DeGRAFF – This Saturday, Shady Bowl will hold one of the top-paying events for the compacts. The front-wheel drive racers will compete in the 100-lap American Compact Challenge. One lucky driver will take home the top prize of $1,000. Rob Sharpe claimed the win last year. Kenny George finished first last year, but failed a post-race inspection.
It will also be Eaton Family Classic Night for the tuners.
The Eatons have supported the speedway for over 40 years. There have been very few nights of racing when a member of the family was not in action.
Terry Eaton Jr., the 2015 tuner champion, will lead a strong contingent of the Eaton family that will include multi-track champion Gary, his wife Holli, Austin, Roger and Donnie. Roger and Donnie will be on hand as pit crewmen The tuners will compete in a 50-lap event with $498 to win.The pure stocks will run 40 laps for $300 to win.
The street stocks will run 75 laps for $1,000 to win. There will also be time changes in effect. The pit gate will open at 2 p.m., the grandstands at 3 p.m. and racing will commence at 6 p.m.