Dustin Neat Dazzles in Colston Paving 60 Victory at Ponderosa Speedway
Junction City, KY- August 24, 2012- Ponderosa Speedway would return to action a three-week layoff from action with the Colston Paving 60 in front of a packed house of race fans and a full pit area and Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY would claim the $7,500 payday by taking the win in the Colston Paving 60 for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models. Other feature event winners for the evening included Ricky Arms of Moss, TN in Clayton Homes Modifieds and Derek Bottoms of Taylorsville, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman.
Dustin Neat and Mike Marlar would bring the 22 car starting field to the green flag in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Model Colston Paving 60 A-Main, with Dustin Neat taking the race lead, with third place starter Brad Neat going to second. The Neat brothers would set a rapid pace at the front and would begin the process of lapping slower traffic on lap 11, while third place running Mike Marlar would begin to reel in the lead duo prior to the caution flag waving on lap 19 for Greg Johnson, who had slowed in turn two. Back underway, Dustin Neat would continue to hold the top sport, while younger brother Brad would challenge on occasion from his second position, while Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Dustin Linville dueled for the fourth position. Just as the pair again caught slower traffic, the caution would wave for the final time for Michael Paul Howard, who had slowed with mechanical issues in turn two. When racing resumed, the Neat’s would continue to run first and second, whild Eddie Carrier, Jr. would slip past Marlar for the third spot. By lap 40, Dustin Neat was beginning to stretch his lead out somewhat and would survive slight contact with a slower traffic in traffic six laps from the finish to drive to the win aboard his Red Buck Cigars/Neat’s Service Center/Keltner Contracting/Southern Rayz Tanning/D&R Livestock sponsored #25 Longhorn Chassis powered by a Vic Hill Race Engine. Brad Neat would finish second, while Carrier, Jr., Marlar, and Linville would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be 10th starting Jared Landers, 12th starting Victor Lee, Eric Wells, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Stephen Breeding. Thirty-seven entries would see Eddie Carrier, Jr. be the top qualifier in Group A 13.428 seconds, while Brad Neat would be the top qualifier in Group B and overall top qualifier at 13.288 seconds. Heat wins fell to D.J. Wells, Dustin Neat, Brad Neat, and Mike Marlar, while Jonathan Davenport and Michael Paul Howard won the B-Mains. Provisional starters were Michael England (time) and Todd Coffman (track).
Ricky Arms would take the lead at the start of the Clayton Homes Modified main event and lead all 25 laps in taking the win, staving off the repeated challenges of Jimmy Payne to take the $1,000 victory behind the wheel of the Randy Davis owned NAPA Auto Parts/Arms Body Shop sponsored #4 Lightning Chassis. Payne would take runner-up honors, with Benji Lee, John Demoss, and Shon Flanary rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten would be Bryan Barber, Michael England, Russ Gabbert, Shawn Tolson, and Keith Denny. Thirty-two entries would see Arms be the top qualifier at 14.717 seconds, while heat race wins were taken by Arms, Lee, Demoss, and Flanary. Shawn Tolson and Kevin Nesselhauf would win the B-Mains, while provisional starters were Brent Denny (time) and A.J. Reams (track).
The Ken Towery Auto and Tire Care Sportsman feature would see Glenn Hounshell, Jr. lead the first 18 prior to he and second place running Eddie Stewart as they took the white flag and entered turn one, also collecting third place running Bartley Grant. This turn of events would hand the race lead over to Derek Bottoms, who would survive a two lap shootout to score the $500 win in the seat of the Tracy Bottoms owned Gray Racing/Sherrard Automotive/Lincoln Arms/Terhune’s Body Shop/Bagdad Lumber sponsored #93 Chevy Impala. Gerald Haynes, Jr. would finish second, while Stewart and Grant would recover to claim third and fourth, with Steve Rector completing the top five. Seventeen entries would see heat race wins fall to Bottoms and Hounshell, Jr.
SUMMARY-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Kentucky-August 24, 2012
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models (37 entries)
Window and Door Top Qualifiers: Group A- Eddie Carrier, Jr. 13.428 Group B and Overall- Brad Neat 13.288
Sunoco Race Fuels 1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- D.J. Wells, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Steve Francis, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Michael England, Todd Coffman, Dennis Roberson, Travis Armes, Jerry Rutherford
Graphic Impressions 2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Dustin Neat, Dustin Linville, Stephen Breeding, Chris Combs, Skylar Marlar, Michael Chilton, David Webb, Dusty Maybrier, Wesley Brummett
Sunoco Race Fuels 3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Brad Neat, Greg Johnson, Jared Landers, Mike Jewell, Michael Paul Howard, Ricky Arms, Johnny Wheeler, Gary Yeager, Brandon Hardgrove
All Star Performance 4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Mike Marlar, Eric Wells, Victor Lee, Tim Tungate, Jeff Watson, Jason Barrett, Clarence Belcher, Tommy Carlton
1st B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Jonathan Davenport, Michael Chilton, Michael England, David Webb, Todd Coffman, Dusty Maybrier, Dennis Roberson, Travis Armes, Jerry Rutherford, Skylar Marlar (DNS- Wesley Brummett)
2nd B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Michael Paul Howard, Jason Barrett, Ricky Arms, Johnny Wheeler, Clarence Belcher, Tommy Carlton, Gary Yeager, Jeff Watson (DNS- Brandon Hardgrove, Justin Rattliff)
Provisionals- Michael England (time), Todd Coffman (track)
Colston Paving 60- Dustin Neat, Brad Neat, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Mike Marlar, Dustin Linville, Jared Landers, Victor Lee, Eric Wells, Earl Pearson, Jr., Stephen Breeding, Michael Chilton, D.J. Wells, Todd Coffman, Mike Jewell, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Michael Paul Howard, Tim Tungate, Greg Johnson, Chris Combs, Jason Barrett, Michael England
Clayton Homes Modifieds (32 entries)
Top Qualifier- Ricky Arms 14.717
Smith Automotive Machine Shop 1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Ricky Arms, Jimmy Payne, Michael England, Cameron Marlar, Corey Denny, Brent Denny, Chad Barrett, Jeff Renner
Smith Automotive Machine Shop 2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Benji Lee, Bryan Barber, Keith Denny, Rocky Wilson, Shawn Tolson, Joe David Turner, Robbie Settles (DNS- Jerry Pyles)
Smith Automotive Machine Shop 3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- John Demoss, Tommy Bailey, Russ Gabbert, Kelly Craddock, Jim Robinson, Dion Benningfield, Stacey Decker, A.J. Reams
Smith Automotive Machine Shop 4th Heat (Top 4 transfer)- Shon Flanary, Elliott Despain, Miguel Coffey, Chad Scott, Kevin Nesselhauf, Jeff Watson, Cy Cundiff (DNS- Matthew Colston)
1st B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Shawn Tolson, Corey Denny, Brent Denny, Joe David Turner, Jerry Pyles, Chad Barrett, Robbie Settles (DNS- Jeff Renner)
2nd B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Kevin Nesselhauf, Dion Benningfield, Jeff Watson, Cy Cundiff, Jim Robinson, Stacey Decker, A.J. Reams (DNS- Matthew Colston)
Provisionals- Brent Denny (time), A.J. Reams (track)
Feature- Ricky Arms, Jimmy Payne, Benji Lee, John Demoss, Shon Flanary, Bryan Barber, Michael England, Russ Gabbert, Shawn Tolson, Keith Denny, Corey Denny, Brent Denny, Rocky Wilson, Tommy Bailey, Chad Scott, Cameron Marlar, Elliott Despain, A.J. Reams, Kevin Nesselhauf, Kelly Craddock, Miguel Coffey, Dion Benningfield
Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman (17 entries)
Central Painting 1st Heat- Derek Bottoms, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Johnny King, Billy Meredith, Jeff Jenkins, David Murphy, Anthony Wiseman (DNS- Donnie Sullivan, Goble Bertram)
Central Painting 2nd Heat- Glenn Hounshell, Jr., Bartley Grant, Eddie Stewart, Brian Sims, Steve Rector, Scott Hensley, John Bryan, Dennis Cross
Feature- Derek Bottoms, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Eddie Stewart, Bartley Grant, Steve Rector, Glenn Hounshell, Jr., John Bryan, Billy Meredith, David Murphy, Anthony Wiseman, Johnny King, Scott Hensley, Goble Bertram, Brian Sims, Jeff Jenkins (DNS- Donnie Bertram, Dennis Cross)