Racing for Rick at Shady Bowl


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Jay Lakins Jr. of New Carlisle (pictured) notched his third pure stock main win at Shady Bowl Speedway last Saturday night.


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 and his wife Mary Jane of Bellefontaine worked at the speedway for over three decades.

During that span Rick was grounds keeper, 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 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.

Jay Lakins Jr. of New Carlisle (pictured) notched his third pure stock main win at Shady Bowl Speedway last Saturday night.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_lakins.jpgJay Lakins Jr. of New Carlisle (pictured) notched his third pure stock main win at Shady Bowl Speedway last Saturday night.

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