Glessner Takes Rolling Thunder Race at Shadybowl Speedway


The weather was cold but the racing was hot, as the racing program was moved up two hours to combat the cold forecast.

Late models were the first to hit the track. Logan Runyon and Tyler Parsons brought the field to green. Runyon took the point and would not look back as he separated himself from the field. Parsons would follow in second with Matt Parsons, Ryan Fleming, and Josh Smith rounding out the top 5. Ryan Fleming was fast time with a 13.413. Matt Parson took fast dash and Jim Lewis Jr to the checker in the heat.

Race #1 of the Rolling Thunder series for the Saucy Sows Meats and Sweets Thunder cars was next on the track. Tony Spriggs bought out caution on lap 1 as he backed his machine into the backstretch wall eliminating him from competition. Robert Roush paced the field for the first 25 laps before New Carlisle’s Devin Glessner took control. Glessner started the rear of the pack slowly marching his way to the front. Glessner would take the win followed by fast qualifier Landon Jones, and the three Roush brothers Robert, Richard, and Rodney respectively. Landon Jones was fast time with a 15.589. Fast dash went to Richard Roush and the heat winner was the 19 car of Devin Glessner.

Josh Smith of Quincy went unchallenged in the Desperados Bar and Grille Street stock feature. Smith would start on the outside pole beside Jacob Heckman taking the lead on lap 1 and never look back. Ryan Amonett, who was supposed to start outside of Heckman, was regulated to tail because of a loose wheel and raced his way up to second. Fast dash winner Brad Blue would follow along with Jaime Sites and Jacob Heckman. Smith was your fast time with a 14.437. Sites was the heat winner.

Crown Vics feature winner was Dalton Griffin, second was Bobbie Jo Parsons, Ryan Tamburro, Koda Keller, and Josh Plummer. Griffin was your fast qualifier at 17.144.

Next week at Shadybowl Speedway will be Race #1 of the Buckeye 200 for the modified divisions along with street stocks, compacts, thunder cars, and crown vics. Qualification begins at 5 PM with racing at 7 O’clock. Follow the Shadybowl Speedway Facebook page for updates and for upcoming events.