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Stapleton tops Shady Bowl Late Models
05-09-15: Shady Bowl fans were greeted by warm weather and a full pit area of fast cars Saturday night.
In Late Model action Jim Lewis Jr. led this first lap before losing out to Buck Purtee in his familiar number 63. Purtee led until lap 12 before giving away to Greg Stapleton. The Troy, Oh driver behind the wheel of the U Safety backed racer went on to claim top spot in the feature. Jim Lewis Jr, Josh Smith, Purtee and John Stroble rounded out the top five. Gregg Jackson was the winner of the dash with John Stroble taking the heat win. Josh Smith was the fast qualifier for the evening with a time of 13.144.
The 30 lap Modified feature saw Huber Heights, Brad Williams post his first feature win of the season in his Fast Lane Wash and Lube sponsored machine. Brad Yelton, Greg Stapleton, Mike Carroll and Logan McPherson finished second thru fifth. McPherson took the dash with Carroll taking the heat win. Stapleton had quick time with a 13.539.
The Street Stock feature saw Rodney Roush lead the first 17 laps before tangling with Buck Purtee. Roush was able to continue, but Purtee was unable to finish. Mike Snapp of Spring Hill took over the lead and lead the final laps in his SRS racing Monte Carlo to capture the feature. Josh Sage, Chad Small, Jacob Heckman and Brian Burch rounded out the top five. Dash winner was Buck Purtee. Heat winners were Mike South Jr. and Rodney Kreusch.
Jacob Muncy set quick time with a 14.557 lap.
The Ohio Valley Dwarf Car Association (OVDCA) was dominated by West Liberty’s Daniel Wirick who set fast time at 13.686. He won the dash and the feature also. Greg Sparks was second followed by Jason Hitchcock, Lynn Mitchell and Connie Smith. Zach Hitchcock won the heat race.
The 4cylinder front wheel drive compacts saw Josh Foltz claim his second feature of the year Saturday night. Nicholas Meade, Larry Adams, Zach Doolin and Jimmy McElfresh rounded out the top five. Larry Adams was your fast qualifier with a 16.948 time.
Dash winner was Nicholas Meade with Jimmy McElfresh your heat winner.
The 10 lap Pure Stock feature was won by Justin Durflinger.
Next Saturday night 05-16-15 will host DARF (Dayton Auto Racing Fans) nite with all active members admitted free. On hand will be the ORA Outlaw Super Lates along with Modifieds, Street Stocks, Tuners, Compacts and Pure Stocks. Racing starts at 7.