||Stapleton Tops Shady Bowl Modifieds
DeGraff OH: Shady Bowl Speedway hosted a full program of stock car racing Saturday with five divisions on hand. A few light rain showers slowed the program early, but skies cleared and the night went off without a hitch.
In modified action Troy's Greg Stapleton had been the top qualifier every night but had nothing to show for it as he was still seeking his first win of the season. The night started much the same with Stapleton setting quick time with a 13.254 circuit. The dice roll set the inversion at eleven starting him deep in the field. Buck Purtee took the point at the drop of the green and set his sights on his second feature win of the season. Purtee's plan was working, but Stapleton was putting on a class in short track driving as he made his way up to Purtee on lap ten. One lap later he was leading and was never challenged as he put his Stapleton Machine and Tool sponsored ride in victory lane for the first time in 2012. Shane Shirk had his best of the season, as he finished second.Brad Williams,Jim Lewis Jr and Bill Burba rounded out the top five. Chad Poole took the dash win, with Jerry Stapleton winning the heat race.
The 30 lap late model headliner saw Shawn Stansell lead the field into turn one at the drop of the green. The Neal Sceva Memorial winner held the lead until lap eight when Bob Sibila Jr. sped by in his Platinum Express backed racer. Sibila then set ablistering pace that no one could match as he cruised to his first win of the season. Stansell held on for second, followed by Stansell, Jamie Hunt, Jim Lewis Jr and Brad Coons. Coons was the dash winner, with Lewis winning the heat. Mark Parker was fast qualifier.
The 20 lap street stock feature was caution free for the first time in memory. Chris Abbott of Marion led the first lap and the last lap and all in between to put his Southland Auto Sales Chevelle in victory lane for the first time in 2012. Scott Sullenberger was second , with Ricky Young third, Rodney "Hot Legs " Roush fourth and Landon Sciaaca fifth. Jeff Albright posted fast time with Dan Reeser winning the dash. Sciaaca won the heat for his first Shady Bowl checker.
The tuner class saw a new winner emerge, as Pleasant Hill speedster Matt Stone won his first feature of the season. Jim Massengill led the first seven laps before Stone motored by in his Glassman sponsored Honda. Massengill was able to hold off Kelsey Flynn to finish second. Chad Small was fourth, followed by fast qualifier Kevin Flynn. Kelsey Flynn won the dash, with Stone carrying the checker for the heat race.
The Hanger 18 Race Cars 20 lap compact feature may have been the best race of the night. Matt Jackson and Dylan Troyer put on a great show as they battled the entire 20 lap. First Jackson would lead a lap the the thirteen year old Troyer would lead. On the money lap it was Jackson taking the checker in his Hanger 18 sponsored ride. Troyer was second, with Jim Massengill third.
This Saturday (6/23) the Bowl will see a regular program of late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners , compacts and dwarf cars. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Club Night with all DARF members admitted free of charge to the grandstand area. Racing will start at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMARY 6/16/12
Fast Qualilifier: Greg Stapleton 13.254
Dash winner: Chad Poole
Heat winner: Jerry Stapleton
Feature 30 laps: 1. Greg Stapleton 2. Shane Shirk 3. Brad Williams 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Bill Burba 6. Gregg Jackson 8. Brian Reeser 9. Buck Purtee 10. Josh Sage 11. Mike Schaffer 12. Chad Poole 13. Jerry Stapleton
Fast qualifier: Mark Parker 13.476
Dash winner: Brad Coons
Heat winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Feature 30 laps: 1. Bob Sibila Jr. 2. Shawn Stansell 3. Jamie Hunt 4. Jim Lewis Jr. 5. Brad Coons 6. Chris Parker 7. Sam Heckman 8. Mathew Parsons 9. Russ Bobb 10. Craig Borland 11. Don Mahaffey Sr. 12. Mark Parker
Fast qualifier: Jeff Albright 15.062
Heat winner: Landon Sciaaca
Feature 20 laps: 1. Chris Abbott 2. Scott Sullenberger 3. Ricky Young 4. Rodney Roush 5. Landon Sciaaca 6. Dan Reeser 7. Jason Drummond 8. Chad Brandyberry 9. Jeff Albright 10. Jason Burnside 11. Robert Roush 12. Terry Purtee 13. Richard Roush
Fast qualifier: Kevin Flynn 15.590
Dash winner Kelsey Flynn
Heat winner; Matt Stone
Feature 20 laps: 1. Matt Stone 2. Jim Massengill 3. Kelsey Flynn 4. Chad Small 5. Kevin Flynn 6. Ethan Pope 7. Justin Pope 8. Gary Eaton 9. Carroll Nease 10. David Yoder 11. Mike Siders 12. Jeremy Meade 13. Ed Kemp
Shadybowl Speedway, 9872 Flowing Well Road, DeGraff, Ohio 43318, (937) 585-9456