Created on Monday, 24 June 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Greg Stapleton gave a stellar racing performance as he came away with two feature wins Saturday at Shady Bowl Speedway after capturing the checkered flag in the late model feature and the modified feature.
Greg Stapleton was the winner of the 30 modified feature at Shady Bowl 6/22. It was his third win
Shady Bowl hosted the annual Bob Korn Memorial for the late models, a 72-lap feature paying $1,200 to the winner. Jim Lewis Jr. led early on for a good portion of the race. Stapleton, who was also fast qualifier, led the final laps to win the event. It was the third win in four starts for Stapleton.
Nathan Herron had a solid run to finish second, with Matthew Parsons third, Sam Heckman fourth and Mike Ward fifth. Brandon Bayse was the winner of the dash, with Russ Bobb taking the heat checker.
In the modified feature, last week’s winner Buck Purtee picked up the top spot until Stapleton, who was also fast qualifier, passed Purtee on lap 22. He went on to win the race and bagged his third win in three starts. Bill Burba got by Purtee to finish second, with Purtee third, Brad Williams fourth and Brad Yelton fifth. Gregg Jackson won the dash, with Yelton posting the heat win.
Rodney Roush took over the street stock feature after a restart and rode the inside lane to victory. Josh Sage battled past Steve Snapp to snag the runner-up spot, while Snapp took third. Dillon Snapp finished fourth and Scott Sullenberger finished fifth. Roush won the dash and Aliza Snapp carried the checker for the first in her career after winning the heat.
Chad Small II held on to win the Tuner 20-lap feature for the second week in a row. Small held off a late surge by Gary Eaton to hold on for the win. Eaton settled for second, Holli Eaton came in third, Terry Eaton was fourth and Justin Pope took fifth. Small II also won the dash, with Holli Eaton winning the heat.
Racing returns to Shady Bowl Speedway on Saturday with the Bill Hostetler Classic for the dwarf cars. The late models, modifieds, street stock, compacts and Pro 4’s are also on the schedule. Racing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.