Shady Bowl to host Ohio Stock Car Festival


The biggest weekend of racing in the 2022 season is this weekend at Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff.

Shady Bowl will host three days of entertainment featuring, racing, live music, and fireworks.

It will kick off Friday, July 1st, with a tune and test from 12-6 p.m. Admission to the pit area is $10, with grandstand admission free. A car show/cruise-in will start at 6, followed by a flame-throwing contest at dark. The band Kodebreaker will then play from 9-11.

On Saturday, the pit gates will open at noon. The Frazier/Parsons Designs FOMOCO Cruisers will take to the oval at 1:15 p.m. to complete their rained-out feature from June 11th. When the feature ends, all spectators, and pit personnel, will go outside to their respective gates and purchase tickets for the Saturday night program.

Saturday night will be the Dave Nagel Excavating LLC Late Models, the Wooten Automotive and Towing of Urbana Street Stocks, the Coyote Racing Series trucks (40-lap Ed Yoak Memorial), and the Frazier/Parsons/ Designs FOMOCO Cruisers. After the night of racing, there will be a fireworks display.

In the event of a rainout, all races will be ran on Sunday. Race time Saturday will be 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the Harrod Septic Solutions Compacts will be doing battle in a unique challenge race. Local dirt compact drivers have been invited to try their luck in an Asphalt versus Dirt feature. The Wooton Automotive and Towing of St. Paris Modifieds, the Bullet Liners of Dayton Thunder Cars, and the Frazier/Parsons Designs FOMOCO Cruisers will close out the action. Racing will start at 4:30 on Sunday.

The track, as always, will host free primitive camping. Campers are asked to camp along the entrance lanes, and between the creek and road in the front area of the parking lot. Please leave center areas open for fans who are not camping. We ask that you please clean up your area and put trash in bags. It helps us clean up and keeps the camping free.

In the event of inclement weather, fans are advised to call the speedway (937-585-9456), visit the website or visit their Facebook page.