‘Racing for Rick’ late modelevent Saturday at Shady Bowl


DEGRAFF — Shady Bowl Speedway will honor the memory of one its most loyal employees Saturday night when it hosts the “Racing for Rick“ late model feature.

Rick Hensel and wife Mary Jane of Bellefontaine worked at the speedway for over three decades. In that span, Rick was groundskeeper, maintenance man, flagman and pit steward. Mary Jane and most of the family worked the concession stands.

Rick lost his battle with a lengthy illness in June. The late model COLA (Central Ohio Late Model Alliance) will sanction the “Racing for Rick 50.” It will be the second race for the series, with Fairborn’s Jim Lewis Jr. taking the win in the first one.

In addition the modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, compacts, tuners and spectator drag races will round out the night of speed.

The Bobby Korn Memorial late model race will be rescheduled for a later date.

Racing will start at 7 p.m.


WAYNESFIELD — For the sixth consecutive season, lifelong race fan Dick Spencer will be honored at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield.

Spencer’s love for non-wing sprint cars is remembered by one of the top non-wing race programs in the midwest. The Buckeye Outlaw Super Sprint (BOSS) series returns for the only time of the 2016 season with $1500 awaiting the winner.

The AMSA mini-sprints will also go wingless in honor of Spencer as they go head-to-head with the traveling USAC Midwest Thunder Midgets.

The UMP modifieds, tough trucks, and compacts complete the full night of racing action.

Adult general admission is $15. Kids aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for free. Pit admittance is $25.

Pit side gates open at 4 p.m., and grandstands an hour later. Hot laps get underway at 6, and racing at 7.

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