SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY
9892 Flowing Well Rd. DeGraff OH 43318
Sceva Memorial Wins to Purtee and Perry
DeGraff OH: It was “Neal Sceva Memorial Night at The Races” at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night. The former Urbana resident was probably the most popular driver to ever race at the Champaign county oval. Sceva won over 600 feature races in a career cut short when he lost his battle with cancer in 1985. Matt Wilson of northern Ohio brought his Mercury Marauder to the Bowl several weeks ago and nearly won the feature. This week he returned and put DeGraff hotshoe Buck Purtee behind the wheel of his great looking #03. The move was a good one for Wilson, as Purtee set fast time and won the 51 lap feature. Purtee put the Outlaw Chassis sponsored car out front on lap 17 when he passed last weeks winner Rob Schaeff. Rodney Roush came all from the rear of the field to finish second. Schaeff held on for third, with Shawn Stansell fourth and Chad Small II fifth. Schaeff won the dash, with Jason Parsons taking heat honors. Newcomer Bailey Deloose won the Ohlinger Automotive Hard Charger Award.
The 35 lap late model feature saw Bill Cantley lead the first six counters before Buddy Townsend motored by. Townsends time out front was short lived, as point leader and fast qualifier Don Mahaffey took over the point. Bud Perry of Edgerton OH challenged Mahaffey for the lead and the two former track champions battled for top spot before Mahaffey spun on lap 13. Perry, behind the wheel of Urbana’s Mike Ward went on to win his second feature in two starts this season. Perry also picked up the Amsoil Hard Charger award in his Fetz Plumbing and Heating backed ride. Townsend held on for second, with Mahaffey third, Caleb Reschar fourth and Larry Kemp fifth.
The modified main went to Greg Stapleton as he edged out fast qualifier Shane Shirk to post his fourth feature win of the season in his Stapleton Machine and Toll backed open wheeler. Dash winner Chris Parker was third, with Logan McPherson fourth and Mike Carroll fifth. The Stapleton brothers Jerry and Carl won heat races. Carl Stapleton won the DeGraff Service Center Hard Charger Award. Modified results were not official at press time.
The compact 20 lap feature was once again another victory for Medway driver Josh Foltz. Foltz in his Vapor Royals backed Neon took the lead from Damien Killen on lap seven and went on to post his 10th feature win. He also picked up the Quick Parts Hard Charger Award. Dash winner Dusty Harding was second, with Killen third, Jimmy McElfresh fourth and Cody Wynn fifth. Corey Kyer was the winner of the eight lap heat race.
Defending pure stock champion Jason Purtee of DeGraff led all ten laps to win the feature in his L&B Auto Repair Thunderbird. John Eastman, Zach Doolin and Ryan Tamboro rounded out the field.
The spectator drag action Chad Owens edged Bob Brown for the win.
The Vintage Auto Racing Club cars were on hand also. They ran a heat race and a feature with Mike Mason taking the win.
This Saturday (8/26) will be will be the final points race of the season. Champions in late models, modifieds, street stocks, compacts, super compacts, pure stocks and spectator drags will be crowned. Bob Brown, Chad Owens and Corey Plunkett will battle in their spectator drag cars to see who wins the race ready compact. Racing will start at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 8/19/17
Fast Qualifier: Buck Purtee 14.566
Dash winner: Rob Schaeff
Heat Winner: Jason Parsons
Ohlinger Automotive Hard Charger Award: Bailey Deloose
Feature 51 laps: 1. Buck Purtee 2. Rodney Roush 3. Rob Schaeff 4. Shawn Stansell 5. Chad Small II 6. Jacob Heckman 7. Bailey Deloose 8. Josh Longstreth 9. Robert Roush 10. Chester Frazier 11. Richard Roush 12. Mark Smith 13. Jason Parsons 14, Jim Lewis Jr.
Fast Qualifier: Don Mahaffey 13.036
Amsoil Hard Charger Award: Bud Perry
Feature 35 laps: 1. Bud Perry 2. Buddy Townsend 3. Don Mahaffey 4. Caleb Reschar 5. Larry Kemp 6. Harrison Hall 7. Bill Cantley 8. Paul Hazelett
Fast qualifier: Shane Shirk 13.626
Dash winner: Chris Parker
Heat winners: Jerry and Carl Stapleton
DeGraff Service Center Hard Charger Award: Carl Stapleton
Feature 30 laps: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Shane Shirk 3. Chris Parker 4. Logan McPherson 5. Mike Carroll 6. Brad Yelton 7. Daniel McPherson 8. Jerry Stapleton 9. Buddy Townsend 10. Rob Dutra 11. Joe Jennings 12. Carl Stapleton 13. Doug Hewitt Jr. 14. Dillon Andrix 15. Mike Schaffer 16. Mike Pippin 17. Andy Bohn
Note: Modified results were not official at press time.
Dash winner: Dusty Harding
Heat winner: Corey Kyer
Feature 20 laps: 1. Josh Foltz 2. Dusty Harding 3. Damien Killen 4. Jimmy McElfresh 5. Cody Wynn 6. Cory Kyer 7. Dillon Higginbotham
8. Tanner Lane 9. Ryan Tamburro 10. Matt Hagood 11. Amanda Swink
10 lap feature: 1. Jason Purtee 2. John Eastman 3. Zach Doolin 4. Ryan Tamboro
1. Chad Owens 2. Bob Brown
Photo Credit: Isaacs Photos