It’s the time of year for local stock car drivers to step up, as point championships are up for grabs at Shady Bowl Speedway. A full program of racing will be on hand Saturday (7/21).
Quincy driver Josh Smith has dominated the Nagels Excavating Late Model Series so far. Mike Ward, of Urbana, a former track champion is second in points with Jim Lewis Jr. third. They will compete in the Tony Rigney Memorial. The 40 lap event will pay $1100.00 win.
The Biggins Small Engine Repair modifieds will all be shooting for Bellefontaine’s Logan McPherson. McPherson has powered his Ed Tapp owned open wheeler to three feature wins. Sean McNealy is second, followed by Buddy Townsend. The street stock current point leader is six time track champion Rodney Roush. He faces a tough challenge from Buck Purtee of Quincy. Chad Small II has battled his way to a third place ranking. The Buckeye FWD Mini Stocks point standings shows Columbus driver Ryan Tamburro atop the points by virtue of his four feature wins. Eddie Kemp is having a great season to rest in second place with Andru Troyer third. The spectator Drags are also on the schedule. It will be the raindate for the Emerson Climate Technolologies Employee Appreciaton Night. The event was originally set for June 2nd before rain cancelled the event. The racing will begin at 7.
The Hanger 18 Race Cars Hobby Stocks will have they night off so they can prepare for the third race of the Van Hoy Oil Shootout Series. The event will be held at Mt. Lawn Speedway in Indiana on Sunday (7/22).