McPHERSON TAKES HENSEL MEMORIAL WIN
DeGraff OH (6/23): Shady Bowl Speedway honored the memory of one of the best loved employees with the running of the Rick Hensel Memorial. Hensel worked at the speedway for most of four decades before his passing in 2016. The Memorial is a 50 lap event for the Biggins Small Engine Repair modifieds was the first of a four race series. The races will pay $1500.00 to win, with a bonus of $1500.00 to any driver winning all four races. In addition the overall point leader will receive $500.00 . One driver could take home $8000.00 by sweeping all four events. Chris Parker led the first twelve counters before giving way to Bellefontaine’s Logan McPherson . McPherson, behind the wheel of the Ed Tapp owned ride took over the lead on lap thirteen. Proving his win of the week before was not a fluke, he held off a late race charge by fast qualifier Greg Stapleton to carry the checker for the feature. Stapleton, Parker, Ross Klingelhofer and Sean MacNealy rounded out the top five. MacNealy carried the dash checker, with Brad Yelton and Jerry Stapleton winning heat races.
The twenty five lap street stock feature was a hotly contested event. Randy Walton had his Camaro out front on lap one. Defending track champion Rodney Roush assumed the lead on lap two. Soon Roush had his M&M Head Service Chevelle out front and trying to build up a lead. It was not to be easy, as fast qualifier Buck Purtee and Jim Lewis Jr. took turns trying to get around Roush. Roush was able to hold them off, as Purtee dropped out late in the race, leaving Lewis to battle Roush. Jacob Muncy got by Lewis and set his sights on Roush but ran out of laps. When the checker flew it was Roush posing for photos for the second time this season. Muncy, Lewis, Josh Sage and Jacob Heckman claimed spots two thru five. Lewis was the dash winner, with Rob Schaeff and Brian Cottrill taking heat honors.
The Buckeye FWD Mini Stocks saw Columbus driver Ryan Tamburro hold off Eddie Kemp to win his fourth feature of the season. Curtis Noble, Bryan Temple and Andrea Swink rounded out the top five. Corey Plunkett was the dash victor, with Kemp and Justin Pope taking heat wins, Andru Troyer posted quick time.
DeGraff driver Jason Purtee continued to dominate the Hanger 18 hobby stock class, as he won the 20 lap feature, set fast time and won the X-Factor Hard Charger Award. Purtee, in his L&B Ford has won every feature thus far. Craig Borland, Les Rhodes, Justin Feight and Steve Fowler filled out the top five. Results are unofficial pending review.
This Saturday (6/30) will see the first running of the Eddie Kemp Memorial for the late models. It will be a 40 lap race with $1000.00 going to the winner. The Vintage American Race Cars (VARC) will be on hand, as well as the Thunder Roadsters, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. It will also be DARF (Dayton Auto Race Fan club) night with half off general admission, with proper ID. Racing at 7.
SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY SUMMARY 6/23/18
Biggins Small Engine Repair Modifieds:
Fast Qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.676
Dash Winner: Sean McNealy
Heat Winners: Brad Yelton and Jerry Stapleton
50 Lap Rick Hensel Memorial Feature: 1. Logan McPherson 2. Greg Stapleton 3. Chris Parker 4. Ross Klingelhofer 5. Sean MacNealy 6. Mike Carroll 7.Scott Drake 8. Brad Yelton 9. Jerry Stapleton 10. Buddy Townsend 11. Rob Dutra 12. Kevin Doran 13. Scott Jones 14. Rob Yelton 15. Paul Henry 16. Daniel McPherson 17. Mike Schaffer
Fast Qualifier: Buck Purtee 14.769
Dash Winner: Jim Lewis Jr.
Heat Winners: Rob Schaeff and Brian Cottrill
Feature: 1. Rodney Roush 2. Jacob Muncy 3. Jim Lewis Jr. 4. Josh Sage 5. Jacob Heckman 6. Rob Schaeff 7. Randy Walton 8. Richard Roush 9. Buck Purtee 10. Brian Cottrill 11. Robert Roush 12.Chester Frazier 13. Chad Small 14. Chandler Little 15. John Hicks 16. Chad Brandyberry 17. Josh Longstreth 18. Brian Reeser
Buckeye FWD Mini Stocks:
Fast Qualifier: Andru Troyer 16.577
Dash Winner: Cory Plunkett
Heat Winners: Eddie Kemp and Ethan Pope
Feature: 1. Ryan Tamburro 2. Eddie Kemp 3. Curtis Noble 4. Bryan Temple 5. Andrea Swink 6. Dustin Stover 7. Andru Troyer 8. Cory Plunkett 9. Jimmy Huffman 10. Justin Kemp
Hangar 18 Hobby Stocks
Fast Qualifier: Jason Purtee 16.648
Feature: 1. Jason Purtee 2. Craig Borland 3. Les Rhodes 4. Justin Feight 5. Steve Fowler 6. Andy Pine
PLEASE NOTE RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL PENDING REVIEW