Chewing the fat with reality TV stars at Quaker City
Fat N’ Furious reality TV stars (from left) Tom Christmas, Chuck Kountz and Steve McGranahan from Christmas Automotive in Boardman appear at Quaker City Motorsports Park north of Salem Saturday for the Steel Valley Super Nationals. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Traci Bastian of Wickliffe celebrated her birthday Friday at the Steel Valley Super Nationals, and was excited to see her friends and family come to Quaker City Motorsports Park to celebrate.
Little did she know her boyfriend, Greg Lawrence of Volant, Pa., had an extra surprise for her for the weekend.
Just before Greg raced Traci’s father, Bob, on Saturday, Greg got out of his car, got down on bended knee and proposed to Traci — and she said yes. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Canfield resident Kevin Shar (left), who grew up in Leetonia, got a surprise at the Steel Valley Super Nationals at Quaker City Motorsports Park on Saturday. Stadium GM Used Car Manager Dan Chaffee (right) found a photo of Shar taken after selling him a 1996 Pontiac Trans Am and gave the photo to him Saturday. Looking on is Lauren Gancay of Boardman, the girlfriend of Shar’s son, Matthew. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer