SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY
9892 Flowing Well Rd. DeGraff OH 43318
Worlds Fastest Three Tenths Mile Paved Oval
The attached photo show John Stroble (45) of Urbana and Bellefontaines Brad Coons are expected to be on hand for the "Waco Wayne Watercutter" 100 lap late model feature at Shady Bowl 8/5/17. Isaacs Photo
Watercutter Night at Shady Bowl Speedway
DeGraff OH (8/3): Shady Bowl Speedway will honor a living legend in local short track racing by hosting the “Waco Wayne Watercutter Night” Saturday night (8/5). The main event will be 100 lap feature paying $1900.00 to win. Watercutter started his career in a 1953 Mercury in 1963. It was a figure 8 car. He went on to drive cars owned by Denny Shatto, Mike Meeker, Ward Brothers and the Poling Brothers. The Sidney OH driver ran all the local ovals plus the super speedways. He was third in an ARCA race at Michigan International Speedway in a blanket finish that saw six cars reach the finish line at the same time. Although he prefers dirt track racing, he listes Shady Bowl Speedway as his favorite track to race on. A Oldsmobile fielded by Ward Brothers was his favorite car.The crew ran a limited NASCAR schedule. Shatto and Meeker were his favorite car owners.He was voted USAC rookie of the in 1976. He dominated a ARCA race at 411 Raceway in TN lapping all but the second place car. Columbus drivers Don Gregory and Bud St. Amant were among his favorite competitors. He stated that watching his late son Larry win his first race in a mini stock at the Bowl was hig biggest thrill in racing. He picked up his final win five years ago in a car owned by Meeker. He has taken several drivers his wing to provide his racing knowledge to them. Quincy driver Josh Smith credits his success to Watercutter.
In addition to the late models, the modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, compacts and spectator drags will be on the schedule. The street stocks ONLY will be non points. Racing will begin at 7.