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DeGraff OH (4/8): It’s the first real sign of spring in Champaign county when you hear the roar of racing engines from Shady Bowl Speedway. Racing fans will hear that sound Saturday (4/10) when the gates open for the 75th year of racing at the rural oval. The Bowl will also have a new look, as the backchute wall has been replaced and the hill area over looking turn three has been graded.

The Dave Nagel Excavating Late Models, The Wooten Automotive and Towing Modifieds, Adams Automotive Street Stocks, Noble Armor Coating Crown Vics (Adult) and The Harrod Septic Solutions Compacts are part of the opening night schedule. Compacts need to be at the track between 12 and 2 for inspection. All cars MUST have a PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION STICKER TO RACE. Updates can be found on the Shady Bowl Facebook page and at shadybowlspeedway.rocks. Racing will begin at 7.