Stookey Classic at Shady Bowl

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DeGRAFF — Shady Bowl Speedway will honor the memory of one of the tri-state’s finest street stock drivers with the running of the Kenny Stookey Classic 62 on Saturday. The 62-lap feature will pay $2,000 to the winner.

The Springfield native drove for nearly 20 years on local ovals. He first started racing on the dirt track at the Clark County Fairgrounds in the early ’70s. Stookey hooked up with a local wrecking yard – C&A Auto Parts – and they became the sponsor for most of his rides. Stookey passed away in 1992 after a long battle with heart disease.

It will also be a make-up event for the “Copeland/Emerson Employee Appreciation” night. Gates will open at 3 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Fans will also be invited to a meet and greet with the drivers at 6:30 p.m.

The late models, modifieds, pure stocks, compacts and spectator drag races will also be held.

Sunday will see the second annual Bowl Bash Demo Derby. The first Bash was held last year before a great crowd. Gates will open at 10 a.m. with the first crash at 2 p.m.

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