Parr earns victory in Shady Bowl closer


DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway closed out its 2015 season on a cool, crisp night of racing Saturday. It was the “Run Watcha Brung” night with three features on the schedule.

The street stocks took to the oval first. Shawn Stansell took command at the drop of the green flag and set sail for the checkered. All was going according to plan for Stansell when just two laps from the checkered something broke on his Camaro sending him spinning down the backchute. DeGraff’s Buck Purtee then took over the lead and led the remaining counters in his L&B Auto sponsored Falcon. Rob Schaeff set fast time and finished second. Stansell, Justin Ankorm and Jim Lewis Jr. rounded out the top five.

The compact’s 30 lap main saw Ray Smith jump out front and at the green. Smith led through lap 13, fast qualifier Larry Adams of East Liberty then took over the lead and never looked back as he piloted his Fields Farm and Fleet Neon to the win. Bill McElfresh was second, with Herman Dague third. Chris Hensley and Smith rounded out the top five.

The modifieds and late models ran together for 50 laps. Jerry Stapleton led the first seven markers. Last year’s winner Mike Carroll sped past Stapleton. Carroll led through lap 15, before giving way to Indiana driver Greg Parr. Parr put the hammer down and led the rest of the way. Parr also set a track record with a 10.996 lap. Carroll was second and the only other driver on the lead lap. Brian Reeser, Buck Purtee and Mike Pippin rounded out the top five.

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