Korn Memorial at Shady Bowl


Don Mahaffey Jr. is pictured behind the wheel of one of Bob Korn’s Fords. Shady Bowl will play host to a 72-lap late model feature to honor Korn’s memory tonight.

Don Mahaffey Jr. is pictured behind the wheel of one of Bob Korn’s Fords. Shady Bowl will play host to a 72-lap late model feature to honor Korn’s memory tonight.


DeGRAFF – It will be one of the biggest nights of the year for the late model class at Shady Bowl Speedway tonight.

The annual Bob Korn Memorial will headline the racing card.

Korn, of Miamisburg, owned and built some of the fastest cars in the tri-state area. Korn passed away several years ago. He built Ford-powered cars in a division dominated by GM-powered cars.

The cars he built ran from Daytona to Shady Bowl and most ovals in this area. Dick Freemen, John Vallo, Dick Dunlevy (Sr. and Jr.) Dave Brandenburg and Harold Smith were just a few of the drivers who buckled up in his familiar black and white #72.

The race will be a 72-lap affair with $1,720 awaiting the winner. That total could go up, as lap leaders on selected laps will pick up bonus cash. The modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, compacts and spectator drag cars will also be in action.

It will be non-points night for Late Models only. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

Don Mahaffey Jr. is pictured behind the wheel of one of Bob Korn’s Fords. Shady Bowl will play host to a 72-lap late model feature to honor Korn’s memory tonight.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_shadybowl.jpgDon Mahaffey Jr. is pictured behind the wheel of one of Bob Korn’s Fords. Shady Bowl will play host to a 72-lap late model feature to honor Korn’s memory tonight.