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June 29, 2021 – The Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series makes its first of two appearances to Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio this Friday night July 2. The appearance of winged sprint cars will help kick-off Independence Weekend. The ‘Firecracker 40’ will feature 40 laps of feature racing action.

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Shady Bowl Speedway has played an important part of the MSR Lights series. The inaugural event for the series was contested at Shady Bowl last year during Independence Weekend. Charlie Schultz captured the main event. The popularity of the series with Shady Bowl Speedway fans has led to the scheduling of two visits in 2021.

The winged 602 crate series highlights up-and-coming talent, and this weekend’s line-up of expected drivers will not disappoint. Current MSR Lights points leader Dylan Watson headlines a stout group of drivers that includes defending MSR Lights champion JJ Henes, 2021 Must See Racing Sprint Series feature winner Charlie Schultz, and MSR Lights 2021 twice feature winner Joey Wyckoff.   
Other expected drivers include Junior Gould, Tim Henthorne, Dale McQuillen, Jason Rader, Joshua Sexton, Craig Sharfenburg, Justin Stanley, and 17-year-old lady racer Lauren DePasquale.

Watson carries a narrow 10-point lead over Wyckoff entering Friday’s event. Wyckoff has 2 feature victories thus far in 2021, but Watson’s 3 fast times has made the difference and kept him atop the MSR Lights standings.

The MSR Midwest Lights Series will also visit Shady Bowl Speedway again on August 21.

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Shady Bowl Speedway - The Firecracker 40 - Friday, July 2nd



June 12, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – Dylan Watson won his first career Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights feature event Saturday night at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio. It was the second consecutive night of competition for the MSR Lights Series during the weekend at LRP. Charlie Schultz won Friday night’s weekend opener.

Joey Wyckoff was the evenings quick qualifier with a lap of 13.462 seconds. Heat wins went to Tim Henthorn and Watson.

The dice roll saw a 6 as the inversion number which put Joshua Sexton on the pole and Jason Rader on the outside.

When the green flag dropped, Watson picked off a position on the start, with a outside pass that quickly put him into second position. One lap later Watson overtook the lead and never looked back en-rout to his first career MSR Lights victory over JJ Henes, Rader, Henthorne, and Schultz.
While running in third position, Joshua Sexton spun in turn four coming to the checkered on the final lap and tipped the car on its side. The incident prohibited Sexton a podium finish, forcing him a seventh-place finish.

The MSR Midwest Lights Series will now be idle until July 2 when the series invades Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio.


  1. Dylan Watson (12)
    2.       JJ Henes (36)
    3.       Jason Rader (52)
    4.       Tim Henthorne (15)
    5.       Charlie Schultz (92)
    6.       Joey Wyckoff (90)
    7.       Joshua Sexton (51)
    8.       Junior Gould (63)
    9.       Lauren DePasquale (18)