Ponderosa Speedway Has $2,000 to win Red Clay Bash for Late Models on Friday May 25
Junction City, KY- May 20, 2012- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz are set to host the first event of a Memorial Day weekend tripleheader with the Red Clay Bash on Friday May 25, paying $2,000 to win for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, along with a full program of racing action in all other divisions at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” featuring many of the best throttle-smashers in the area.
This event will be part of weekend trio of racing events that will kick-off at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday May 25, move to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on Saturday May 26, and conclude at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Sunday May 27. If the same Late Model driver can win all three events, they will receive a $600 bonus from the three tracks.
The Friday May 25 racing program will feature the Red Clay Bash event, featuring the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models racing for $2,000 to win in a 35 lap feature event, along with the Clayton Homes Modifieds racing for $600 to win in a 20 lap feature event. Joining the Late Models and Modifieds on the May 25 racing program will be the Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman racing for $300 to win in a 15 lap feature event, Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks racing for $200 to win ($100 to win with four to seven entries) in a 12 lap main event, and Front Wheel Drives paying $200 to win ($100 to win with four to seven entries) in a 10 lap feature event. The Late Model, Modified, and Sportsman divisions will time trial, while the Street Stock and Front Wheel Drive division will pill draw for heat race starting spots. All drivers will need to visit the registration/payout window to draw for time trial order and/or heat race starting spots. Also, all divisions will participate in qualifying heat race events that will determine the feature event starting line-ups. RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions. The highest finishing driver in the Late Model division utilizing a Crate engine powered car will receive a $100 bonus, while the second highest finishing driver sporting a Crate engine powered mount will receive a $50 bonus.
Activities for the Friday May 25 Red Clay Bash racing event will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m, while the general admission area opens at 5:00 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 7:00 p.m. Practice laps will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:45 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the May 25 racing event in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children ages 5 and under admitted free with a paid adult. A pit pass will be $35.
Ponderosa Speedway May 25, 2012- Red Clay Bash:
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models (35 laps): 1st- $2,000, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $450, 5th- $400, 6th- $375, 7th- $350, 8th- $325, 9th- $300, 10th- $275, 11th- $250, 12th- $225, 13th through 24th- $200 to start
Clayton Homes Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $300, 4th- 250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100, 10th- $85, 11th through 18th- $75 to start
Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman (15 laps): 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 to start
Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks (12 laps): Eight or more entries- 1st- $200, 2nd- $125, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th- $70, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $45, 11th through 18th- $40 to start; Four to Seven entries- 1st- $100, 2nd- $60, 3rd- $50, 4th- $45, 5th- $40, 6th- $35, 7th- $30 to start
Front Wheel Drives (10 laps): Eight or more entries- 1st- $200, 2nd- $125, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th- $70, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $45, 11th through 18th- $40 to start; Four to Seven entries- 1st- $100, 2nd- $60, 3rd- $50, 4th- $45, 5th- $40, 6th- $35, 7th- $30 to start
Ponderosa Speedway last raced on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 and feature event winners of Friday May 18 included Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Michael England of Glasgow, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, Gerald Haynes, Jr. of Somerset, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman, and Jeremy Strunk of Bronston, KY in Front Wheel Drives. Feature winners on Saturday May 19 included Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, and Donnie Sullivan of Stanford, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman.
Current track championship points leaders heading into the May 25 event include Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, and Donnie Sullivan of Stanford, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman.
Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY. Larry Yantz is the track promoter and will present dirt track sports entertainment on Friday and selected Saturday evenings from April through October of the 2012 race season. For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage on the internet at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or by phoning Larry Yantz at (606) 510-5331, Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836, via Twitter @MichaelDespain, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/131180253585931/. Partons or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.