapleton 4. Logan McPherson 5. Scott Jones 6. Rob Bryant 7. Hayden Wren 8. Doug Hewitt Jr.
Heath and Sons Farms Street Stocks
Fast Qualifier: Chad Small II 14.857
Dash Winner: Jacob Heckman
Heat Winner: Terry Purtee
Feature: 1. Jamie Sites 2. Jacob Heckman 3. Chad Small II 4. Terry Purtee 5. Jason Drummond 6. Zach Brandyberry 7. Bob Coppock 8. Mark Parker 9. Devon Vincent
Pines Home Solutions Thunder Cars
Fast Qualifier: Chad Brandyberry 15.405
Feature: 1. Chad Brandyberry 2. Bob Coppock 3. Dylan Pippin 4. Steve Fowler 5. John Hicks 6. Landen Jones 7. Jake Moody
Pro Powder Puff
Fast Qualifier: Chelsea Purtee 16.716
Feature: 1. Aliza Snapp 2. Melissa Ann McElfresh 3. Holli Eaton 4. Brooklyn Wilcox 5. Andrea Swink 6. Chelsea Purtee
Harrod Septic Solutions Compacts
Fast Qualifier: Chelsea Purtee
Dash Winner: Corey Plunkett
Heat Winners: Jeremiah English, Carlos Williams and Rodney George Jr.
Feature: 1. Corey Plunkett 2. Casey Wynn 3. Tony Heath 4. Jimmy Huffman 5. Kenny George 6. Ben Cartwright 7. Aaron Jewell 8. Jeremy Niswonger 9. Damien Wiegel 10. Justin Pope 11. Devin Glessner 12. Carlos Williams 13. Garrett Spriggs 14. Jaron Fields 15. Melissa Ann McElfresh 16. Jeremiah English 17. Michael Litchfield 18. Tylan Coppock 19. Kyle Gordon 20. Nick Hall 21. Andrea Swink 22. Chris Prater 23. Scott Henson 24. Donnie Eaton 25. Devin Wilson 26. Robbie Taylor IV 27. Matt Haygood 28. Paul Levering 29. Tim Bailey 30. Nicholas Meade 31. Rodney George Jr. 32. Colton Morgan 33. Keven Baggett 34. Kyle Egbert