Created on Monday, 19 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
History was made at Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday night when Springhills’ Aliza Snapp topped a full field of street stocks to win her first career feature. It was the first win for a female driver in any division excluding compacts/tuners.
Snapp, a third generation driver, led all 20 laps. James Harding was second, Josh Sage was third, Steve Snapp was fourth and Richard Roush was fifth. Fast qualifier Steve Snapp won the dash with Aliza and Bo Hoelsher taking heats.
The 30-lap modified main saw Bellefontaine’s Brad Yelton take the lead on lap four and go on to post another feature win. Greg Stapleton’s late race charge came up just short and he had to settle for second. Chris Parker was third, Gregg Jackson took fourth and Greg Winget was fifth. Yelton also won the dash, with Joe Pequignot claiming the heat race.
Mechanicsburg’s Ron Masters dominated the 20-lap tuner main to post his first tuner win of 2013. Holli Eaton, Gary Eaton and Terry Eaton finished second through fourth. Heat winner Chad Small II finished fifth in the feature. Terry Eaton was the dash winner.
In compact action, Kenny George Jr. won his fifth feature of the season. Josh Foltz, Nicholas Meade, Jeff Wintrow and Alex George rounded out the top five.
The dwarf car feature saw Jason Hitchcock post his first win as he held off Brandon Bayse for the victory. Dash winner Greg Sparks was third, with Daniel Wirrick and Jesse Gade rounding out the top five.
There were also big wheel races for the young fans as Bre Young, Bryant Eaton and Richard Reppogle pedaled to victory. In a special presentation, LeDona Heath was honored with the fan appreciation award.
Racing returns to Shady Bowl on Saturday, and Bobby Dale Earnhardt, the grandson of Dale Earnhardt Sr., will be on hand to race in the late division. He will be signing autographs at 6:15 p.m. Autograph cards will be available at no charge to the first 450 fans at the sign-in area. The late models, modifieds, sport stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro 4’s will also be on hand starting at 7 p.m.