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Crash halts racing action at Shady Bowl

Shady Bowl Speedway was forced to cancel its scheduled racing action Saturday night after a serious crash in the dwarf car feature.

On lap eight of the Bill Hostetler Classic, Chris Hull, Lynn Mitchell and Logan Vermillion made contact coming off turn four at the local track.

The Vermillion car ended up on its top in flames, while Hull hit the outside wall. Vermillion was pulled from his car by a track official and walked away. The battered car of Hull stopped near the flag stand. Hull and Vermillion were transported by ambulance to local hospitals. Mitchell complained of a possible hand injury.

While crews worked on the injured drivers, rain began to fall. As a result, track officials were forced to cancel the rest of the program.

The next event at Shady Bowl is Wednesday night with the Sparkler 50 for the modifieds, a 50-lap feature paying $1250 for the win. The street stocks, tuners, compacts and Pro-4’s will round out the schedule. Racing begins at 8 p.m.. There will be no racing on Saturday.

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