Degraff OH (6/6) Shady Bowl Speedway kicked off its 2020 racing season with a full night of racing. Fans had to adhere to rules set forth by local health officials. Fans had to maintain the six foot buffer zones between groups of fans. The concession stands were closed. Hopefully the rules will be relaxed and the track will be able to use all their facilites.
The Heath and Sons Farms Street Stock division saw Josh Smith of Quincy dominate the field in his Jamie Hunt Racing Camaro. Smith set fast time and won the 25 lap main . Terry Purtee came out of retirement to lead the first 20 counters before Smith sped by. Purtee had been out of the seat for 22 seasons. Jacob Heckman, Rob Schaeff and Phil Gussler Jr. rounded out the top five. Gussler took the dash checker with Terry Purtee winning the heat.
The Pine Home Solution Thunder Cars were on hand. Brad Blue set quick time during time trials. The feature belonged to rookie driver Hunter Hicks of Piqua. Hicks led all the way to win his first ever feature in his Monte Carlo sponsored by J and J Enterprises. Dylan Pippin was second followed by Patrick Woods and Landen Jones. Blue was disqualiied for failing to go to tech after the feature.
The Wooten Towing sponsored Modifieds took to the track next. In qualifying Chris Parker of Bellefontaine set the pace. Parker, the defending track champion blistered the field in the feature. Parker was behind the wheel of the Chuck Lensman-Chads Automotive Repair openwheeler. Brad Yelton, Daniel McPherson, Logan McPherson and Gregg Jackson chased Parker to the checker.
Jackson scored a win in the dash, with Buddy Townsend and Brian Brandyberry taking heat race wins.
The Harrod Septic Solutions compacts feature turned out to be a rough and tumble affair. The 30 lap main was a crash fest with 27 cars taking the green. When the dust had cleared Nick Barrett was in victory lane. The Kettering resident won his second feature in his Barrett Tool and Technology ride. Austin Eaton battled back from a crash to finish second. Jimmy McElfresh was third, with Cory Plunkett fourth and Alec Young fifth. Paul Levering and McElfresh took heat wins. Young was the dash winner.
The 100 lap Enduro went well with lots of action for the fans. When the checker flew it was Dayton’s Bobby Terry was posing alongside of the Southtown Heating and Cooling backed ride.. The win was far from easy as he and Gary Williams battled nearly the full race. It became a race to be decided by who could work thru traffic. Williams could only watch as Terry took the checkered flag. It was the second win for Terry. Zack Beaty-Lakins was third. Nick Barrett and Don Mahaffey Jr. filled out the top five.
Racing will resume this Saturday night under the same format now in place. Fans will be allowed to sit in the grandstands as long as they maintain the six feet buffer zone. There will be no concessions open. Fans are advised to bring there own beverages and food (no glass bottles). Camping will be open, again with the six foot buffer zone. The Late Models, Street Stocks, Compacts and Thunder Cars will be in action. Pits open at 2,with hotlaps at 3:30. Cars will qualify at 5 with racing at 7. Spectator gates will open at 4.
Shady Bowl Speedway Results 6/6/20
Harrod Septic Solutions Compacts
Fast qualifier: Austin Eaton 16.687
Dash winner: Alec Young
Heat Winners: Paul Levering and Jimmy McElfresh
Feature 30 laps: 1. Nick Barrett 2. Austin Eaton 3. Jimmy McElfresh 4. Corey Plunkett 5. Alec Young 6. Ronnie Constant 7. Bryan Temple 8. Chase Lang 9. Jason Price 10. Dalton Oder 11. Jordan Sage 12. Ralph King 13. BJ Shoffer 14. Charlie Hoepker 15. Devin Taylor 16. Leevi Frazier 17. Dustin Hughes 18. Rob Taylor IV 19. Ben Cartwright 20. Dustin Higginbotham 21. Tyler Coppock 22. Paul Levering 23. Melissa Sterwerf 24. Timmy Bailey 25. Damien Weigel 26. Scott Henson 27. Alex George
Wooten Automotive Modifieds
Fast Qualifier: Chris Parker 13.818
Dash winner: Gregg Jackson
Heat winners: Buddy Townsend and Brian Brandyberry
Feature: 1. Chris Parker 2. Brad Yelton 3. Daniel McPherson 4. Logan Mc Pherson 5. Gregg Jackson 6. Kyle Purvis 7. Buddy Townsend 8. Rob Dutra 9. Rob Bryant 10. Dan Wooten 11. Andy Bohn 12. David Gertsner 13. Brian Brandyberry
Heath and Sons Farms Street Stocks
Fast Qualifier: Josh Smith 14.612
Dash winner: Phil Gussler Jr.
Heat winner: Terry Purtee
Feature: 1. Josh Smith 2. Terry Purtee 3. Jacob Heckman 4. Rob Schaeff 5. Phil Gussler Jr. 6. Chad Small II 7. Chris Parker 8. Jason Drummond 9. Buck Purtee
Pine Home Solutions Thunder Cars
Fast Qualifier: Brad Blue 16.596
Feature: 1. Hunter Hicks 2. Dylan Pippin 3. Patrick Woods 4. Landen Jones ** Brad Blue dq for not reporting to scales after the race.
Enduro (100 laps)
1. Bobby Terry 2. Gary Williams 3. Zach Beaty-Lakins 4. Nick Barrett 5. Don Mahaffey Jr. 6. Jimmy Huffman Jr. 7. Joe Carroll 8. Devin Glessner 9. Jordan South 10. Phillip Carney 11. Daytona Hensley 12. Thomas Jeffers 13. Curtis Jones 14. Hunter McGraw 15. Nick Dolan 16. Jesse Terry 17. Buck Purtee 18. Tyler Mahaffey 19. John Zornes 20. Dwayne Swink 21 Chris King 22. Shaun Stephens 23. Jason Mahaffey
Nick Barrett from Kettering won his second straight Harrod Septic Solutions Compact feature.
Hunter Hicks from Piqua won his first career feature as he won the Pines Home Solutions Thunder car main.
Defending track champion Chris Parker from Bellefontaine notched his first win of the season in the Wootens Automotive Modifieds.